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Adventure
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A Puppy Named GIH
Subsection   Dog Sledding
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Sara Machatanz
Illustrator   Fred Machetanz
Publisher   Charles Scribner's Sons, 1957
A litter of Alaskan Malemute puppies are raised and trained to be sled dogs. See how Gih, the Eskimo word for "go" becomes the leader of the team.

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Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod
Subsection   Dog Sledding
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Robert J. Blake
Illustrator   Robert J. Blake
Publisher   Philomel, 1997
Akiak hurts her paw during the Iditarod and has to be "dropped" but she refuses to go home. Anyone who loves dogs and the Iditarod will appreciate this adventure story.

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Big-Enough Anna: the Little Sled Dog Who Braved the Arctic
Subsection   Dog Sledding
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Pam Flowers and Ann Dixon
Illustrator   Bill Farnsworth
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2003
Will little Anna, who everyone else thought was too small to join the dog team, prove she is big enough after all?

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Danger: The Dog Yard Cat
Subsection   Dog Sledding
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Libby Riddles and Shannon Cartwright
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2002
Libby Riddles, the first woman to win the Iditarod, tells the story of her cat who wanted to be a lead dog. Lots of great information about running the Iditarod and dog mushing.

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Dogteam
Subsection   Dog Sledding
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Gary Paulsen
Illustrator   Ruth Wright Paulsen
Publisher   Delacorte, 1993
Russel isn't happy with life in the village. He wants to go back to the old ways. Guided by a wise elder, he sets out on a journey by dog team that will change his life forever.

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Granite
Subsection   Dog Sledding
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Susan Butcher and David Monson
Illustrator   Sarah Douglas
Publisher   Trail Breaker Kennel, 2007
Susan Butcher won the Iditarod 4 times. Granite was her greatest lead dog, but he didn't start out that way. Susan saw potential in the scruffy pup and even when the doctors said he would never be strong enough to run the race, Granite and Susan didn't give up.

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Kiana's Iditarod
Subsection   Dog Sledding
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 1990
Kiana faces many challenges as lead dog of team racing the Iditarod.

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Mush! Across Alaska in the World's Longest Sled-Dog Race
Subsection   Dog Sledding
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Patricia Seibert
Illustrator   Jan Davey Ellis
Publisher   Millbrook Press, 1992
Nice introduction to the Iditarod Sled Dog race.

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Painter and Ugly
Subsection   Dog Sledding
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Robert J. Blake
Illustrator   Robert J. Blake
Publisher   Philomel, 2011
A story of friendship and teamwork on the Iditarod trail.

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Sled Dogs Run
Subsection   Dog Sledding
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Jonathan London
Illustrator   Jon Van Zyle
Publisher   Walker, 2005
A young girl's first solo sled dog run is full of thrills.

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Togo
Subsection   Dog Sledding
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Robert J. Blake
Illustrator   Robert J. Blake
Publisher   Philomel, 2002
Balto has gotten much of the credit for getting the life-saving serum to Nome, but Togo is the unsung hero. This is his story.

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John Muir and Stickeen: An Icy Adventure with a No-Good Dog
Subsection   Journeys
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Julie Dunlap and Marybeth Lorbiecki
Illustrator   Bill Farnsworth
Publisher   North Word, 2004
John Muir sets out to explore a glacier in what he expects to be a one-day trek with a friend's dog tagging along. When a storm hits, the hike becomes a test of survival and gives Muir a new respect for dogs.

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Salty Sails North
Subsection   Journeys
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Gloria Rand
Illustrator   Ted Rand
Publisher   Henry Holt, 1990
Salty Dog sails north to Alaska and has many adventures.
Alaska Life
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King Island Christmas
Subsection   Holidays
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Jean Rogers
Illustrator   Rie Mu¤oz
Publisher   Greenwillow, 1985
Experience winter and Christmas on King Island, a remote island off the coast of Alaska.

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North Country Christmas
Subsection   Holidays
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Shelley Gill, Michael Meade and Julie Kemper
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 1992
An Iditarod champion dog team take an old Eskimo named Nick for a special ride one winter night.

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Baby in a Basket
Subsection   Journeys
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Gloria Rand
Illustrator   Ted Rand
Publisher   Cobblehill Books, 1997
When a baby bundled in a basket against the deep cold of an Alaskan winter gets bumped out of the sleigh, will she be found? Based on a true story.

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The Salmon Princess: An Alaska Cinderella Story
Subsection   Playing in Alaska
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Mindy Dwyer
Illustrator   Mindy Dwyer
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2004
What if Cinderella lived in Alaska? How would the story be different?

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Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod
Subsection   Snow Sports
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Robert J. Blake
Illustrator   Robert J. Blake
Publisher   Philomel, 1997
Akiak hurts her paw during the Iditarod and has to be "dropped" but she refuses to go home. Anyone who loves dogs and the Iditarod will appreciate this adventure story.

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Wiggle-Waggle Woof!: Counting Sled Dogs in Alaska
Subsection   Snow Sports
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Cherie B. Stihler
Illustrator   Michael Bania
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2009
While you count paws, ears, and noses, you'll also learn about sled dogs.

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Wind-Wild Dog
Subsection   Snow Sports
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Barbara Joose
Illustrator   Kate Kiesler
Publisher   Henry Holt, 2006
Will a puppy born with one brown eye and one blue one fulfill the mushers' belief that the dog will be too wild to join a dog team?

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The Cabin that Moose Built
Subsection   Working in Alaska
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Cherie B. Stihler
Illustrator   Jeremiah Trammell
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2006
Moose and his friends scramble to build a cozy cabin before winter. A tale of teamwork and can-do spirit.
Alaska Native Peoples
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The Girl Who Swam With the Fish
Subsection   Athabascan
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Michelle Renner
Illustrator   Christine Cox
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1995
A young Yup'ik girl can't wait for the salmon to return. She sits by the river watching then falls in. What happen next is a journey that will help her people make sure the salmon always return.

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Berry Woman's Children
Subsection   Inupiat
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Dale DeArmond
Illustrator   Dale DeArmond
Publisher   William Morrow, 1985
An Inupiat Grandmother tells stories of the animals and birds that Raven asked Berry Woman to look after.

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Go Home, River
Subsection   Inupiat
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   James S. Magdanz
Illustrator   Dianne Widom
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1996
Where does the river begin? Travel back in time and along the river from its beginning to the coast where Inupiat Eskimos gathered for a big festival.

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King Island Christmas
Subsection   Inupiat
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Jean Rogers
Illustrator   Rie Mu¤oz
Publisher   Greenwillow, 1985
Experience winter and Christmas on King Island, a remote island off the coast of Alaska.

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Kumak's Fish: A Tall Tale from the Far North
Subsection   Inupiat
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Michael Bania
Illustrator   Michael Bania
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2004
Kumak and his family go ice fishing. Everyone is catching fish, but Kumak is waiting for his uncle's special hook to work it's magic. Before long, the whole village is helping Kumak land his fish.

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Mama, Do You Love Me?
Subsection   Inupiat
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Barbara M. Joose
Illustrator   Barbara Lavallee
Publisher   Chronicle, 1991
A little Inuit girl tests her mother's love and yes, mama does love her in spite of all her mischief.

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The Lamp, the Ice and the Boat Called Fish: Based On a True Story
Subsection   Inupiat
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Illustrator     Beth Krommes
Publisher   Houghton Mifflin, 2001
Based on a true story, read how a boat's crew survives a winter trapped in the Arctic ice.

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The Seasons and Someone
Subsection   Inupiat
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Virginia Kroll
Illustrator   Tatsuro Kiuchi
Publisher   Harcourt Brace, 1994
A little girl who calls herself "Someone" shares what is special about each season in the far north.

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Whale Snow
Subsection   Inupiat
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Debby Dahl Edwardson
Illustrator   Annie Patterson
Publisher   Charlesbridge, 2003
Whale snow is the fat snow that falls in the spring--the time of whale hunting. What does it mean to a place like Barrow when a whale is killed and shared by the community?

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Raven House Mouse
Subsection   Tlingit
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Jan Steinbright
Illustrator   Robert Davis
Publisher   Winternights Publishing, 2007
A lonely orphan mouse finds a home in a Tlingit Clan House.

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Dance on a Sealskin
Subsection   Way of Life
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Barbara Winslow
Illustrator   Teri Sloat
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1995
Annie is nervous about dancing in front of the entire village for the first time. Why is it so important to learn the dances of her ancestors?

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Kitaq Goes Ice Fishing
Subsection   Way of Life
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Margaret Nicolai
Illustrator   David Rubin
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1998
Little Kitaq can go ice fishing with his Grandpa IF he can walk all the way to the river and back. Does he catch fish for his family and does he keep his promise?

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Kumak's Fish: A Tall Tale from the Far North
Subsection   Way of Life
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Michael Bania
Illustrator   Michael Bania
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2004
Kumak and his family go ice fishing. Everyone is catching fish, but Kumak is waiting for his uncle's special hook to work it's magic. Before long, the whole village is helping Kumak land his fish.

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The Girl Who Swam With the Fish
Subsection   Way of Life
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Michelle Renner
Illustrator   Christine Cox
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1995
A young Yup'ik girl can't wait for the salmon to return. She sits by the river watching then falls in. What happen next is a journey that will help her people make sure the salmon always return.

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Berry Magic
Subsection   Yup'ik
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Teri Sloat and Betty Huffmon
Illustrator   Teri Sloat
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2004
Find out how Alaskan berries got their colors at yummy tastes. Would you believe it was a young girl and her dolls?

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Dance on a Sealskin
Subsection   Yup'ik
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Barbara Winslow
Illustrator   Teri Sloat
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1995
Annie is nervous about dancing in front of the entire village for the first time. Why is it so important to learn the dances of her ancestors?

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Kitaq Goes Ice Fishing
Subsection   Yup'ik
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Margaret Nicolai
Illustrator   David Rubin
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1998
Little Kitaq can go ice fishing with his Grandpa IF he can walk all the way to the river and back. Does he catch fish for his family and does he keep his promise?

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Runaway Mittens
Subsection   Yup'ik
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Jean Rogers
Illustrator   Rie Mu¤oz
Publisher   Greenwillow, 1988
Pica lives in the far north where mittens are a must if one wants to have any fun, but his mittens keep getting lost.

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The Eye of the Needle
Subsection   Yup'ik
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Teri Sloat
Illustrator   Teri Sloat
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2001
In this legend, after a very long winter, a very hungry boy goes out in search of food. Will he eat everything he sees or will he bring back anything to his village?
Alaska Places
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Kumak's Fish: A Tall Tale from the Far North
Subsection   Alaska Regions
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Michael Bania
Illustrator   Michael Bania
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2004
Kumak and his family go ice fishing. Everyone is catching fish, but Kumak is waiting for his uncle's special hook to work it's magic. Before long, the whole village is helping Kumak land his fish.

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Mama, Do You Love Me?
Subsection   Alaska Regions
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Barbara M. Joose
Illustrator   Barbara Lavallee
Publisher   Chronicle, 1991
A little Inuit girl tests her mother's love and yes, mama does love her in spite of all her mischief.

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Sweet Dreams, Polar Bear
Subsection   Alaska Regions
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Mindy Dwyer
Illustrator   Mindy Dwyer
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2004
Imagine what animals would dream of if they dreamed? Would a moose really dream of having a tea party?

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The Seasons and Someone
Subsection   Alaska Regions
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Virginia Kroll
Illustrator   Tatsuro Kiuchi
Publisher   Harcourt Brace, 1994
A little girl who calls herself "Someone" shares what is special about each season in the far north.

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Patsy Ann of Alaska
Subsection   Where We Live
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Tricia Brown
Illustrator   Jim Fowler
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2011
The true story of one of the most famous dogs in Alaska. A statue of Patsy Ann stands in Juneau today as a reminder of this friendly dog.

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Caribou Crossing: Animals of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Subsection   Where We Play
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Andrea Helman
Illustrator   Art Wolfe
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2009
Find out what is so special about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge….great photos and lots of fun facts about the plants and animals found there.

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Grizzly Cub: Five Years in the Life of a Bear
Subsection   Where We Play
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Rick McIntyre
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1990
A park ranger follows a young grizzly cub for five summers in Denali National Park and learns that the bear's friendly and curious ways could mean trouble.

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The Last American Rainforest: Tongass
Subsection   Where We Play
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2002
When Lily, a young Tlingit girl, and her aunt search for a special spruce tree in the Tongass Forest, she learns about the forest and her family's history.
Friends & Families
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Mammoth Magic
Subsection   Emotions
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 1992
With the help of his grandfather and an ancient mammoth, young Andy overcomes his fear of the dark and learns about his people's past.
Friends and Families
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Big-Enough Anna: the Little Sled Dog Who Braved the Arctic
Subsection   Pets
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Pam Flowers and Ann Dixon
Illustrator   Bill Farnsworth
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2003
Will little Anna, who everyone else thought was too small to join the dog team, prove she is big enough after all?

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Danger: The Dog Yard Cat
Subsection   Pets
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Libby Riddles and Shannon Cartwright
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2002
Libby Riddles, the first woman to win the Iditarod, tells the story of her cat who wanted to be a lead dog. Lots of great information about running the Iditarod and dog mushing.

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John Muir and Stickeen: An Icy Adventure with a No-Good Dog
Subsection   Pets
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Julie Dunlap and Marybeth Lorbiecki
Illustrator   Bill Farnsworth
Publisher   North Word, 2004
John Muir sets out to explore a glacier in what he expects to be a one-day trek with a friend's dog tagging along. When a storm hits, the hike becomes a test of survival and gives Muir a new respect for dogs.

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Patsy Ann of Alaska
Subsection   Pets
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Tricia Brown
Illustrator   Jim Fowler
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2011
The true story of one of the most famous dogs in Alaska. A statue of Patsy Ann stands in Juneau today as a reminder of this friendly dog.

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Salty Sails North
Subsection   Pets
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Gloria Rand
Illustrator   Ted Rand
Publisher   Henry Holt, 1990
Salty Dog sails north to Alaska and has many adventures.

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The Klondike Cat
Subsection   Pets
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Julie Lawson
Illustrator   Paul Mombourquette
Publisher   Kids Can Press, 2002
Young Noah doesn't want to leave the family cat behind when he and his father head to the Yukon in search of gold. Will the cat be a burden or bring good luck?

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Baby in a Basket
Subsection   Relationships
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Gloria Rand
Illustrator   Ted Rand
Publisher   Cobblehill Books, 1997
When a baby bundled in a basket against the deep cold of an Alaskan winter gets bumped out of the sleigh, will she be found? Based on a true story.

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Far North in the Arctic: Counting Alaska's Animals
Subsection   Relationships
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Cory Hansen
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 1994
Come along and meet some of Alaska's animals.

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Kitaq Goes Ice Fishing
Subsection   Relationships
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Margaret Nicolai
Illustrator   David Rubin
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1998
Little Kitaq can go ice fishing with his Grandpa IF he can walk all the way to the river and back. Does he catch fish for his family and does he keep his promise?

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Mama, Do You Love Me?
Subsection   Relationships
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Barbara M. Joose
Illustrator   Barbara Lavallee
Publisher   Chronicle, 1991
A little Inuit girl tests her mother's love and yes, mama does love her in spite of all her mischief.

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On Mother's Lap
Subsection   Relationships
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Ann Herbert Scott
Illustrator   Glo Coalson
Publisher   Clarion, 1992
A comforting lesson about sharing and a mother's love.

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On Mother's Lap
Subsection   Relationships
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Ann Herbert Scott
Illustrator   Glo Coalson
Publisher   McGraw-Hill, 1972
A comforting lesson about sharing and a mother's love.

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Painter and Ugly
Subsection   Relationships
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Robert J. Blake
Illustrator   Robert J. Blake
Publisher   Philomel, 2011
A story of friendship and teamwork on the Iditarod trail.

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Raven House Mouse
Subsection   Relationships
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Jan Steinbright
Illustrator   Robert Davis
Publisher   Winternights Publishing, 2007
A lonely orphan mouse finds a home in a Tlingit Clan House.

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The Klondike Cat
Subsection   Relationships
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Julie Lawson
Illustrator   Paul Mombourquette
Publisher   Kids Can Press, 2002
Young Noah doesn't want to leave the family cat behind when he and his father head to the Yukon in search of gold. Will the cat be a burden or bring good luck?

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The Salmon Princess: An Alaska Cinderella Story
Subsection   Relationships
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Mindy Dwyer
Illustrator   Mindy Dwyer
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2004
What if Cinderella lived in Alaska? How would the story be different?
From Alaska's Past
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The Lamp, the Ice and the Boat Called Fish: Based On a True Story
Subsection   Disasters
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Illustrator     Beth Krommes
Publisher   Houghton Mifflin, 2001
Based on a true story, read how a boat's crew survives a winter trapped in the Arctic ice.

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Togo
Subsection   Disasters
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Robert J. Blake
Illustrator   Robert J. Blake
Publisher   Philomel, 2002
Balto has gotten much of the credit for getting the life-saving serum to Nome, but Togo is the unsung hero. This is his story.

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The Klondike Cat
Subsection   Gold Rushes
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Julie Lawson
Illustrator   Paul Mombourquette
Publisher   Kids Can Press, 2002
Young Noah doesn't want to leave the family cat behind when he and his father head to the Yukon in search of gold. Will the cat be a burden or bring good luck?

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Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod
Subsection   Iditarod
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Robert J. Blake
Illustrator   Robert J. Blake
Publisher   Philomel, 1997
Akiak hurts her paw during the Iditarod and has to be "dropped" but she refuses to go home. Anyone who loves dogs and the Iditarod will appreciate this adventure story.

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Granite
Subsection   Iditarod
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Susan Butcher and David Monson
Illustrator   Sarah Douglas
Publisher   Trail Breaker Kennel, 2007
Susan Butcher won the Iditarod 4 times. Granite was her greatest lead dog, but he didn't start out that way. Susan saw potential in the scruffy pup and even when the doctors said he would never be strong enough to run the race, Granite and Susan didn't give up.

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Mush! Across Alaska in the World's Longest Sled-Dog Race
Subsection   Iditarod
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Patricia Seibert
Illustrator   Jan Davey Ellis
Publisher   Millbrook Press, 1992
Nice introduction to the Iditarod Sled Dog race.

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Painter and Ugly
Subsection   Iditarod
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Robert J. Blake
Illustrator   Robert J. Blake
Publisher   Philomel, 2011
A story of friendship and teamwork on the Iditarod trail.

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Togo
Subsection   Iditarod
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Robert J. Blake
Illustrator   Robert J. Blake
Publisher   Philomel, 2002
Balto has gotten much of the credit for getting the life-saving serum to Nome, but Togo is the unsung hero. This is his story.
Learning Alaska Style
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Alaska ABC Book
Subsection   Alphabet
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Charlene Kreeger
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2002
Learn your ABCs while you learn about Alaska animals and more.

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Count Alaska's Colors
Subsection   Colors
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2002
A fun way to learn colors and numbers--Alaska style.

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Adding Arctic Animals
Subsection   Numbers
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   David S. Bauer
Publisher   Yellow Umbrella Books, 2004
Arctic animals give you a fun way to practice math!

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Alaska's Twelve Days of Summer
Subsection   Numbers
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Pat Chamberlin-Calamar
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV , 2003
A romping read-aloud gives an Alaskan twist to the classic Twelve Days of Christmas.

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Count Alaska's Colors
Subsection   Numbers
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2002
A fun way to learn colors and numbers--Alaska style.

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Far North in the Arctic: Counting Alaska's Animals
Subsection   Numbers
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Cory Hansen
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 1994
Come along and meet some of Alaska's animals.

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Polar Polka: Counting Polar Bears in Alaska
Subsection   Numbers
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Cherie B. Stihler
Illustrator   Erik Brooks
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2008
A band of polka-dancing polar bears are gathered on a big chuck of floating sea ice, but one-by-one the band gets smaller as chunk-by-chunk the ice breaks apart.

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Ten Rowdy Ravens
Subsection   Numbers
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Susan Ewing
Illustrator   Evon Zerbetz
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2005
Instead of 10 little Indians, it's 10 rowdy ravens in this countdown from 10 book for youngsters and raven lovers.

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Wiggle-Waggle Woof!: Counting Sled Dogs in Alaska
Subsection   Numbers
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Cherie B. Stihler
Illustrator   Michael Bania
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2009
While you count paws, ears, and noses, you'll also learn about sled dogs.

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Alaska Mother Goose: North Country Nursery Rhymes
Subsection   Poetry
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2002
"Hi diddle dare, the moose and the bear, danced by the light of the moon…" Lots of rhymes and fun with Alaskan animals.

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Lucky Hares and Itchy Bears
Subsection   Poetry
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Susan Ewing
Illustrator   Evon Zerbetz
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1996
Find fun facts about 15 favorite animals of the north while you splash, dash, jump, and dance through this book.

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Midnight Dance of the Snowshoe Hare: Poems of Alaska
Subsection   Poetry
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     White Carlstrom
Illustrator   Ken Kuroi
Publisher   Philomel, 1998
In playful poems, favorite Alaskan children's writer Nancy Carlstrom shares the changing seasons and all the fun they bring.

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Recess at 20 Below
Subsection   Recess
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Cindy Lou Aillaud
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2005
How could it possibly be fun to go outside when the temperature is 20 below zero? Real kids and their teachers show you how they do it.
Myth, Legends, and Tall Tales
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Alaska Mother Goose: North Country Nursery Rhymes
Subsection   Fairy Tales Alaska Style
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2002
"Hi diddle dare, the moose and the bear, danced by the light of the moon…" Lots of rhymes and fun with Alaskan animals.

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Alaska's Three Pigs
Subsection   Fairy Tales Alaska Style
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Arlene Laverde
Illustrator   Mindy Dwyer
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2002
What if the Three Little Pigs lived in Alaska?

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Little Red Snapperhood: A Fishy Fairy Tale
Subsection   Fairy Tales Alaska Style
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Neal W. Gilbertsen
Illustrator   Evon Zerbetz
Publisher   WestWinds Press, 2003
What if Little Red Riding Hood was a fish? What does she do when she realizes Grandma is really a wolf eel?

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The Salmon Princess: An Alaska Cinderella Story
Subsection   Fairy Tales Alaska Style
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Mindy Dwyer
Illustrator   Mindy Dwyer
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2004
What if Cinderella lived in Alaska? How would the story be different?

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The Sourdough Man: An Alaskan Folktale
Subsection   Fairy Tales Alaska Style
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Cherie B. Stihler
Illustrator   Barbara Lavallee
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2010
Instead of a gingerbread man, it's sourdough man who shouts, "you can't catch me."

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Hungry Giant of the Tundra
Subsection   Giants
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Teri Sloat
Illustrator   Robert Sloat
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2001
The sun is going down and a group of children playing far from their village know it's time to head home, but they ignore their parents' calls. Suddenly a huge shadow looms over them. It's the hungry giant looking for his supper. A fun Yup'ik folktale.

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Aurora: A Tale of the Northern Lights
Subsection   How Things came to be
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Mindy Dwyer
Illustrator   Mindy Dwyer
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1997
A magical story of how a young girl's quest leads to a great discovery.

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Berry Magic
Subsection   How Things came to be
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Teri Sloat and Betty Huffmon
Illustrator   Teri Sloat
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2004
Find out how Alaskan berries got their color at yummy taste. Would you believe it was a young girl and her dolls?

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Berry Woman's Children
Subsection   How Things Came to Be
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Dale DeArmond
Illustrator   Dale DeArmond
Publisher   William Morrow, 1985
An Inupiat Grandmother tells stories of the animals and birds that Raven asked Berry Woman to look after.

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How Raven Brought Light to People
Subsection   How Things came to be
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Ann Dixon
Illustrator   James Watts
Publisher   Margaret K. McElderry/Macmillan, 1992
This is a retelling of the Tlingit legend of how raven tricked a chief into releasing the stars, the moon, and the sun from the boxes where he kept them hidden.

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How Raven Stole the Sun
Subsection   How Things Came to Be
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Maria Williams
Illustrator   Felix Vigil
Publisher   Smithsonian Institution/Abbeville Press, 2001
Maria Williams retells the traditional Tlingit story of how raven stole the sun, a story she learned from her father, Aweix Bill Williams.

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Sitka Rose
Subsection   How Things Came to Be
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Charlesbridge, 2005
Sitka Rose is full of adventure and through her stories readers learn about Alaska.

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Hungry Giant of the Tundra
Subsection   Life Lessons
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Teri Sloat
Illustrator   Robert Sloat
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2001
The sun is going down and a group of children playing far from their village know it's time to head home, but they ignore their parents' calls. Suddenly a huge shadow looms over them. It's the hungry giant looking for his supper. A fun Yup'ik folktale.

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Kumak's House: A Tale of the Far North
Subsection   Life Lessons
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Michael Bania
Illustrator   Michael Bania
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2002
This house is too small, Kumak complains. Find out what happens when Kumak goes to Aana Lulu for advice.

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Owl's Secret
Subsection   Life Lessons
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Louise Gallop
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2002
A modern-day legend of how owl got his feathers and what he learned about other creature's special features.

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The Eye of the Needle
Subsection   Life Lessons
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Teri Sloat
Illustrator   Teri Sloat
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2001
In this legend, after a very long winter, a very hungry boy goes out in search of food. Will he eat everything he sees or will he bring back anything to his village?

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The Giant Cabbage
Subsection   Life Lessons
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Cherie B. Stihler
Illustrator   Jeremiah Trammell
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2003
Moose finds a cabbage in the garden that could win a prize at the state fair, but it is so big he needs help. Who comes along to help?
Nature
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A Polar Bear Journey
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Debbie S. Miller
Illustrator     Jon Van Zyle
Publisher   Walker, 2005
If you are interested in learning more about polar bears, this book is a great place to start. It focuses on a a mother polar bear and her two cubs in the Arctic.

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A Woolly Mammoth Journey
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Debbie S. Miller
Illustrator     Jon Van Zyle
Publisher   University of Alaska Press, 2010
The woolly mammoth roamed Alaska 10,000 years ago. Where did they live, what did they eat, how big did they get, how big were their babies? Find out here.

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Adding Arctic Animals
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   David S. Bauer
Publisher   Yellow Umbrella Books, 2004
Arctic animals give you a fun way to practice math!

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Alaska's Three Bears
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2002
Polar Bear, Brown Bear, and Black Bear look for the perfect home. Along the way you'll learn all kinds of cool stuff about these bears.

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Alaska's Twelve Days of Summer
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Pat Chamberlin-Calamar
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV , 2003
A romping read-aloud gives an Alaskan twist to the classic Twelve Days of Christmas.

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Caribou Crossing: Animals of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Andrea Helman
Illustrator   Art Wolfe
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2009
Find out what is so special about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge….great photos and lots of fun facts about the plants and animals found there.

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Circle of Thanks
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Susi Gregg Fowler
Illustrator   Peter Catalanotto
Publisher   Scholastic, 1998
One act of kindness leads to many more in this story of how we are all connected.

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Count Alaska's Colors
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2002
A fun way to learn colors and numbers--Alaska style.

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Deneki: an Alaskan Moose
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   William Berry
Illustrator   William Berry
Publisher   Macmillan, 1965
No other book offers more information about Alaska's moose. If your parents grew up in Alaska, this was probably one of their favorite animal books.

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Far North in the Arctic: Counting Alaska's Animals
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Cory Hansen
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 1994
Come along and meet some of Alaska's animals.

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Grizzly Cub: Five Years in the Life of a Bear
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Rick McIntyre
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1990
A park ranger follows a young grizzly cub for five summers in Denali National Park and learns that the bear's friendly and curious ways could mean trouble.

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Itchy Little Musk Ox
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Tricia Bro
Illustrator   Debbie Dubac
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2007
A young musk ox wanders away from his herd in search of a tree, a rock, a bush…anything to scratch his itchy back. Before he knows it, he is lost. How does he find his way back to his family?

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Lucky Hares and Itchy Bears
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Susan Ewing
Illustrator   Evon Zerbetz
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1996
Find fun facts about 15 favorite animals of the north while you splash, dash, jump, and dance through this book.

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Midnight Dance of the Snowshoe Hare: Poems of Alaska
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     White Carlstrom
Illustrator   Ken Kuroi
Publisher   Philomel, 1998
In playful poems, favorite Alaskan children's writer Nancy Carlstrom shares the changing seasons and all the fun they bring.

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Polar Polka: Counting Polar Bears in Alaska
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Cherie B. Stihler
Illustrator   Erik Brooks
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2008
A band of polka-dancing polar bears are gathered on a big chuck of floating sea ice, but one-by-one the band gets smaller as chunk-by-chunk the ice breaks apart.

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Sweet Dreams, Polar Bear
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Mindy Dwyer
Illustrator   Mindy Dwyer
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2004
Imagine what animals would dream of if they dreamed? Would a moose really dream of having a tea party?

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The Cabin that Moose Built
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Cherie B. Stihler
Illustrator   Jeremiah Trammell
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2006
Moose and his friends scramble to build a cozy cabin before winter. A tale of teamwork and can-do spirit.

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The Little Fox: An Alaska Adventure
Subsection   Animals
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Ramiel Papish
Publisher   Snowy Owl, 2007
When the ice that little fox is sleeping on breaks off, it takes him to an island in the Bering Sea where he meets all kinds of new creatures.

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How Raven Brought Light to People
Subsection   Birds
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Ann Dixon
Illustrator   James Watts
Publisher   Margaret K. McElderry/Macmillan, 1992
This is a retelling of the Tlingit legend of how raven tricked a chief into releasing the stars, the moon, and the sun from the boxes where he kept them hidden.

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Owl's Secret
Subsection   Birds
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Louise Gallop
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2002
A modern-day legend of how owl got his feathers and what he learned about other creature's special features.

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Pete Puffin's Wild Ride Cruising the Alaska Currents
Subsection   Birds
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Libby Hatton
Publisher   Alaska Geographic, 2008
When Eddie's favorite wooden toy is lost overboard during a cruise in Alaska, Eddy learns about where the ocean currents could have taken his wooden puffin.

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Raven and River
Subsection   Birds
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Nancy White Carlstrom
Illustrator     Jon Van Zyle
Publisher   Little, Brown, 1997
Experience the coming of spring through the eyes of Raven.

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Ten Rowdy Ravens
Subsection   Birds
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Susan Ewing
Illustrator   Evon Zerbetz
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2005
Instead of 10 little Indians, it's 10 rowdy ravens in this countdown from 10 book for youngsters and raven lovers.

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Prince William
Subsection   Fish & Sea Creatures
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Gloria Rand
Illustrator   Ted Rand
Publisher   Holt, 1992
A young girl rescues a baby otter covered in oil after the Exxon/Valdez oil spill and tries to save him.

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Swim the Silver Sea, Joshie Otter
Subsection   Fish & Sea Creatures
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Nancy White Carlstrom
Illustrator   Ken Kuroi
Publisher   Putnam & Grosset, 1997
Joshie swims off looking for someone to play with and finds lots of sea animals but no playmate. Finally he follows his mother's song back to safety.

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Swimmer
Subsection   Fish & Sea Creatures
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2002
Swimmer, a Chinook salmon travels 10,000 miles from the gravel bed of a river in the north to the Pacific Ocean and back!

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The Girl Who Swam With the Fish
Subsection   Fish & Sea Creatures
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Michelle Renner
Illustrator   Christine Cox
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1995
A young Yup'ik girl can't wait for the salmon to return. She sits by the river watching then falls in. What happen next is a journey that will help her people make sure the salmon always return.

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The Little Seal: An Alaska Adventure
Subsection   Fish & Sea Creatures
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Ramiel Papish
Publisher   Snowy Owl, 2099
Follow along the travels of the fur seal from California to the Pribilof Islands in Alaska and to Japan.

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The Salmon Princess: An Alaska Cinderella Story
Subsection   Fish & Sea Creatures
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Mindy Dwyer
Illustrator   Mindy Dwyer
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2004
What if Cinderella lived in Alaska? How would the story be different?

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Whale Snow
Subsection   Fish & Sea Creatures
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Debby Dahl Edwardson
Illustrator   Annie Patterson
Publisher   Charlesbridge, 2003
Whale snow is the fat snow that falls in the spring--the time of whale hunting. What does it mean to a place like Barrow when a whale is killed and shared by the community?

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Go Home, River
Subsection   Geography
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   James S. Magdanz
Illustrator   Dianne Widom
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1996
Where does the river begin? Travel back in time and along the river from its beginning to the coast where Inupiat Eskimos gathered for a big festival.

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Raven and River
Subsection   Geography
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Nancy White Carlstrom
Illustrator     Jon Van Zyle
Publisher   Little, Brown, 1997
Experience the coming of spring through the eyes of Raven.

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The Last American Rainforest: Tongass
Subsection   Geography
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2002
When Lily, a young Tlingit girl, and her aunt search for a special spruce tree in the Tongass Forest, she learns about the forest and her family's history.

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John Muir and Stickeen: An Icy Adventure with a No-Good Dog
Subsection   Glaciers
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Julie Dunlap and Marybeth Lorbiecki
Illustrator   Bill Farnsworth
Publisher   North Word, 2004
John Muir sets out to explore a glacier in what he expects to be a one-day trek with a friend's dog tagging along. When a storm hits, the hike becomes a test of survival and gives Muir a new respect for dogs.

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Alaska's Three Bears
Subsection   Habitat
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2002
Polar Bear, Brown Bear, and Black Bear look for the perfect home. Along the way you'll learn all kinds of cool stuff about these bears.

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Alaska's Twelve Days of Summer
Subsection   Habitat
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Pat Chamberlin-Calamar
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV , 2003
A romping read-aloud gives an Alaskan twist to the classic Twelve Days of Christmas.

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Circle of Thanks
Subsection   Habitat
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Susi Gregg Fowler
Illustrator   Peter Catalanotto
Publisher   Scholastic, 1998
One act of kindness leads to many more in this story of how we are all connected.

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Far North in the Arctic: Counting Alaska's Animals
Subsection   Habitat
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Cory Hansen
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 1994
Come along and meet some of Alaska's animals.

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Itchy Little Musk Ox
Subsection   Habitat
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Tricia Bro
Illustrator   Debbie Dubac
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2007
A young musk ox wanders away from his herd in search of a tree, a rock, a bush…anything to scratch his itchy back. Before he knows it, he is lost. How does he find his way back to his family?

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Pete Puffin's Wild Ride Cruising the Alaska Currents
Subsection   Habitat
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Libby Hatton
Publisher   Alaska Geographic, 2008
When Eddie's favorite wooden toy is lost overboard during a cruise in Alaska, Eddy learns about where the ocean currents could have taken his wooden puffin.

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Aurora: A Tale of the Northern Lights
Subsection   Northern Lights
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Mindy Dwyer
Illustrator   Mindy Dwyer
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1997
A magical story of how a young girl's quest leads to a great discovery.

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Blueberry Shoe
Subsection   Plants
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Ann Dixon
Illustrator     Evon Zerbetz
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1999
Find out what happens to baby's shoe after he loses it while picking berries.

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A Woolly Mammoth Journey
Subsection   Prehistoric/Fossils
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Debbie S. Miller
Illustrator     Jon Van Zyle
Publisher   University of Alaska Press, 2010
The woolly mammoth roamed Alaska 10,000 years ago. Where did they live, what did they eat, how big did they get, how big were their babies? Find out here.

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Mammoth Magic
Subsection   Prehistoric/Fossils
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 1992
With the help of his grandfather and an ancient mammoth, young Andy overcomes his fear of the dark and learns about his people's past.

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Thunderfeet: Alaska's Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Critters
Subsection   Prehistoric/Fossils
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2002
Did you know that dinosaurs once lived in Alaska? Learn more about them and the other critters from prehistoric times when Alaska was a much different place.

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Arctic Winter, Arctic Summer
Subsection   Weather & Seasons
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author   Susan Canizares
Publisher   Scholastic, 1998
Lots of photos and little text show the contrast between winter and summer in the Arctic.

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Blueberry Shoe
Subsection   Weather & Seasons
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Ann Dixon
Illustrator     Evon Zerbetz
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1999
Find out what happens to baby's shoe after he loses it while picking berries.

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Midnight Dance of the Snowshoe Hare: Poems of Alaska
Subsection   Weather & Seasons
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     White Carlstrom
Illustrator   Ken Kuroi
Publisher   Philomel, 1998
In playful poems, favorite Alaskan children's writer Nancy Carlstrom shares the changing seasons and all the fun they bring.

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Raven and River
Subsection   Weather & Seasons
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Nancy White Carlstrom
Illustrator     Jon Van Zyle
Publisher   Little, Brown, 1997
Experience the coming of spring through the eyes of Raven.

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Recess at 20 Below
Subsection   Weather & Seasons
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Cindy Lou Aillaud
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2005
How could it possibly be fun to go outside when the temperature is 20 below zero? Real kids and their teachers show you how they do it.

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The Snow Speaks
Subsection   Weather & Seasons
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Nancy White Carlstrom
Illustrator   Jane Dyer
Publisher   Little, Brown, 1992
A magical look at the wonders of snow.

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Under Alaska's Midnight Sun
Subsection   Weather & Seasons
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Deb Vanasse
Illustrator   Jeremiah Trammell
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2005
See how a little girl keeps busy on the longest day of the year when the sun doesn't set above the Arctic Circle.

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Winter Is
Subsection   Weather & Seasons
Level   Toddlers to 9
Author     Ann Dixon
Illustrator     Mindy Dwyer
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2002
Winter is cold. Winter is warm. Winter is bright and dark, but mostly winter is fun in Alaska!
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