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Alaska: A Land in Motion
Level   Ages 6 to 14
Author   Nancy Warren Ferrell
Publisher   University of Alaska Fairbanks/ Alaska Department of Education/Alaska Geographic Alliance, 1994
If you are doing a report on Alaska or just want to know about the volcanoes, mountains, glaciers, and everything else about Alaska, this is the book to go to.

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Amazing Alaska! A Raven's Eye View
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Deb Vanasse
Illustrator   K.E. Lewis
Publisher   Sasquatch Books, 2010
Cornelius Randolph Raven (C. R. for short) gives a bird's eye view of Alaska and LOTS of fun facts.

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Apun, the Arctic Snow
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Matthew Sturm
Publisher   University of Alaska Press, 2009
Did you know there are at least 25 different words describing snow? This book explores them all.

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Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author     Debbie S. Miller
Publisher   Walker, 2003
From the very short days of winter to the neverending days of summer, this book explores the seasons of light and dark near the Arctic Circle.

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Arctic Tale
Level   All Ages
Author   Rebecca Baines
Publisher   National Geographic, 2007
Companion book to the National Geographic film follows a walrus calf and a polar bear cub from birth.

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Arctic Tale - Junior Novelization
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author   Barry Varela
Publisher   National Geographic, 2007
A longer version for older readers of the companion book to a National Geographic film for older readers telling the stories of a walrus calf and a polar bear cub, following them from birth.

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Dancing at the Odinochka
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author     Kirkpatrick Hill
Publisher   Margaret K. McElderry, 2005
The Odinochka is a trading post. The time is just after the Russians sold Alaska to the U.S. Life remains much like it was in Russian America…until Americans arrive to build a telegraph line.

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Julie
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author     Jean Craighead George
Publisher   HarperCollins, 1994
In this sequel to Julie of the Wolves, Julie returns to her village after living in the wilderness for months among the wolves and finds much has changed.

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Julie of the Wolves
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author     Jean Craighead George
Publisher   HarperCollins, 1972
After running away from her Inupiat Eskimo village, Julie finds friendship and safety among a pack of Arctic wolves. She can't live that way forever. She has to choose between the old ways and the new.

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Julie's Wolf Pack
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author     Jean Craighead George
Publisher   HarperCollins, 1997
In this third book in the Julie series, the story follows the wolf pack that saved Julie in book one.

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Kumak's Fish: A Tall Tale from the Far North
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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Leaving Protection
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author     Will Hobbs
Publisher   HarperCollins, 2004
Finally 16 year-old Robbie is old enough to fulfill his dream of working as a deckhand on a salmon fishing boat. When he lands a job as the lone crewman, he is in heaven, but things are not exactly what they seem.

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Mama, Do You Love Me?
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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Revolver
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Marcus Sedgwick
Publisher   Roaring Brook, 2009
A story full of suspense involving a 14 year-old boy, the Colt revolver his father taught him to shoot, and a stranger claiming he's owed half of the gold stashed at the remote cabin where the boy sits with his father's frozen corpse.

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Runaways on the Inside Passage
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author   Joe Upton
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2002
Thirteen year-old twins, a brother and sister set off in November with the elderly fishing partner from Seattle in search of their father who they think is in Sitka. Can they weather the winter storms by themselves when their guide becomes very sick?

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Sweet Dreams, Polar Bear
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
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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Big Alaska: Journey Across America's Most Amazing State
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author     Debbie S. Miller
Illustrator     Jon Van Zyle
Publisher   Walker, 2006
A good introduction to Alaska. Visit the tallest mountain, an active volcano, among the many wonders of Alaska.
Where We Live
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A Child's Alaska
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Claire Rudolf Murphy
Illustrator   Charles Mason
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1994
Find out what's so special about Alaska. Lots of pictures.

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Arctic Hunter
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Dianne Hoyt-Goldsmith
Illustrator   Lawrence Migdale
Publisher   Holiday House, 1992
Join this Inupiat family on their annual trip to spring camp to hunt and fish. Learn how a modern Arctic family mixes old ways with the new.

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Destination Valdez
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author   Nancy Warren Ferrell
Publisher   Lerner, 1998
All you ever wanted to know about the town of Valdez.

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Eskimo Boy: Life in an Inupiaq Eskimo Village
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Russ Kendall
Illustrator   Russ Kendall
Publisher   Scholastic, 1992
A year in the life of a 7 year-old boy from Shishmaref, Alaska with photographs.

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Free Radical
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Claire Rudolf Murphy
Publisher   Clarion, 2002
Set in Fairbanks, Luke is a normal 15 year-old with a dream of making the all-star baseball team, then he finds out his mother is a fugitive and wants to turn herself in.

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Friendship Across Arctic Waters: Alaskan Cub Scouts Visit Their Soviet Neighbors
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Claire Rudolf Murphy
Illustrator   Charles Mason
Publisher   Lodestar/Dutton, 1991
Travel with 11 cub scouts from Alaska who visit Providenya, Russia.

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Patsy Ann of Alaska
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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The Kids from Nowhere
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author     George Guthridge
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2006
Kids from Gambell, Alaska win a national academic competition against all odds.

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Thunder on the Tundra
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Lew Freedman
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2008
Follow along the first full season of football in the far north community of Barrow.

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Unseen Companion
Level   Ages 14 & up
Author   Denise Gosliner Orenstein
Publisher   Katherine Tegen, 2003
A compelling story of the interconnected lives of four teenagers in Bethel. The central character is a young man who disappears after being jailed for hitting a teacher.

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Water Sky
Level   Ages 12 & up
Author     Jean Craighead George
Publisher   Harper & Row, 1987
A young man comes to Barrow looking for his uncle and is ultimately confronted with a dilemma--to hunt the whale or save it.
Where We Play
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Being Caribou: Five Months on Foot with a Caribou Herd
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Karsten Heuer
Publisher   Walker, 2007
A wildlife biologist and his young wife travel 2,500 miles following the caribou to the calving grounds in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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Caribou Crossing: Animals of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
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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Disappearing Lake: Nature's Magic in Denali National Park
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author     Debbie S. Miller
Illustrator     Jon Van Zyle
Publisher   Walker, 1997
In April as the snow melts in Denali National Park, a lake forms. By June the water has seeped into the ground and the lake is gone. Learn how this temporary lake supports birds, animals and the land around it.

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Grizzly Cub: Five Years in the Life of a Bear
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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My Denali : Exploring Alaska's Favorite National Park
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author   Kim Corral with Hannah Corral
Illustrator   Roy Corral
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1995
Explore Denali National Park with Roy, Kim, Hannah and Ben Corral. Photos bring this family and the park to life.

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My Denali: Exploring Alaska's Favorite National Park
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author   Kim Corral with Hannah Corral
Illustrator   Roy Corral
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1995
Explore Denali National Park with Roy, Kim, Hannah and Ben Corral. Photos bring this family and the park to life.

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The Big Caribou Herd: Life in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Bruce Hiscock
Publisher   Boyds Mill Press, 2003
Each spring caribou travel hundreds of miles across the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the coastal plain where they give birth to their calves. Follow their amazing journey.

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The Last American Rainforest: Tongass
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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To the Summit
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author     Claire Rudolf Murphy
Publisher   Avon, 1998
A novel about a 17 year-old girl's attempt to be the youngest person to summit Mount McKinley, and along the way puts her life and her struggles with her parents into perspective.

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Up on Denali
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Shelley Gill
Illustrator   Shannon Cartwright
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV , 2006
If you want to know how Denali came to be, what animals and plants live there, you'll have fun with this book.

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Wild Man Island
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author     Will Hobbs
Publisher   HarperCollins, 2002
A sudden storm blows 14 year-old Andy Galloway off course and onto Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska where he struggles to survive and solve a mystery.
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