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Learning Alaska Style
Alphabet  •  Colors  •  Numbers  •  Poetry  •  Recess  •  School  •  Teachers
Alphabet
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Alaska ABC Book
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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Northern Lights A to Z
Level   Ages 4 to 8
Author     Mindy Dwyer
Illustrator   Mindy Dwyer
Publisher   Sasquatch Books/Paws IV, 2007
An alphabet book filled with facts and fancy about the amazing northern lights.
Colors
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Count Alaska's 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.
Numbers
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Adding Arctic 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 Twelve Days of Summer
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Poetry
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Alaska Mother Goose: North Country Nursery Rhymes
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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D is for Dog Team; D is for Denali: Alaska Acrostics from A to Z
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Ken Waldman
Publisher   Nomadic Press, 2009
The book and CD set contains 52 Alaska acrostic poems, plus and songs.

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Lucky Hares and Itchy Bears
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
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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More Wild Critters
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Tim Jones
Illustrator   Tom Walker
Publisher   Graphic Arts Center, 1994
Up-close photos of wild critters from Alaska and other wild lands fill the pages of this book, each with a short verse that tells something about the critter.

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Wild Critters
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author   Tim Jones
Illustrator   Tom Walker
Publisher   Epicenter Press, 1992, 2007
Short, fun poems paired with bright photographs introduce favorite critters of the North.
Recess
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Recess at 20 Below
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.
School
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The Year of Miss Agnes
Level   Ages 8 to 12
Author     Kirkpatrick Hill
Publisher   Margaret K. McElderry, 2000
10-year old Fred doesn't know what to make of the new teacher, "Miss Agnes," who throws away old textbooks, reads Greek, and tells his classmates they can become doctors or scientists.
Teachers
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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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The Year of Miss Agnes
Level   Ages 8 to 12
Author     Kirkpatrick Hill
Publisher   Margaret K. McElderry, 2000
10-year old Fred doesn't know what to make of the new teacher, "Miss Agnes," who throws away old textbooks, reads Greek, and tells his classmates they can become doctors or scientists.
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