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Animals
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A Bear Named Trouble
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author     Marion Dane Bauer
Publisher   Clarion, 2005
Based on a real story, find out how a wild bear who enters a zoo earns his name. Told from both the bear's point of view and the 10 year-old boy who sees what happens.

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A Caribou Journey
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Debbie S. Miller
Illustrator     Jon Van Zyle
Publisher   University of Alaska Press, 2010
More caribou live in Alaska than people. This book follows the caribou throughout its life.

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A Polar Bear Journey
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
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
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
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
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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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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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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Baby Animals of the North
Level   Ages 2 to 5
Author   Katy Main
Illustrator   Katy Main
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1992
Meet polar bears, musk-ox, caribou and more, all with their babies.

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Ballad of the Wild Bear
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Pat Chamberlin-Calamar and Sandy Kogl
Illustrator   Libby Hatton
Publisher   Alaska Geographic, 2004
Can people and bears learn new habits to keep them both safe? Includes a CD with song.

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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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Circle of Thanks
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
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
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
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
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
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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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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Kavik the Wolf Dog
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author   Walt Morey
Publisher   Dutton, 1968
From the auther of "Gentle Ben" is the story of a wolf-dog who travels from Washington State to Alaska to return to the boy who once saved his life

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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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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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Seldovia Sam and the Blueberry Bear
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Susan Woodward Springer
Illustrator   Amy Meissner
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2005
Sam's blueberry picking is interrupted by a bear. He decides to write about the adventure for a school essay contest, but is worried his best friend, who was with him, will write abou the same thing.

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Survival at 40 Below
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Debbie S. Miller
Illustrator     Jon Van Zyle
Publisher   Walker, 2010
How do animals survive the long Arctic winters with temperatures that can dip to 40 below?

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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 Big Caribou Herd: Life in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Bruce Hiscock
Publisher   Boyds Mills 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 Cabin that Moose Built
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
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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The Secret Moose
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Jean Rogers
Illustrator   Jim Fowler
Publisher   Greenwillow, 1985
When Gerald finds an injured moose he decides to help it on his own.

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Toklat: The Story of an Alaskan Grizzly Bear
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author   Elma and Alfred Milott
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 1987
Spend a year in a log cabin in the wilderness at Denali Park and meet all the wildlife, including a grizzly and her three cubs.

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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 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.

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Polar Bear Scientists
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author     Peter Lourie
Publisher   Houghton Mifflin, 2012
In this Scientist in the Field series, Peter Lourie follows biologists in Alaska as they gather information about polar bears, then takes readers back to the lab to see how they record and keep all the data collected. A great insider view with spectacular photos.
Birds
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Flight of the Golden Plover: The Amazing Migration Between Hawaii and Alaska
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Debbie S. Miller
Illustrator   Daniel Van Zyle
Publisher   University of Alaska Press, 2010
The little golden plovers fly nonstop all the way from Hawaii to Alaska each spring to nest and raise their babies.

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How Raven Brought Light to People
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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Looking for Seabirds: Journal from an Alaskan Voyage
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author   Sophie Webb
Publisher   Houghton Mifflin, 2004
Follow the adventures of Sophie Webb who travels to and around the Aleutian Islands in search of seabirds

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One Wing's Gift: Rescuing Alaska's Wild Birds
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author   Joan Harris
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2002
You'll be amazed by the stories of injured birds and the people who rescue and nurse them back to health.

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Owl's Secret
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
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
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
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.
Bugs
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Mosquito Bite
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Alexandra Siy
Publisher   Charlesbridge, 2005
Alaskans joke that the mosquito is the Alaska state bird, it is so big. This book gives us an up-close view of this buzzing wonder and tells a good story too.
Fish & Sea Creatures
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Arctic Thaw: The People of the Whale in a Changing Climate
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author     Peter Lourie
Publisher   Boyds Mills, 2007
How will global warming impact the people of the Far North?

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Prince William
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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Seldovia Sam and the Sea Otter Rescue
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Susan Woodward Springer
Illustrator   Amy Meissner
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2003
Sam discovers a baby sea otter abandonned on the rocks offshore and rescues the pup. Did he do the right thing? Can he find the otter a good home?

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Seldovia Sam and the Very Large Clam
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Susan Woodward Springer
Illustrator   Amy Meissner
Publisher   Alaska Northwest Books, 2003
Sam and his dog Neptune are out digging clams. He is so busy he doesn't notice the tide coming in until it is too late.

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Swim the Silver Sea, Joshie Otter
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Geography
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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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Alaska in Maps: A Thematic Atlas
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author   Roger W. Pearson and Marjorie Hermans
Publisher   University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1998
This collection of maps are each focused on geographic characteristics of Alaska. Together they present a picture of Alaska, including how it has changed over time.

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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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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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Down the Yukon
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author     Will Hobbs
Publisher   HarperCollins, 2001
The sequel to Jason's Gold takes readers back to Gold Rush Dawson City. Jason and his girlfriend enter a boat race to Nome with a big prize but big risks.

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Go Home, River
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
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
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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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.
Glaciers
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Frozen in Motion: Alaska's Glaciers
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author   Katherine Hocker
Illustrator   Kathy Lepley
Publisher   Alaska Geographic, 2006
Ever wondered about what a glacier looks like or sounds like? This book answers those questions and a lot more.

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John Muir and Stickeen: An Icy Adventure with a No-Good Dog
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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Stickeen: John Muir and the Brave Little Dog
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author   John Muir as retold by Donnell Rubay
Illustrator   Christopher Canyon
Publisher   Dawn Publications, 1998
A very readable retelling of this classic story how John Muir and the dog Stickeen survive a blizzard on a glacier and earn each other's trust.
Habitat
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Alaska's Three Bears
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Northern Lights
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Aurora: A Tale of the 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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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.
Plants
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Blueberry Shoe
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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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.
Prehistoric/Fossils
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A Woolly Mammoth Journey
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
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
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.
Weather & Seasons
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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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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 Thaw: The People of the Whale in a Changing Climate
Level   Ages 10 & up
Author     Peter Lourie
Publisher   Boyds Mills, 2007
How will global warming impact the people of the Far North?

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Arctic Winter, Arctic Summer
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
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
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
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
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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Snow Amazing: Cool Facts and Warm Tales
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Jane Drake
Publisher   Tundra Books, 2004
Packed with the history, science, and folklore of snow.

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Survival at 40 Below
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author     Debbie S. Miller
Illustrator     Jon Van Zyle
Publisher   Walker, 2010
How do animals survive the long Arctic winters with temperatures that can dip to 40 below?

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The Snow Speaks
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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This Place is Cold
Level   Ages 6 to 12
Author   Vicki Cobb
Illustrator   Barbara Lavallee
Publisher   Walker, 1990
Just how cold is Alaska? How do animals and people deal with the incredible cold of winter in the Arctic?

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Under Alaska's Midnight Sun
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
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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