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Books on Alaska - Kids
By ClassBrain Staff
Mar 18, 2006, 16:23 PST

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Storm Run by Libby Riddles, Shannon Cartwright
Book Description from Amazon
"In 1985, Libby Riddles made history by becoming the first woman to win the 1,100-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race. This brand-new edition of Riddles’s timeless adventure story is complete with updated narrative details, sidebars on all aspects of the race, photographs, and all-new illustrations by beloved illustrator Shannon Cartwright. An inspiration to children and adults everywhere, this is a compelling first-hand account of the arctic storms, freezing temperatures, loyal sled dogs, and utter determination that defined Riddles’s Iditarod victory."

Big-Enough Anna by Pam Flowers, Bill Farnsworth
Book Description from Amazon
"Anna may be the smallest dog in the litter, but she's surely the most determined. In this incredible true story, Anna joins a dog team for a 2,500-mile expedition across the top of the world. When the lead dog becomes lost, it's up to Anna to take his place. Will she have what it takes to ensure the survival of all? In an exciting climax, she proves the answer is "Yes!"

"Arctic adventurer Pam Flowers shares Anna's amazing story in classrooms and auditoriums all over the United States and Canada. Children learn that even the smallest, seemingly the most powerless among us, are big enough to try their best.

"Bill Farnsworth's exquisite illustrations were painted with painstaking accuracy. A one-page epilogue maps the route and includes a photo of the real Anna."

O Is for Orca by Andrea Helman
Book Description from Amazon
"A bright, colorful children's alphabet book, in which each letter is stunningly represented by an Art Wolfe photograph of an animal, plant, or place particular to the region spanning Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon."

L Is for Last Frontier by Carol Crane, Michael Glenn Monroe
Book Description from Amazon
"One of our country's most unique national treasures is our great state of Alaska. The 49th state of the union is a land of many wondrous vistas, home to distinctive wildlife, and a locality with interesting historical facts woven into its culture. In this charming pictorial, Crane and Monroe have successfully captured the essence of the land of the midnight sun, and have created a solid teaching tool for children of all ages."

This Place Is Cold (Imagine Living Here) by Vicki Cobb, Barbara Lavallee
Book Description from Amazon
This book "focuses on the land, animals, plants, and climate of Alaska, presenting it as an example of a place where it is so cold your hair can freeze and break off."

Children of the Midnight Sun by Tricia Brown, Roy Corral
Book Description from Ingram
"For Native children, growing up in Alaska today means dwelling in a place where traditional practices sometimes mix oddly with modern conveniences. "Children of the Midnight Sun" explores the lives of eight Alaskan Native children, each representing a unique and ancient culture. This extraordinary book also looks at the critical role elders play in teaching the young Native traditions. 40 color photos."

The Kid's Guide to Cruising Alaska (Kid's Guide Series) by Eileen Ogintz, Reggie Yemma
Book Description from Amazon
"This fun-filled book has it all--tips and fun facts on everything from glacier hiking to ship dining etiquette, places to paste in on-board snapshots, and evocative descriptions of what is in store along the Inside Passage. A must-have for planning and enjoying the trip--and preserving its memories."

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