CoverTitle & InfoSummaryAge GroupFormat ReviewedGenre
Arctic Aesop's Fables: Twelve Retold Tales

Author: Susi Gregg Fowler
Illustrator: Jim Fowler
Publisher: Sasquatch Books 2013
Juneau writer Susi Gregg Fowler and her husbad, artist Jim Fowler, transform a dozen traditional Aesop's tales into a beautifully rendered picture book of fables with universal themes set in Arctic and sub-Arctic landscapes.

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Primary (K-2)Picture BookFolktale
Fatty Legs: A True Story

Author: Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
Illustrator: Liz Amini-Holmes
Publisher: Annick Press 2010
This is the true story of Olemaun Pokiak's time in a residential school in Aklavik.

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Intermediate (3-5)Chapter BookBiography
My Coyote Nose and Ptarmigan Toes: An Almost-True Alaskan Adventure

Author: Erin McKittrick
Illustrator: Valisa Higman
Publisher: Little Bigfoot 2016
A small child imagines himself as different Alaskan wildlife on a family outdoor expedition.

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Primary (K-2)Picture BookRealistic Fiction
The Smell of Other People's Houses

Author: Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Illustrator: N/A
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books 2016
Publisher's summary: "Growing up in Alaska in the 1970s isn't like growing up anywhere else: Don't think life is going to be easy. Know your place. And never talk about yourself. Four vivid voices tell intertwining stories of hardship, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation."

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High School (9-12)Chapter BookHistorical Fiction
Little Whale

Author: Peratrovich, Roy
Illustrator: N/A
Publisher: Snowy Owl/Univ. of Alaska Press 2016
When 10-year-old Keet, a Tlingit boy from Sitka, stows away in his father's canoe to join a party of men traveling 200 miles to settle a dispute with another clan, his courage is tested by bad weather, high seas, and the potential for violence when they reach Ketchikan.

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Intermediate (3-5)Chapter BookHistorical Fiction