Alaska Books for Alaska Kids is a collaborative project by librarians and educators to compile an up-to-date, accessible, and useful bibliography of accurate, culturally relevant, recommended books for youth about Alaska and the North. This resource is intended to assist children, parents, teachers, librarians, college students, and early literacy professionals in identifying age-appropriate, accurate and culturally relevant books for youth in Alaska.

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CoverTitle & InfoSummaryAge GroupFormat ReviewedGenre
Cover ArtAleutian Adventure
Author: Bowermaster, Jon
Illustrator: Tessman, Barry
Publisher: National Georgraphic 2001
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Middle GradePicture BookInformation
Cover ArtAleutian Sparrow
Author: Hesse, Karen
Illustrator: Zerbetz, Evon
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2003
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Middle GradeChapter BookHistorical Fiction
Cover ArtAn Arctic Year: A Journey Through The Seasons
Author: North Slope Borough ECHO program
Illustrator: Patterson, Annie
Publisher: North Slope Borough 2007
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Primary (K-2)Picture BookNon-fiction
Cover ArtAnna's Athabaskan Summer
Author: Griese, Arnold A.
Illustrator: Ragins, Charles
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press 1997
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IntermediatePicture BookInformation
Cover ArtBaby in a Basket
Author: Rand, Gloria
Illustrator: Rand, Ted
Publisher: Cobblehill Books 1997
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PrimaryPicture BookHistorical Fiction
Cover ArtBenny's Flag
Author: Krasilovsky, Phyllis
Illustrator: Fowler, Jim
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart 2002
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PrimaryPicture BookInformation
Cover ArtThe Big Caribou Herd: Life in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Author: Hiscock, Bruce
Illustrator: Hiscock, Bruce
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press 2003
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IntermediatePicture BookInformation
Cover ArtBig Enough Anna
Author: Flower, Pam with Ann Dixon
Illustrator: Farnsworth, Bill
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books 2003
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Pre-School, Primary(K-2)Picture BookInformation
Cover ArtBlueberry Shoe
Author: Dixon, Ann
Illustrator: Zerbetz, Evon
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books 1999
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Pre-SchoolPicture BookRealistic Fiction
Cover ArtBo at Ballard Creek
Author: Hill, Kirkpatrick
Illustrator: Le Uyen Pham
Publisher: Henry Holt 2013
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IntermediateChapter BookHistorical Fiction
Cover ArtBristol Bay Summer
Author: Boochever, Annie
Illustrator:
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books 2014
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Middle GradeChapter BookHistorical Fiction
Cover ArtCall of the Wild
Author: London, Jack
Illustrator: Not Identified
Publisher: Wisehouse Classics 1903/2015
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High SchoolChapter BookHistorical Fiction
Cover ArtCaribou Journey
Author: Miller, Debbie S.
Illustrator: Van Zyle, Jon
Publisher: Little Brown 1994
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IntermediatePicture BookInformation
Cover ArtFatty Legs
Author: Jordan-Fenton, Christy Pokiak-Fenton, Margaret
Illustrator: Amini-Holmes, Liz
Publisher: Annick Press 2010
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IntermediateChapter BookBiography
Cover ArtThe Flight of the Golden Plover
Author: Miller, Debbie S.
Illustrator: Van Zyle, Daniel
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books 1996
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IntermediatePicture BookInformation
Cover ArtGentle Ben
Author: Morey, Walt
Illustrator:
Publisher: Puffin Books 1965
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IntermediateChapter BookHistorical Fiction
Cover ArtThe Girl Who Married a Bear
Author: Katasse, Frank Henry Kaash, Adapter
Illustrator: Gibbons, Janine
Publisher: Sealaska Heritage Baby Raven Reads 2017
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PrimaryPicture BookFolktale
Cover ArtThe Girl Who Swam with the Fish
Author: Renner, Michelle
Illustrator: Cox, Christine
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books 1995
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PrimaryPicture BookFolktale
Cover ArtGold Rush Dogs
Author: Murphy, Claire Rudolf and Haigh, Jane
Illustrator:
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books 2001
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Middle GradeChapter BookInformation
Cover ArtGoodbye, My Island
Author: Rogers, Jean
Illustrator: Munoz, Rie
Publisher: Alaska Northwest 2001
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Middle GradeChapter BookHistorical Fiction
Cover ArtThe Great Serum Race: Blazing the Iditarod
Author: Miller, Debbie S
Illustrator: Van Zyle, Jon
Publisher: Walker & Co., Bloomsbury USA Children's 2002
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IntermediateChapter BookInformation
Cover ArtKahtahah: A Tlingit Girl
Author: Paul, Frances Lackey
Illustrator: Munoz, Rie
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books 1976
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IntermediatePicture BookHistorical Fiction
Cover ArtKitaq Goes Ice Fishing
Author: Nicolai, Margaret
Illustrator: Rubin, David
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books 1998
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PrimaryPicture BookHistorical Fiction
Cover ArtKumak's House
Author: Bania, Michael
Illustrator: Bania, Michael
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books 2002
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PrimaryPicture BookFolktale
Cover ArtThe Lamp, the Ice and the Boat Called Fish
Author: Martin, Jacqueline Briggs
Illustrator: Krommes, Beth
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 2001
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IntermediatePicture BookInformation
Cover ArtLooking for Seabirds: Journal from an Alaskan Voyage
Author: Webb, Sophie
Illustrator: Webb, Sophie
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 2004
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IntermediatePicture BookInformation
Cover ArtLootas: Little Wave Eater: An Orphaned Sea Otter's Story
Author: Meeker, Claire Hodgson
Illustrator: Casson, C. J.
Publisher: Little Bigfoot Books 1999
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IntermediatePicture BookInformation
Cover ArtLucy's Dance
Author: Vanasse, Deb
Illustrator: Slagle, Nancy
Publisher: University of Alaska Press 2011
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Preschool, PrimaryPicture BookRealistic Fiction
Cover ArtMargaret Murie: A Wilderness Life
Author: Bryant, Jennifer
Illustrator: Castro, Antonio
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books 1997
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Middle GradeChapter BookBiography
Cover ArtMeet Lydia: A Native Girl from Southeast Alaska
Author: Belarde-Lewis, Miranda
Illustrator: Harrington, John
Publisher: Smithsonian 2004
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PrimaryPicture BookInformation
Cover ArtMosquito Bite
Author: Siy, Alexandra
Illustrator: Kunkel, Dennis
Publisher: Charlesbridge 2006
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IntermediatePicture BookInformation
Cover ArtMy Name is Not Easy
Author: Edwardson, Debby Dahl
Illustrator:
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish 2011
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Middle GradeChapter BookHistorical Fiction
Cover ArtNeeluk: An Eskimo Boy in the Days of the Whaling Ships
Author: Kittredge, Frances
Illustrator: Rock, Howard Weyahok
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books 2001
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IntermediateChapter BookHistorical Fiction
Cover ArtA Promise is a Promise
Author: Munsch, Robert & Kusugak, Michael
Illustrator: Krykorka, Vladyana
Publisher: Annick Press 1988
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PrimaryPicture BookFolktale
Cover ArtThe Red Cedar of Afognak: A Driftwood Journey
Author: Drabek, Alisha S. & Adams, Karen R.
Illustrator: Selby, Gloria N.
Publisher: Native Village of Afognak 2004
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IntermediatePicture BookInformation
Cover ArtThe Remarkable Voyages of Captain Cook
Author: Blumberg, Rhonda
Illustrator: Parkinson, Sydney; Hodges, William; Webber, John
Publisher: Bradbury Press 1991
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Middle GradePicture BookInformation
Cover ArtSeldovia Sam & the Very Large Clam...& the Sea Otter Rescue...& the Blueberry Bear...& the Wildfire Escape
Author: Woodward, Susan Springer
Illustrator: Meissner, Amy
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books 2003, 2005
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PrimaryChapter BookRealistic Fiction
Cover ArtSharkabet : A Sea of Sharks from A to Z
Author: Troll, Ray
Illustrator: Troll, Ray
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company 2001
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Primary, IntermediatePicture BookInformation
Cover ArtThe Smell of Other People's Houses
Author: Hitchcock, Bonnie-Sue
Illustrator:
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books 2016
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High SchoolChapter BookHistorical Fiction
Cover ArtStickeen
Author: Muir, John
Illustrator: Buell, Carl Dennis
Publisher: Heyday Books 1903, 1990
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Middle GradeChapter BookInformation
Cover ArtSurviving Bear Island
Author: Greci, Paul
Illustrator: Madsen, Paul
Publisher: Move Books 2015
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Middle GradeChapter BookRealistic Fiction
Cover ArtTen Rowdy Ravens
Author: Ewing, Susan
Illustrator: Zerbetz, Evon
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books 2005
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Preschool, PrimaryPicture BookConcept
Cover ArtTogo
Author: Blake, Robert J
Illustrator: Blake, Robert
Publisher: Philomel 2002
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Preschool, PrimaryPicture BookInformation
Cover ArtTouching Spirit Bear
Author: Mikaelsen, Ben
Illustrator:
Publisher: Harper Collins 2001
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Middle GradeChapter BookRealistic Fiction
Cover ArtToughboy and Sister
Author: Hill, Kirkpatrick
Illustrator:
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books 1999
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IntermediateChapter BookRealistic Fiction
Cover ArtUnder the North Star
Author: Hughes, Ted
Illustrator: Baskin, Leonard
Publisher: Faber and Faber 1994
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IntermediatePicture BookPoetry
Cover Art Whale Snow / Uqsruagnaq
Author: Edwardson, Debbie Dahl
Illustrator: Patterson, Annie
Publisher: Charlesbridge 2004
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Preschool, PrimaryPicture BookRealistic Fiction
Cover ArtThe Wind Is Not a River
Author: Griese, Arnold A.
Illustrator: Coalson, Glo
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press 1978
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IntermediateChapter BookHistorical Fiction
Cover ArtThe Woman Carried Away by Killer Whales
Author: Haida Story
Illustrator: Gibbons, Janine
Publisher: Sealaska Heritage Baby Raven Reads 2017
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PrimaryPicture BookFolktale
Cover ArtThe Year of Miss Agnes
Author: Hill, Kirkpatrick
Illustrator:
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2000
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IntermediateChapter BookHistorical Fiction