4th to 6th grade books set in Alaska and in the North
In a remote area of Alaska, twelve-year-old Willow helps her father with their sled dogs when she is not at school, wishing she were more popular, all the while unaware that the animals surrounding her carry the spirits of dead ancestors and friends who care for her.
by Tom Bodett
In their father's absence, thirteen-year-old September and her younger brother Ivan disobey his orders by taking the boat out on their Alaska bay, where they are caught in a terrifying storm called a williwaw.
by Barthe DeClements ; illustrated by Dan Andreasen
While mining for gold in 1898, Bucky and his father must overcome danger in the Alaskan wilderness as well as human treachery.
The death of their drunken father strands ten-year-old Toughboy and his younger sister at a remote fishing cabin on the Yukon River near Ruby, Alaska, where they spend a summer trying to cope with dwindling food supplies and hostile wildlife.
stories by Frances Kittredge ; illustrations by Howard "Weyahok" Rock
Traces the life of Neeluk and his family through one year in the 1800s in the Arctic land that would later become the state of Alaska.
Cindy Lou Aillaud
How cold does it have to be before Alaskan kids stay inside for recess? This is a photo book with text written from a child s perspective on what kids do during recess at 20 below. We see kids getting ready for recess, putting on layers of outdoor clothing, and then somebody has to go to the bathroom! Going sledding, swinging, running around outside with frosted-up eyelashes and face masks.
Pam Flowers ; illustrations, Jason Baskin
Collects eleven stories that showcase dogs exemplifying positive character traits such as wisdom, loyalty, courage, and good judgment.
Elizabeth Cody Kimmel ; illustrated by Nora Koerber
Debbie S. Miller ; illustrations by Jon Van Zyle
The story of the heroic role played by sled dogs, including the Siberian husky Togo, in the delivery of antitoxin serum to those stricken with diphtheria in 1925 Nome. Includes historical notes about the event as well as about the Iditarod Sled Dog Race which commemorates it.
Dogsledding and extreme sports : a nonfiction companion to Magic tree house #54, Balto of the Blue Dawn
by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce ; illustrated by Carlo Molinari
"A nonfiction companion to Magic Tree House #54: Balto of the Blue dawn."-- Provided by publisher.