Northern Picture Books

How raven got his crooked nose : a Dena'ina fable

retold by Barbara J. Atwater and Ethan J. Atwater ; illustrated by Mindy Dwyer
2018
ISBN: 9781513260952

"Chulyen, a trickster raven, loses his nose in an embarrassing incident, but vows to get it back. With the help of magic powers, Chulyen devises a caper to retrieve his missing nose, and learns an important lesson along the way."--Provided by publisher.

Charlie and the blanket toss

by Tricia "Nuyaqik" Brown ; illustrated by Sarah "Anuyaq" Martinsen
2014
ISBN: 9781941821077

Charlie, an Inupiat boy, is excited about the upcoming festival to celebrate a successful whale hunt, but afraid when he thinks this might be the year he takes part in the traditional blanket toss. Includes glossary and notes on Inupiat whaling traditions.

Shanyaak'utlaax̲ = Salmon boy

Johnny Marks, Hans Chester, David Katzeek, Nora Dauenhauer k̲a and Richard Dauenhauer-ch áwé yax̲ hás ayawsitee ; Michaela Goade-ch kawshixít = edited by Johnny Marks, Hans Chester, David Katzeek, Nora Dauenhauer, and Richard Dauenhauer ; illustrated by Michaela Goade
2017
ISBN: 9781946019028

"After a Tlingit mother gives her son a dried piece of salmon with mold on the end, he flings it away in disgust, committing a taboo. This offends the Salmon People, who sweep him into the water and into their world, where they name him Shanyaak'utlaax̲ or Salmon Boy. Find out what happens to Shanyaak'utlaax̲ in this ancient Tlingit story"--Dust jacket.

Dream flights on Arctic nights

written by Brooke Hartman ; illustrated by Evon Zerbetz
2019
ISBN: 9781513261898

Illustrations and rhyming text reveal a child's dreams of flying over the Arctic and seeing the animals that live there.

Blueberry Shoe

Dixon, Ann
2000
ISBN: 9780882405186

Raven brings us fire

written by Pauline Duncan ; illustrated by Lindsay Carron
2016
ISBN: 9780996369879

"Raven Brings Us Fire is an ancient creation story based on oral history that has been passed from generation to generation for thousands of years"--Back cover.

Raven and the box of daylight

written by Pauline Duncan ; illustrated by Lindsay Carron
2016
ISBN: 9780996369893

"Raven and the Box of Daylight is an ancient creation story based on oral history that has been passed from generation to generation for thousands of years."--Back cover.

Origins of rivers and streams : a raven story

written by Pauline Duncan ; illustrated by Lindsay Carron
2016
ISBN: 9780996369886

"Origins of Rivers and Streams is an ancient creation story based on oral history that has been passed from generation to generation for thousands of years"--Back cover.

Mama, do you love me?

by Barbara M. Joosse ; illustrated by Barbara Lavallee
1991
ISBN: 9780877017592

A child living in the Arctic learns that a mother's love is unconditional.

Lucy's dance

Deb Vanasse ; illustrations by Nancy E. Slagle
2011
ISBN: 9781602231276

Lucy helps her grandfather, and her entire community, recall the traditional dance festivals that they used to enjoy before the outsiders came. Includes author's note on the history of traditional Yupik dance festivals.

The eye of the needle

retold and illustrated by Teri Sloat
1990
ISBN: 9780525446231

Sent out by his grandmother to find food, Amik consumes a series of animals of ever-increasing size and brings back more than he thinks.

Kitaq Goes Ice Fishing

Nicolai, Margaret
1998
ISBN: 9780882405049

Pedro's pan : a gold rush story

written by Matthew Lasley ; illustrated by Jacob Souva
2019
ISBN: 9781513261874

Everyday is an adventure for Pedro and his Pan as they look for gold together in Alaska. Inspired by the true story of prospector Felice Pedroni and includes a brief biography, gold facts, and how to pan for gold.

Let's go! : a harvest story

by Hannah Lindoff ; illustrated by Michaela Goade
2017
ISBN: 9781946019097

"Learn about Southeast Alaska Native subsistence activities and foods in this original text. Readers travel on a journey through the seasons while exploring Native traditions, cultural values, and the beautiful and bountiful Southeast Alaskan landscape"--Book jacket.

Ten rowdy ravens

written by Susan Ewing ; illustrated by Evon Zerbetz
2005
ISBN: 9780882406060

Take a ride with these ten carefree ravens on their journey from being naughty to loveable.

Togo

Robert J. Blake ; editor, Patricia Lee Gauch
2002
ISBN: 9780399233814

In 1925, Togo, a Siberian husky who loves being a sled dog, leads a team that rushes to bring diphtheria antitoxin from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska.

The woman who married the bear

a Tlingit story adapted by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse; illustrated by Janine Gibbons
2017
ISBN: 9781946019080

Swimmer

by Shelley Gill ; illustrated by Shannon Cartwright
1995
ISBN: 9780934007238

Swimmer, the Chinook salmon, journeys over 10,000 miles to complete her life cycle, while Katya, the native Alaskan girl, comes of age in her small village along the coast.

Go home, river

story by James Magdanz ; illustrations by Dianne Widom
1996
ISBN: 9780882404769

In 1875, a young Inupiat boy travels the length of the Kobuk River with his family, from its source in the mountains of northern Alaska to Kotzebue Sound, where they join others for an annual trade fair.