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Alaskana for Children: New Book Titles for Young Alaskans  -  Page Five
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Science Under Sail: Russia's Great Voyages to America 1728-1867. Smith, Barbara Sweetland. Anchorage Museum of History and Art, 2000. Grades 6-12
Seldovia Sam and the Very Large Clam
A catalog for a Y2K exhibit, this title gives a view of the scientific aspects of Russians in Russian America and is valuable for the historical drawings of peoples and places along Alaska's coast, the photos of Alaskan artifacts and navigational instruments, and brief profiles of voyagers whose names now grace our state's map: Bering, Golovnin, Kotzebue.
Seasons of Land and Life: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Banerjee, Subhankar. Mountaineers Press, 2003. Grades 9-12.
This large photographic book with accompanying essays by eminent environmentalists would be a resource in a high school where current events and controversies are part of the curriculum.
Seldovia Sam and the Very Large Clam. Springer, Susan Woodward. Illustrated by Amy Meissner. Alaska Northwest, 2003 Grades 2-3.
Along with its sequel, Seldovia Sam and the Sea Otter Rescue, this easy chapter book tells of Sam's misadventures in stories that will ring true to coastal kids.
Sled Dogs Run
Sled Dogs Run. London, Jonathan. Illustrated by Jon Van Zyle. Walker, 2005. PreK-2.
A simple text and trademark Van Zyle illustrations show the freedom and joy of dog mushing. Endpapers show the sled parts and equipment.
Solo Flite: An Alaska Puppy Becomes a Legend. Schlegelmilch, Marianne. Illustrated by David W. Large Jr. Blood. Bank of Alaska, 2002 $14.95. K-4
A picture book to benefit the Blood Bank of Alaska, it tells the story of how a puppy of the late Joe Redington survived a plane crash and went on to become an Iditarod hero.
Togo
Togo, Blake, Robert J.Philomel, 2002. All ages.
Blake paints a portrait of the heroic serum run dog in oils and in words that show that "the hero is not always the dog who crosses the finish line first, but, as in this case, the dog who made the last lap even possible."
Tulugaglu Natchiglu/The Raven and the Seal. Akootchook, Lillian. Illustrated by Bud Root. North Slope School District/Tuzzy Consortium Library/Native Village of Barrow/Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2002. (Not for commercial purchase; available through Inupiat Language Program, North Slope School District, Box 169, Barrow, AK 99723) K-6.
A traditional story from northern Alaska about the Raven the Trickster in a vomiting competition with Seal. Text in Iñupiaq and English.
Tulunigraq/Ancestral Stories of a Time Before the Land Was Divided. Frankson, Ernie. Illustrated by Bud Root. North Slope School District/Tuzzy Consortium Library/Native Village of Barrow/Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2002. (Not for commercial purchase; available through Inupiat Language Program, North Slope School District, Box 169, Barrow, AK 99723) Grades 3-4.
Traditional stories of a Raven boy of northern Alaska. The main text is in Iñupiaq with a translation in English. The black-and-white illustrations are in a stylized graphic mode.
The Winter Walk
Whale Snow. Edwardson, Debby Dahl. Illustrated by Annie Patterson. Charlesbridge/TaleWinds, 2003.$15.95 All ages.
A Barrow resident tells a story of a young boy who learns from his elders and celebrates with his village when Papa's whaling crew brings in a whale. Also available in Iñupiaq as Uqsruagnaq at the publisher's Web site.
The Winter Walk. Cox, Loretta Outwater. Alaska Northwest, 2003 $18.95 Grades 7-12.
Cox tells a century-old story of her great-grandmother in her heroic and tragic trek along the Bering Sea coast. Study guide.
Winter Is. Dixon, Ann. Illustrated by Mindy Dwyer. Alaska Northwest, 2002. ppr. $8.95 Preschool-Primary.
The poetry of winter is clear and bright in Dixon's words and Dwyer's winter scenes.
Next page:   Other Recent Northern Titles to Consider Pages:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7 


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