Check out Charles Mason’s many amazing photos at:


Learn about Claire’s other Alaskan books and info about Alaska at:


Extensive material for use in the classroom at:


Learn about the 1988 Operation Breakthrough, including the book and movie Big Miracle at:


The Alaska Kids web site features loads of information on geography, native cultures, history, cool critters and a complete list of Alaskan children’s books at:


View Alaskan wild life videos at:


The state of Alaska’s web site features great material on the 49th state:


Check out this web site for historical photos:


Activities to learn about Alaska:




Thousands of books have been written on the 49th state – fiction and nonfiction, for children and adults. Below is a brief selection of titles. Check out for a complete list of Alaskan children’s books.


Those authors starred below have written many books about the 49th state. Check online for their other Alaskan titles.



Adding Arctic Animals by David S. Bauer, Red Brick Learning

Alaska: A Land in Motion by Nancy Warren Ferrell.

* Big Alaska: Journey Across America’s Most Amazing State

Debbie S. Miller (Author), Jon Van Zyle (Illustrator)

*Big-Enough Anna: the Little Sled Dog Who Braved the Arctic. By Pam Flowers and Ann Dixon. Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth.

* Children of the Gold Rush by Claire Rudolf Murphy and Jane G. Haigh.


*Children of the Midnight Sun: Young Native Voices of Alaska by Tricia Brown, photography by Roy Corrall.

Far North in the Arctic: Counting Alaska’s Animals by Cory Hansen

The Iditarod: Story of the Last Great Race by Ian Young.

Moose Racks, Bear Tracks, and Other Alaska KidSnacks by Alice Bugni. Illustrated by Shannon Cartwright.

Recess at 20 Below by Cindy Lou Aillaud.

Togo by Robert J. Blake.


Picture Books:

*Anna’s Athabaskan Summer by Arnold Griese. Illustrated by Charles Ragins.

* Berry Magic by Teri Sloat and Betty Huffmon. Illustrated by Teri Sloat.

* Raven and River by Nancy White Carlstrom. Jon Van Zyle.

* Under Alaska’s Midnight Sun by Deb Vanasse, illustrated by Jeremiah Trammell.

* Whale Snow by Debby Dahl Edwardson. Illustrated by Annie Patterson.

Older Fiction:

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George.

* The Secret Moose by Jean Rogers, illustrated by Jim Fowler.

* Seldovia Sam and the Very Large Clam by Susan Woodward Springer. Illustrated by Amy Meissner

* Toughboy and Sister by Kirkpatrick Hill.

* Seldovia Sam and the Very Large Clam by Susan Woodward Springer. Illustrated by Amy Meissner



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