Sunday, February 15, 2009

Iditarod resources

Here it is, a partial list of the books we used last year to follow the Iditarod and learn about Alaska, the Arctic, and the Inuit people. I'll post again once I compile other, non-book resources, and possibly remember more book titles.

The Bravest Dog Ever—the True Story of Balto
, by Natalie Standiford (Step into Reading, Step 3)

Togo, by Robert J. Blake

Dogteam, by Gary Paulsen

The Great Serum Race: Blazing the Iditarod Trail, by Debbie S. Miller

Storm Run: the Story of the First Woman to Win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, by Libby Riddles

Moose Racks, Bear Tracks, and Other Alaskan Kidsnacks, by Alice Bugni

Born to Pull, by Bob Cary (Scholastic picture book)

Akiak, a Tale from the Iditarod, by Robert J. Blake (Acton Picture Bk Blake)

Big-Enough Anna, by Pam Flowers with Ann Dixon

Kiana’s Iditarod, by Shelley Gill

The Polar Bear Son, an Inuit Tale, by Lydia Dabcovich
Mystery on the Iditarod Trail, by Carol Marsh (plus teacher’s guide)

Woodsong, by Gary Paulsen

One Small Square—Arctic Tundra, by Donald M. Silver

Look Who Lives in the Arctic, by Alan Baker

Under Alaska’s Midnight Sun, by Deb Vanasse

Arctic Lights, Arctic Nights, by Debbie S. Miller

Eskimo Boy—Life in an Inupiaq Eskimo Village, by Russ Kendall

Being Caribou, by Karsten Heuer

3 comments:

Deb Vanasse said...

Thanks for including Under Alaska's Midnight Sun on your Iditarod list. I'm volunteering at the Iditarod this year with DeeDee Jonrowe's mom. It's fun knowing my book will play a part too.

Fiddler said...

Deb, thanks for stopping by, and have a great time at the Iditarod! We love Under Alaska's Midnight Sun and have several more of your titles on our list for this year.

Nandini said...

Wow! What a great list of resources for the Iditarod! I'm bookmarking this and will visit again with my kids. We have The Great Serum Race, Balto, and Togo, but haven't read any of the others.

Thanks for this awesome list, Fiddler!