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The Pacific Northwest (OR, WA) and Alaska


Alaska's Three Bears by Shelley Gill.

The Call of the Wild by Jack London. (Classic)
The adventures of an unusual dog, part St. Bernard and part Scotch Shepherd, who is kidnapped, winds up in the Yukon Territory, and becomes the leader of a wolf pack.

A Caribou Journey and A Polar Bear Journey by Debbie S. Miller.

Gentle Ben by Walt Morey. (Classic)
A friendship develops between a boy and a bear in the rugged Alaskan Territory.

Going for the Big One by P. J. Petersen.
Left penniless, three young siblings set out on a dangerous trek over the mountains to a town where they once lived.

Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George. (Newbery Medal winner)
Julie, a 13-year-old Eskimo girl, runs away from an unwanted marriage. On her journey across the Alaskan tundra, she befriends a pack of wolves. Finally, she must decide whether to return to civilization or remain on her own. Julie and Julie's Wolf Pack complete the three-book series.

Prince William by Gloria Rand.
Denny rescues a baby seal from an oil spill.

Raven and River by Nancy White Carlstrom.
Raven and other animals awaken the frozen river for the coming of spring.

The Secret Moose by Jean Rogers.
A young boy living in Alaska secretly helps care for an injured moose.

The Sleeping Lady by Ann Dixon.
A folk legend about Alaska's first snowfall and the origins of Mount Susitna.

Water Sky by Jean Craighead George.
A boy goes to Barrow, Alaska, to live with friends of his father. While there, he learns the importance of whaling to the native people.


The Barn by Avi.

In an effort to fulfill their dying father's last request, 9-year-old Ben and his brother and sister build a barn on their land in the Oregon Territory.

Ramona by Beverly Cleary.
This book is part of a beloved series. Other books in the series include Ramona the Brave, Ramona the Pest, and Henry and the Paper Route.

Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey. (Adult Fiction)
A logging family struggles against a union strike.


Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson. (Adult Fiction)
A mystery about Japanese-Americans before, during, and after World War II.

The Pacific Northwest (OR, WA) and Alaska