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Recommended Books for Teaching the Iditarod

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The Foxman
by Gary Paulsen
Grades 6–9
A town boy sent to live on a remote wilderness farm forms a friendship with an elderly, disfigured man who teaches him many things. This book is for mature readers.

The Iceberg Hermit
by Arthur Roth
Grades 6–9
Based on a true story, a 17-year-old boy manages to survive alone on an iceberg for two years after his ship sinks.

Julie of the Wolves
by Jean Craighead George; illustrated by John Schoenherr
Grades 6–9
Thirteen-year-old Julie, an Eskimo girl, becomes lost on the tundra and is protected by a pack of wolves.

by Gary Paulsen
Grades 6–9
The author's adventures in the wild and the harrowing account of his first Iditarod dogsled race across Alaska.

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The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto
by Natalie Standiford; Illustrated by Donald Cook
Grades 1–3
The dramatic true story of the sled dog who led his team through 53 miles of snow and ice to deliver medicine during a 1925 diphtheria outbreak.

Stone Fox
by John Reynolds Gardiner
Grades 2–6
Willy enters a dogsled race in hopes of winning the prize money to pay taxes owed on his grandfather's farm. But is the family dog any match for the magnificent team owned by the mysterious Indian Stone Fox?

Circle of Thanks
by Susi Gregg Fowler; illustrated by Peter Catalanotto
Grades Pre-K–1
As an Alaskan boy and his mother walk through the slushy tundra, a baby otter pup slides into the icy river. The mother rushes in to rescue her, a selfless act that prompts a chain reaction of rescues from other animals.

Iditarod Dream
By Ted Wood
Grades 3–5
This photo-essay details the story of a 15-year-old Alaskan boy as he prepares for and runs the 158-mile course of the Junior Iditarod.