Elementary Fiction

Elementary Fiction


Author (Copyright Date):


The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto

Natalie Standiford (1989)

illustrated by Don Cook

This Step into Reading book (step 3) summarizes the diphtheria run of 1925.


Grades: 1 – 3, Lexile 510L

Cookie Cutters and Sled Runners
Natalie Rompella (2017)

Ana and Lily have been planning to being partners in their major middle school project for years. So when they are split up for the project, Ana is devastated. Ana’s partner is the new girl from Alaska who wants to do their project on sled dog racing in the Midwest. Ana struggles with her OCD when having to face working with germy, drooling sled dogs!

Grades 4-8. Lexile 610.

Dog Diaries #4: Togo

By Kate Klimo (2014)

A terrific story of Togo and the Serum Run told from Togo’s point of view.

Ages: 7-10

Lexile:650 / F&P: S

Book Unit

The Iditarod: The Greatest Win Ever

by Monica Devine (1997)

The story of Kara’s experience on the Iditarod combined with history of the race and information on Alaska.


Lexile: 470.

Sled Dog School

Terry Lynn Johnson (2017)

Eleven-year- old Matt is struggling in school and he has to set up his own business to save his failing math grade, so Matt’s Sled Dog School is born!     

                                                               Ages 8-12

Lexile 660