Primary Nonfiction Books

Primary Nonfiction Books



Author (Copyright Date):


Alaska’s Dog Heroes: True Stories of Remarkable Canines

Shelley Gill (2014)   

True canine stories from Alaska including Balto, Togo, Tekla and more.
Ages 6-9

Big-Enough Anna: The Little Sled Dog Who Braved the Arctic Pam Flowers with Ann Dixon (2003)

A true story about how the runt of the litter became the lead sled dog.

Ages 4 – 8

Lexile AD590 (Adult Directed)

The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto
Natalie Standiford (1989)

The story of the 1925 serum race to Nome is told in this Step Into Reading book.

Grades 1 – 3

Lexile 510

Fountas & Pinnell: L

Douggie: The Playful Pup Who Became a Sled Dog Hero

Pam Flowers (2008)

Flowers pays tribute to the class-clown puppy who, with patient training, became the lead dog for a 325-mile expedition to the Magnetic North Pole.

Ages 5-8

Lexile 690

Keep On!  The Story of Matthew Henson Co-Discoverer of the North Pole Deborah Hopkinson (2009)

This picture book biography of Matthew Henson features the importance of sled dogs to the mission.
Ages 6-10

SoloFlite: An Alaskan Puppy Becomes a Legend
Marianne Schlegelmilch (2002)

A lost puppy, given a home at a kennel in Fairbanks, becomes an Iditarod legend.
Ages 4 – 8