Children & Young Adult Books, Alphabetical by Title
Agate: What Good is a Moose?
by Joy Morgan Dey, Illustrated by Nikki Johnson
Agate the moose sees his friends as fabulous gems. He feels like a plain, brown
rock. But is he, really? If you've ever hunted agates, you know the thrill
of spotting a good one, the anticipation of polishing
it to reveal its secret treasures. Agate reminds us to look for the remarkable
hidden core in ourselves, and in others. Hardcover, 24 pages.
Antler, Bear, Canoe:
A Northwoods Alphabet Year
by Betsy Bowen
Through spare language and colorful woodblock prints, the author presents an
alphabet full of information about the northwoods arranged around the calendar
by Frances Bloxam, Illustrated by Jim Sollers
Orville, the moose, is a likeable young fellow who tries very hard to do everything right,
especially when it comes to taking care of his handsome pair of antlers.
They are his pride and joy, but despite all his care, he wakes up one day to
find that they are coming loose! The lively stanzas of this book tell the story of Orville's hopeful but
misguided efforts to put things right, and his final discovery that when a moose loses his
antlers, he can always look forward to growing an even bigger and better set next year. Softcover, 16 pages.
The Birchbark House
Diving Birds of the North
by Louise Erdrich
Set in the Apostle Islands in 1847 this novel is filled with
fascinating details of traditional Ojibwa life. The story follows a
community, and especially one young Ojibwa girl, through several years of
joys and hardships as they struggle to maintain their traditional ways in a
changing world. 244 pages. Ages 9-12.
Charlotte Avery on Isle Royale
After a dangerous brush with the Chicago fire of 1871, young Charlotte journeys
with her family to Isle Royale where her father works for an island mining operation.
This delightful tale, some of which is taken from diaries of Isle Royale women, will
inspire young readers to discover the rich history of Isle Royale. 192 pages. Ages 9-12.
The Clue at Copper Harbor: A Michigan Lighthouse Adventure
The story of a brother and sister accompanying their parents on a lighthouse tour learn
about the ghost of the Copper Harbor Lighthouse and discover mysterious notes that help
them solve the mystery. 102 pages.
Discover Isle Royale National Park
A book of learning activities for grade-school age children. Includes games,
puzzles, crosswords, and experiments all dealing specifically with Isle
by Field and Karasov
This childrenís book investigates current research and wolf-human conflicts
and helps dispel myths about wolves as predators. Wolf stickers included.
Eliza and the Dragonfly
by Rinehart and Hovemann
This story reveals the beauty and wonder of the hidden world that can be found
in a local pond or woods. This charming story will help to sustain any child's
natural curiosity in insects. Ages 4 -10.
Girls Who Looked Under Rocks
This book for young adults tells the stories of women who devoted themselves
to understanding and protecting nature: Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring;
Jane Goodall, who devoted her life to the study of chimpanzees; Maria Sibylla
Merian, who in 1699 sailed from Europe to South America to study and paint insects;
Anna Comstock, the first woman professor at Cornell University; Frances Hammerstrom, who left
a modeling career to study wildlife on the prairies; Miriam Rothschild, who
grew up in a mansion but let it grow wild with the weeds that butterflies prefer. Ages 10-16.
Isle Royale National Park Coloring Book
by Jaroski and Lindsay
This book of drawings of Isle Royale animals, places, and activities to
color also includes educational explanations for young children.
John Muir: My Life with Nature
The author who is himself an eminent naturalist, presents the young adult "autobiography" of
John Muir as if Muir were telling his own tale of adventure and purpose.
The story of the most influential
conservationist of all time is based on the letters and articles he left behind.
Jordyn Backpacks Isle Royale National Park
by Nelda Liebig
A true-life story of a girl's backpacking trip with her grandmother on Isle Royale. A good story with lots of practical advice and many color pictures. 40 pages.
Leapfrogging through Wetlands
by Anderson, Field, Stephenson
An activity book which helps young people understand the significance of wetlands in
ecosystems throughout North America. A wonderful tool for classrooms and youth groups
with lots of hands on activities to use before and after field trips. Stickers, games, maze. Children.
Legend of the Loon
by Wargin and van Frankenhuzen
A legend about a deep love that stays forever in the sound of the loon that calls across
the northern lakes. This is the story of a magical grandmother and her cherished relationship
with her grandchildren. Illustrated by one of Isle Royale's Artists in Residence. Paper.
A Loon Alone
by Pamela Love, Illustrated by Shannon Sycks
A tranquil pond becomes a frightening place for a loon chick that is separated
from his parents by a menacing snapping turtle. But the brave little bird remains on his hiding place
and survives encounters with a huge moose, a hungry raccoon, and a speedy otter. In the end, he is reunited with his mother
and father just as night falls. Softcover, 16 pages.
by Donna Love, Illustrated by Joyce Mihran Turley
Famous for their eerie calls and magnificent fishing abilities, loons have long
held a special place in many human cultures. This factual, fun-filled introduction
to loons covers loon history, physiology, behavior and coexistence with humans,
with plenty of information for young researchers and older enthusiasts alike.
31 paintings. Paper. 63 pages. Ages 8 & up.
Mine Collar Mystery
by Fourth Grade Students, Calumet-Laurium-Keweenaw Elementary School
A fanciful tale of time travel through Copper Country history, where children in 2006 meet a young miner from the past on their school's playground. 24 pages, children's illustrations.
Moose - Our Wild World Series
Why do bulls grow antlers? What is a dewlap? How far can a moose swim? When are calves born?
Where do moose live? Author Anthony Fredericks answers these questions and many more.
Children will find out what moose are really like and how they live in Our Wide World.
Mooses Come Walking
by Arlo Guthrie, illustrated by Alice Brock
A delightful rhyme about moose for children six months to six years.
Charming and humorous illustrations. Hardcover.
One Little Balsam Fir
A counting book with Northwoods plants and animals: moose, loons, buttercups and lots more. Beautifully
illustrated by Susan Robinson.
Paddle to the Sea
A small canoe carved by an Indian boy makes a journey from Lake Superior all
the way to the Atlantic Ocean. Winner of the Caldecott Award. Full page color
illustrations, maps. Ages 9-12.
Pass the Energy Please!
McKinney and Wallace
In this rhyming story children are introduced to the ideas of the food chain and the interrelatedness of everything on earth.
Full page illustrations. 32 pages.
A Pocketful of Passage
by Loraine Campbell
This story is based on the true memories of Annie Bowen Hoge, whose
father served as an assistant keeper at Passage Island Light on Lake
Superior during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Paper, 77 pages.
Rangers Activity and Sticker Book
written by Greer Chester and illustrated by Guy Porfirio
Join Jason's family and some of their ranger friends on a journey through the National Park Service. You'll
discover all about rangers and some of the amazing things they do.
This book features stunning illustrations and is filled with fun activities,
puzzles, stickers and more! 30 pages.
Sneakers Tours the Quincy Steam Hoist
Written by Jim Lowell, Illustrated by Susan Robinson
Paper ~ $10.00
Learn all about the Quincy steam hoist along with Sneakers the cat.
This is the first in a series of books about the Keweenaw National
Historical Park heritage sites adventures with Sneakers. Ages 3-8.
Paper, 30 pages.
Take Along Guides
Turn every walk into a learning adventure when you 'take-along' these
fun, useful and intersting guides that help identify and find a variety
of species. Each
guide has activities, beautiful illustrations and a 5 or more page
'scrapbook' at the back for your child's drawings, notes or anything
else. Soft cover. Ages 7-10.
Birds, Nests & Eggs - $7.95
Frogs, Toads & Turtles - $7.95
Rocks, Fossils, and Arrowheads - $7.95
Tracks, Scat, and Signs - $7.95
Trees, Leaves & Bark - $7.95
Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back: A Native American Year of Moons
by Joseph Bruchac & Jonathan London, illustrated by Thomas Locker
A collection of poems based on Native legend tells the story of the thirteen moons
of the year and reveals the wonder of the seasons. Full-page oil paintings.
Tracks in the Wild
A newly illustrated edition of the classic book for young naturalists. Bowen
takes her readers on a trip through the North Woods, looking at the animal tracks
along the way--the snowshoe hare, fox, river otter and moose to name a few. Ages 4-8.
Under One Rock - Bugs, Slugs and other Ughs
by Fredericks, Illustrated by DiRubbio
No child will be able to resist looking uder a rock after reading this story.
The cumulative verse invites listeners to join in, and the Field Notes and Fantastic
inspire endless exploration. With its rich, earthy illustrations, it is
a perfect balance of fact, fiction and fun. Softcover, 16 pages.
Wolf Tracks & Moose
Scat, A Visit to Isle Royale
by Jean Mannesto
This children's book introduces early elementary age students to Isle Royale and to the concept of predators and
prey. A simple text and beautiful watercolors and color photographs describe the island's weather and geology
and its animal and plant inhabitants. A perfect book for both children who have not visited Isle Royale and those
who have. Grades 1 to 4.
Wolves - Our Wild World Series
Where do wolves live? What is a pack? Why do wolves howl? How much do wolves eat?
When are pups born? Author Laura Evert gives answers to these questions and many more.
Children will find out what wolves are really like and how they live in Our Wild World.