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WASHINGTON READS: Picture Books Set in the Northwest

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WASHINGTON READS: Picture Books Set in the Northwest

Springer's journey book Springer's journey

Black, Naomi.

Springer has the perfect Orca Whale life, living and playing with the rest of her family in the Kelp Forests of Northern British Columbia until her idyllic life is suddenly shattered. Based on a true story, this account of a brave young whale, a surprising journey, and the discovery that the road home doesn't begin on any map: it begins in your heart.

Whales passing book Whales passing

Bunting, Eve, 1928-

A boy standing with his father on the shore watches five Orca whales and imagines them talking underwater in their star-dance light while the bubbles bubble up.

Papa and the pioneer quilt book Papa and the pioneer quilt

Van Leeuwen, Jean.

This warmly engaging story--inspired by the Rwandering footS quilt pattern that was popular during pioneer days--is the moving account of an early American girl who chronicles her family's journey on the Oregon Trail through the quilt she's making.

The tree book The tree

Lyons, Dana.

There is a river flowing near me, and I?ve watched that river change and grow. For eight hundred years I have lived here, through the wind, the fire, and the snow. This powerful song of an ancient Douglas fir celebrates the age-old cycle of life in the Pacific Rain Forest, revealing the interconnectedness of all things.

I am Sacajawea, I am York :  our journey West with Lewis and Clark Juvenile Book I am Sacajawea, I am York : our journey West with Lewis and Clark

Murphy, Claire Rudolf.
J 978.0049 MURPHY

When Lewis and Clark's Corps of Discovery set out in the spring of 1804, they had chosen to go on an unprecedented, extremely dangerous journey. It would be the adventure of a lifetime.

Klondike gold book Klondike gold

Provensen, Alice.

This fictionalized account of the Yukon gold rush follows a young man who risks everything for the chance of striking gold.

Larry gets lost in Seattle book Larry gets lost in Seattle

Skewes, John.
E 917.9777 SKEWES

Seattle! Famed Pike Place Market with its fishmongers; the soaring Space Needle; beautiful Lake Union - these are just some of the sights that Pete and his parents enjoy during their trip. There's only one problem - Pete's dog Larry has disappeared. So Pete goes all over the Emerald City searching for his furry friend. Along the way he sees some amazing sights, including the Underground City, the Aquarium, Sea-Tac Airport, and much more.

Secret of the dance Juvenile Book Secret of the dance

Spalding, Andrea.

In 1935, A Nine-Year-Old Boy's Family held a forbidden Potlatch in faraway Kingcome Inlet. Watl'kina slipped from his bed to bear witness. In the Big House masked figures danced by firelight to the beat of the drum. And there, Watl'kina saw a figure he knew.

My cousin has eight legs! book My cousin has eight legs!

Tomkins, Jasper.

Follows the adventures of a young boy and an octopus who poses as his cousin.

My name is York book My name is York

Van Steenwyk, Elizabeth.

A slave describes the journey he makes with his master, Captain William Clark, into the uncharted territory of the American West to find a water passageway to the Pacific Ocean

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