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WASHINGTON READS: Picture Books Set in the Northwest


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The wave of the Sea-Wolf book The wave of the Sea-Wolf

Wisniewski, David.
E WISNIEW

Intricate cut-paper illustrations incorporating Pacific Northwest motifs accompany this original story of the Tlingit princess Kchokeen, who is rescued from drowning by a guardian spirit that later enables her to summon a great wave and save her people from hostile strangers.



Apples to Oregon :  being the (slightly) true narrative of how a brave pioneer father brought apples, peaches, pears, plums, grapes, and cherries (and children) across the plains book Apples to Oregon : being the (slightly) true narrative of how a brave pioneer father brought apples, peaches, pears, plums, grapes, and cherries (and children) across the plains

Hopkinson, Deborah.
E HOPKINS

A pioneer father transports his beloved fruit trees and his family to Oregon in the mid-nineteenth century. Based loosely on the life of Henderson Luelling.



Lying awake book Lying awake

Furbush, Helen.
E FURBUSH

"Lyrical story about an 8 yr old on a boat w/her grandfather. Pages of educational information at back discussing marine life featured in story. Recipe, card game and coded message activities. Discussion also about life on a boat."



Where do I sleep? :  a Pacific Northwest lullaby book Where do I sleep? : a Pacific Northwest lullaby

Blomgren, Jennifer.
E 591.51 BLOMGRE

Cuddle up with this beautifully illustrated lullaby book featuring eighteen Northwest animals-deer, eagle, and salmon among them-bedding down for the night (or day!). Rhythmic and soothing four-line stanzas describe the animals' habitats and sleeping patterns, gently teaching children the importance of a good night's sleep.



Raven :  a trickster tale from the Pacific Northwest book Raven : a trickster tale from the Pacific Northwest

McDermott, Gerald.
E 398.2089 MCDERMO

Raven, the trickster, wants to give people the gift of light. But can he find out where Sky Chief keeps it? And if he does, will he be able to escape without being discovered? His dream seems impossible, but if anyone can find a way to bring light to the world, wise and clever Raven can!



Eagle boy :  a Pacific Northwest native tale book Eagle boy : a Pacific Northwest native tale

Vaughan, Richard Lee, 1947-
E VAUGHAN

An Indian boy's friendship with eagles ultimately saves his village in the Pacific Northwest from starvation.



O is for orca :  a Pacific Northwest alphabet book book O is for orca : a Pacific Northwest alphabet book

Wolfe, Art.
E WOLFE

A is for Auklet, B is for Bear, and C is for Coyote. This is a bright, colorful children's alphabet book, in which each letter is vividly represented by a photo. The brief, informative text includes photos from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon.



The tree in the ancient forest Juvenile Book The tree in the ancient forest

Reed-Jones, Carol.
J 574.5264 REED JO

A 300-year-old fir tree is the main character in a forest drama depicting the cycle of interdependence between plants and animals.



A North American rain forest scrapbook Juvenile Book A North American rain forest scrapbook

Wright-Frierson, Virginia.
J 577.3409 WRIGHT

Presented in the form of a scrapbook, describes the author's exploration of a temperate rain forest in North America, located in Washington State, and the plants and animals she found there.



Turnagain Ptarmigan! where did you go? book Turnagain Ptarmigan! where did you go?

Guenther, James.
E GUENTHE

A child watches as a ptarmigan changes its appearance and actions as the seasons change.



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