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WASHINGTON READS: Picture Books Set in the Northwest


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.




Beyond the northern lights book Beyond the northern lights

Blaikie, Lynn.
E BLAIKIE

Batik artist Lynn Blaikie calls on Raven to take the reader on a magical tour of the North. Here readers will dance beyond the northern lights and plunge into the icy deep, where whales mingle with dolphins. And they will find the warmth of the fire pit, where "hand in hand the spirits dance,"

Her simple poetic text is enhanced with stunning images created in batik, filled with rich colors and powerful designs that evoke the spiritual landscape and peoples of the remote north. A beautiful introduction to the North for children and a book for art lovers to treasure.




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.




There was an old lady who swallowed a trout book There was an old lady who swallowed a trout

Sloat, Teri.
E SLOAT

Set on the coast of the Pacific Northwest, this variation on the traditional cumulative rhyme describes the silly consequences of an old woman's fishy diet.




A salmon for Simon book A salmon for Simon

Waterton, Betty, 1923-
E WATERTO

When an eagle drops a salmon into a clam hole, young Simon must decide whether to take it home or let it go.




E is for evergreen :  a Washington alphabet Juvenile Book E is for evergreen : a Washington alphabet

Smith, Marie, 1951-
J 979.7 SMITH

Readers young and old will be delighted to discover the wonders of Washington State, from its natural beauty (Mount Rainier and evergreen forests), to its famous residents (Jimi Hendrix and Big Foot) and familiar skyline (Seattle's Space Needle). Intriguing facts coupled with beautiful original artwork make E is for Evergreen an exciting journey.




First Salmon Juvenile Book First Salmon

Salonen, Roxane B.
J SALONEN

During the ceremony of First Salmon, an event celebrated by the Northwest Pacific tribes to honor and welcome back the salmon each year, Charlie remembers his beloved uncle and starts the process of accepting his death.




1,2,3 moose :   a Pacific Northwest counting book book 1,2,3 moose : a Pacific Northwest counting book

Wolfe, Art.
E WOLFE

Introduces the numbers one through twenty against a background of photographs and brief text describing animal and plant life found in the Pacific Northwest.




Wind-wild dog book Wind-wild dog

Joosse, Barbara M.
E JOOSSE

Ziva, a "wind-wild" young sled dog, decides whether to stay with the man who has trained her or to run free with the wolves and wind.




Salt & Pepper at the Pike Place Market book Salt & Pepper at the Pike Place Market

Losi, Carol A.
E LOSI

Two dogs that look identical, one who lives on a boat and one who is pampered in a penthouse apartment, get switched accidentally in Seattle's Pike Place Market.




Where would I be in an evergreen tree? book Where would I be in an evergreen tree?

Blomgren, Jennifer.
E BLOMGRE

This story-in-verse explores the beauty of the Pacific Northwest through the ecosystem of an evergreen tree. The tree's life cycle is illustrated by the variety of plants and animals it supports.




Northwest animal babies Juvenile Book Northwest animal babies

Wolfe, Art.
J 591.3909 WOLFE

Introduces some of the baby animals found in the Pacific Northwest, including raccoon kits, a bison calf, grey wolf pups, Coho salmon fry, Western Sandpiper chicks, and a cougar kitten.




Three bears of the Pacific Northwest book Three bears of the Pacific Northwest

Vaughan, Marcia K.
E VAUGHAN

Black Bear, Brown Bear, and other creatures help Blue Bear, a stuffed teddy, to search for the "silver box with wheels" where his boy lives, showing him Pacific Northwest forests, seas, and skies along the way.




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