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Sled Dogs: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about sled dogs?

As you can see, this list of kids books about sled dogs is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about sled dogs, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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Togo
Written by Kate Klimo & illustrated by Tim Jessell
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

“Sled dog Togo–the true hero of the 1925 Serum Run–narrates the story of his life working with musher Leonard Seppala”–

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Arctic Freeze (Race the Wild #3), Volume 3
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10
On a once-in-a-lifetime race through the animal kingdom, it takes smarts, strength, and skill to win!
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Akiak: A Tale from the Iditarod
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

When she hurts her paw on the fourth day of the race, Akiak can no longer compete in the Iditarod–the famed dogsledding race through 1,151 miles of Alaskan terrain. Her musher has no choice but to leave her behind. The rules say once a dog is dropped from the race, it may not rejoin the team. But ten-year-old lead dog Akiak doesn’t know the rules, and nothing will stop her from catching up to her team. Akiak has never won the race before. Will she be able to help her team win this time?

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Stone Fox
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Recommend Ages: 8-12

Little Willy has a big job to do. When his grandfather falls ill, it is up to Willy alone to save their farm from the tax collector. But where can a ten-year-old get five hundred dollars in a hurry? Then Willy sees the poster for the National Dogsled Race. <P>The race pits Willy against the best dog teams in the country, including the Indian Stone Fox and his five beautiful Samoyeds, who have never lost a race. And Stone Fox wants the prize money as badly as Willy does. Willy’s dog, Searchlight, is every bit as fast as the competition, and Willy knows the terrain better than anyone. But can one boy and one dog be a match for the unbeatable Stone Fox?

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Balto and the Great Race
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Recommend Ages: 7-10

Recounts how the sled dog Balto saved Nome, Alaska, in 1925 from a diphtheria epidemic by delivering medicine through a raging snowstorm. Simultaneous.

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  • Call of the Wild - Jack London's novels and ruggedly individual life seemed to embody American hopes, frustrations, and romantic longings in the turbulent first years of the twentieth century, years infused with the wonder and excitement of great technological and historic change. The author's restless spirit, taste for a life of excitement, and probing mind led him on a series of hard-edged adventures from the Klondike to the South Seas. Out of these sometimes harrowing experiences -- and his fascination with the theories of such thinkers as Darwin, Spencer, and Marx -- came the inspiration for novels of adventure that would make him one of America's most popular writers.
    The Call of the Wild, considered by many London's greatest novel, is a gripping tale of a heroic dog that, thrust into the brutal life of the Alaska Gold Rush, ultimately faces a choice between living in man's world and returning to nature. Adventure and dog-story enthusiasts as well as students and devotees of American literature will find this classic work a thrilling, memorable reading experience.

  • Kiana's Iditarod - Kiana, the lead dog on one of the sleds, takes part in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

  • Dogsong - IN THE OLD DAYS THERE WERE SONGS

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