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Iditarod Books

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Since 1973 mushers and sled dogs have been competing in the Iditarod Trail Race from Anchorage to Nome , Alaska. Iditarod 2010 begins March 6. Follow the race and your favorite musher while you read these books!

Blake, Robert J. Akiak: A Tale from the Idiatrod. The sled dog refuses to give up after being injured during the Iditarod sled dog race.  EASY BLA

Crisman, Ruth. Racing the Iditarod Trail. Describes the annual 1049 mile sled dog race in Alaska and the dramatic life-or-death event that prompted the Iditarod.  j 798.8 CRISM

Dolan, Ellen M. Susan Butcher and the Iditarod Trail. Describes the annual dog sled race from Anchorage to Nome , Alaska , and the life of the woman who was the first person to win it for three consecutive years. j 798.8 DOLAN

Gardiner, John Reynolds. Stone Fox. Little Willie hopes to pay the back taxes on his grandfather's farm with the purse from a dog sled race he enters. j GARDINER

Herzog, Brad. E is for extreme: an extreme sports alphabet. "Extreme sports and its many and varied activities are introduced from A to Z using poetry, prose, and illustration in this children's picture book. Topics include adventure racing, bungee jumping, freestyle skiing, the Iditarod, and kiteboarding"--Provided by publisher.   j 796 HERZO

Kramer, Sydelle. Adventure in Alaska. An amazing true story of the world's longest, toughest dog sled race. j 798.8 KRAME

Miller, Debbie S. The great serum race: blazing the Iditarod Trail. The story of the heroic role played by sled dogs, including the Siberian husky Togo, in the delivery of antitoxin serum to those stricken with diphtheria in 1925 Nome. Includes historical notes about the event as well as about the Iditarod Sled Dog Race which commemorates it. j 798.8 MILLE

O'Dell, Scott. Black Star, Bright Dawn. Bright Dawn must face the challenge of the Iditarod dog sled race alone when her father is injured. j O'DELL

Paulsen, Gary. Dogsong. A fourteen-year-old Eskimo boy who feels assailed by the modernity of his life takes a 1400-mile journey by dog sled across ice, tundra, and mountains seeking his own "song" of himself. j PAULSEN

Paulsen, Gary. Dogteam. Portrays the excitement, the danger, and the beauty of a night run. EASY PAU

Paulsen, Gary. Woodsong. For a rugged outdoor man and his family, life in northern Minnesota is a wild experience involving wolves, deer, and the sled dogs that make their way of life possible. Includes an account of the author's first Iditarod, a dogsled race across Alaska.      j BIOGRAPHY j PAULSEN

Riddles, Libby. Storm Run: the story of the first woman to win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.     j 798.8 RIDDL

Seibert, Patricia. Mush! : Across Alaska in the World's Longest Sled-dog Race. Describes the annual Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska and the sled dogs who compete in it. j 798.8 SEIBE

Shahan, Sherry. Dashing Through The Snow: The Story of the Jr. Iditarod. Presents the history and action of the Junior Iditarod, the annual dogsled race for young people in Alaska , discussing such related topics as dog care, equipment, and technique. j 798.8 SHAHA

Standiford, Natalie. The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto. Recounts the life of Balto, the sled dog who saved Nome , Alaska in 1925 from a diphtheria epidemic by delivering medicine through a raging snowstorm. j BEG. READ STA

Whelan, Gloria. Silver. Even though he is the runt of the litter from her father's prize sled-racing dog, ten-year-old Rachel plans to train her puppy to become a champion racer and determines to track him down when he mysteriously disappears. j WHELAN

Wood, Ted. Iditarod dream: Dusty and his sled dogs compete in Alaska 's Jr. Iditarod. The story of the fifteen-year-old Alaskan boy and his dogs as they prepare for and then run the 158-mile course of the Junior Iditarod Race j 798.8 WOOD