Reading List: UNP’s own scholastic book fair

As fall surrounds us let us reflect on simpler times. The times of paper pilgrim hats, hand-traced turkeys, and lunch line stuffing. The best part of being in school during the holidays was of course, Scholastic Book Fairs©.  To bring us all back to our red rover days, we have created our own book fair. Enjoy some of our books for young readers and remember to circle the ones you want.

9780803269347The Life of Chief Joseph

By Alan Grey

Readers discover the story of the Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph and the events leading up to his now-famous declaration: “From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.” This biography full of colorful stories gleaned from careful research, telling a fascinating tale and offering the reader a thorough history of Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce war. Young readers and adults alike will both enjoy and learn from this riveting account of one of the most significant American Indian figures of the nineteenth century.

Order here for $15.95

9780803269354The Life of Kit Carson

By Alan Grey

Kit Carson, the quintessential frontiersman, is remembered as a larger-than-life mountain man, explorer, trapper, guide, soldier, Indian agent, officer, hunter, and rancher. In The Life of Kit Carson, Alan E. Grey invites young readers to join Kit as he strikes out on his own at the age of sixteen to find adventure along the beaver streams; ride with him and John Fremont as they explore the untamed West, taking cover as Kit trades gunfire in the Mexican-American War; and witness his encounters with Indians in the Navajo and Southern Plains campaigns.

Order here for $15.9

Plain-LightPrairie.inddLight on the Prairie

By Nancy Plain

Soloman D.Butcher (1856–1927) staked his claim on the plains in 1880. He didn’t like farming, but he found another way to thrive. He had learned the art of photography as a teenager, and he began taking pictures of his friends and neighbors. Butcher noticed how fast the vast land was “settling up,” so he formed the plan that would become his life’s work—to record the frontier days in words and images. This biography is the winner of a Spur Award, Will Rogers Medallion Award, Nebraska Book Award, and an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History.

Order here for $16.95

9780991638901Have You Seen Mary?

By Jeff Kurrus

“. . . and the sky blackened with dark, gray bodies. In the blurry confusion, John lost Mary.” So begins Have You Seen Mary?, Jeff Kurrus’s fictional account of one sandhill crane’s faithful search during spring migration for his lost mate. Set on Nebraska’s Platte River, this tenderly woven story of love is also a stirring introduction to these majestic birds, replete with Michael Forsberg’s radiant color photographs. This book will appeal to all ages, for it both entertains and educates readers about sandhill cranes.

Order here for $9.95

9780803216402Beaver Steals Fire

From the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Beaver Steals Fire is an ancient and powerful tale springing from the hearts and experiences of the Salish people of Montana. Steeped in the rich and culturally vital storytelling tradition of the tribe, this tale teaches both respect for fire and awareness of its significance, themes particularly relevant today. This unforgettable version of the story is told by Salish elder Johnny Arlee and beautifully illustrated by tribal artist Sam Sandoval.


Order here for $14.95


9780803234918Bull Trout’s Gift

From the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Beautifully illustrated and narrated in the tradition of the Salish and Kootenai Tribes, this account of conservation as the legacy of one generation to the next is about being good to the land that has been good to us. Bull Trout’s Gift is steeped in the culture, history, and science that our children must know if they hope to transform past wisdom into future good.

Order here for $21.95


A complete list of UNP’s books for young readers can be found here.

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