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Becoming a Boundary Waters Family
 
 
by Sue Ahrendts and Kelly Dupre

This book will help families tap into nature through Boundary-Waters-specific activities, instructions and information.


Dear Auntie, Why Me?
A Duluth Woman's Breast Cancer Story
 
 
by "Peggy" Margaret A. Anderson

Despite being a self-described private person, Duluthian Peggy Anderson spills her guts for the greater good in her breast cancer story.


First Chinook, The
The Adventures Of Arthur T. Walden And His Legendary Sled Dog, Chinook
 
 
by David Pagel and Rick Allen

An amazing true story of sled dog adventure.


Lion's Share, The
 
 
by Said Salah Ahmed and Kelly Dupre

The first of four Somali-English bilingual books featuring traditional Somali folktales, this handsome picture book tells a stark animal fable about the misuse of power.


Mosquito Book, The
 
 
by Scott Anderson and Tony Dierckins

The authors have gathered swarms of fascinating facts and off-beat information for a fun and enlightening look at living with the bane of summertime fun, the mosquito.


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Finnigin and the Star Jar
A Little Light Changes Everything
 
 
by Christine Berg and April Berg


Great Wolf and the Good Woodsman
 
 
by Helen Hoover and Betsy Bowen

Beloved nature writer Helen Hoover tells a delightful children’s fable that will stir a sense of wonder and discovery in anyone who has ever felt the magic of the forest and imagined it a lively village of talking animals.


Hiking Minnesota with Kids
 
 
by Mary M. Bauer

Mary Bauer has assembled terrific hikes with accompanying scavenger hunts that kids will love.


Owls of the North
A Naturalist's Handbook
 
 
by David Benson

This natural history guide covers the most amazing facts about owl biology, distribution and behavior.


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Invincible
History of the Duluth Boat Club, Established 1886
 
 
by Michael J. Cochran

Invincible is a history of the Duluth Boat Club, which includes a period when the oarsmen of the Duluth Boat Club completely dominated North American Rowing.


Moving Waters
Adventures on Northern Rivers
 
 
by Sam Cook

Moving Waters is a collection of Sam's essays and photos from his many canoeing adventures in the wilds of Northern Canada and Alaska.


Noel
 
 
by Tony Johnston and Cheng-Khee Chee

Impressionistic watercolor illustrations filled with blowing snow and blue-gray skies set a wintry tone in this poetic exploration focusing on the sounds and sights of Christmas Eve.


Poachers Caught!
Adventures of a Northwoods Game Warden
 
 
by Tom Chapin and Hal Rime

"Poachers Caught" is a good, entertaining collection of the wild episodes of a dedicated natural resource enforcement officer.


Rock People
The Chester Creek Inuksuit Anthology
 
 
by Joel Carter

A bonefide regional hit, this collection of photos of Carter’s creations is mixed with his unique, affirmation-like poems.


Some Dog!
 
 
by Mary Casanova and Ard Hoyt

George is a lovable and dependable basset hound whose humans have always been happy to have him around. When a stray comes into their lives, though, things suddenly change.


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Agate
What Good Is a Moose?
 
 
by Joy Morgan Dey and Nikki Johnson

Agate is a beautifully illustrated, sensitive story that incorporates color with a child's natural love of animals, especially this lovable moose.


Badger Bars & Tavern Tales
An Illustrated History of Wisconsin Saloons
 
 
by Bill Moen and Doug Davis

Journey back to the days when neighborhood taverns were the social hubs of all small towns.


Becoming a Boundary Waters Family
 
 
by Sue Ahrendts and Kelly Dupre

This book will help families tap into nature through Boundary-Waters-specific activities, instructions and information.


Crossing the Canal
An Illustrated History of Duluth's Aerial Bridge
 
 
by Tony Dierckins

For the first time in one book, this is the complete story of Duluth’s aerial bridge.


Great Minnesota Fish Book, The
 
 
by Tom Dickson and Joseph R. Tomelleri

If you’ve ever wondered what’s on the end of the line or swimming under the dock, rock, or country creek bank, Tom Dickson has written about the finned creatures—ranging from famous to infamous to unheard of—to tell you.


Lion's Share, The
 
 
by Said Salah Ahmed and Kelly Dupre

The first of four Somali-English bilingual books featuring traditional Somali folktales, this handsome picture book tells a stark animal fable about the misuse of power.


Mosquito Book, The
 
 
by Scott Anderson and Tony Dierckins

The authors have gathered swarms of fascinating facts and off-beat information for a fun and enlightening look at living with the bane of summertime fun, the mosquito.


Once Upon a Family
 
 
by Angela Day

Even if you don’t know American Sign Language, with Once Upon a Family you can teach your preschooler the signs for the most important people in his or her life—family!


Zenith
A Postcard Perspective of Historic Duluth
 
 
by Tony Dierckins

Zenith: A Postcard Perspective of Historic Duluth follows the Lake Superior region's colorful history from the last ice age, through early native cultures, to the birth of Duluth and Superior.


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Black & Brown Faces in America's Wild Places, The
African Americans Making Nature and the Environment a Part of Their Everyday Lives
 
 
by Dudley Edmondson

The author sought out 20 other African Americans with deep connections to nature and asked them about their experiences.


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Leatherheads of the North
The True Story of Ernie Nevers & the Duluth Eskimos
 
 
by Chuck Frederick

The fascinating story of Nevers and the Eskimos and their notorious exploits on and off the field.


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Disc Golf
All You Need to Know About the Game You Want to Play
 
 
by Michael Steven Gregory and Leticia Plate

This handy reference provides techniques for mastering disc golf, the fast-growing sport.


Natural History and Geology Along the Superior Hiking Trail
 
 
by John C. Green

This booklet is intended to help hikers appreciate the natural history made accessible by the Superior Hiking Trail.


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By the Ore Docks
A Working People's History Of Duluth
 
 
by Richard Hudelson and Carl Ross

By the Ore Docks presents a compelling, full-length history of the people who built this port city and struggled for both the growth of the city and the rights of their fellow workers.


Great Wolf and the Good Woodsman
 
 
by Helen Hoover and Betsy Bowen

Beloved nature writer Helen Hoover tells a delightful children’s fable that will stir a sense of wonder and discovery in anyone who has ever felt the magic of the forest and imagined it a lively village of talking animals.


Gunflint Cabin, The
A Northwoods Memoir
 
 
by John Henricksson

The Gunflint Cabin tells of encounters with wildlife, foraging for berries, creative outhouse designs, baking bread, making repairs to the water system, the continual upkeep of cabin property, and much more.


Minnesota Open House
A Guide to Historic House Museums
 
 
by Karla Finstad Hanson

Minnesota Open House enables residents and visitors to make onsite studies of the region's most compelling buildings.


Sawbill
History and Tales
 
 
by Mary Alice Hanson

Set out with Mary Hanson on her engaging memoirs of the Sawbill area and Minnesota's north woods.


Schoolhouses of Minnesota
 
 
by Jim Heynen and Doug Ohman

Schoolhouses of Minnesota is a magical foray into the nearly forgotten world of one-acre school grounds, kerosene lanterns, coal-burning stoves, and old desks that eventually had sixty years’ worth of initials scraped into them.


Some Dog!
 
 
by Mary Casanova and Ard Hoyt

George is a lovable and dependable basset hound whose humans have always been happy to have him around. When a stray comes into their lives, though, things suddenly change.


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Agate
What Good Is a Moose?
 
 
by Joy Morgan Dey and Nikki Johnson

Agate is a beautifully illustrated, sensitive story that incorporates color with a child's natural love of animals, especially this lovable moose.


Fitger's
The Brewery and its People
 
 
by Clarence Johnson

The story of those who built a brewing tradition along the shore of Lake Superior and made Fitger's one of the longest surviving regional brands in America.


Noel
 
 
by Tony Johnston and Cheng-Khee Chee

Impressionistic watercolor illustrations filled with blowing snow and blue-gray skies set a wintry tone in this poetic exploration focusing on the sounds and sights of Christmas Eve.


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Don Koestner
American Impressionist
 
 
by Don Koestner


Footprints of Early Backwoods Settlers
 
 
by Eileen Keen

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Jewels on the Water
Lake Superior's Apostle Islands
 
 
by Jeff Rennicke and Layne Kennedy

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and its gateway community, Bayfield, WI, have become a premier destination for a wide variety of recreational interests.


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A Hometown Album
Cloquet's Centennial Story
 
 
by Larry Luukkonen and Marlene Wisuri

A pictorial history which traces the history of Cloquet with stories and over 300 pictures.


Between the Waters
Tracing the Northwest Trail from Lake Superior to the Mississippi
 
 
by Larry Luukkonen

Historian Larry Luukkonen brings trail and travelers to life in a well-documented and illustrated account of early Minnesota history.


Minnesota's Iron Country
Rich Ore, Rich Lives
 
 
by Marvin G. Lamppa

Minnesota's Iron Country is a comprehensive look at the natural and human forces that shaped the Arrowhead Region of Minnesota.


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Badger Bars & Tavern Tales
An Illustrated History of Wisconsin Saloons
 
 
by Bill Moen and Doug Davis

Journey back to the days when neighborhood taverns were the social hubs of all small towns.


Historic Photos of Minnesota
 
 
by Susan Marks

The archival images collected in Historic Photos of Minnesota offer unique insights into the state's not-so-distant past.


Monkey with a Tool Belt
 
 
by Chris Monroe

Whether you need a beebersaw or a chisel, Chico Bon Bon's your monkey. He can build or fix just about anything!


North Woods Journal
A Minnesota Nature Calendar
 
 
by Mark "Sparky" Stensaas and Ryan Marshik

North Woods Journal is a lively, enjoyable and educational guide to the North.


Storm Codes
 
 
by Tracy Maurer and Christina Rodriguez

Storm Codes presents the sights and sounds of Great Lakes shipping in the late 1960s through seven-year-old Katy's story of hope and determination.


Ultra Violet
Ten Years of "Violet Days"
 
 
by Chris Monroe

A collection of ten years of the comic strip Violet Days, created by Chris Monroe.


Whitework Quilting
Creative Techniques for Designing Wholecloth Quilts
 
 
by Karen McTavish

Featuring full-color, full-page close-up photographs of artfully done whitework quilts, Whitework Quilting is a solid guide for machine and hand quilters alike.


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Fish House Book, The
Life on Ice in the Northland
 
 
by Kathryn Nordstrom

Compiled with occasional captions by portrait and commercial photographer Kathryn Nordstrom, this book provides a visually impressive photographic survey of fish houses and the ice fishing culture that created them.


Superior Artisans
In Praise of Hands
 
 
by Cameron Norman

Superior Artisans-In Praise of Hands celebrates the community of artisans who live and work along the North Shore of Lake Superior.


Wild Minnesota
 
 
by Shawn Perich and Gary Alan Nelson

Author Shawn Perich and photographer Gary Alan Nelson traveled thousands of miles to give us this photographic portrait of the diverse and unique natural areas of our state.


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Schoolhouses of Minnesota
 
 
by Jim Heynen and Doug Ohman

Schoolhouses of Minnesota is a magical foray into the nearly forgotten world of one-acre school grounds, kerosene lanterns, coal-burning stoves, and old desks that eventually had sixty years’ worth of initials scraped into them.


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Disc Golf
All You Need to Know About the Game You Want to Play
 
 
by Michael Steven Gregory and Leticia Plate

This handy reference provides techniques for mastering disc golf, the fast-growing sport.


First Chinook, The
The Adventures Of Arthur T. Walden And His Legendary Sled Dog, Chinook
 
 
by David Pagel and Rick Allen

An amazing true story of sled dog adventure.


Peace Bell, The
 
 
by Margi Preus

Told in evocative prose, this inspiring story based on the American-Japanese Friendship Peace Bell celebrates peace between nations.


Wild Minnesota
 
 
by Shawn Perich and Gary Alan Nelson

Author Shawn Perich and photographer Gary Alan Nelson traveled thousands of miles to give us this photographic portrait of the diverse and unique natural areas of our state.


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By the Ore Docks
A Working People's History Of Duluth
 
 
by Richard Hudelson and Carl Ross

By the Ore Docks presents a compelling, full-length history of the people who built this port city and struggled for both the growth of the city and the rights of their fellow workers.


Jewels on the Water
Lake Superior's Apostle Islands
 
 
by Jeff Rennicke and Layne Kennedy

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and its gateway community, Bayfield, WI, have become a premier destination for a wide variety of recreational interests.


Minnesota 150
The People, Places, and Things that Shape Our State
 
 
by Kate Roberts

Through surprising, little-known stories, Minnesota 150 explores how such intangibles as personal judgment, political climate, and popular taste can shape our view of the past.


Poachers Caught!
Adventures of a Northwoods Game Warden
 
 
by Tom Chapin and Hal Rime

"Poachers Caught" is a good, entertaining collection of the wild episodes of a dedicated natural resource enforcement officer.


Storm Codes
 
 
by Tracy Maurer and Christina Rodriguez

Storm Codes presents the sights and sounds of Great Lakes shipping in the late 1960s through seven-year-old Katy's story of hope and determination.


White Deer
Ghosts of the Forest
 
 
by Jeff Richter

Join Jeff and John for the first ever exploration in book form of the elusive, startling, white deer.


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Boo Boo Bear's Mission
The True Story of a Teddy Bear's Adventures in Iraq
 
 
by Mary Linda Sather

Boo Boo Mission is the true story of a teddy bear who travels to Iraq to carry a family's love until they can be together again.


Driftwood
Stories Picked Up Along the Shore
 
 
by Howard Siverston

In this newest collection of tales and original paintings, Howard Siverston shares his "stories pickup up along the shore" using his folksy wit and colorful style.


Hometown Heroes
The St. Louis County World War II Project
 
 
by Wilson Spence

This book is a compilation of almost 4,400 men and women from St. Louis County, Minnesota who served in the various branches of the United States armed forces during World War II.


Lake Superior North Shore Experience
 
 
by Jay Steinke


Minnesota Weather Almanac
 
 
by Mark Seeley

Through charts, maps, and reader-friendly text, Seeley measures Minnesota’s history in terms of high temperatures, significant rainfall, and devastating blizzards.


North Woods Journal
A Minnesota Nature Calendar
 
 
by Mark "Sparky" Stensaas and Ryan Marshik

North Woods Journal is a lively, enjoyable and educational guide to the North.


Two Nisse in Santaland
 
 
by Winifred Stanley

Delightful Christmas story about Norwegian little people based on ancient folklore.


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Great Minnesota Fish Book, The
 
 
by Tom Dickson and Joseph R. Tomelleri

If you’ve ever wondered what’s on the end of the line or swimming under the dock, rock, or country creek bank, Tom Dickson has written about the finned creatures—ranging from famous to infamous to unheard of—to tell you.


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La Cucina Della Razza Dei Ciurri Cookbook
A Collection of Recipes
 
 
by Carol Valentini

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A Hometown Album
Cloquet's Centennial Story
 
 
by Larry Luukkonen and Marlene Wisuri

A pictorial history which traces the history of Cloquet with stories and over 300 pictures.


Angry Trout Cafe Notebook
 
 
by George Wilkes

This 185 page notebook not only provides recipes and cooking instructions, but also explains how the cafe practices sustainability in the context of a thriving small business.


Are All the Heroes Gone?
 
 
by Margaret Olson Webster

Through the epic poem and the story of Teddy and his Dad, "Are All the Heroes Gone?" teaches the value of community, friendship, and respect for others.


Life Times Six
Intimate Glimpses Into the Joys and Struggles of Six Generations of Northland Immigrants
 
 
by Margaret Olson Webster


Minnesota North Shore, The
Where Minnesota and Lake Superior Meet
 
 
by Elizabeth Geiger Wilkes

These spectacular aerial and ground photographs show the beauty and unique quality of this lovely area.


Waterfalls of Minnesota's North Shore
A Guide for Sightseers, Hikers & Romantics
 
 
by Eve Wallinga and Gary Wallinga

The Wallingas have explored every river and creek to bring you maps and directions to more than 130 waterfalls.


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Duluth: Gem of the Freshwater Sea
 
 
by Anita Zager

With many full-page and smaller photos, this book celebrates its present day form as well as the history that made it what it is today.