AILA Booklist

Elementary School Books

  • Ancona, George.  Earth Daughter: Alicia of Acoma Pueblo.  New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1995.
  • Andre, Julie-Ann and Mindy Willett.  We feel good out here = Zhik gwaa’an, nakhwatthaiitat gwiinzii.  Photographs by Tessa Macintosh. Calgary: Fifth House Publishers, 2008.
  • Bruchac, Joseph.  Pushing up the Sky: Seven Native American Plays for Children.  Illustrated by Teresa Flavin. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2000.
  • Bruchac, Joseph.  Seasons of the Circle: A Native American Year.  Illustrated by Robert F. Goetzl. Mahwah, N.J.: Troll/BridgeWater Books, 2002.
  • Bruchac, Marge.  Malian’s Song.  Illustrated by William Maughan. Lebanon, New Hampshire: University Press of New England, 2005.
  • Ekoomiak, Normee.  Arctic Memories.  New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1990.
  • Harjo, Joy.  For a Girl Becoming.  Illustrated by Mercedes McDonald. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2009.
  • John, Roberta.  Proud to be a Blacksheep.  Illustrated by Keith Smith. Flagstaff: Salina Bookshelf, 2006.
  • Keams, Geri.  Snail Girl Brings Water: A Navajo Story.  Illustrated by Richard Ziehler-Martin. Flagstaff: Northland Publishing, 1998.
  • King, Thomas.  A Coyote Solstice Tale.  Illustrated by Gary Clement. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2009.
  • Kreipe de Montano, Marty.  Coyote in Love with a Star.  Illustrated by Tom Coffin. Washington, DC; New York: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian; New York; London; Paris: Abbeville Press, 1998.
  • McLeod, Tom and Mindy Willett.  The Delta is My Home = Ehdiitat shanakat t’agoonch’uu Uvanga Nunatarmuitmi aimayuaqtunga.  Photographs by Tessa Macintosh. Calgary: Fifth House Publishers, 2008.
  • Momaday, Natachee Scott. Owl in the Cedar Tree.  Illustrated by Don Perceval. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992.
  • Monture, Joel.  Cloudwalker: Contemporary Native American Stories.  Illustrated by Carson Waterman. Golden, CO: Fulcrum Pub., 1996.
  • Parsons-Yazzie, Evangeline.  Dzání yázhí naazbaa ̉= Little Woman Warrior Who Came Home: A Story of the Navajo Long Walk.  Illustrated by Irving Toddy. Flagstaff, Ariz.: Salina Bookshelf, 2005
  • Rendon, Marcie R.  Powwow Summer: A Family Celebrates the Circle of Life.  Photographs by Cheryl Walsh Bellville. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, 1996.
  • Rose, LaVera.  Grandchildren of the Lakota.  Photographs by Cheryl Walsh Bellville. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1999.
  • Smith, Cynthia Leitich.  Indian Shoes.  Illustrated by Jim Madsen. New York: HarperCollins, 2002.
  • Smith, Cynthia Leitich.  Jingle Dancer.  Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu. New York: Morrow, 2000.
  • Tapahonso, Luci.  Songs of Shiprock Fair.  Illustrated by Anthony Chee Emerson. Walnut, CA: Kiva Publishing, 1999.
  • Tingle, Tim.  Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship & Freedom.  Illustrated by Jeanne Rorex Bridges. El Paso: Cinco Puntos Press, 2006.
  • White, Ellen.  Kwulasulwut: Stories from the Coast Salish.  Illustrations by David Neel. Penticton, B.C.: Theytus Books, 1981.