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Katerina’s Wish by Jeannie Mobley

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Katerina’s family has immigrated to Colorado with the dream of buying a farm, but in the meanwhile her father works in a coal mine. Drawing on the wisdom of folktales from her childhood, Katerina works to help her family achieve their dreams.

  • Reading age : 8 – 12 years
  • Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reprint edition (March 11, 2014)
  • ISBN-10 : 9781442433441
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1442433441

The Good Dog by Avi

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Told from the point of view of McKinley, a malamute dog who lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. McKinley usually does the right thing until he meets Lupin, a female wolf. Will Lupin convince McKinley to join her wild pack?

  • Reading age : 8 – 12 years
  • Publisher : Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition (April 1, 2003)
  • ISBN-10 : 0689838255
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0689838255

Bearstone by Will Hobbs

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Story of Cloyd, a Native American boy who is sent to live with an old rancher in the Colorado Rockies when nothing else seems to work out. When his benefactor decides to go into the mountains to open an old mine, will the carved bear he found give him the strength he needs?

  • Reading age : 10 – 14 years
  • Publisher : Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Later Printing edition (September 1, 2004)
  • ISBN-10 : 068987071X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0689870712

Hard Gold: The Colorado Gold Rush of 1859: A Tale of the Old West by Avi

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This book is set both in Iowa and Colorado, but covers a time in Colorado history called the Colorado Gold Rush.

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (September 30, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1423105192

Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers by Ralph Moody

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Ralph was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. There he learns about all aspects of ranching life.

  • Reading age : 9 – 12 years
  • Publisher : BISON BOOKS (September 1, 1991)
  • ISBN-10 : 9780803281783
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0803281783


C Is for Centennial : A Colorado Alphabet  by Louise Doak Whitney and Helle Urban 

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Part of the Discover America State by State Alphabet series, learn about Colorado’s natural history and geography via a two layered text.

  • Reading age : 6 – 9 years
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press; Second Printing edition (October 11, 2002)
  • ISBN-10 : 9781585360581
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1585360581

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