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Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson (2008)

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Hattie Brooks leaves Iowa in 1918 and travels to a Montana homestead inherited from her uncle.

  • Reading age : 12 – 15 years
  • Publisher : Yearling; Reissue edition (December 23, 2008)
  • ISBN-10 : 0385735952
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0385735957

Betrayed by Patricia Rushford (1996)

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Jenny McGrady mystery set in Montana

  • Publisher : Bethany House Pub (March 1, 1996)
  • ISBN-10 : 1556615604
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1556615603

Eye of the Great Bear by Bill Wallace (1999)

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Set in 1898, about a family that moves to Montana.

  • Reading age : 8 – 12 years
  • Publisher : Aladdin; Reprint edition (November 1, 1999)
  • ISBN-10 : 0671025023
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0824914110

Dust Devil by Anne Isaacs and illustrated by Paul Zelinsky (2010)

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Swamp Angel grows too big for Tennessee, so she moves to the wide open spaces of Montana. A humorous tall tale.

  • Reading age : 5 – 9 years
  • Publisher : Schwartz & Wade; 1st Edition (September 14, 2010)
  • ISBN-10 : 0375867228
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0375867224


Bold Women in Montana History  by Beth Judy (2017)


From the Blackfeet warrior Running Eagle to the stereotype-smashing librarian Alma Jacobs, the eleven women portrayed in this engaging book broke down barriers of sexism, racism, and political opposition. The third book in Mountain Press’s state-by-state series for teen readers.

  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Mountain Press (May 1, 2017)
  • ISBN-10: 9780878426768
  • ISBN-13: 978-0878426768
  • ASIN: 0878426760

Shep: Our Most Loyal Dog (True Story) by Sneed B. Collard III and illustrated by Joanna Yardley (2011)

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Based on a poignant true story, people began to notice that Shep the dog showed up whenever a train came into the town of Fort Benton, Montana. No one knew why he did this or where he came from. Slowly, however, the mystery was unraveled. Shep had belonged to a sheepherder who had passed away. The man’s body had been put on the train to be shipped for for a funeral in another place. Shep evidently met the incoming trains in the hope that his master/owner/human would return. He would continue to do so for more than five years!

Shep’s story has touched a lot of people, both in the 1930′s when it occurred and today. The town of Fort Benton has even erected a statue in his honor.

  • Reading age : 6 – 9 years
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press; Illustrated edition (April 1, 2006)
  • ISBN-10 : 158536259X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1585362592

B is for Big Sky Country: A Montana Alphabet by Sneed B. Collard III and illustrated by, Joanna Yardley

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Discover the history and geography of Montana.

  • Reading age : 6 – 9 years
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press; Illustrated edition (August 11, 2003)
  • ISBN-10 : 9781585360987
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1585360987

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