Beyond Sleeping Bear

Cover art: The Legend of Sleeping Bear by Kathy-jo Wargin

 

If your family are fans of Up North themed picture books, you've probably already read The Legend of Sleeping Bear.  It's one of our most popular picture books, with its beautifully illustrated story of a mother bear and her cubs.  However, it's only one of many gorgeous picture books that feature stories from Michigan.  If you're looking for other Up North-themed picture books, here are a few reommendations from Rachel, our expert in kids' literature.  Explore Northern Michigan's natural beauty with Up North Alphabet or Nature's Friend, or discover the story of a ship dog in Scout!  You and your little ones will have new Up North favorites to enjoy.

 

 


 

Up North Alphabet Cover Image
By Ashlea Walter, Ashlea Walter (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9780578793733
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pinkie Finger Press - November 13th, 2020

A new favorite by local author/illustrator Ashlea Walter. With lovely watercolor illustrations, this is a great keepsake from your up north trip, exploring the alphabet through the natural environment. —Rachel


Nature's Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781585364053
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - July 15th, 2018

One of my favorite places to visit in the area is Gwen Frostic's Art Studio in Benzonia where you can see the printing presses in action. This is a great tribute to her life and work. —Rachel


Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes Cover Image
By Pamela Cameron, Renée Graef (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780870209147
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Wisconsin Historical Society Press - April 8th, 2019

In 1941 Sport was a stray pup that became the ship dog for the Hyacinth crew tending lighthouses around Lake Michigan.  A great historical choice for dog and adventure lovers alike! —Rachel


The Legend of Michigan (Legend (Sleeping Bear)) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585362783
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - March 21st, 2006

The Legend of Leelanau (Legend (Sleeping Bear)) Cover Image
$19.75
ISBN: 9781585361502
Availability: Ships Today - Not Currently In-Store
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 4th, 2003

The Legend of the Lady's Slipper (Legend (Sleeping Bear)) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781886947740
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - May 1st, 2001

The Legend of the Petoskey Stone (Legend (Sleeping Bear)) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781585362172
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - May 26th, 2004

Legend of the Loon Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781886947979
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - April 24th, 2000

The Legend of Sea Glass (Myths) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781585366118
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - February 15th, 2016