Anchorage Public Library Winter Break Reading Challenge

F‌inish any book during winter break, tell about it and you can win a Kindle Fire!

Read any book between December 23 and January 8.  Enter online by January 14.

Must be in Kindergarten - 12th grade and an Anchorage resident.

Maximum five (5) entries per person.  Immediate Anchorage Public Library relatives are not eligible.

To enter go to

Check out one of these titles over Winter Break!


Seventh-grader Ben, always an outsider, is led into a deep friendship with Halley, who is being treated for cancer, by the special dog he and his adoptive mother take in.


Sefia flees into the wilderness with her aunt Nin, who teaches her to hunt, track, and steal. But when Nin is kidnapped none of her survival skills can help her discover where Nin's been taken, or if she's even alive. The only clue is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book-- a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt.

Crossing paths at an inn, thirteenth-century travelers impart the tales of a monastery oblate, a Jewish refugee, and a psychic peasant girl with a loyal greyhound, the three of whom join forces on a chase through France to escape persecution.‌