Arctic Dinosaurs of Alaska won Silver for middle grade fiction in the 2023 Nautilus Book Award international competition. The contest searches for books as seeds to improve life in the world through Better Books for a Better World. Arctic Dinosaurs of Alaska tells this story: There was once a time in the far north, as far north as land goes, when dinosaurs left footprints in the snow. What was life like for these dinosaurs living at the top of the world? The book follows Pakky, a young pachyrhinosaurus, as she experiences her first sunless winter and learns about ice and snow. She discovers the wonders of the yearly cycle of life, and that even though the time of light gives way to the time of dark, light and good food always return. The colorable illustrated fiction nests in non-fiction where there is much relevant background information.