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5-9 Years

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Books about Maine for Kids

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Books about Maine

The Must-Have-Aboard Book List for a Cruise in Maine

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Children's Books - Pre School:

Counting Our Way to Maine

by Maggie Smith


L is for Lobster - A Maine Alphabet

by Cynthia Furlong Reynolds, Jeannie Brett (Illustrator), Cynthia Furlong Reynolds


Children's Books Ages 4-8:

My First Book About Maine (The Maine Experience)

by Carole Marsh, Kathy Zimmer


Nellie the Lighthouse Dog

by Jane Scarpino (Illustrator), Robert Ensor (Illustrator), Jane Weinberger (Editor)


Mabel Takes a Sail

by Emily Chetkowski, Dawn Peterson (Illustrator)


Newberry: The Life and Times of a Maine Clam

by Marie Litterer (Illustrator), Vincent G. Dethier


One Morning in Maine (Picture Puffin)

by Robert McCloskey

Many of Robert McCloskey's books are set in Bucks Harbor. The little town – where Mr. Condon's garage still stands – is a short walk from Bucks Harbor Marine. The '03 Cruise itinerary has the fleet passing quite near so this could be a fun lunch stop for kids who know the books well.

Burt Dow, Deep-Waterman: A Tale of the Sea in the Classic Tradition (Picture Puffins)

by Robert McCloskey


Time of Wonder

by Robert McCloskey


Blueberries for Sal (Picture Puffins)

by Robert McCloskey (Illustrator)


Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie (1st Avenue)

by Connie Roop, Peter Geiger Roop, Peter E. Hanson (Illustrator)

Ages 4-8

Birdie's Lighthouse (Aladdin Picture Books)

by Deborah Hopkinson, Kimberly Bulcken Root (Illustrator)


Children's Books - Ages 9-12:

The Call of the Running Tide: A Portrait of an Island Family

by Nancy Price Graff, Richard Howard (Illustrator)

Out of Print but used available - A sympathetic, realistic portrait of a lobster-trapping family on Swan's Island, Maine, showing their activities throughout the year. Written in 1992

AYC will spend a night in Burnt Coat Harbor on Swan's Island and (we hope) there will be an opportunity for the kids to spend a few early morning hours with an Island Lobsterman on his boat.

Great State of Maine Activity Book

by Jane Petrlik Smolik


Meeting Melanie

by Nancy Garden

Ages 9-12

My First Book About Maine (The Maine Experience)

by Carole Marsh, Kathy Zimmer


Maine: The Way Life Is: A Year of Wicked Good Poetry

by Robert Pottle, Jonathan Siruno (Illustrator)


Trick or Treat Murder: A Lucy Stone Mystery

by Leslie Meier

One of a whole series of Lucy Stone Mysteries set in Maine


Books for Teens:

BIGFOOT Stalks the Coast of Maine and other twisted downeast tales

by Thomas A. Easton


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