Raising Readers celebrates 20 Years of promoting the love of reading by giving 3 million books to Maine children at birth and at well-child visits.

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Impact:

  • 3 MILLION BOOKS GIVEN AT BIRTH & WELL CHILD VISITS
  • ALL MAINE HOSPITALS & MEDICAL PRACTICES PARTICIPATE
  • 97% MAINE CHILDREN REACHED
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Celebrating 3 Million Books

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Books chosen for Raising Readers are rigorously reviewed by a committee of doctors and experts before they make it into the hands and homes of Maine families. Need book recommendations? See the 270+ individual titles we’ve used over the past 20 years.

Books & Blogs: News from Raising Readers

Featured Book: Raisin, the Littlest Cow

Raisin, the Littlest Cow

4 years

Raisin loves being the littlest cow in the herd. All the other cows dote on her, and life is grand. But one day, Raisin’s mother has a new little cow... one who is even smaller than Raisin. A... Read More »

A Read-Aloud with Sarah L. Thomson: Around the Neighborhood

20th Anniversary

This post is part of a series of videos by Maine-based children’s book authors and illustrators reading aloud. This week, we’re featuring Sarah Thomson,  author of Around the Neighborhood. Doctors in Maine gave Around the Neighborhood to 2-year-olds back in 2014.  Sarah wrote to tell us a... Read More »

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