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: Hooray for Birds!

Hooray for Birds!

24 months

Birds of all feathers flock together in a fun, rhyme-filled offering by the creator of Maisy. From the rooster’s “cock-a-doodle-doo” at dawn to the owl’s nighttime ... Read More »

The Journey of a Raising Readers Book

20th Anniversary

Have you ever wondered how Raising Readers books are selected or how they make their way into the hands of Maine children? Join us on this journey of a Raising Readers’ book! Each year, we search the globe for the very best children’s books, with help from our publishing partners. ... Read More »

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