Raising Readers promotes early childhood literacy and a love of reading by giving books to Maine children at birth and at well child visits through age five.

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Impact:

  • 2.9MILLION BOOKS GIVEN AT BIRTH & WELL CHILD VISITS
  • 330MAINE HOSPITALS & MEDICAL PRACTICES
  • 280,000CHILDREN REACHED
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Featured Book: 100 First Words

100 First Words

12 months

Crystal-clear photos show the wonder of the real world, from baby's body to baby's food, while delightful illustrations foster learning, from penguins playing in the snow to a mouse climbing a ladd... Read More »

Picture Books about Starting School

Doctor Recommended Books

Starting school is big step for your child and for you, too. Children’s picture books about starting school can help reassure children and help ease worries by familiarizing them with their new routine. Reading books together about starting school gives you the opportunity to talk... Read More »

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