Raising Readers celebrates 21 Years of promoting the love of reading by giving over 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 Over 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 21 years.

Books & Blogs: News from Raising Readers

Featured Book: Blue Hat, Green Hat

Blue Hat, Green Hat

18 months

Three earnest animals and one misguided turkey learn colors and clothes in this Sandra Boynton classic.

Serious silliness for all age with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million s... Read More »

Give the Gift of Reading – Book Giving Ideas

Community Partners

With the holidays just around the corner, you may be wracking your brain trying to think of the perfect gift for a well-loved child in your own life.  Or, maybe you would like to do something special for children in your community. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you... Read More »

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