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: Welcome Home, Beaver

Welcome Home, Beaver

4 years

Beaver leaves his riverside home to seek adventure. When he gets lost, Akita helps him find his way home again. But what does Beaver's home look like? Does he live in a nest, hanging in a tree? Or ... Read More »

Tips to Jump Start Skillful Communication in Children

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Processing language, talk in particular, is key to part of being a skillful communicator. Our ability to communicate can affect everything we do, reading and writing, making friends, even getting a job. You can give your little one a jump start on skillful communication by doing a few... Read More »

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