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| 20th Anniversary, Book List

As we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Raising Readers, we also celebrate the tremendous support from all our friends at Maine’s public libraries. Maine’s public librarians make Raising Readers’ stories and picture books come to life at story hours and beyond. They also play a vital role in sharing the love of books and reading with all Maine children.

In celebration, we’ve partnered with the Maine State Library to bring you these downloadable book lists. These lists include all the hardcover books we’ve given out in the past 20 years. You can explore book lists by age (2-5 years old) or as one big master list.

Families, we invite you to download these lists and have fun checking off the books you’ve read. See some new titles you’d like to read-aloud with your little? Start with your local public library. You can also check the Raising Readers’ Facebook Read-Aloud page, children’s book publishers’ websites and YouTube channels for more read aloud videos.