Raising Readers: A Collection of Stories from Maine

Raising Readers: A Collection of Stories from Maine

2013/2014: This book is an anthology of six picture books, each created by an author or illustrator from Maine. It contains the wonderful picture books The Big Meow, illustrated by the artist Cynthia Jabar who was raised in Maine; The Bugliest Bug, illustrated by Peaks Island artist Scott Nash; Farmer Will, written and illustrated by the picture book creator Jane Cowen-Fletcher; That's Are What Friends Are For, illustrated by Maine artist Holly Meade; Weslandia, illustrated by Gorham artist Kevin Hawkes; and Zachary's Ball, written and illustrated by Maine picture book creator Matt Tavares!

ISBN: 9780763664893
Author: Maine Authors*
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Binding: Hardcover
Age Group: 5 years
*Maine-based

Each year we work with a publisher to find books that are created by talented writers and artists in our state. This year we worked with the Boston publisher Candlewick Press, and they designed this beautiful book for Maine families. We make this special book because it is the final book in the Raising Readers program. We hope it sends the message that Raising Readers, the books' authors, illustrators, publishers, and, most importantly, your healthcare providers, have all enjoyed helping you raise a reader.

There is something special about knowing there are people in our state who spend their days creating and illustrating stories just so that families like yours will have wonderful books to read together. Let your child know that this book was created for her. There is a biography or description of each Maine author or illustrator. Read those biographies with your child. She might like to know how and by whom this book was created.

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