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Maine Children's Chapter Books

Cheerful Ruby LaRue and her shy friend Eleanor Bandaranaikes couldn't be more different. Ruby has lived her whole life in the small ski town of Paris, New Hampshire. Eleanor's family is from Sri Lanka. But these unlikely best friends share one thing--they both have BIG plans.

Ten-year-old Dylan is excited when his father inherits an old lighthouse and cottage in Maine. Dylan and his family get to live there all summer He goes sailing on the bay, explores the small town down the road, and searches for a legendary pirate treasure that was said to be buried nearby.

Jack Nickerson and his faithful lab, Sinbad, wake early one snowy Cape Cod morning, ready for winter fun. Meanwhile, miles away in the ocean, the crew of a cargo tanker ship called the Pendleton" is in serious trouble. The waves and wind of a raging nor'easter rip the tanker in two, leaving the people to cling for their lives in the wicked, cold storm.

Mori and her friends live a normal life on Firefly Lane in their utopian community, Old Harmonie. In a world this safe and perfect, they've never had to question anything . . . never had to wonder about how their lives came to be. Until a new girl named Ilana moves in. She's so perfect that Mori and her friends are curious . . .

Blurring the lines between magic and science, award-winning author Megan Frazer Blakemore invites readers to search for the elusive Fountain of Youth.

With nods to classic fantasy expertly woven into this surprising and emotionally-charged journey through the ups and downs of middle school, Megan Frazer Blakemore proves that even the bravest heroes need true friends by their side.

This thought-provoking sequel to Megan Frazer Blakemore's stunningly imaginative novel, The Firefly Code, gives readers a chance to see our world in a brand new light.

This uplifting New York Times bestseller reminds us that if we’re open to new experiences, life is full of surprises.

Donn Fendler's harrowing story of being lost in the Maine wilderness when he was just twelve, was made famous by the perennial best-seller, Lost on a Mountain in Maine. In Lost Trail, more than 70 years after the event, Donn tells the story of survival and rescue from his own perspective.

Based on the true account of a boy's harrowing journey through the vast wilderness of the Katahdin Mountains, Lost on a Mountain in Maine is a gripping survival story for all ages.

Hitty is a doll of great charm and character. It is indeed a privilege to publish her memoirs, which, besides being full of the most thrilling adventures on land and sea, also reveal her delightful personality. One glance at her portrait will show that she is no ordinary doll. Hitty, or Mehitable as she was really named, was made in the early 1800s for Phoebe Preble, a little girl from Maine.

In 1743, thirteen-year-old Marguerite Ledoux travels to Maine as the indentured servant of a family that regards her as little better than the Indians that threaten them, but her strength, quick thinking and courage surprise them all.

When twenty-year-old Billy Laird of Berwick excitedly enlists in the Union Army with his hometown pals, he has no idea what lies ahead for him. Mentally challenged, he is ill prepared for the training and fighting, but he gets by with the help of his friends. Soon, however, he is sent to a different unit without them.

In this latest installment of FalconGuide's Adventures with the Parkers series, the Parkers, an intrepid family of four, journey to Acadia National Park in Maine where they explore the beautiful coastal waters and hike many of the park's finest trails, including to the top of Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the U.S. to see the sun rise every morning.

Even though Madison Grey's best friend Sophie says their coming school vacation will be a blast, Madison's not so sure. If it's like every other summer--when she's stuck home being pestered by three younger siblings--things could get really boring.

"A deeply perceptive look at the universal fear of abandonment." — Booklist (starred review)

“A skillfully written and heartfelt novel about a family making a new home, recovering from grief, and the town full of people who join them on their journey.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

Family, friendship, new school challenges, and a rather large dog problem combine as sisters adjust to their new tiny house life in this charming chapter book series starter from award-winning author Jennifer Richard Jacobson. Perfect for fans of Ivy and Bean and Judy Moody.

In a tiny house, 3 shirts + 3 pants = 9 different outfits

HOW MANY DAYS UNTIL TOMORROW? 2001 Parents' Choice Award Josh is a twelve-year-old with dyslexia who spends the summer on a remote island in Maine with his teasing older brother Simon and grandparents he hardly knows. His "bug-eyed" grandfather (alias Grumps) rarely says a kind word. Living on Seal Island is torture until Josh realizes his own ingenuity.

Isabelle is fascinated by wind. And this year, she's determined to win the middle school science fair with her wind machine. She's just as determined to have her brother, Julian, who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy and is confined to a wheelchair, serve as her assistant. But after Julian has a grand seizure, everything changes.

When Azalea's family moves to Portland, Maine, so that her father can try driving a tour bus for a living, Azalea's mom decides she wants Azalea (11) and her older sister Zenith (13) to try unschooling. The sisters try to find the right balance between homeschooling, unschooling, and adjusting to a new home.

Stone Fallen is not your average 15-year-old boy. Then again, neither is his friend Ella Costello. For years Stone and Ella have spent their summer vacations snooping around town and uncovering secrets, even if the secret is as simple as a bunch of old gardening magazines from the 1940's. This year Stone and Ella go walking in Newman Park which is just up the street from where they live.

Do you know what it takes to fly? Could you swim a thousand miles? How much would you risk to help a friend? Follow Thunder through Acadia National Park and find out how this canine park ranger meets the unique challenges he finds in this stunning piece of the rugged Maine Coast. For middle grade readers and dog lovers of all ages.

Welcome to Centerburg! Where you can win a hundred dollars by eating all the doughnuts you want; where houses are built in a day; and where a boy named Homer Price can foil four slick bandits using nothing but his wits and pet skunk.


The comic genius of Robert McCloskey and his wry look at small-town America has kept readers in stitches for generations!

Centerburg might be your town. Grampa Hercules and his never-ending tall tales, Dulcy Dooner, the uncooperative citizen, unbusinesslike Uncle Ulysses and his friendly lunchroom, the flustered sheriff, the pompous judge—they are all as American as they come. But there's a subtle and delightful difference.

Chicago born and bred, Cody Haskell is overjoyed to receive a 10th birthday gift of two weeks with his grandparents in Cundy's Harbor, Maine. By the end of his visit, Cody has filled a scrapbook recording new experiences like lobstering with his granddad, kayaking, hooking a shark, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, and moose, whale and windjammer-spotting.

J.E.Moores has one crazy looking family tree. On its branches he airs his mother's dirty laundry with a sharp wit, setting her bouffant hairdo into a tizzy. Meet Grampy, a rascal who told tall tales about Snotgrass, Swamp Boggers, Philly Lou Birds, Side Hill Gougers and a Yupapotamus on long drives through the backwoods of Maine.

Sneaking out for a quick boat ride on a summer day, five children find themselves engulfed in a curtain of dense, powerful fog that transports them from the rocky Maine coast to the mysterious island of Ayda.

In Book Two of The Five Stones Trilogy, Chase, determined to fulfill his promise to find the unifying Fifth Stone, finds the elusive Captain Nate and brings him back to the island of Ayda, where one realm is burning and two others are under siege from Dankar's dark forces of Exor.

With the first ice—a skim on a sheep pail so thin, it breaks when touched—one family’s winter begins in earnest. Next comes ice like panes of glass. And eventually, skating ice! Take a literary skate over field ice and streams, through sleeping orchards and beyond. The first ice, the second ice, the third ice . . . perfect ice . . . the last ice . . .

The Black Ledge Series, Book II He'd bonded with the child. It was foretold, and so it would be. Black Ledge is inhabited again, but not everyone in the Realm is pleased. As the Driscolls settle into their new home they meet magical Beings, discover secrets, and exasperate the Elven Guard. They're having a great time.

This book is designed to get children excited about planting and gardening

Come on in and meet: Polly Pansy, Benny Bachelor Button, Rita Rose, Hollis Hollyhock, Zelda Zinnia and Willey the Woolly Thyme

From award-winning author Ellen Potter comes a charming new chapter book series where kids, lobster boats, and a hint of magic are part of everyday life.
There are three things you should know about Piper Green:
1. She always says what’s on her mind (even when she probably shouldn’t).
2. She rides a lobster boat to school.

Book two of Ellen Potter’s charming new illustrated early chapter book series set on an island off the coast of Maine, where kids, lobster boats, and a hint of magic are part of everyday life.
As far as Piper Green is concerned, the day started out lucky:
• Lucky thing #1: Her mom is painting Piper’s bedroom her favorite color.

Move over Junie B. Jones! Get to know Piper Green as she discovers the ordinary magic right outside her front door.

Move over, Junie B. Jones! Piper Green is back in her fourth chapter-book adventure, and it could take her all the way to China. Suitcase? Check. Passport? Check. Magic X-ray vision glasses from the Fairy Tree? Check, check, check!

Love Ramona or Judy Moody? Then you definitely need to know Piper Green! The girl with the fairy tree in her backyard returns, and this time the fairies have left her a mysterious pirate patch.

Abbie was afraid.

She had never had to keep the lights burning by herself. But many lives depended on the lighthouse, and Papa was depending on Abbie. This is the exciting true story of Abbie Burgess, who in 1856 single-handedly kept the lighthouse lamps lit during a tremendous storm off the coast of Maine.

Rosalie is a fifteen-year-old girl from Camden, Maine, who is a dreamer and a daring adventurer. When given the opportunity to seize the moment to go on an expedition up the great Mount Megunticook to explore the mysterious Victorian house, she cannot resist. Once inside the house, she finds it holds a magical mystery: one that only her bravery and confidence can solve.

Back in the days of the lumberjack and the river drive, supplies and equipment were moved up Maine's most remote river by towboats--wooden barge-like structures--which were towed upriver by horses or oxen on the shore. In this charming book for younger re.

A baby whale is the latest mammal stranded on the beaches of Acadia National Park. When the Landons run to get help, they don’t notice Bindy Callister slip away. When they track her down, she’s acting strange—she knows the strandings are no accident. She even knows those responsible. But she’s too scared to tell.

A New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award
A People Magazine Best Children’s Book
A Washington Post Best Book
A Publishers Weekly Best Book
Boston GlobeHorn Book Nonfiction Award Honor recipient

Caldecott Honor winner Sweet mixes White’s persona

Joe Wood has dreams. Big dreams. He wants to be a newspaperman, and though he's only fourteen, he's already borrowed money to start his own press. But it's April, 1861, and a young nation is teetering on the brink of a civil war.As effects of war begin to spread over Joe's hometown of Wiscasset, Maine, he must juggle his personal ambitions with some new responsibilities.


It's 1838. Jake's father has lost his job and his savings. Hearing of work in Maine, the family leaves their large home in Boston and heads north, taking with them a few furnishings—and a deep family secret.

What do you do when you don't have a home or a family to call your own anymore?
Eleven-year-old Abigail is not entirely sure how she'll do it, but after losing her mother to smallpox and her father to the sea, she knows that it is up to her to build a new life for herself and her little brother, Seth.


All Will Ames ever wanted to do was farm. But when he's injured in a farm accident, Will is left without a leg -- and without his future.

There's no place on a farm for a cripple.

Louie discovers a body washed up on the rocks one cold winter morning and sets out to solve the mystery of who and what happened. His mother's illness, rescuing, lodging and feeding shipwrecked sailors provide exciting moments during the winter of 1904.

During the turn of the twentieth century, lighthouses dotted the New England coast to provide security for ship-going traffic.

The delightful classic by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, about overcoming obstacles and the joy of music. 

2018 Green Earth Book National Short List Recipient

Trouble's coming to the Wilder Family Campground. When Cooper and Packrat find their geocache box full of illegal eagle parts, their lazy summer is over. Someone wants those valuable parts back. And if they can't get the parts back, they'll settle for holding one of the rare Pine Lake eaglets hostage instead.

The stakes have never been higher for Cooper Wilder. When an accident puts Cooper's dad in the hospital, Cooper must shoulder some new responsibilities. But he's distracted. First, he and his friends find a fox caught in an illegal trap on the campground's land. Then kits start to go missing from the fox den. Who would want to catch foxes? And why?

Why would a ghost from the Civil War seek help from a young boy in Kittery, Maine? There is a mystery afoot and the ghost won't leave until it's solved.