Maine In Print: Most Recent

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A list of Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry and Children/YA Books by Maine Authors
Author Title Category Description Publisher Publication Year
Graves, Sarah Death by Chocolate Malted Milkshake Fiction

A summer wedding is cancelled when a man is poisoned and both the bride and groom are suspects. Local sleuths Jake and Ellie must find the real killer. What will become of the giant whoopie-pie wedding cake?(A Death by Chocolate Mystery) The author lives in Eastport.

Kensington 2019
DiCamillo, Kate A Piglet Named Mercy Children/YA

A small piglet finds her way to the Watsons front porch and then into their hearts.Picture book prequel to the Mercy Watson chapter book series illustrated by Maine artist Chris Van Dusen.

Candlewick Press 2019
Janeczko, Paul B. The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems Poetry Children/YA

Picture book anthology of forty-five how-to poems including "How to Ride a New Bike" "How to Make a Meal" and "How to Tell a Camel" selected by poet/author Paul Janeczko.

Candlewick 2019
Lord, Cynthia Because of the Rabbit Fiction Children/YA

Emma's father,a Maine Game Warden, is called to rescue a rabbit stuck in a picket fence. Emma has no idea that this bunny will bring her real luck as she enters public school for the first time. She is longing for a best friend. Maine author Cynthia Lord lives with three pet rabbits.

Scholastic Press 2019
Lord, Cynthia Borrowing Bunnies: A Surprising True Tale of Fostering Rabbits Non-fiction Children/YA

Story of Peggotty and Benjamin two rescued rabbits fostered by author Lord and her husband photographer John Ball. Before they could be adopted the bunnies had to learn to trust people and feel safe in a house. Additional illustrations by Maine artist Hazel Mitchell.

Farrar Straus Giroux 2019
Morrison, Dave Refuge Poetry JukeBooks 2019
Blanco, Richard How to Love a Country Poetry Beacon Press 2019
Balancing Act 2 Poetry

Anthology of poems by fifty Maine women

Littoral Books 2019
Wait, Lea Thread on Arrival Fiction

Harmless old Ike collects bottles to make ends meet. When he is discovered stabbed to death a teenager new to town is the prime suspect. Amateur sleuth Angie is convinced the young boy is innocent. (8th in the Mainely Needlepoint Mystery) Lea Wait lives in Edgecomb.

Kensington 2019
Wait, Lea Thread on Arrival Fiction

Harmless old Ike collects bottles to make ends meet. When he is discovered stabbed to death a teenager new to town is the prime suspect. Amateur sleuth Angie is convinced the young boy is innocent. (8th in the Mainely Needlepoint Mystery) Lea Wait lives in Edgecomb.

Kensington 2019
Patterson, Dave Soon the Light Will Be Perfect Fiction

One summer in the life of a young Vermont boy confronting adolescence, poverty, family illness and questions of faith. Author Patterson is also a journalist, musician and high school teacher. This is his first novel.

Hanover square 2019
Christensen, Kate The Last Cruise Fiction

Christine Thorne is a passenger on the last voyage of the vintage ocean liner Queen Isabella, but no holiday is in store. A series of calamities will test the character of all aboard. The author lives in Portland.

Doubleday 2019
Agell, Charlotte Maybe Tomorrow? Children/YA

Pink hippo Elba always has a big black block with her. She has been dragging it around for a long time. After she meets alligator Norris who dances everywhere, things begin to change. Author Charlotte Agell lives in Brunswick.

Scholastic Press 2019
Bryan, Ashley Blooming Beneath the Sun Poetry Children/YA

Poems of Christina Rossetti illustrated with collage art of Ashley Bryan

Atheneum 2019
Matthews, Pam Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby Champion of Maine Children/YA

Picture book story of Phillips native Cornelia Crosby, angler, hunter, journalist, and first Maine Guide. The author also lives in Phillips and illustrator Heidi Kendrick lives in Portland.

2018
Walsh, Liza Gardner How Do Fairies Have Fun in the Sun? Children/YA

Rhyming picture book depicts fairies playing in woods and on beaches and watching a child build a fairy house. Both the author and the illustrator Hazel Mitchell live in Maine.

DownEast Books 2018
Barnett, Mac The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown Children/YA

Picture book biography of writer Margaret Wise Brown who spent summers at The Only House, her cottage on Vinalhaven.

Balzer + Bray 2019
Beattie, Anne A Wonderful Stroke of Luck Fiction

Novel explores the influence of a brilliant teacher and his relationship with boarding school students, one in particular. Anne Beattie lives in Maine.

Viking 2019
Dunnett, Kaitlyn Clause & Effect Fiction

When human remains are discovered during the renovation of the historical society building local book editor/sleuth Mikki Lincoln is on the case. The Deadly Edits series is set in the Catskills. Author Dunnett lives in the western mountains of Maine.

Kensington 2019
French, Gillian The Missing Season Fiction Children/YA

Every October when a young person disappears from Pender adults offer excuses, but kids know that a monster they call the Mumbler is responsible. Newcomer Clara does not know what to believe. The author is a Maine native. She lives in Hermon.

Harper Teen 2019
Blakemore, Megan Frazer The Story Web Fiction Children/YA

Alice finds an enormous spider web deep in the forest and her father explains that the strands are made from stories that hold the world together. Years later, she realizes this could be true. The author/school librarian lives in Maine.

Bloomsbury 2019
Peirce, Lincoln Max & the Midknights Fiction Children/YA

Max is an apprentice to his Uncle Budrick who is a troubadour, but Max really wants to become a knight. Portland author Peirce leaves middle school for the Middle Ages in this illustrated novel.

Crown 2019
Janeczko, Paul B. Secret Soldiers: How the U.S. Twenty-Third Special Troops Fooled the Nazis Non-fiction Children/YA

Story of the Ghost Army, a World War II unit that included actors, sound engineers, and paint designers whose mission involved creating noises and sites of war that would be mistaken for the real thing by the enemy.

Candlewick Press 2019
Creech, Sharon Saving Winslow Fiction Children/YA

When Louie's father brings home a sickly newborn mini-donkey, Louie accepts the "mission" to save the little animal. Sharon Creech lives in Maine.

Harper 2019
Lyons, Kelly Starling; Minter, Daniel (Illustrator) Going Down Home With Daddy Fiction Children/YA

Li'l Alan is excited about the annual family reunion at the farm, but also worried because he has thought of nothing to share. Illustrator Daniel Minter lives in Portland.

Peachtree Publishers 2019
Jacobson, Jennifer Richard This Is My Room! (No Tigers Allowed) Fiction Children/YA

Jo Jo is determined to sleep in her own room, but a lion, a tiger and a bear seem to think it belongs to them. What to do? The author lives in Maine

Simon & Schuster
Falatko, Julie The Great Indoors Children/YA

When the family goes on vacation, so do the woodland creatures. Bears, beavers, deer and others camp in the house! The author lives in Maine

Disney/Hyperion 2019
Covell, David Run Wild Children/YA

Barefoot children run through the woods to the shore. Covell grew up in Maine and this picture book is dedicated to Loon Lake.

Viking 2018
Alexander, Kwame; Sweet, Melissa (Illustrator) How to Read a Book Poetry Children/YA

Poetry and art (watercolor, gouache, mixed media, vintage and handmade paper, found objects) provide instructions for an adventure in reading. Melissa Sweet lives on the coast of Maine.

Harper 2019