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