Children's Books

Adams, Peter. Early Loggers and the Sawmill. New York: Crabtree Publishing, 1981.                                            

Appelbaum, Diana. Cocoa Ice. New York: Orchard Books, 1997. A children’s book about the trade between Maine and the West Indies.

Appelbaum, Diana. Giants in the Land. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993.  A wonderful book about early Maine and the giant pine trees.        

Beckhorn, Susan Williams. Moose Power! Muskeg Saves the Day. Camden, Maine: Down East Books, 2010. A logging story starring a moose!

Bertrand, Lynn. Granite Baby. New York: Melanie Kroupa Books; Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. A tall tale.

Brotzge, Jerry. My Pet Rock, Greg Granite. Mustang, Oklahoma: Tate Publishing, 2008. 

Burns, Diane L. Trees, Leaves and Bark. Minnetonka, Minnesota: NorthWord Books for Young Readers, 1995.

Cash, Terry. Bricks. London: A & C Black, Ltd., 1988. A very simple book with some experiments included.

Clarke, Ruth. Granite Planet. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Dean, Carol Shorey. The Henhouse: A True Story of Life on a Maine Farm. Camden, Maine: Down East Books, 2003

Dean, Carol Shorey. The Live Bale of Hay. Camden, Maine: Down East Books, 2004.

Dussling, Jennifer. Looking at Rocks. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 2001. A simple field guide.

Field, Robert. Geometric Patterns from Tiles & Brickwork. Norfolk, England: Tarquin Publications, 2004.

Forest Trees of Maine. Maine Forest Service, 2011.

Gerber, Carole. Winter Trees. Watertown, Massachusetts: Charlesbridge, 2009.

Gibbons, Gail. Tell Me, Tree: All About Trees for Kids. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2002. Early elementary level factual book about trees.

Gleiter, Jan and Kathleen Thompson. Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. Austin, Texas: Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 1993. An upper elementary level version of the tall tale.

Harwood, Lynne. Honeybees at Home. Gardiner, Maine: Tilbury House, n.d.

Iverson, Diane. My Favorite Tree: Terrific Trees of North America. Nevada City, California: Dawn Publications, 1999.

Jaspersohn, William. Timber! From Trees to Wood Products.  Boston: Little, Brown and company, 1996.

Kellogg, Steven. Paul Bunyan: A Tall Tale. New York: HarperCollins, 1984. An early elementary level version of the classic story.

Kurlansky, Mark. The Story of Salt. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1996.

MacConomy, Alma Deane.  Odd Jobs in Lumbering.  New York:  G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1967.  An older book, but interesting—organized by the lingo of the lumbering industry:  stomach robber, donkey puncher, cat skinner, etc. Gives definitions of terms and descriptions of the logging process.  Ages 9-12.

Marshall, Pam. From Tree to Paper. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, 2003.

Mitchell, Joyce Slayton. Knuckleboom Loaders Load Logs: A Trip to the Sawmill. New York: The Overlook Press, 2003.

Morgan, Ben. Rock and Fossil Hunter. London: Dorling Kindersley, 2005. Includes some experiments and projects.

Pochocki, Ethel. A Penny for a Hundred. San Francisco: Bethlehem Books-Ignatius Press, 1996. A true story of a potato farm in Aroostook County.

Reed-Jones, Carol. The Tree in the Ancient Forest. Nevada City, California: Dawn Publications, 1995. The forest ecosystem.

Rich, Louise Dickinson. The First Book of Lumbering. New York: Franklin Watts, Inc., 1967.      

Sayre, April Pulley. Trout are Made of Trees. Watertown, Massachusetts: Charlesbridge, 2008. The ecosystem.

Snyder, Inez. Sap to Syrup. New York: Children’s Press, 2005.

Taus-Bolstad, Stacy. From Clay to Bricks. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, 2003.

Thomas, Mark. A Day with a Bricklayer. New York: Welcome Books, Children’s Press, Golier, 2001. A very easy reader.

Worth, Bonnie. I Can Name 50 Trees Today! The Cat in the Hat Learning Library. New York: Random House, 2006.