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Art Exhibit Celebrates New Library Opening in Cape Elizabeth

01/18/2016

“The Art of the Story: A Celebration of Maine Illustrators” will be on exhibit from February 4 through 29, 2016.

Maine artist Blue Butterfield breathes new life into holiday classic

10/19/2015

Portland, Maine (Oct. 19, 2015) — A farmhouse “banked with emerald jewels clustered on bayberry boughs, and a house stuffed with aunts, uncles, and cousins, and mince pies by the legion.” These are the very words that first captivated readers in 1941, when Pulitzer Prize winning poet Robert P. Tristram Coffin penned a description of the quintessential New England holiday in “Christmas in Maine”. A new edition of C

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Islandport to Reissue Barbara Cooney picture book

12/16/2014

Islandport Press is pleased to announce that it will reissue When the Sky is Like Lace, a classic picture book illustrated by legendary Maine artist Barbara Cooney and written by Elinor Lander Horwitz. The book, which was first published in 1975, will be released by Islandport in January 2015.

Islandport Press and Maine Audubon Announce New Partnership

12/09/2014

Four-book children’s series to feature Maine wildlife stories

"The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball" Cover Reveal

11/26/2014

Islandport Press is pleased to announce it will be publishing a new middle grade novel by award-winning writer Elizabeth Atkinson. 

"The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball," scheduled for release in Fall 2015, tells the stories of two best friends: Ruby LaRue, an eleven-year-old girl with an enthusiastic zest for life, and her shy, brilliant friend, Eleanor Bandaranayake. 

Ruby and Elea

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This Year, Have A Very Merry Moosey Christmas

10/21/2014

Author Lynn Plourde and artist Russ Cox plan events to promote new children’s book

Book release party set for August 17 at Poland Spring Campground

08/05/2014

Did you know that people buy and sell eagle feathers, claws, and parts? Cooper and Packrat didn’t, either. But they’re learning fast. When the boys find a box of valuable eagle parts, they soon realize that the owner will stop at nothing to get them back. Follow the adventure in Mystery of the Eagle’s Nest, a new middle-grade mystery from author Tamra Wight, coming August 18 from Islandport Press.

Rule’s “Sled Ride” wins N.H. Literary Award for Best Children’s Book

03/11/2014

NORTHWOOD, N.H. (March 11, 2014)—Rebecca Rule’s The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!, an enchanting tale of seven children who set out to enjoy an epic sled ride one magical winter’s day, has won the 2014 New Hampshire Literary Award for Best Children’s Book.

Rule’s debut picture book, which was illustrated by Jennifer Thermes, has received wide acclaim since it was

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Islandport to publish new McMorrow mystery by Gerry Boyle

03/04/2014

Islandport Press will work with acclaimed author Gerry Boyle to publish a new Jack McMorrow novel in hardcover, and re-release his first eight books in the popular mystery series as both redesigned softcover and ebook versions. Islandport has also acquired an option for a second new McMorrow book, the rights to original online fiction by Boyle, and the rights to the new titles forthcoming in Boyle’s Brandon Blake mystery series.

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Islandport Press signs best-selling author Kate Christensen

01/30/2014

Islandport Press has signed acclaimed novelist and national best-selling author Kate Christensen to write a nonfiction book that weaves together a story of food, history, and personal experience set against a backdrop of the Pine Tree State.


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