Maine artist Blue Butterfield breathes new life into holiday classic


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


Islandport to Reissue Barbara Cooney picture book


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


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

"The Sugar Mountain Snow Ball" Cover Reveal


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


This Year, Have A Very Merry Moosey Christmas


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


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


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


Islandport to publish new McMorrow mystery by Gerry Boyle


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.


Islandport Press signs best-selling author Kate Christensen


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.

Islandport Press signs legendary “Outdoor News”columnist George Smith


Islandport Press will publish A Life Lived Outdoors: Reflections of a Maine Sportsman, a book of collected essays by popular Maine columnist and outdoorsman George Smith, in 2014. The book will capture new material as well as previously published ruminations on family, friends, faith, outdoor fun, and adventure that reflect the broad scope of Smith’s regular weekly columns.

"Working with the dream team at Islandport Pres

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