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LIBRARY SERVICES

Islandport Press provides discounts to libraries, connects teachers and librarians with talented author and illustrator presenters, and offers custom products to engage young readers and promote literacy both indoors and outside. Downloadable links and resources can be found on individual book pages on our website for select children’s titles. For more information about library services, call Anna Jordan at 207-846-3344 or email anna@islandportpress.com.

Discounts

We offer a 20% discount to school and community libraries. Plan a community or school-wide reading program using Islandport Press books and that discount grows. Get 25% off the retail price of 50 to 99 books and 35% off the retail price of 100 or more books. To place an order, please call 207-846-3344 or email Shannon Butler (shannon@islandportpress.com) to set up an islandportpress.com librarian account. Then browse our selection of books and place online orders at your convenience.

Big Books

Perfect for story times and read-alouds, our popular Wildlife on the Move series of board books, made in partnership with Maine Audubon, are available in a large format. Through simple narrative, A Monarch Butterfly Story, A Little Brown Bat Story, A Blanding’s Turtle Story, and A Snowy Owl Story share information about migration, adaptation, and respectful human interaction with nature. At 13” x 13” and coil bound, the big books are sturdy, practical, and beautiful.

Cost: $40 per book (plus shipping)
To order: Phone 207-846-3344 or email Shannon Butler (shannon@islandportpress.com)

Story Walks

Purchase a story walk for indoor or outdoor use and the narratives of our award-winning books become a kinesthetic literacy adventure. Islandport Press story walks have been planted and posted in library gardens, parks, trails, schools, and other public spaces.

Hold This!, by Carolyn Cory Scoppettone; At One, by Lynn Plourde; Halfway Wild by Laura Freudig; and Animal Hide and Seek, by Dahlov Ipcar are deconstructed and enlarged into sixteen 11 by 17 inch spreads and printed on heavy card stock. They are ready to mount on posts, display cases, or walls, and arrive with one extra copy of the book. We can also work with you to make more permanent installations or develop other Islandport books into a story walk. Contact us for information and pricing.

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Cost: $55 (includes one copy of the book)
$100 (laminated, includes one copy of the book)
To order: Phone 207-846-3344 or email Shannon Butler (shannon@islandportpress.com)

School and Library Visits

Engage young readers with a visit from an author or illustrator. Islandport Press authors and illustrators can provide literacy programing in your school or library. Introduce your students to outside speakers who can talk authentically and passionately about the importance of audience, revision, story structure, research, and the creative process. A visiting author can be an effective way to achieve  curriculum outcomes.