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Bernard author debuts new picture book


Southwest Harbor book launch for “Halfway Wild” scheduled for October 4

Islandport Press and Vena’s Fizz House Revive Historic Beverage Switchel With an Interactive Author Event for Young Readers


PORTLAND, MAINE (July 20, 2016): Switch it up on Tuesday, August 9, and take the kids out for a drink. Tweens and teens (and their parents) are invited to Vena’s Fizz House in Portland’s Old Port to help revive the refreshing ginger and vinegar-based switchel, a drink featured in the middle-grade novel, Azalea, Unschooled (Islandport Press 2015), by Liza Kleinman.

Kleinman, a Portland-based author, will read the s


Bucksport writer signs book contract with Islandport Press


Gillian French’s “The Door to January” scheduled for May 2017 release

Art Exhibit Celebrates New Library Opening in Cape Elizabeth


“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


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.

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