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New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)


The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin.


Andre by Lew Dietz.

Blueberries for Sal; Burt Dow: Deep-Water Man; Make Way for Ducklings; One Morning in Maine; and Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey.

Grass and Sky by Lisa Rowe Fraustino.
This story, set at a camp on a lake in northern Maine, deals with environmental issues as well as family communication between generations. Eleven-year-old Timmi misses a big baseball tournament to spend her summer in Maine with her grandfather. She discovers another side of this seemingly aloof man.

Island Boy by Barbara Cooney.
"Island Boy" Matthais grows from a small boy to a grandfather on a small island off New England.

Look for Me by Moonlight by Mary Downing Hahn.
Sixteen-year-old Cynda moves to Maine to live with her father and stepmother, where they run a reputedly haunted inn. It is winter, desolate, and there are no visitors at the inn—until a dark, entrancing, and mysterious stranger arrives. Of course, he turns out to be a vampire!

Lost on a Mountain in Maine by Donn Fendler, as told to Joseph B. Egan.
The true story of a boy who was lost for nine days on Katahdin Mountain in 1939.

Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney.
A little girl named Alice Rumphius grows into an old woman. She recalls advice her grandfather gave her about how to live a good and meaningful life.

The Original Freddie Ackerman by Hadley Irwin.
Twelve-year-old Trevor Frederick Ackerman refuses to spend another summer with his extended family. Instead, he goes to Maine to stay with two eccentric great aunts, and he gets involved in a mystery.

A Penny For a Hundred by Ethel Pochocki.

A Seal Called Andre by Lew Dietz and Harry Goodridge.

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare.
Left alone to guard his family's wilderness home in 18th-century Maine, a boy struggles to survive until befriended by local Indians.

Wild Fox by Cherie Mason.

Winter Barn by Peter Parnall.
A dilapidated old barn shelters a wide variety of animals while they await the first signs of spring.

The Worry Week by Anne Lindbergh.

New Hampshire

A Gathering of Days by Joan W. Blos. (Newbery Medal winner)
The journal of a 14-year-old New England girl. She writes about the last year she lived on her family's farm and the events in her small New Hampshire town.

Hannah's Fancy Notions by Pat Ross.

Lucy's Christmas by Donald Hall.

Lucy's Summer
by Donald Hall.
This story is about the childhood of the author's grandmother in Danbury, N.H.

Miss Hickory by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey. (Newbery Medal winner)

Old Home Day by Donald Hall.
This story records the growth of a New Hampshire village from prehistory to the bicentennial celebration of its founding.

Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall.
A picture book about the author's boyhood summers in the early 1940s on his grandmother's New Hampshire farm.

Pianna by Mary Lyn Ray.
In this historical fiction picture book, Ana learns to play the piano and continues to play all her life.

New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)