While at her home in Center Lovell, Maine, author Robin Taylor-Chiarello listened to a radio announcement that a blue lobster had been caught off the coast. Robin has used the blue lobster as a vehicle to talk about differences and the desire for everyone seeking acceptance.
"I heard it coming a mile away, chasing chickens and scattering hay. Through Uncle Ben s General Feed Store, (lucky for him, he had opened the door). Over the fence, the airplane appeared, driving a stampede of panicking steer". Thus begins this delightfully illustrated children s book Barnstorming, The second of the Uncle Tom books by Uncle Tom Merriam. Full of rhythm and rhyme, and just plain fun, Barnstorming is great to read to younger children and just as much fun for older children to read aloud.
History & Memories of North Fryeburg, Maine & Fryeburg Harbor by Diane L. Jones documents the history and stories from these two villages in the town of Fryeburg, Maine. Included is the history of churches, the fire association, farming, businesses, schools, and much more. The book is profusely illustrated and also includes several appendixes including the diaries of resident Gladys Pray and a record of inscriptions for four cemeteries. 494 pages, softcover.
This is the endearing story of Little Chief, a young bison, who is chosen to replace a retiring elder at Beech Hill Farm and Bison Ranch. He is unsure about leaving his friends, moving to a new place, and coping with the journey. To his surprise, Little Chief is warmly greeted at his new location by a chicken named Abigail Frizzle. He is put to ease by her kindness and desire to make him feel welcome. Little Chief quickly learns that it only takes on friend to make you feel at home! Parents and educators will enjoy discussing this story by award-winning children's author, Robin Taylor-Chiarello and illustrator, Lisa Bohart.