Lighthouse Bookstore: Children's Lighthouse Books

 

Toni Buzzeo, Mary Grandpre (Illustrator) - The Sea Chest

List price $16.99. Amazon.com's Price: $11.89. You save 30%.

As they wait for the arrival of a new baby, Maita tells her great-grandniece the story of her remarkable childhood. Living sheltered on a lighthouse island with only her parents for company, Maita always longed for a sibling-longed not to be the only child the ragged island knew. And then one icy night, howling winds blew wave after wave against the shore, and from that fearsome storm came a sea chest-a gift that would change Maita's life forever.

 

From a beguiling Maine legend, newcomer Toni Buzzeo has fashioned this exquisitely lyrical, intimate tale, illustrated in vibrant oil paintings by Mary Grandpre.

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Edition: Hardcover

Published by Dial Books for Young Readers, 2002.

Also visit Toni Buzzeo's web site to read the story behind the story: www.tonibuzzeo.com


Jane Scarpino (Illustrator), Robert Ensor (Illustrator) - Nellie, the Lighthouse Dog

Amazon.com's Price: $9.95 + $0.85 special surcharge. This title usually ships within 4-6 weeks. Please note that titles occasionally go out of print or publishers run out of stock. We will notify you within 2-3 weeks if we have trouble obtaining this title. Published by Windswept House, 1993.

This is one of my favorite books! Warm, detailed illustrations tell the story of Nellie, who lives near the Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde, Maine. If, like me, you've been to Marshall Point and love the area, this book will make you nostalgiac. If you've never been there, this book will make you want to plan a trip.

 

And don't miss the sequel - Nellie the Flying Instructor!


Elinor De Wire - The Lighthouse Activity Book

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A fun book for children or adults -- stories, puzzles and more for the lighthouse fan.

Availability: This title usually ships within 2-3 days. Paperback, 88 pages. Published by Sentinel Publications, 1995.

 


Edmund V. Gillon - Easy-To-Make Lighthouse

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Availability: This title usually ships within 2-3 days.

Reading level: Ages 9-12. Paperback, publsihed by Dover Pubns; 1992

 

 


Deborah Hopkinson-Smith, Kimberly Bulcken Root (Illustrator) - Birdie's Lighthouse

 

In this lovely book, young Birdie lives with her family on a tiny and isolated lighthouse island. When her lighthouse-keeper father becomes seriously ill during a violent storm, it is Birdie who must lead the ships safely to port.

The character of Birdie is based on the true adventures of several lighthouse heroines, including Newport's Ida Lewis, Maine's Abbie Burgess, and England's Grace Darling. The watercolor and pen-and-ink drawings by Ms. Root combine with Ms. Hopkinson-Smith's exciting prose to paint a portrait of heroism sure to stir the imagination of any child.

The publisher suggests ages 4-9 for this book; older readers with a touch of the romantic in them may enjoy it also.

List: $15.00. Amazon.com's price: $10.50. You Save: $4.50 (30%).

Availability: This title usually ships within 24 hours. School & library binding. Published by Atheneum Press, 1997.


 

 Jan Brett - Comet's Nine Lives

Searching everywhere for a place to settle down, a lost Nantucket cat investigates a bookstore, an ice cream shop, a sea-going scalloper, a theater, and a Fourth of July concert before he meets a lighthouse cat and finds a home. This absolutely delightful book features Brant Point Lighthouse in several drawings. Recommended for ages 4-8, but adult lighthouse buffs will love it -- I know I did.

Also highly recommended is Jan Brett's website at http://Janbrett.com/

List: $16.95. Amazon.com's price: $11.87. You save: $5.08 (30%).

Availability: This title usually ships within 24 hours. School & Library Binding. Published by Putnam Publishing Group, 1996.


Gail Gibbons - Beacons of Light : Lighthouses

Full of color illustrations, this book for young children explains in simple terms how lighthouses have developed and changed over the years.

List: $16.00. Amazon.com's price: $11.20. You save: $4.80 (30%) .

Availability: This title usually ships within 2-3 days. Hardcover, 32 pages. Published by William Morrow & Company, 1990.


 

 Brenda Z. Guiberson - Lighthouses : Watchers at Sea

"Guiberson provides a comprehensive and thorough introduction to the history and lore of lighthouses. Of particular note is the intriguing chapter titled oon Cussers and Pirates, Wartime and Ghosts.A narrative text and appealing graphics, including black-and-white photographs, diagrams, and drawings, bring the subject of beacons to life for young readers." - Horn Book

Recounts the history of lighthouses from the struggle to build invincible towers, through heroic rescues of lost ships, to the haunted tales surrounding these isolated structures. One of the best children's lighthouse books available.

Recommended for children ages 9-12.

List: $15.95. Amazon.com's price: $11.16. You Save: $4.79 (30%).

Availability: This title usually ships within 2-3 days. Hardcover, 70 pages. Published by Henry Holt & Co., 1995.


Dean Griffiths (Illustrator), Betty Waterton, Dean Griffiths - The Lighthouse Dog

Amazon.com's Price: $14.95. Availability: On Order; usually ships within 1-2 weeks.

Reading level: Ages 4-8. Hardcover - 32 pages. Publsihed by Orca Book Publishers, 1998.

A warm and wonderful story of a Newfoundland puppy. This wonderful picturebook by well known children's author Betty Waterton is a must for Newfie owners and all those dog fanciers. A great story of a huge puppy who goes to live in a lighthouse.


Ann M. Martin - Claudia and the Lighthouse Ghost (Babysitters Club Mystery No. 27)

When the Hatts, a family that disappeared years earlier under mysterious circumstances from the old Stoneybrook Lighthouse, suddenly return and move in with the Kishis, Claudia wonders what secret they are keeping.

One of the extremely popular Babysitters' Club titles. Recommended for ages 9-12.

List: $3.99. Amazon.com's price: $3.19. You save: $0.80 (20%).

Availability: This title usually ships within 2-3 days. Paperback, 154 pages. Published by Apple, 1996.


Katherine Kirkpatrick - Keeping the Good Light (hardcover)

A stirring novel for young adults set in turn-of-the-century New York State, Keeping the Good Light recounts the coming of age of seventeen-year-old Eliza Brown, whose family tends a lighthouse.

Hardcover - List: $14.95. Amazon.com's price: $10.46. You save: $4.49 (30%).

Katherine Kirkpatrick - Keeping the Good Light (paperback)

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Availability: This title usually ships within 2-3 days. Hardcover, 224 pages. Published by Delacorte Press, 1995. Paperback, 240 pages. Published by Laureleaf, 1997.


Ruth Sargent - Littlest Lighthouse

A little lighthouse learns to take responsibility for the boats and ships that must be guided by his light at night and by his horn in the fog. A charming book for young children.

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Availability: On order; usually ships within 1-2 weeks. Paperback, 28 pages. Published by Down East Books, 1981.


Hildegarde H. Swift, Lynd Ward (Illustrator) - The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge

A little lighthouse that stands near the George Washington Bridge in New York City regains its pride when it finds out that it is still useful and has an important job to do. Three-color illustrations.

List: $17.00. Amazon.com's price: $11.90. You save: $5.10 (30%).

Availability: This title usually ships within 2-3 days. Hardcover. Published by Harcourt Brace, 1988.


Syd Hoff - The Lighthouse Children (An "I Can Read" Book)

Sam and Rose live in a lighthouse by the sea. Every day, they feed the hundreds of sea gulls that come to visit them-- treating the gulls like their own children. But one day a storm destroys the lighthouse, and Sam and Rose must move away. Will their lighthouse children be able to find them? Full color.

List: $3.75. Amazon.com's price: $3.00. You save: $0.75 (20%).

Availability: This title usually ships within 24 hours. Paperback, 32 pages. Published by Harper Trophy, 1996.

 


Julia L. Sauer, Georges Schreiber (Illustrator), Julia L. Saucer - The Light at Tern Rock (Puffin Newberry Library)

Ronnie and his aunt are tending the Tern Rock lighthouse while the keeper takes a vacation. Ronnie loves living in the lighthouse, and looks forward to telling his family about it at Christmas. But the days go by, and the lighthouse keeper doesn't return to take them home . . . A Newbery Honor Book. Recommended for children ages 9-12

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Availability: This title usually ships within 2-3 days. Paperback, 62 pages. Published by Puffin, 1994.


Vivian Farrell, Jean Wood (Editor), Frank Daniel (Illustrator), Luis Bejarano - Robert's Tall Friend : A Story of the Fire Island Lighthouse

Amazon.com's price: $24.00.

Reading level: Ages 9-12. Hardcover (June 1997)

Availability: This title usually ships within 4-6 weeks. Please note that titles occasionally go out of print or publishers run out of stock. We will notify you within 2-3 weeks if we have trouble obtaining this title.


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