Sunday, March 24th 2019, is Maine Maple Sunday.
For those of us who might be interested in touring a sugarhouse, a list of participants can be found here – Maine Maple Sunday Participants. This is a great map of the many and varied sugarhouses open for tours.
For those of us who might be more interested in reading about Maple, here are a few titles to choose from.
Anytime Mapleson by Mordicai Gerstein. Have you ever invited bears for breakfast? Check out this picture book, and enjoy the story.
Maple by Lori Nichols. A young girl and her maple tree . . .
Maple moon by Connie Brummel Crook. Have you ever wondered how maple syrup was discovered? This children’s book gives us a possible answer.
The maple sugar book : together with remarks on pioneering as a way of living in the twentieth century by Helen and Scott Nearing. The Nearings discuss their experiences with making a living from maple sugaring, and also give a definitive account of an important American industry.
Maple syrup season by Ann Purmell. Enjoy this picture book of a family working together to create yummy maple syrup.
Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen. 1957 Newbery Medal winner. The father has returned from the war, moody and tired, so the family leaves the city and moves to the Pennsylvania countryside.
Nature’s sweetness : pure maple syrup by Paul Rossignol. A good introduction to the maple sugaring process.
Sugaring season : making maple syrup by Diane Burns. This is another picture filled book describing the process of making maple syrup – from the tree to the table.
Toronto Maple Leafs by Eric Zweig. Tells the story of the Maple Leafs 100 years of hockey, as well as the importance of professional sports teams to the history and economy of a big city and a big sports league.