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Maple Syrup: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about maple syrup?

As you can see, this list of kids books about maple syrup is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about maple syrup, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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Sugar Snow
Written by Laura Ingalls Wilder & illustrated by Doris Ettlinger
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

With this illustrated adaptation from the beloved Little House series**, the youngest readers can share in the joy of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s beloved classics.**

In Sugar Snow, Laura is delighted when a soft, thick snow falls in late spring in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. A late snow helps the trees make more sap for maple syrup, and maple syrup means sweet sugar cakes and sticky fingers for Laura! 

Doris Ettlinger’s full-color illustrations are based on Garth Williams’ classic artwork.

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Bear Goes Sugaring
Written by Maxwell Eaton III
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Learn how to make syrup the old fashioned way with the help of a friendly bear and her amusingly unhelpful accomplices Dog and Squirrel in this informative comics-style picture book.

Did you know that it takes forty gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup? “How many pancakes can I eat with that gallon?” wonders Dog.

Every step of the process of making maple syrup is covered in this sweet (but never saccharine) informational picture book by Maxwell Eaton III, the creator of the popular “Truth About” series. It begins with Bear assembling the tools she’ll need for the project, continues with a discussion of the types of maples found in the area and why sugar maples are best for tapping, then on to drilling, tapping, evaporation and at the end of the process, real maple syrup and best of all, PANCAKES!

Along the way there are hilarious asides from increasingly ravenous Dog and Squirrel, making this a book as funny as it is informative. Helpful back matter and suggestions for further reading complete the package.

A Junior Library Guild Selection

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Sugar White Snow and Evergreens
Written by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky & illustrated by Susan Swan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Maple-sugaring season is the perfect time to visit a local farm! As a family takes a sleigh ride, they see a bright red cardinal, a snowman with an orange carrot nose, and they learn how tasty amber maple syrup is made. After a morning full of color, they share pancakes and maple syrup in the farmhouse! Felicia Sanzari Chernesky’s cheerful, vibrant verses are accompanied by Susan Swan’s gorgeous collage art.

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Maple Syrup from the Sugarhouse
Written by Laurie Lazzaro Knowlton & illustrated by Kathryn Mitter
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Maple syrup season is here! Kelsey and her father begin harvesting sap from sugar maple trees. Family and friends join them to help in the process of turning the sap into maple syrup.

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