Books and Resources
Read-Alouds or Readings for Older Students
Miracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorenson (Newbery Award winner)
A Gathering of Days by Joan W. Blos (pp. 53–54)
The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich (pp. 194–208)
Calico Bush by Rachel Field (pp. 152–155)
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder (pp. 117–130)
Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield Fisher (pp. 106–124)
Picture Storybooks for Young Students
Anytime Mapleson and the Hungry Bears by Mordicai Gerstein (Harper & Row, 1990)
This book is humorous!
Maple Moon by Connie Brummel Crook (Buffalo: Stoddart Kids, 1997) This book is an adaptation of
Native American legends about maple syrup.
Sugarbush Spring by Marsha Wilson Chall (Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 2000)
This book has some great illustrations by Jim Daly.
Sugar on Snow by Nan Parson Rossiter (Dutton Children’s Books, 2002)
Sugar Snow by Laura Ingalls Wilder (HarperCollins, 1998) (Adapted from Little House in the
From Maple Trees to Maple Syrup by Kristen Thoennes Keller (Capstone Press, 2005)
The Maple Sugaring Story: A Guide for Teaching and Learning the Maple Industry (Vermont Maple
Production Board, 1990)
The Maple Syrup Book by Janet Eagleson and Rosemary Hasner (Boston Mills Press, 2006)
The Maple Syrup Cookbook by Ken Haednon (Storey Books, 2001)
The Missing Maple Syrup Sap Mystery: Or, How Maple Syrup Is Made by Gail Gibbons (Warne, 1979)
Excellent sources on history of syruping
and how to make your own
Tara Osburn lives in upstate New York with her
husband Jack. In addition to homeschooling
Katelyn, Sarah, Jackie, and Julianna she works part-time as a special education teacher in a birth-to-three early intervention program. Tara considers it a
privilege to raise daughters for the King.
The collection of sap for the
making of maple syrup has
long been a family affair.