Be sure to check the Children’s Book Guild’s list of books set in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry and Wesley Dennis (Illustrator)

Okay, so it is off the coast of Maryland. The story of the wild ponies that live on Chincoteague Island.

  • Age Range: 8 - 12 years
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Aladdin; Reprint edition (December 26, 2006)
  • ISBN-10: 1416927832

All the Alice books by Phyllis Reynolds Taylor are set in Maryland.

Jacob I Have Loved by Katherine Paterson

About a young girl living on a tiny Chesapeake Bay island, who must figure out how to get out of the shadow her beautiful twin sister’s influence.

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Reissue edition (September 2, 2003)
  • ISBN-10: 0064403688
  • ISBN-13: 978-0064403689



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Roberta Gibson 2020