Anytime Mapleson and the Hungry Bears by Mordicai Gerstein (Harper & Row, 1990). This book is humorous!
Maple Moon by Connie Brummel Crook (Buffal 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 Big Woods


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)

These pages are excellent sources on history of syruping and how to make your own!

Published on February 18, 2009

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.

Copyright 2008 The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC
This article originally appeared in the Fall 2008 issue of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC
Reprinted with permission from the publisher.