by Nadine Meyer, Aquatic Education Specialist
Gone Fishing, 1987
by Earlene R. Long, Illustrated by Richard Brown
Grades: PreK-3 ISBN: 0395442362
A young boy is excited to go fishing with his father. A simple story that tells about a fun day fishing with family.
Available in hardcover & paperback.
by Lisa Klobuchar
Grades: 3-6 ISBN: 1403461244
Part of the fun of fishing is the mystery As your line disappears into the water, you try to imagine what’s going on under the surface. Is your hook and bait just dangling unnoticed in deep water? Or is a hungry fish eyeing it and getting ready to snap it up?
Available in hardcover.
Once Upon an Isle: The Story of Fishing Families, 1992
By Howard Sivertson
Grades: 3 & up ISBN: 0962436933
This nonfiction book contains beautiful paintings and stories, including: “Winter on the North Shore” (families wait for the ice-out on the lake); “Picking Baits” (a woman helps her husband prepare for a day of picking 500 herring from nets to use for bait); “The Fish House” (a flurry of activity as men and boys pack fish into boxes of ice and grandmother selects fish for supper); and “Emergency Repairs” (a fisherman fears the worst as winds pound his small boat).
2003 edition available in paperback, 1993 edition available used.