Book List in Order: 23 titles

  • On the first day of Christmas my parents gave to me . . . a holiday book about my very own state!Come celebrate Christmas by the bay with Annie! When she visits her cousin Tyler in Maryland, she gets to rides a ferry, see colonial St. Mary’s City, ...


  • The Chadwick Treasury begins with the original story of Chadwick the Crab, a little crab in the Chesapeake Bay who has big dreams of becoming a star at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The adventures continue when Chadwick teams up with friends Be...


  • Chadwick the Crab and his friends—Bernie the Seagull, Hector Spector Jellyfish, Baron von Heron, Toulouse the Canada Goose, and Matilda Egret, to name a few—live in the Chesapeake Bay and share many adventures. Snuggle up with your youngest "read...


  • A companion novel to Priscilla Cumming's highly acclaimed The Red Kayak and The Journey Back Thirteen-year-old Kate Tyler must ask herself how far she will go to protect her older brother, J.T., when he returns home after nearly a year in a juven...


  • Escaped and on the run, can Digger find redemption? His bold escape from a juvenile detention facility nearly kills him, but soon an angry fourteen-year-old Digger is on the run, hijacking a tractor trailer, "borrowing" a bicycle, and stealing a c...


  • Priscilla Cummings s Chadwick the Crab series has been a staple of Chesapeake juvenile literature for more than a decade. Now Ms. Cummings turns her hand to another classic genre, the ABC book, this one with a Chesapeake regional flavor. From A is fo...


  • Chesapeake Rainbow will help youngsters learn their colors the Chesapeake way. The book is a bright and wonderful companion to the popular Chesapeake ABC and Chesapeake 1-2-3. How many colors has the Chesapeake Bay? More than a rainbow you could say....


  • Preschoolers and early readers will enjoy the rhyming story and colorful pictures in this introduction to Chadwick the Chesapeake Bay blue crab and his many friends: Bernie the Sea Gull, Toulouse the Canada Goose, Matilda Egret, Hector Spector the Je...


  • Fourteen-year-old Natalie O'Reilly's world is turned upside down with the news that she will soon go blind. As if this weren't shocking enough, she is forced to face the fact that she must now attend a school for the blind to learn Braille and how to...






  • When Will Newcomb's father loses his job at the Port of Baltimore things at home start falling apart. The family moves to Grampa's farm in Pennsylvania for a new beginning, but his father's depression is taking a toll on the family--especially Will. ...


  • Beneath the back steps, by a rock in the shade, Beetle Boddiker lives in the house that he made. A jumble of sticks and a tumble of leaves, It's a simple bug house. But don't step on it, please! Beetle Boddiker is a tiny beetle who rarely leaves home...


  • TRAVEL BENEATH THE CHESAPEAKE BAY WHERE SPUD, A FEISTY YOUNG BLUE CRAB, HATES TO NAP. WAKING HIS UNDERWATER FRIENDS, SPUD LAUNCHES A ROLLICKING CHRISTMAS EVE PARTY THAT IS INTERRUPTED BY AN UNEXPECTED TRAVELER IN NEED OF SPUD'S HELP. CAN SPUD HELP BR...


  • Brady loves life on the Chesapeake Bay with his friends J.T. and Digger. But developers and rich families are moving into the area, and while Brady befriends some of them, like the DiAngelos, his parents and friends are bitter about the changes. Trag...


  • Three junior high school girls accuse their music teacher of inappropriate actions. The story is told through the eyes of one of the accusers, Claire, who lives in the shadow of a disabled younger brother, and the teacher's daughter Melody. Interwove...


  • When the financial situation gets worse during the Depression and the McFarland children are separated into various temporary foster homes, eleven-year-old Grace isn’t happy and wants to go back home, but when the Hammonds invite her into their lov...


  • After a catastrophic automobile accident, twelve-year-old Kelley wakes up to find her face and body severely burned. To recover, she must suffer through skin-graft operations, painful dressings, and hand exercises that seem akin to torture. Worst of ...



  • Toulouse, the wise old Canada goose from the Chadwick series, stars in his own adventure in this picture book. As a youngster Toulouse wasn’t quite so wise, as he freely admits when he tells his nieces and nephews his story one crisp October da...


  • When Chadwick and Esmeralda the crabs return to Shady Creek, they learn that Hester, the Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel, has discovered that she is an endangered animal and wants to leave the area, and they call a meeting of the other animals, many ...







  • Cuddle with Chadwick the Crab as you read books from the Chadwick series! Chadwick the Crab, Chadwick''s Wedding, Chadwick Forever, Chadwick and the Garplegrungen are all written by Priscilla Cummings and Illustrated by A.R. Cohen. Ages 3 and up....


  • Since the publication of Chadwick the Crab, tens of thousands of children have come to know and care about the engaging creatures that inhabit Shady Creek, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. This coloring book offers youngsters the chance to become e...


  • What is that awful green and purple gunk bubbling up in the normally blue waters of the Chesapeake Bay? Chadwick the Crab and his friends-quiet Orville Oyster, shy Belly Jeans the Flounder, Dr. Mallard (that old quack), stately Baron Von Heron, and o...