Sea Glass and the Lighthouse is an awesome kid’s book

Kelly Brooks-Bay has written a story that every child will love. And OK, I loved it too.

Sea Glass and the Lighthouse, published by Maine Authors Publishing, includes wonderful illustrations by Lindsay Weirich, a Maine resident and media artist who has been published in dozens of art and craft magazines. She even has a YouTube channel called the Frugal Crafter and she teaches online painting classes.

Kelly’s story is about an island girl and boy who enjoy looking for sea glass. But on one of their outings they spot a wooden crate washed up on the shore. When they open it, they are astonished to find a little puppy inside.

The puppy becomes a rather large dog, super friendly, and it turns out to be a really smart dog too. I’m not going to tell you what the dog does at the end of the book that is so astonishing but it’s a great finish to a great story.

Kelly Brooks-Bay has been writing stories all of her life, using them in her work with students as a school counselor. She writes both online and in print publications. Check out her Facebook page as well as her website,
And for sure, you are going to want to get a copy of Sea Glass and the Lighthouse for your children, your grandchildren, or maybe for yourself!

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.