The 2nd Annual Holiday Book Drive is off and running! Thanks to your amazing hearts, giant boxes and beautiful book mail envelopes have been arriving on my stoop. All books donated will be given to the children served by Leading with Literacy, a literacy-focused non-profit on Chicago’s South Side. (Thank you, Pastor Neal, for connecting us with your amazing scholars!)
I’m thrilled to share the titles that have arrived so far - a list that I’ll continue to update with your fabulous donations as the holidays near!
Thank you MIRANDA PAUL for a full classroom donation of
10 LITTLE NINJAS
(By Miranda Paul, illustrated by Nate Wragg, Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Thank you ARIEL BERNSTEIN for a full classroom donation of
WARREN & DRAGON: 100 FRIENDS
(By Ariel Bernstein, illustrated by Mike Malbrough, Puffin Books)
Thank you MATTHEW MEHAN for a full classroom donation of
MR. MEHAN’s MILDLY AMUSING MYTHICAL MAMMALS
(By Matthew Mehan, Illustrated by John Folley, TAN Books)
Thank you to my friend Robyn, who contributed a full classroom donation of
THE SNOWY DAY
(By Ezra Jack Keats)
Thank you ROBIN NEWMAN for donating 14 of your wonderful books
THE CASE OF THE POACHED EGG, THE CASE OF THE MISSING CARROT CAKE,
NO PEACOCKS! and ONCE UPON A SESAME STREET CHRISTMAS
Thank you KATHLEEN DOHERTY for donating 10 copies of
DON’T FEED THE BEAR
(By Kathleen Doherty, Illustrated by Chip Wass, Sterling Children’s Books)
Thank you DEV PETTY for donating SIX copies of your new book
I DON’T WANT TO GO TO SLEEP
(By Dev Petty, Illustrated by Mike Boldt, Doubleday Books for Young Readers)
Thank you JOSH FUNK for sharing FOUR of your amazing new titles
MISSION DEFROSTABLE, LOST IN THE LIBRARY,
ALBIE NEWTON and HOW TO CODE A SANDCASTLE
Thank you SAADIA FARUQI for sharing FOUR of YASMIN’s adventures
(By Saadia Faruqi, Illustrated by Hatem Aly, Picture Window Books)
Thank you PATRICIA TOHT for sharing FOUR of your gorgeous books
ALL ABOARD THE LONDON BUS and PICK A PINE TREE
Thank you JODY JENSEN SHAFFER for sharing THREE of your great books
PRUDENCE THE PART-TIME COW, A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK and
IT’S YOUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, BUSY BUS!
Thank you JACOB GRANT for sharing TWO of your terrific titles
BEAR’S SCARE and THROUGH WITH THE ZOO
We’ve also received financial donations, which will go toward the purchase of new books, too!
I can’t wait to add more titles to this post! If you’d like to contribute a book (whether you wrote it, or you LOVE it!), simply message me through the contact form on my blog, found here. For info on what the drive is all about, and all the ways to get involved, visit my kick-off post: Holiday Book Drive 2018 - Ready, Set, Go!
Thank you SO much for helping to bring joy to Chicago children this holiday season! Your donations bring more smiles than you could know. I’ll do my best to capture and share the cheer as we go. (Here’s a look at last year’s Delivery Day.)
Happy Booksgiving, to all!