Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Community Book Stop, Part 1

For the past month the foyer in my daughter's preschool has looked like this:

It's the planned location of the Community Book Stop project I mentioned earlier!  We had a book drive asking for parents to purchase or donate the books on our booklist. We crowdsourced it from parents, teachers, and online booklists from libraries and educational journals. Every time a books was donated, we checked it off from the list. It was super fun to see more and more checkmarks everyday!

Do you want to see our booklist? Here it is! Of course, this is just the start of our small library--we hope it will grow and grow in the years to come. So, if you have any suggestions of books to add or see books that we missed, please let me know (fyi, the school is a preschool so the books should skew very young).

And stay tuned to see photos of the finished project!


Faith by Maya Ajmera
Besos for Babies: A Little Book of Kisses by Jen Arena (board)
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie
Worm Loves Worm by J. J. Austrian
I Can Do It Too! By Karen Baicker (board)
Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress by Christine Baldacchino
Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang (board)
The Table Where Rich People Sit by Byrd Baylor
Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de le Peña
Chirri & Chirra by Kaya Doi
Abuela by Arthur Dorros
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle
Feast for 10 by Cathryn Falwell
Monster Trouble by Lane Fredrickson
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox (board)
Whoever You Are (board) by Mem Fox
By Day, By Night by Amy Gibson
Global Babies by The Global Fund for Children (board)
Global Baby Bedtime by The Global Fund for Children (board)
Red: A Crayon's Story by Michael Hall
The Hello Atlas by Ben Handicott
Ganesha's Sweet Tooth by Emily Haynes 
Hush: A Thai Lullaby by Minfong Ho
Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
Happy to be Nappy by Bell Hooks (board)
Be Boy Buzz by Bell Hooks (board)
Skin Again by Bell Hooks
Say Hello! By Rachel Isadora (board)
Julius by Angela Johnson
The Colors of Us by Karen Katz
Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats (board)
Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors by Hena Khan
Hooray, a Piñata! by Elisa Kleven (paperback)
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull
Families, Families, Families! by Suzanne Lang
Dim Sum For Everyone! by Grace Lin (board)
The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin
Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same by Grace Lin
I Once was a Monkey: Stories Buddha Told by Jeanne M. Lee
The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig
Kitchen Dance by Maurie Manning
Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault 
Emma and Julia Love Ballet by Barbara McClintock
Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn
Leo Can Swim by Anna McQuinn
Mango, Abuela and Me by Meg Medina
Take Me Out to the Yakyu by Aaron Meshon
Everywhere Babies by Susan Meyers (board)
I am Rosa Parks by Brad Meltzer
Gracias/Thanks by Pat Mora
Niño Wrestles the World by Yuyi Morales
A is for Activist by Innosanta Nagara (board)
Counting on Community by Innosanta Nagara (board)
Eight Candles and a Tree by Simone Bloom Nathan
Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman
I'm New Here by Anne Sibley O'Brien
Tickle, Tickle by Helen Oxenbury (board)
The Adventures of Sparrowboy by Brian Pinkney
This Day in June by Gayle E.Pitman
The Family Book by Todd Parr
Shade of Black: A Celebration of Our Children by Sandra L. Pinkney (board)
What does Peace feel like? By Vladimir Radunsky
Wabi Sabi by Mark Reibstein
And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson (board)
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
We Came to America by Faith Ringgold
Shades of People by Sheila M. Kelly
All my Stripes: A Story for Children with Autism by Shaina Rudolph
Stepping Stones: A Refugee Family’s Journey by Margriet Ruurs
One Family by George Shannon
My Heart Fills with Happiness by Monique Gray Smith (board)
Elizabeti’s Doll by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
Toddler Two (board) by Anastasia Suen
Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson
Round is a Tortilla by Roseanne Greenfield Thong
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh
Little You by Richard Van Camp (board)
We Sang You Home by Richard Van Camp (board)
Delores Huerta: A Hero to Migrant Workers by Sarah Warren
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer by Carole Boston Weatherford
 Circles of Hope by Karen Lynn Williams
“More More More,” Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams (board)
A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
Susan Laughs by Jeanne Willis
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx by Jonah Winter
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
Puddle by Hyewon Yum
Not all Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen