Book Donations to the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County
Several programs at the Literacy Coalition have a need for new and used books for preschool and elementary school age children.

Because so many of the children we work with do not own books, we try to give them classic, high-quality books. Some examples of picture books for preschool children include:

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
  • Pete the Cat
  • Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
  • Goodnight Gorilla
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

For elementary school children, narrative books (stories and fiction) are better than expository books (science, nature, etc.) for teaching reading.

Leveled books often provide the best texts for teaching reading, as the vocabulary and sentence complexity is consistent throughout the book.  Here are some leveled readers that would be a great addition to the programs’ libraries and as giveaways to the students, particularly levels 1 through 4.

  • I Can Read
  • Ready to Read
  • Step Into Reading
  • Scholastic Reader
  • I’m going to Read
  • DK Readers
  • All Aboard Reading
  • Puffin Easy to Read
  • National Geographic Kids

Also, Henry & Mudge, Frog & Toad, and similar books are good for this purpose.

There are a lot of other very good books that aren’t “leveled.”  Look through the book, checking the vocabulary and sentence complexity to help determine if it would be a good book for a student to read.

Thank you so much for your interest in literacy.

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