NeighborImpact Head Start Book Drive

For the 2nd summer in a row, Roundabout Books is hosting a June book drive for Head Start program of Central Oregon! Our goal is to donate 1,000 children's books to Central Oregon Head Start families! We are collecting new books for babies and children up to age 5, and we need your help!

NeighborImpact serves 55,000 households annually. They support the Central Oregon Head Start program which serves 450 children. Our goal of 1,000 books provides two books for every child, plus some extra for siblings. This book drive is especially important during the pandemic as we need to boost the home libraries of their families to create literacy rich homes. Families are worried about rent and utilities and work right now, they do not have extra funds available for new books. We hope to run this book drive through June (and July if needed) so staff can distribute the books in August during the first home visit.

The lists below are designed to offer a sampling of the range of books we are collecting for these families. We are grateful for any books you contribute as we need everyone's help to get to 1,000 books. If you'd rather come into the store to pick something out, we also have lots of diverse titles and price points for this book drive on display. Let's do this together!

To make a donation, simply click on a book title and add it to your shopping cart. 

BOOKS FOR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
My Mouth is a Volcano! by Julia Cook.
Wemberly Worried by Kevin Henkes
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
The Way I Act by Jane Metzger
Angry Octopus by Lori Lite
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
How Full is Your Bucket by Tom Rath
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
There Might Be Lobsters by Carolyn Crimi
The Color Monster by Anna LLenas

 

MUST READ PRE-SCHOOL BOOKS
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
Corduroy by Don Freeman
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Make Way for Ducklings by Rober McCloskey
Swimmy by Leo Lionni
Press Here by Herve Tullet

SPANISH LANGUAGE BOOKS
Me Gusta Como Soy! / Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont
Buenas Nochas, Luna/ Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
La Oruga Muy Hambrienta/ The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Buenes Nochas, Gorila by Peggy Rathman
Donde Esta Spot?/ Where Is Spot? by Eric Hill
First 100 Words, Spanish-English Bilingual by Roger Priddy
Donde Viven Los Monstruos, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Siempre Te Querre/ Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
El Dia En Que Descubres Quien Eres/ The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson

 

BEST BOARD BOOKS FOR BABIES
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Hello, Bugs Smriti Prasadam
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Eric Carle
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
Peek-A-Who? by Nina Laden

BACK TO SCHOOL BOOKS
Kindergarten, Here I Come! by DJ Steinberg
We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T Higgins
The Color Monster Goes to School by Anna Llenas
The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
The Pigeon Has to Go To School! by Mo Willems
Franklin Goes to School by Paulette Bourgeois
Clifford Goes to Kindergarten by Norman Bridwell
The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes

NEW & POPULAR PICTURE BOOKS
Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o
Be You! by Peter H Reynolds
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Mallard
Summer Song by Kevin Henkes
Bear Came Along by Richard T Morris
Saturday by Oge Mora
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty
Roy Digs Dirt by Davis Shannon
The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson
The Hike by Alison Farrell
In A Jar by Deborah Marcero