Wishlist of Books

We all have a story to tell. As children listen, learn, and share their lives with their readers, they begin to connect to these stories.

Each Read-Aloud student receives a brand new book every other week to take home and share with their family and friends.

To donate books:

Purchase books through Amazon and they will ship your donation directly to us. If you would like a letter to acknowledge your donation, please call our office to request one: 510-237-0735.

Buy the popular titles (listed below) or choose books from the Amazon wish list for Read-Aloud. Please see our links and resources section for more book recommendations.

Call our office at 510-237-0735 so we can make arrangements for your book donation.

Anne Taylor and studentRecommended authors and titles:

We request paperback copies except for Dr. Seuss which is only available in hardback:

Multicultural Books

Bankstreet Library has an excellent list of multicultural books for young children. Cooperative Children’s Book Center has compiled a list of 50 essential books by and about people of color.

Most of these books can be purchased through Amazon and shipped directly to our office.

Fairy Tales

Chronicle Books Bilingual Fairy Tales: Many Titles including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, The Pied Piper, Rumplestiltskin, The Hare and the Tortoise, The Musicians of Bremen, The Princess and the Pea, The Ugly Duckling, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid.

Paul Galdone: Many classics including Three Billy Goats Gruff, Jack and the Beanstalk.

Paul Zelinsky: Rumplestiltskin, Rapunzel.

Jan Brett: Beauty and the Beast, Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Steven Kellogg: Illustrated Fairy Tales.

Charles Perrault: Puss in Boots, Illustrated by Fred Marcellino.

Science and Other Non-Fiction

Top Reader Series: Stages 1,2,3 are appropriate.

Let’s Read and Find Out Science: Stages 1 or 2.

Steve Jenkins: What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?

Doreen Rappaport: Martin’s Big Words.

Lois Ehlert: Waiting in the Wings, Eating the Alphabet, Planting a Rainbow, Market Day


Robert Munsch: Various incl. Paper Bag Princess, Millicent and the Wind.

Gene Zion: Harry the Dirty Dog (Series).

Debra Barracca: Taxi Dog

Kevin Henkes: Various incl. Chrysanthemum, Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse.

Keiki Kazka: Various incl. My Lucky Day, The Mightiest, The Wolf’s Chicken Stew.

Steven Kellogg: Various incl. Johnny Appleseed, John Henry.

David Shannon: Various incl. David (Series), The Shark God, How I Became a Pirate.

Peter Spier: Bored, Nothing to Do.

Amy Schwartz: Bea and Mr. Jones.

Mary Ann Rodman: First Grade Stinks.

Laurie Halse Anderson: Thank You, Sarah.

Eve Bunting: Various including A Turkey for Thanksgiving.

Linda Williams: The Little Old Lady Who Wasn’t Afraid of Anything.

H.A. Rey: Curious George (Series)

Debbie Allen: Waiting in the Wings.

Dr. Seuss: Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish, Two Fish.

Early Reader Series

Frieda O’Connor: Fancy Nancy

Cynthia Rylant: Mr. Putter and Tabby, Poppleton, Henry and Mudge.

Keith Baker: Mr. and Mrs. Green

Arnold Lobel: Frog and Toad

Edward Marshall: Fox

Syd Hoff: Danny and the Dinosaur, Oliver.

For more titles, see our links and resources section.