Donate Books to Reach Out and Read

New books

The Reach Out and Read sites are always in great need of brand-new, appropriate board books for infants and toddlers (newborn, 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24 and 30 months old). The CHOP’s Reach Out and Read program coordinator purchases the books the sites need at a 60% discount, so we greatly appreciate monetary donations, as they make the greatest impact. Your generosity will allow the primary care pediatricians and nurse practitioners at CHOP’s 31 Reach Out and Read sites to give at least 130,000 brand-new, appropriate books to young patients during their primary care well visits and talk with parents about the joys and importance of reading aloud and language development.

With your monetary gift, we will purchase books such as:

*Baby Faces / I Love Colors / What's on my Head
Margaret Miller / LITTLE SIMON (Simon & Schuster)

*Global Babies
The Global Fund for Children (Charlesbridge)

*Good Morning Baby; Baby Faces; Touch and Feel: Reptiles / Farm Animals /123
FUNFAX / DK Publishing (Covent Garden Books)

*Natural Baby Books (Play, Sleep, Eat, & Splash)
St. Martin’s Press by priddy book

*Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
* Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

Bill Martin Jr. / Eric Carle / Henry Holt and Company

*The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle

*Good Night, Gorilla
Peggy Rathman / Scholastic

*Blue Hat, Green Hat / Opposites / A to Z / Dinosaurs Dance
Sandra Boynton / Little Simon (Simon & Schuster)

*Dinosaur Roar!
Paul & Henriettal Stickland / Scholastic

*The Everything Book
Denise Fleming / Henry Holt and Company

*Good Night Philadelphia
Adam Gamble & Cooper Kelly / Our World of Books

*Ten, Nine, Eight
Molly Bang / Scholastic

*Dear Zoo (lift-the-flap)
Rod Campbell/Little Simon (Simon & Schuster)

Where the Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak / Harper Collins

If You Take a Mouse to School
Laura Joffe Numeroff / Scholastic

The Car Washing Street
Denise Lewis Patrick / William Morrow

Bein' with You This Way
W. Nikola-Lisa / Lee & Low Books, Inc.

Book! Book! Book!
Deborah Bruss / Scholastic

A Book of Hugs
Dave Ross / Harper Trophy (Harper Collins)

Pete Seeger / Scholastic

Wild, Wild Hair
Nikki Grimes / Scholastic

Jamaica Tag-Along
Juanita Havill / Houghton Mifflin

Allie's Basketball Dream
Barbara E. Barber / Lee & Low Books

Annie's Gifts
Angela Shelf Medearis/ Just Us Books, Inc.

Road Builders
B. G. Hennessy / Puffin (Penguin Group)

Max's Letter
Ken Wilson-Max / Hyperion

Certain bilingual books in different languages

*CHOP Reach Out and Read prefers the board book version

Gently-used books

Please email or call 215-590-5989 to request the most recent guidelines. 

How to deliver books

Please email or call 215-590-5989 to request the most recent guidelines.

The Reach Out and Read coordinator will mail a thank you letter to the donor(s), so please call 215-590-5989 and select option 1 to give the Reach Out and Read coordinator the donor’s name and mailing address.

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