Thanks to our wonderful volunteers during book distributions this past April and May, we have a newly updated book wish list for our elementary students! Please visit our wish list page for the complete list of book titles covering elementary through high school.

After compiling results of exit surveys from each of the 10 elementary schools we serve, we found the following books to be the most requested for next year.  As you can imagine with 3,700 students, the number of requests was large! This information could not have been compiled without a large number of volunteers assisting at distributions and recording each student’s comments.

Graphic novels such as Amulet and BONE are increasingly popular and the latest edition to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series is always a favorite among our students.

New to our wish list this year is Dora the Explorer, Spongebob Squarepants, Scooby Doo, Pokémon, the Pete the Cat series and the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. At book distributions, there were plenty of students asking for those books and the available copies always left the book tables – quickly. However, Minecraft, Hello Kitty, 39 CluesTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Shake It Up are the most surprising additions to our wish list. We plan to have more of those books for next year’s distribution!

We are always looking for gently used or new copies of the books on our wish list. If you do not have any of these books, you can make a monetary donation to help us buy books – we are able to get great discounts through publishers, nonprofits, and other clearinghouses.

And remember – we will take donated books of all kinds! Any book that is not suitable for our students will be sold at our annual BFK Book Sale to raise money to buy more books for the students.

Here is the complete wish list for our elementary students:

39 Clues
Amulet Graphic Novels
Baby Mouse (Holm)
Bad Kitty (Bruel)
Big Nate
BONE Graphic Novels (Jeff Smith)
Candy Apple series
Captain Underpants series
CARS (Disney Pixar)
Dear Dumb Diary
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Disney Princess series
Dora the Explorer
Dork Diaries
Dr. Seuss
Fashion Kitty
Fly Guy (Tedd Arnold)
Frozen (Disney)
Geronimo Stilton
Guinness World Records
Hello Kitty
How I Survived Middle School
Incredible Hulk
Judy Moody series
Junie B. Jones series
Justin Bieber
Monster High
Monsters University
My Sister the Vampire
NatGeo Kids series
Oz the Great and Powerful
Percy Jackson & the Olympians (Rick Riordan)
Pete the Cat series
Phineas & Ferb
Pinkalicious series
Power Rangers
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Scooby Doo
Shake It Up
Soccer (nonfiction)
Spongebob Squarepants
The Princess and the Frog/Princess Tiana (Disney)
World of Fairies
WWE (Wrestling)