Needed: books

We always need books for grades Pre-K through 12! Check out the list below. If you have these books on your shelves and are willing to part with them for a great cause, please consider donating. (We also accept books of any kind. We’ll use what we can for our youth programs, and sell the rest at our annual fundraiser – so think of us next time you clean off your bookshelves!)

If you’re a garage sale-goer or thrift-shopper, you can also help us keep a lookout for gently used copies of any of these books. Visit our donations page to find out where to drop them off and how to mail them.

Page-6-BookStack-cutoutElementary school

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Amulet Graphic Novels
Baby Mouse (Holm)
Bad Kitty (Bruel)
Barbie
Big Nate
BONE Graphic Novels (Jeff Smith)
Candy Apple series
Captain Underpants series
CARS (Disney Pixar)
Dear Dumb Diary
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Disney Princess series
Dora the Explorer
Dork Diaries
Dr. Seuss
Fashion Kitty
Fly Guy (Tedd Arnold)
Frozen (Disney)
Geronimo Stilton
Goosebumps
Guinness World Records
Hello Kitty
How I Survived Middle School
iCarly
Incredible Hulk
Judy Moody series
Junie B. Jones series
Justin Bieber
LEGO-Ninjago
Minecraft
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
Pokémon
Power Rangers
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Scooby Doo
Shake It Up
Soccer (nonfiction)
Spiderman
Spongebob Squarepants
The Princess and the Frog/Princess Tiana (Disney)
World of Fairies
WWE (Wrestling)

Middle school

Bluford Series – Townsend Press *** (need many, many!)
Fever 1793 – Laurie Halse Anderson
Feed – M.T. Anderson
The Seer of Shadows – Avi
The Moves Make the Man – Bruce Brooks
Code Talker – Jospeh Bruchac
Artemis Fowl (series) – Eoin Colfer
Roald Dahl books
Because of Winn Dixie – Kate DiCamillo
The Tiger Rising – Kate DiCamillo
The City of Ember – Jeanne DuPrau
The Diamond of Darkhold – Jeanne DuPrau
The People of Sparks – Jeanne DuPrau
The Prophet of Yonwood – Jeanne DuPrau
Harriet the Spy (series) – Louise Fitzhugh
Coraline – Neil Gaiman
Shadow Children (series) – Margaret Peterson Haddix
Babymouse (series) – Holmes
Redwall (series) – Brian Jacques
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate – Jacqueline Kelly
From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E Frankweiler – EL Konigsburg
Days of Tears – Julius Lester
Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine
Maximum Ride (series) – James Patterson
Percy Jackson & the Olympians (series) – Rick Riordan
How to Eat Fried Worms – Thomas Rockwell
Harry Potter (series) – JK Rowling
Louis Sachar books
Time Warp Trio (series) – Jon Sciezka
Cirque du Freak (series) – Darren Shan
Canned – Alex Shearer
Unwind – Neal Shusterman
Jerry Spinelli books
When You Reach Me – Rebecca Stead
The Hobbit – Tolkien
Sammy Keyes (series) – Wendelin Van Draanen
So B. It – Sarah Weeks
Midnighters – Scott Westerfield
Extras – Scott Westerfield
Specials – Scott Westerfield
Pretties – Scott Westerfield
Uglies – Scott Westerfield
Jacqueline Woodson books

High school

Alexie, Sherman – The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian
Anderson, Laurie Halse – Catalyst; Prom; Speak; Twisted; Winter Girls
Barker, Clive – The Thief of Always
Blundell, Judy – What I saw and How I Lied
Booth, Coe – Kendra; Tyrell
Carter, Nikki – So For Real series
Chobosky, Stephen – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Clare, Cassandra – Mortal Instrument series
Collins, Suzanne – Hunger Games series
Cooney, Caroline – any young adult novel
Cromier, Robert – Fade
Cross, Cecil – First Semester; Second Semester
Dessen, Sarah – any young adult novel
Divine, L – Drama High series
Doyle, Larry – I Love You Beth Cooper
Draper, Sharon – any “teen titles”, especially Jericho Trilogy or Hazelwood Trilogy
Duncan, Lois – any young adult novel (editions with newer covers only!)
Elkeles, Simone – Leaving Paradise; Return to Paradise; Perfect Chemistry; Rules of Attraction
Flake, Sharon – any young adult novel
Forman, Gail – If I Stay
Georgia Peach award winning books
Going, KL – King of Screwups
Haddon, Mark – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Johnson, Angela – First Part Last
Johnson, Luanne – Muchacho
Kimani Press TRU books for African American young adults
Lockhart, E – The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
Mead, Richelle – Vampire Academy series
Millner, Denne – Hotlanta series
Moore, Stephanie Perry – any young adult novel
Myer, Stephanie – Twilight series
Myers, Walter Dean – any young adult novel
Paolini, Christopher – Eragon series
Piccoult, Jodi – any adult title
Pfeffer, Susan Beth – Life as We Knew It series
Rosoff, Meg – How I Live
Ryan, Carrie – The Forest of Hands & Teeth series
Simone, Ni Ni – any young adult novel
Sitomer, Alan Lawrence – Hoopster; Hip-Hop High School; Homeboyz;
Sleator, William – Boy Who Couldn’t Die; Last Universe; House of Stairs
Sports biographies of current athletes or teams, esp. basketball & football
Van Diepen, Allison – any young adult novel
Volponi, Paul – any young adult novel
Westerfield, Scott – Uglies series; Midnighters series; Peeps series
YALSA “Reluctant Reader” recommendations