Sunday, June 23, 2013

Project Cool for School – 
Books for Homeless Children

Project Cool is an awesome program of the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness. They fill 1,300 backpacks with donated school supplies, books, toothbrushes & toothpaste and more and distribute them to children who are homeless.

Alphabet Soup will be collecting books for donation to Project Cool for School. Purchase a book for donation to Project Cool for School and get 25% off your entire purchase! * We’ll also be collecting books for donation that are on the wish list.

For more information on their program & how to donate and volunteer, check out their Facebook page

* May not be combined with any other discount or sale.

Here is a wish list of suggested titles and approximate age groupings. The list is meant as a guide to get you browsing. Follow your instinct in choosing a book – if it is a book you would share with a child in your life, then it is a great book to donate to the Cool for School Project!

Here are some suggestions to get you started:

Learning How to Read & New Readers

“I Can Read” books
Berenstain Bears
Cat in the Hat / Cat in the Hat Comes Back
Caps for Sale
Frog and Toad
Amelia Bedelia
Danny and the Dinosaur
Elephant and Piggie
Go Dog Go
Nate the Great
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Young Readers – Picture Books

Angelina Ballerina
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Detective LaRue
Diary of a Spider
George and Martha
Giant Jam Sandwich
Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science Books
Little Critter
Martha Speaks
Tar Beach
Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Tacky the Penguin
Toot and Puddle
Trickster Tales by Gerald McDermott

Young Readers – Chapter Books

A to Z Mysteries
Boxcar Children
Classic Starts
Flat Stanley
Geronimo Stilton
Horse Diaries
The Hundred Dreses
Ivy and Bean
Judy Moody
Magic Tree House
Mercy Watson
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
My Father’s Dragon
Paddington Bear
Pippi Longstocking

Older Readers

Afternoon of the Elves
American Girl Mysteries
Because of Winn-Dixie
Black Beauty
Charlotte’s Web
Cricket in Times Sqaure
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Encyclopedia Brown
Eyewitness Books (Nonfiction Series)
Ginger Pye 
Gone-Away Lake
Harriet the Spy
Harry Potter
James and the Giant Peach
Little House on the Prairie
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (Lightning Thief, etc)
Peter and the Starcatchers
Phantom Tollbooth
Taran Wanderer (and other Lloyd Alexander Books)
Wizard of Oz

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