When we imagine people without books, we think of villagers in places like Afghanistan. But sixty percent of low-income families in the United States have no children’s books at home.

We are having our annual Palm Sunday Book Drive for Spring Branch Elementary School students to help our neighbors. New or gently used books for grades K-5 will be given to all of the children in April.

It is so much fun to see these books distributed to the students.  Their eyes light up when they are given a book of their own and they ask “Can I really take this home?” Some add: “This is my first book.”

 If you would like to make a difference in a child’s life, consider donating a book (or books) during this Lenten season.  You can DONATE ONLINE or drop the book in the the donation bins around the church or in the Fountain Hallway.  Here is a list of popular books and series by grade level:

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Books focused on Sight Words
Step 1, 2 or 3 readers
“I Can Read!” Readers
Magic School Bus Series
Pete the Cat
Flat Stanley
Elephant & Piggy
Alphabet Books
Books by Eric Carle
Books by Dr. Seuss
Llama Llama Books

2nd and 3rd Grade

Henry and Mudge Series
Puppy Place Series
Magic Treehouse Series
Magic Tree House Nonfiction Research Guides
Rainbow Magic Fairies Series
Judy Moody & Stink Series
Junie B. Jones Series
Geronimo Stilton Series
National Geographic Kids
Books about sharks, dinosaurs, or animals
Chicken Squad Series
Nate the Great Series 

4th and 5th Grade

“I Survived” Series
Encyclopedia Brown Series
Wonder
Hatchet
Big Nate Series
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Harry Potter Series
Dear Dumb Diary Series
Who Was…? Series
Sisters
Ghosts
Terrible Two Series
The One and Only Ivan
Percy Jackson Series
Jedi Academy Series
Baby-Sitters Club Graphix Series
Baby Mouse Series

 

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