CAI Book Wish List Lehigh Valley Reads

 Lehigh Valley Reads wants to help kids and families have something to read at home.

Households with home libraries help children expand their vocabulary and allow for better reading comprehension. Studies have shown that being read to as a child and having books in the home are the two most important indicators of future academic success. Books can help children imagine what’s possible for their own lives, and to feel seen when characters like them are reflected back through a positive story. Books shape our ideas of the world and form the ways we see others and ourselves. We celebrate the stories and characters that reflect all families in our community. The mission of Lehigh Valley Reads is to have all of our students reading on grade level by the end of third grade, by 2025. 

 

We invite you to select books for kids in grades pre-K through 3rd from this recommended list.

 

 

Books purchased from this list will be held at the store for Lehigh Valley Reads. Select "PICK UP AT STORE" at checkout, pay via paypal. If you have any questions, please call the bookstore at 610-928-8600 for assistance. You may also purchase over the phone or in the shop. A list of donors will be supplied to Lehigh Valley Reads. If you would like to purchase a large number of books or a specific title not included on this list, please contact the bookstore. Thank you for your donation!

All Are Welcome Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525579649
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 10th, 2018

It's Okay To Be Different Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316043472
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

Run, Little Chaski!: An Inka Trail Adventure Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781646861651
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Barefoot Books - June 1st, 2021

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Amira's Picture Day Cover Image
By Reem Faruqi, Fahmida Azim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780823440191
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Holiday House - April 13th, 2021

Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You Cover Image
By Sonia Sotomayor, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525514121
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - September 3rd, 2019

Happy in Our Skin Cover Image
By Fran Manushkin, Lauren Tobia (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763699727
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - March 6th, 2018

Windows Cover Image
By Julia Denos, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781536211665
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick - February 9th, 2021

Children of the World Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781782853329
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Barefoot Books - April 30th, 2019

Lola at the Library (Lola Reads #1) Cover Image
By Anna McQuinn, Rosalind Beardshaw (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781580891424
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Charlesbridge - July 1st, 2006

Lola Loves - Stories, Gets a Cat, Reads to Leo, Plants a Garden - We are collecting all Lola books! 


I Want to Be a Doctor (I Can Read Level 1) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062432407
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: HarperCollins - March 13th, 2018

To Carnival!: A Celebration in St Lucia Cover Image
By Baptiste Paul, Jana Glatt (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781646861620
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Barefoot Books - April 1st, 2021

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Grandad's Camper Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499811933
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: little bee books - April 6th, 2021

The Name Jar Cover Image
By Yangsook Choi, Yangsook Choi (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440417996
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dragonfly Books - October 14th, 2003

Juneteenth for Mazie (Fiction Picture Books) Cover Image
By Floyd Cooper, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
$5.95
ISBN: 9781479558209
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Picture Window Books - January 1st, 2016

For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai's Story (Encounter: Narrative Nonfiction Picture Books) Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781491465561
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Capstone Press - July 1st, 2016

The Magnificent Makers #1: How to Test a Friendship Cover Image
By Theanne Griffith, Reggie Brown (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780593122983
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2020

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Finding Langston (The Finding Langston Trilogy) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823445820
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Holiday House - January 7th, 2020

El Deafo Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419712173
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Amulet Books - September 2nd, 2014