BookPeople & BookSpring: Working Together

 

 

 

BookPeople is proud to be a partner in literacy with BookSpring.

  

BookSpring places books into the hands of children in our community!

BookSpring is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that provides rich reading experiences, tools, and books to children and their families so they can develop a desire to read and succeed in school and life. Through schools, childcare centers, medical clinics, and community partners, we serve approximately 40,000 children annually through over 150 partners in healthcare, education, and throughout the community. While all children can benefit from becoming a reader, the greatest advantage is to bridge the early literacy gap in low-income families, and those children are our focus.

Our goal is to double operations!

There are an estimated 79,000 children under the age of five living in poverty in our region. National studies show the rate of books per child in low-income families can be as low as 1 book per 300 children. In contract, middle-income families have an average of 13 books per child. Research also shows that as few as 20 books in the home is a predictor of three more years of education over those without a home library, where they have books around to read again and again. Our continuum of literacy programs provide at least 20 high quality, developmentally and culturally appropriate books to keep from birth through age 12. Our “20 books for every Central Texas child by 2020” initiative will set up our children as well as all of Central Texas for success.

Return on your investment:

Can you think of anything better than helping meet the need of families with young children and cultivating lifelong readers and learners in Central Texas?


How Can You Help?

Check out the BookSpring Wish List below.

You can donate any and all of these books to BookSpring for use in their education programs simply by entering DONATE in the comments box during checkout. Or you can pick up the books in store and donate them here!

If you would like to have your books shipped directly to BookSpring, the address for donations is below: 

2006 Greenbrook Parkway
Austin, TX 78723

Thanks for helping us support literacy in our community!

Fiesta! Board Book Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780060092634
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenwillow Books - February 18th, 2003

Animals at the Farm/Animales de La Granja Cover Image
By Gladys Rosa-Mendoza, Jason Wolff (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781931398138
Availability: It's complicated. Place an order and we will contact you with the expected arrival date.
Published: Me+mi Publishing - July 1st, 2004

Oli/Ollie Bilingual Board Book Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780544316843
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - February 3rd, 2015

Weather/El Tiempo = Weather Cover Image
By Beaton, Clare Beaton, Clare Beaton (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780764116902
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Barron's Educational Series - April 1st, 2001

The Birthday Box/Mi Caja de Cumpleanos Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763650414
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - January 11th, 2011

Numbers/Numeros Cover Image
$4.95
ISBN: 9780312502157
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Priddy Books - March 18th, 2008

Buenas Noches, Luna = Goodnight Moon Cover Image
By Margaret Wise Brown, Clement Hurd (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780694016518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins Espanol - March 19th, 2002

Loteria: First Words / Primeras Palabras: A Bilingual Picture Book Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781495126550
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lil' Libros - December 21st, 2014

Counting with Frida/Contando Con Frida: A Bilingual Counting Book Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781495126567
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lil' Libros - March 21st, 2015

Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781580892520
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - March 25th, 2014

Whose Hands Are These?: A Community Helper Guessing Book Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781467752145
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Millbrook Press - January 1st, 2016

Un Lazo a la Luna/Moon Rope: Una Leyenda Peruana/A Peruvian Folktale Cover Image
By Lois Ehlert, Amy Prince (Translator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780152017026
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Voyager Paperbacks - August 1st, 2003

Shh! We Have a Plan Cover Image
By Chris Haughton, Chris Haughton (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763672935
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 9th, 2014

The Book with No Pictures Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780803741713
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - September 30th, 2014

Staff Pick Logo
Press Here Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780811879545
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - March 30th, 2011

Lunch Cover Image
By Denise Fleming, Denise Fleming (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780805046465
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt & Company - April 15th, 1996

Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062404411
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperFestival - March 7th, 2017

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780786819881
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - April 1st, 2003

I Really Like Slop! (an Elephant and Piggie Book) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781484722626
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - October 27th, 2015

Llama Llama Red Pajama Cover Image
By Anna Dewdney, Anna Dewdney (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780451474575
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2015