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!

Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars: Space Poems and Paintings Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780152053727
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harcourt Children's Books - April 2007

Say Hello! Cover Image
By Rachel Isadora, Rachel Isadora (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399252303
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Putnam Publishing Group - April 15th, 2010

One World, One Day Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781426304606
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: National Geographic Society - May 12th, 2009

Firebird Cover Image
By Misty Copeland, Christopher Myers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399166150
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2014

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Hippos Are Huge! Cover Image
By Jonathan London, Matthew Trueman (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763665920
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - March 10th, 2015

La Madre Goose: Nursery Rhymes for Los Ninos Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399251573
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 19th, 2016

Buenas Noches Motores/Good Night Engines Bilingual Board Book Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780544578449
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 13th, 2015

Uh-Oh! Cover Image
By Shutta Crum, Patrice Barton (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780385752718
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2016

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The Day the Crayons Quit Cover Image
By Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399255373
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - June 27th, 2013

El Dia Que Los Crayones Renunciaron Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9786071618122
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Published: Fondo de Cultura Economica USA - May 28th, 2014

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Last Stop on Market Street Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399257742
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

The Big Book of Beautiful Babies Board Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525465461
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - February 1st, 2001

Belly Button Book Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9780761137993
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing - April 18th, 2005

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I Want My Hat Back Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763655983
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 27th, 2011

This Is Not My Hat Cover Image
By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763655990
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 9th, 2012

We Are in a Book! Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423133087
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books - September 14th, 2010

If Kids Ran the World Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780545441964
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blue Sky Press (AZ) - August 26th, 2014

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 2003

Wild about Books Cover Image
By Judy Sierra, Marc Brown (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375825385
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf - August 10th, 2004

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Wonder Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780375869020
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - February 14th, 2012