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Book Drive 2022

Pinedale Elementary school is just around the corner from branch 1. It’s an underserved school full of hard-working teachers and bright, driven students. We have been partnering with Pinedale in a number of ways for the past year or so, including being a corporate sponsor, catering breakfast for their teachers, helping with a teacher encouragement project, and sending volunteers from Daimler to ready classrooms for the school year. Now, we have an opportunity to help them in the biggest way yet.

From now until December 9, we’ll be collecting books with the goal of giving every student at Pinedale a book to take home with them for Christmas break. The teachers have provided a thoughtful wish list of books for each grade that matches their students’ reading level and their literacy curriculum, listed below with links to Amazon to make it easy!

For any book series on the list below, the first book is linked on Amazon, but any book in the series is desirable. New books only, please.

Tom Nehl will match every book donated to this drive!

Just drop off your donated books at any Tom Nehl location before December 9.

 

Pre-K - 57 students

ABC Dance: An Animal Alphabet by Sabrina Moyle

 

Kindergarten - 67 Students

Swashby and the Sea by Beth Ferry

T. Rexes Can’t Tie Their Shoes by Anna Lazowski

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

Lupe Lopez: Rock Star Rules! by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo and Pat Zietlow Miller

The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds

We All Play by Julie Flett

KINDergarten: Where Kindness Matters Every Day by Vera Ahiyya

Saturday by Oge Mora

The Three Billy Goats Buenos by Susan Middleton Elya

Elmore by Holly Hobbie

100 Things I Know How To Do by Amy Schwartz

Becoming Vanessa by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

 

First Grade - 68 students

When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie L. B. Deenihan

When Grandpa Gives You a Toolbox by Jamie L. B. Deenihan

The Camping Trip by Jennifer K. Mann

Carpenter’s Helper by Sybil Rosen and Camille Garoche

Bird Boy by Matthew Burgess

How Old Is Mr. Tortoise? by Dev Petty

What’s in Your Pocket? Collecting Nature’s Treasures by Heather L. Montgomery

King & Kayla series by Dori Hillestad Butler

The Smart Cookie by Jory John

Mo Jackson Series by David A. Adler

I Promise by Lebron James

 

Second Grade - 52 students

My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero

Your Name is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

Khalil and Mr. Hagerty and the Backyard Treasures by Tricia Springstubb

Abdul’s Story by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow

A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman

Pets Rule! series by Susan Tan

Planet Omar series by Zanib Mian

If You Come to Earth by Sophie Blackall

Norman: One Amazing Goldfish! by Kelly Bennett

Cat Problems by Jory John

Room For Everyone by Naaz Kahn

Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise

Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files by Andrea Beaty and Theanne Griffith

 

Third Grade - 70 students

Digging for Words: Jose Alberto Gutierrez and the Library He Built by Angela Burke Kunkel

The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza by Mac Barnett

The Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne

We are Family by Lebron James

Ruby and the Booker Boys # 1: Brand New School, Brave New Ruby

Ruby and the Booker Boys # 2: Trivia Queen, 3rd Grade Supreme

The Magnificent Mya Tibbs series by Crystal Allen

The Last Kids on Earth series by Max Brallier

Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliot

Dog Man Series by Dav Pilkey

 

Fourth Grade - 48 students

Digging for Words: Jose Alberto Gutierrez and the Library He Built by Angela Burke Kunkel

President of the whole Fifth Grade by Sherri Winston

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney

The Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

Class Dismissed by Allan Woodrow

Wings of Fire Series by Tui T. Sutherland

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Warriors Series by Erin Hunter

 

Fifth Grade - 72 students

The Carver Chronicles by Karen English

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney

The Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne

Warriors Series by Erin Hunter

The Last Kids on Earth Series by Max Brallier

Kate the Chemist Series by Kate Biberdorf

Wings of Fire Series by Tui T. Sutherland

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling