Book Drive for Preschoolers from Homeless Families

Book Drive for Preschoolers from Homeless Families
September 12 - October 22, 2010

Reading aloud to a child is an important learning and bonding activity, but for children in an unstable housing situation, books can be hard to come by. Help us collect new board books for the 300 preschool kids without homes in King County. The books will be distributed by Project Cool of the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness. Project Cool for Back to School provides school supplies for more than 2,000 children in King County every year. The 300 preschoolers who receive "goodie bags" from Project Cool usually get board books in their bags, but this year there wasn't enough money for those books.

Please bring your new book donation to Elliott Bay, or other collection sites, or ship them to: Preschool Book Drive, Seattle University Department of Communication, 901 12th Avenue, Lynn Building 300, Seattle, WA  98122. Please call (206) 296-2034 or visit for more information as well as a complete list of other desired board books for the drive.

If you'd like to order and donate your books online through our website, please simply note your purchase is for the book drive in the comments section when placing your order.


The Wish List: Top Five Board Books for Preschoolers:

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Cover Image
By Bill Martin, Jr., Guruge (Illustrator), Eric Carle (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805047905
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt & Company - September 15th, 1996

Good Night, Gorilla Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399230035
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G. P. Putnam's Sons - February 21st, 1996

The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear Cover Image
By Don Wood, Audrey Wood (Joint Author), Don Wood (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780859536592
Availability: Special Order
Published: Child's Play International - May 1998

Moo, Baa, La La La! Cover Image
By Sandra Boynton, Kate Klimo (Editor), Sandra Boynton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780671449018
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Simon - November 30th, 1982

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399226908
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Philomel Books - March 23rd, 1994