If parents understood the huge educational benefits and intense happiness brought about by reading aloud to their children, and if every parent – and every adult caring for a child – read aloud a minimum of three stories a day to the children in their lives, we could probably wipe out illiteracy within one generation.

– Mem Fox, Author of Reading Magic

Bringing new books to children at home and school

  • Bring Me A Book St. Louis is committed to eliminating the literacy gap through selecting and procuring high-quality hardback children’s literature for under-resourced children to read aloud at home and school.
  • We work with partner schools and early-childhood organizations to reach children in pre-kindergarten through first grade in need of new hardback books.
  • Many of the children’s books we choose have received the Newberry, Caldecott, Geisel and Corretta Scott King book awards.

Bring Me A Book St. Louis has developed three early childhood literacy programs designed to enhance reading skills to prepare children for reading success:

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Classroom Libraries

We place new bookshelves in partner school classrooms containing 35 new high-quality hardback books that have been recognized for outstanding literary merit.

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Take Home Books

The Take Home Books program is offered to our partner schools for students in the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten grade levels.

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First Teachers Workshops

Bring Me A Book St. Louis believes that families are a child’s first teacher and we have designed a series of workshops that encourage parents to utilize learning strategies and read aloud techniques at home.

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