Books to Borrow, Buy or Find at a Book Spot for the Holidays!

The holidays are a time for reflecting on community, friendship and the challenges and joys that have shaped us over the past year. These twelve books explore many facets of the human experience, and all are beautifully written to explore those big ideas, with a variety of reading levels represented. These wonderful books are sure to be crowd pleasers for readers young and old this holiday season: visit your local library to check them out, look in a community Book Spot or purchase one at a local bookstore.


Where The Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstien (Age 6+)

“Thank You Omu!” By Oge Mora (Age 4+)

“Ron’s Big Mission” by Rose Blues and Corinne J. Naden (Age 6-10)

“Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” By Billy Martin Jr. (Age 2+)

“Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Pena (Age 3+)

“My Papi Has a Motorcycle” by Isabel Quintero (Ages 4-8)

“George’s Marvelous Medicine” by Roald Dahl (Ages 8-12)

“Those Shoes” by Maribeth Boelts (Ages 4-10)

“Bud Not Buddy” by Christopher Paul Curtis (Age 10+)

“The Name Jar” by Yangsook Choi (Ages 3-7)

“From Far Away” by  Robert Munsch & Saoussan Askar (Ages 5-10)

“This Was Our Pact” by Ryan Andrew (Ages 10-14)

As the holiday season offers us time to reflect and spend time together, often through sharing the joys of reading, we ask you to support our work and build the libraries of children who might not have access to wonderful books like those above. Your support makes a real difference in the life of a child in Rhode Island.

Give the Gift of Literacy!

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