Wish List

The primary goal of Project Armchair is to gift high-quality, rich children's literature to children in crisis.  While there are many worthy children's books available, our focus is on literature that scaffolds emergent readers to higher level of proficiency.  The following list meets that criteria. **BOOKS MUST BE NEW TO COMPLY WITH HOSPITAL CRITERIA.

*  Note:  Scholastic Book Clubs are a fantastic clearinghouse of many of these texts and are    
    reasonably priced.  If your child or grandchild receives the Book Club flyers through their school, 
    consider ordering a few extra and donating to Project Armchair!


Flip and Flop by Dawn Apperly
Curious George books
I Love You More Each Day by Suzanne Chlew
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Sweet Dreams, Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diese  
All the Pretty Little Horses by Linda Saport 


Polar Bears by Kate Riggs
Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Beuhner
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies by Laura Numeroff
If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
White Snow Bright Snow by Alvin Tresselt
Pete the Cat:  Construction Deconstruction by James Dean
Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton
Prince Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
Elephant and Piggie by Mo Willems 
ABC Dream by Kim Krans
Swimmy by Leo Lionni


Snow Babies by Joan Emerson
Snow Beast by Chris Judge
First Grade Friends Forever:  The Snowman Showdown by Judy Katschke 
The Magic Bone:  Nice Snowing You by Nancy Krulik
Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman and Ben Cart
Elephant and Piggie:  I Will Take a Nap by Mo Willems
Pete the Cat's Train Trip by James Dean
Pete the Cat:  Robo-Pete by James Dean
Pete the Cat:  I Love My White Shoes by James Dean
A Pet for Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold
Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright 
Bug in a Vacuum by Melanie Watt
A Butterfly is Patient by Dianna Aston
The Giant Carrot by Jan Peck
The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney
Nightsong by Ari Berk
Red Sings from Treetops by Joyce Sidman 
Hot on the Range by R.D. Jentsch
The Wild Little Horses by Rita Gray  
Clarence Goes Out West & Meets a Purple Horse by Jean Ekman Adams  
Three Little Horses by Piet Worm 
Girl on the High-Diving Horse by Linda Oatman High


Super Fly:  The World's Smallest Superhero by Todd Doodler
Mrs. Krup Cracks Me Up by Dan Gutman
The Story of Snow by Mark Cassino
Who Would Win? by Jerry Pallotta  
Chickens Don't Fly by Hannah Elliot and Laura Lyn DiSiena
Hippos Don't Swim by Hannah Elliot and Laura Lyn DiSiena
Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne
The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett
Finding Winnie by Lindsay Mattick 
Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost Ill. by Susan Jeffers 
Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble 
A Horse in the House and Other Strange but True Animal Stories by Gail Ablow 


Groundhog Day From the Black Lagoon by Mike Thaler
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DeCamillo
Henry and the Paper Route by Beverly McCleary
Henry and the Club House by Beverly McCleary
Henry and Ribsy by Beverly McCleary 
Stick Dog Wants a Hotdog by Tom Watson
Adventure According to Humphrey by Betty Birney
Cinderella's Stepsister and the Big Bad Wolf by Lorraine Carey  
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll 
The Rough Face Girl by Rafe Martin 
Girls and Their Horses (American Girl Library) by Camela Decaire   
Little Horse by Betsy Byars  
What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses? by Richard Van Camp 
Black Beauty by Mary Sebag-Montefiore 

Fourth Grade:

Nate the Great books
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
What Do You Do With An Idea? by Kobi Yamada 
Phantom Stallion:  Wild Horse Island #10:  Faraway Filly by Terri Farley
Bold Beauty (Winnie the Horse Gentler #3) by Dandi Daley Mackall 
The Black Stallion by Walter Farley

Fifth & Sixth Grades:

Bridge to Terabithia
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor
Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Mr. Poppins Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
Horse Heroes:  True Stories of Amazing Horses by Kate Petty

Recommendations for Middle School boys, based upon school librarian, Mari Schwindt:

Ripley's Believe It or Not
Guinness Book of World Records
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
Bone Books - graphic novels
Percy Jackson - series
Captain Underpants - series
Alex Rider - series by Anthony Horowitz
Zombie Goldfish - series
Stick Dog - series
Star Wars books
Amulet -series
Calvin and Hobbs
I Survived True Stories - series
Eragon - series

Popular Authors:

Rick Riordan
Gordon Korman
Gary Paulsen
Jon Sciszka
James Patterson - I-funny series

Recommended Bedtime Story Titles:

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
It's Time to Sleep, My Love by Nancy Tillman
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Helen Berger

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