we need books…

March 4th, 2011

Things take shape at The Mighty Twig

We’re rounding out our Children’s Collection with some classics, so if your kids have outgrown these favorites, please email us at twig@eplfriends.org, and we’ll come collect them.

Later this month, we’ll take other donations for use at The Mighty Twig as well as our other book drops at BooCoo, Ridgeville, Primm Towers and other reading hot spots around town.

Children’s Books Needed At EPL Friends’ The Mighty Twig

Picture Books

Treasured Authors

Verna Aardema (anything)

Niki Daly (anything)

Llama, Llama books, Anna Dewdney

Danny & the Dinosaur books, Syd Hoff

Amazing Grace books, Mary Hoffman

Alphabet City, City by Numbers, Stephen Johnson

Ezra Jack Keats  (anything)

Bob Books, Bobby Maslan

Make Way for Ducklings, Robert McClosky

Fancy Nancy books, Jane O’Connor

Truck Town books, Jon Scieszka

Dr. Seuss

Pete’s a Pizza, by William Steig

Grumpy Bird and BooHoo Bird, Jeremy Tankard

Jan Thomas – anything (but particularly looking for Birthday for Cow and What Will Fat Cat Sit On)

Mo Willems – anything (but particularly Elephant and Piggie and Pigeon books)

DK Eyewitness books (on any topic)

Picture Books about these topics:



Construction equipment

Animals (Wild, Zoo, & Pets)


Sea creatures (sharks!!)

Disney princesses

Dora and Diego

Easy Readers

These are the books with the numbered reading levels (#1, 2, 3) in the corners.  They are often called “Step into Reading,” “I Can Read,” or “All Aboard Reading.”



Juv Series Books

Magic Tree House

Captain Underpants

Goosebumps – Horrorland

Junie B. Jones

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Main Street

Beacon Street

Pet Fairies

Babymouse (graphic novels)

Lunch Lady (graphic novels)

Spiderman, Incredible Hulk, etc. (graphic novels about action heroes)

Juv Fiction

Ivy & Bean books, Annie Barrows

Allie Finkle books, Meg Cabot

Artemis Fowl books, Eoin Colfer

Niki and Deja books, Karen English

Sharon Flake – anything

John Feinstein – anything

Joey Pigza books, Jack Gantos

Alex Rider books, Anthony Horowitz

Mike Lupica – anything

Winnie Perry books (Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen …) by Lauren Myracle

Clementine books, Sara Pennypacker

Alanna/The Song of the Lioness books, Tamora Pierce

Adam Canfield books, Michael Winerip

Young Adult

Gemma Doyle trilogy, Libba Bray

House of Night series, P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast

Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins

Hazelwood trilogy, Sharon Draper

Shug, Jenny Han

Walter Dean Myers – anything

Cirque du Freak series, Darren Shan

Gossip Girl series, Cecily von Ziegesar

Naruto, Masashi Kishimoto (manga)

Dragonball Z, Akira Toriyama (manga)

Fruits Basket, Natsuki Takaya (manga)



5 Comments (Leave a Reply)

  1. Mary Lucas (March 5, 2011)

    I have a small box of children’s books, including several samll early reader books in Spanish if you are interested.

  2. Terran Doehrer (March 5, 2011)

    You need the Freddy & the Pig series. I wish I had some to give.

  3. Terran Doehrer (March 5, 2011)

    Oops – that should be “Freddy the Pig”

  4. Jennifer Everett (March 5, 2011)

    We have several picture books to donate around trains & dinosaurs. Also we just wanted to ask if our currently checked out S. Branch copies of Birthday Cake for Cow & What Will Fat Cat Sit On can now belong to the twig? Or do they stay at the main? They’re due mid-March.

  5. EPL Friends (March 24, 2011)

    Hold onto them for now. After Saturday’s Grand Opening, we’ll have a better answer about where and when to drop them. Thank you!

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