For the Love of Reading Book Drive

Published on March 13, 2017

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Arlington County Police Department and the Arlington County Fire Department are partnering to conduct a book drive benefiting Arlington Public School students through the Everybody Wins! DC literacy program. Between March 15 and April 30 community members are asked to donate new books for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Donations will be distributed by the police department.

Donation boxes can be found at Police Headquarters, located at 1425 N. Courthouse Road and at all Arlington County Fire Stations.

Members of the community are welcome to donate a book of their choice or one from the book wish list below:

Books by Grade

  • First Grade

    • "Ish (Creatrilogy)" - Peter Reynolds

    • "The Gruffalo" - Julia Donaldson

    • "Let's Play" - Herve Tullet



  • Second Grade

    • "Don't Bump the Glump" - Shel Silverstein

    • "Take Me Out of the Bathtub" - Alan Katz

    • "Wild About Books" - Judy Sierra

    • "Zita the Spacegirl" - Ben Hatke



  • Third Grade

    • "The Book With No Pictures" - BJ Novak

    • "Volcanoes, National Geographic Level 2" - Anne Schrieber

    • "A Bad Case of the Stripes" — David Shannon

    • "Last Stop on Market Street" - Matt de la Pena



  • Fourth Grade

    • "Monsoon Afternoon" - Kashmira Sheth

    • "Choose Your Own Adventure Box Sets" - R.A. Montgomery

    • "D.K. Earthquakes and Other Natural Disasters" - Harriet Griffey



  • Fifth Grade

    • "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" - Brian Selznick

    • "A Little Book of Sloth" - Lucy Cooke

    • "The Crossover" - Kwame Alexander

    • "Wonder" - R.J. Palacio




Books by Author

  • Julia Donaldson

  • Graeme Base

  • Kevin Henkes

  • James Marshal

  • Dick King Smith

  • Doreen Cronin

  • Tomie dePaolo

  • Cynthia Rylant


Books by Series

  • "Toot and Puddle"

  • "Big Nate"

  • "Babymouse"

  • "Monster Books"

  • "I Survived"

  • "Who Would Win?"

  • "American Girl"

  • "Sugar Plum Ballerinas"

  • "Diary of a Wimpy Kid"

  • "Captain Awesome"

  • "The World According to Humphrey"


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