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** 2022 HOLIDAY BOOK DRIVE! **

Together we’re building the future of the Bay Area

Support young readers this holiday season by purchasing and donating a new, age-appropriate book from Alexander Book Company. All donations will go to:

The Children’s Book Project, which gives books to children who need them for equity in literacy, learning, and life.

They aim to create a more socially just world by providing books for free to under-resourced children. Literacy attainment is directly tied to academic achievement and lifetime outcomes, yet children in economically disadvantaged communities do not have the same access to books as their more affluent peers. The Children’s Book Project is committed to closing the opportunity gap and lifting up our community by raising readers. That is why we're hosting a book drive partnership with Children's Book Project and Alexander Book Company.

Will you join us in trying to collect 500 books for students?

Books can be bought in-store from Alexander Book Company, or purchased on our website and we will have them sent directly to Children's Book Project. We've selected some titles to get you started (below). If you would rather select other books you are welcome to do so, just put "Children's Book Project donation drive" in your order note. If you would like us select books on your behalf, just call the store and ask for Bonnie in the children's book department and we'll work with whatever dollar amount you would like to donate.

To learn more about Children's Book Project, please visit https://www.childrensbookproject.org/

Carmela Full of Wishes By Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399549045
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

¡Vamos! Let’s Go Eat (World of ¡Vamos!) By III Raúl the Third, III Raúl the Third (Illustrator) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781328557049
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Published: Versify - March 24th, 2020

Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao By Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kat Zhang, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534411333
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2019

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story By Kevin Noble Maillard, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781626727465
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 22nd, 2019

Bright Star By Yuyi Morales Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443284
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Published: Neal Porter Books - September 7th, 2021

Extra Yarn By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780061953385
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 17th, 2012

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment (A Parker Curry Book) By Parker Curry, Jessica Curry, Brittany Jackson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534451865
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - October 15th, 2019

Eyes That Kiss in the Corners By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joanna Ho, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062915627
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

Doña Esmeralda, Who Ate Everything By Melissa de la Cruz, Primo Gallanosa (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781338751611
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Orchard Books - August 16th, 2022

Last Stop on Market Street By Matt de la Peña, Christian Robinson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399257742
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

Bee-Bim Bop! By Linda Sue Park, Ho Baek Lee (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Linda Sue Park, Ho Baek Lee (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780547076713
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - November 10th, 2008

Good Night, Little Bookstore By Amy Cherrix, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Amy Cherrix, E. B. Goodale (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536212518
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - August 29th, 2022

Julián Is a Mermaid By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jessica Love, Jessica Love (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763690458
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 23rd, 2018

The Proudest Blue: A Story of Hijab and Family By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With) Cover Image
By Ibtihaj Muhammad, Hatem Aly (Illustrator), S. K. Ali (With)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316519007
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 10th, 2019

The Name Jar By Yangsook Choi, Yangsook Choi (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Yangsook Choi, Yangsook Choi (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440417996
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dragonfly Books - October 14th, 2003

Maybe Something Beautiful: How Art Transformed a Neighborhood By F. Isabel Campoy, Rafael López (Illustrator), Theresa Howell Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544357693
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - April 12th, 2016

The Collectors By Alice Feagan, Alice Feagan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Feagan, Alice Feagan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781525302046
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kids Can Press - May 4th, 2021

Ben and Emma's Big Hit By Gavin Newsom, Ruby Shamir, Alexandra Thompson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593204115
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Published: Philomel Books - December 7th, 2021

All Are Neighbors By Alexandra Penfold, Suzanne Kaufman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593429983
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 23rd, 2022

Mango, Abuela, and Me By Meg Medina, Angela Dominguez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Angela Dominguez (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763695132
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - October 3rd, 2017

Magnolia Flower By Zora Neale Hurston, Loveis Wise (Illustrator), Ibram X. Kendi Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063098312
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Published: Amistad Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2022

¿Eres tú mi mamá? (Are You My Mother? Spanish Edition) (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) By P.D. Eastman Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780375815058
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 25th, 2001

¡Danza del corral! / Barnyard Dance! Spanish Edition (Boynton on Board) By Sandra Boynton Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781523507771
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 3rd, 2019

The Life Of - La Vida de Selena By Patty Rodriguez, Ariana Stein, Citlali Reyes (Illustrator) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780986109997
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lil' Libros - March 13th, 2018

Un Día De Nieve By Ezra Jack Keats Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593206591
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - February 15th, 2022

Our World Is a Family: Our Community Can Change the World By Miry Whitehill, Jennifer Jackson, Nomar Perez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728231839
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Explore - March 8th, 2022

Rebel Girls Lead: 25 Tales of Powerful Women (Rebel Girls Minis) By Rebel Girls Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781953424068
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rebel Girls - January 26th, 2021

Rebel Girls Champions: 25 Tales of Unstoppable Athletes (Rebel Girls Minis) By Rebel Girls, Ibtihaj Muhammad (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Rebel Girls, Ibtihaj Muhammad (Foreword by)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781953424082
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rebel Girls - October 12th, 2021

My Paati's Saris By Jyoti Rajan Gopal, Art Twink (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jyoti Rajan Gopal, Art Twink (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593324608
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kokila - November 8th, 2022

A Song of Frutas By Margarita Engle, Sara Palacios (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534444898
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 3rd, 2021

Namaste Is a Greeting By Suma Subramaniam, Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suma Subramaniam, Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536217834
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Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2022

Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World By Susan Hood, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator), Emily Winfield Martin (Illustrator), Shadra Strickland (Illustrator), Melissa Sweet (Illustrator), LeUyen Pham (Illustrator), Oge Mora (Illustrator), Julie Morstad (Illustrator), Lisa Brown (Illustrator), Selina Alko (Illustrator), Hadley Hooper (Illustrator), Isabel Roxas (Illustrator), Erin Robinson (Illustrator), Sara Palacios (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susan Hood, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator), Emily Winfield Martin (Illustrator), Shadra Strickland (Illustrator), Melissa Sweet (Illustrator), LeUyen Pham (Illustrator), Oge Mora (Illustrator), Julie Morstad (Illustrator), Lisa Brown (Illustrator), Selina Alko (Illustrator), Hadley Hooper (Illustrator), Isabel Roxas (Illustrator), Erin Robinson (Illustrator), Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062741721
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - January 4th, 2022

Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593463055
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Published: Dial Books - May 3rd, 2022

Payden's Pronoun Party By Blue Jaryn, Xochitl Cornejo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Blue Jaryn, Xochitl Cornejo (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781645675587
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Page Street Kids - October 4th, 2022

We Are Water Protectors By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Carole Lindstrom, Michaela Goade (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250203557
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 17th, 2020

Ambitious Girl By Meena Harris, Marissa Valdez (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Meena Harris, Marissa Valdez (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316229692
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 19th, 2021

Who Is Neil deGrasse Tyson? (Who Was?) By Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso, Who HQ, Manuel Gutierrez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780399544361
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - June 1st, 2021

Who Is Shaquille O'Neal? (Who Was?) By Ellen Labrecque, Who HQ, Manuel Gutierrez (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780399544071
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Published: Penguin Workshop - October 4th, 2022

I Am Enough By Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Grace Byers, Keturah A. Bobo (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062667120
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 6th, 2018

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race By Margot Lee Shetterly, Laura Freeman (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062742469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - January 16th, 2018

Who Is Jackie Chan? (Who Was?) By Jody Jensen Shaffer, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9781524791629
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - February 4th, 2020

Watercress By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Wang, Jason Chin (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823446247
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Published: Neal Porter Books - March 30th, 2021

Ohana Means Family By Ilima Loomis, Kenard Pak (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ilima Loomis, Kenard Pak (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443260
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Neal Porter Books - February 4th, 2020

A Morning with Grandpa By Sylvia Liu, Christina Forshay (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sylvia Liu, Christina Forshay (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781643794228
Availability: Usually Ships in 2-6 Days (Not currently in store)
Published: Lee & Low Books - April 21st, 2020

Suki's Kimono By Chieri Uegaki, Stéphane Jorisch (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chieri Uegaki, Stéphane Jorisch (Illustrator)
$8.95
ISBN: 9781553377528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kids Can Press - September 1st, 2005

Bilal Cooks Daal By Aisha Saeed, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aisha Saeed, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534418103
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - June 4th, 2019

Peter Lee's Notes from the Field By Angela Ahn, Julie Kwon (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Angela Ahn, Julie Kwon (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780735268265
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tundra Books - May 3rd, 2022

Ganesha's Sweet Tooth By Sanjay Patel, Emily Haynes Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781452145563
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 4th, 2015

The Most Beautiful Thing By Kao Kalia Yang, Khoa Le (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kao Kalia Yang, Khoa Le (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541561915
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - October 6th, 2020

Once Upon a Camel By Kathi Appelt, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kathi Appelt, Eric Rohmann (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781534406445
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - September 20th, 2022

Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion: The Questioneers Book #3 By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419736926
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 12th, 2020

And Tango Makes Three By Justin Richardson, Peter Parnell, Henry Cole (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780689878459
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2005

Ada Twist and the Disappearing Dogs: (The Questioneers Book #5) By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781419743528
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 17th, 2022

Lark & Kasim Start a Revolution By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419756870
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Published: Amulet Books - September 27th, 2022

Dim Sum for Everyone! By Grace Lin, Grace Lin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Grace Lin, Grace Lin (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440417705
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Published: Dragonfly Books - January 14th, 2003

Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-Ji By Farhana Zia, Ken Min (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Farhana Zia, Ken Min (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781620143520
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Published: Lee & Low Books - March 1st, 2017

Future Hero By Remi Blackwood Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338790320
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 2nd, 2022

Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One (Pain and the Great One Series #1) By Judy Blume, James Stevenson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Judy Blume, James Stevenson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780440420927
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Published: Yearling - January 13th, 2009

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History (Vashti Harrison) By Vashti Harrison Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316475112
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 5th, 2017

Alice Fleck's Recipes for Disaster By Rachelle Delaney Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780735269293
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Published: Puffin Canada - May 3rd, 2022

Flight of the Puffin By Ann Braden Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984816085
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 30th, 2022

Shot Clock By Caron Butler, Justin A. Reynolds Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780063069596
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 6th, 2022

George (Scholastic Gold) By Alex Gino Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545812573
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 25th, 2017

The Bigfoot Files By Lindsay Eagar Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781536206173
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Published: Candlewick - March 1st, 2022

Salt in His Shoes: Michael Jordan in Pursuit of a Dream By Deloris Jordan, Roslyn M. Jordan, Kadir Nelson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689834196
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 2003

The Great Pet Heist By Emily Ecton, David Mottram (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily Ecton, David Mottram (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781534455375
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1) By Jeff Kinney Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419741852
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Published: Amulet Books - April 1st, 2007

Dog Man: A Graphic Novel (Dog Man #1): From the Creator of Captain Underpants By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dav Pilkey (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781338741032
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Published: Graphix - August 3rd, 2021

A Taste of Magic By J. Elle Cover Image
By J. Elle
$16.99
ISBN: 9781547606719
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - August 30th, 2022

Ancestor Approved: Intertribal Stories for Kids By Cynthia L. Smith Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062869951
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Published: Heartdrum - February 8th, 2022

It's The End of the World and I'm in My Bathing Suit By Justin A. Reynolds Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338740226
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Published: Scholastic Press - April 5th, 2022

MapMaker By Lisa Moore Ramée Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063039421
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 20th, 2022

The Misfits By James Howe Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689839566
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2003