Creating Readers & Leaders
BookEnds, a nonprofit organization based in Southern California, is about Kids Helping Kids. BookEnds recycles children's books through student-run book drives and places them in schools and youth organizations in need of books.
BookEnds believes that a literate child is the foundation of a thriving community. By providing access to books, BookEnds gives children the resources to develop literacy skills and to experience the joy and imagination of reading.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Carpenter Delivery to Nevada Avenue
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Page Private School delivery to Aragon Avenue Elementary.
Friday, December 6, 2013
The High School at Moorpark delivery to Chavez Elementary.
Canejo Valley Homeschoolers delivery to Soria Elementary
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Radio Disney Festival Book Collection
SoCal USY Alumni & Family Tikkun Olam Event
SAVE THE DATE - March 6, 2014
6th Annual Scrabble Challenge
Literacy & Leadership
Literacy Expert and father of three Danny Brassell, Ph.D. shares:
Don't miss the book domino
chain world record!!!!
BookEnds newest blog "Collectors and Keepers" is by Gayle Baigelman, Associate Director of BookEnds. A pregnant colleague and her new college student children have her thinking about the "children's books years".
Learn more about our
student run book drives
* California ranks 49th in books-per-pupil in its elementary school libraries and last in the US in terms of public library access
* The national average ratio of books to students is 22 to 1, the ratio in LA is 9 to 1 (and 3 to 1 if you don't count outdated and damaged books)
*Since 1998, BookEnds has donated more than two million books valued by LAUSD at more than $16 million dollars
* Every $100 will buy $500 worth of books for children in under-resourced facilities
Changed Your Life?
(click on the link to purchase these books and you are making a donation to BookEnds - thank you!)
"The Summer House Cat"
by Michele Granger
"I was greatly influenced by Charlotte's love for her family and the little cat that adopted her." Erin Schlanger, Librarian, Student Resource Coordinator
"The Giving Tree"
by Shel Silverstein
"My all time favorite book!"
Krisjane De Jesus, High School Student
Julie of the Wolves
by Jean Craighead George
Jessica DelGrosso, Stay at Home Mom
Green Eggs and Ham
by Dr. Seuss
Tracilyn Scala, Blogger
Looking for Alaska
by John Green
Maya Granger, Student
by Astrid Lindgren
Margriet Ruurs, Award winning children's book author
The Kitchen God's Wife
by Amy Tan
Michaela Pereira, Newscaster, Los Angeles
by Margaret Wise Brown
Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State