If you live in Bloomington and have children’s books you would like to donate to Kid’s Books Without Borders, please email me at – I would be glad to come and pick them up!

Kids Books Without Borders is now a ministry of the Evangelical Community Church of Bloomington, Indiana. If you would like to donate to Kids Books Without Borders, go to and click on “designated giving” There you can specify that you would like your gift to go to “Kids Books Without Borders”. Thank you for your support. Funds donated will go towards the cost of shipping and purchasing used books to send to families overseas.

If you would like to donate books, you can contact me at to get my mailing address. Here is a selected list of books that are most requested and in high demand:

KBWB book donations

I accept:

-any fiction and non-fiction for children ages 0-18 (including board books)

-I also accept adult classics and adult Christian fiction that would appeal to teens

very popular right now and in high demand:

-Sonlight Curriculum books

picture – fiction

Any Caldecott Award winners

books set in other countries

Fairy tales and Myths

Billy and Blaze books by Anderson

Berenstain Bear books by Berenstain

Franklin series by Bourgeois

Cronin books (Dooby Dooby Moo for example)

Any books by D’Aulaire especially D’Aulaires book of Greek Mythology

Robert McCloskey books

Little Critters books by Mayer

Llama Llama series by Dewdey

any books by Mo Willems

Karma Wilson’s Bear books

Jane Yolen’s How do Dinosaurs… series

Early readers

Early readers history and biographies

I Spy books

Fly Guy series by Arnold

Biscuit books by Capucilli

Dr Seuss and P.D. Eastman books

Pete the Cat series by Dean

National Geographic Kids series

Fancy Nancy series by O’Connor

Amelia Bedelia (new version and older ones) by Parish

Mr Putter and Tabby books by Rylant

Henry and Mudge series by Rylant

Graphic novels

Tintin series by Herge

Asterix books by Goscinny

Chapter books

any Newbery award books

American Girl books especially the historical ones

Anna Hibiscus series by Atinuke

Flat Stanley series by Brown

Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Encyclopedia Brown series by Sobol

Nate the Great series by Sharmat

Magic Tree House series by Osborne

Imagination Station series by Hering & McCusker

Geronimo Stilton (heavy demand)

Hank the Cowdog series by Erickson

A to Z mysteries by Roy

Cobble Street series by Rylant

Any books by Patricia St John

Little House on the Prairie series by Wilder

Dear Diary series

Classic Start series

I Survived series


-any history books including ancient history, world history and US history (especially Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome)

-any Landmark history chapter books

-Horrible History series by Deary

-any Usborne books (science, history, and puzzle books)

-biographies of all kinds (picture, early readers and chapter – biographies are in very high demand especially Christian biographies)

-Who was…series are in high demand right now

-Venezia books about artists or composers

-Search and Find books

I cannot accept (either too bulky to mail or not requested):

-Bibles (I do accept children’s Bibles especially The Beginner’s Bible and The Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd Jones)


-Encyclopedias and reference books



-coloring books

-damaged books (no cover, scribbled in, pages missing)

-outdated social studies, geography and science books

Thank you for your donations!


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