ArtsWest’s Holiday Book Drive

Peter and the Starcatcher is a family friendly, musical play that began as a best-selling children’s novel. The play follows a young orphan boy, Peter, and his new, mysterious friend, Molly, as they journey across the high seas battling pirates in order to keep a magical secret from falling into the wrong hands.

ArtsWest is proud to partner with Page Ahead this holiday season to host a book drive from December 4th to December 30th in our Playhouse and Gallery. Page Ahead Children’s Literacy Program is the leading provider of children’s books and literacy services in Washington State, giving more than 135,000 new books to children in need every year.

We’re launching the book drive on Sunday, December 4th with a special event for children of all ages. Join ArtsWest at 1:30PM on December, 4th and enjoy some hot cocoa and cookies while an experienced actor performs a dramatic reading of a child hood classic. Buy your tickets here and don’t forget to bring a new book to donate!

If you can’t make it to ArtsWest from December 4th to December 30th please consider purchasing a book through Page Ahead’s Amazon wishlist and let us know about it by posting about your purchase on social media with the tag #artswestpageahead OR if you are unable to donate a book please consider making a general donation to Page Ahead.

Page Ahead Wishlist

In addition to the books below, please also consider donating picture books in Spanish.

BOARD BOOKS
  • Baby Faces (by DK Publishing)
  • Black on White by Tana Hoban
  • David Smells by David Shannon
  • Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
  • Into the A, B, Sea by Deborah Lee Rose
  • The Baby Goes Beep by Rebecca O’Connell
  • Vegetables by Sara Anderson
  • What-a-Baby (series) by Cheryl Willis Hudson
PICTURE BOOKS
  • Abuela by Arthur Dorros
  • Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
  • Dim Sum for Everyone by Grace Lin
  • Firefighters A to Z by Chris L. Demarest
  • Fish Wish by Bob Barner
  • Freight Train by Donald Crews
  • Ginger by Charlotte Voake
  • Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say
  • He Came With the Couch by David Slonim
  • How Do Dinosaurs (series) by Jane Yolen
  • I Stink! by Kate Mcmullan
  • I Went Walking by Sue Williams
  • I’m Still Here in the Bathtub by Alan Katz
  • Mice and Beans by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Minnie’s Diner by Dayle Ann Dodds
  • Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle
  • Pirates Don’t Change Diapers by Melinda Long
  • Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
  • Squids Will Be Squids by Jon Scieszka
  • SuperHero ABC by Bob McLeod
  • Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
  • The Napping House by Audrey Wood
  • The Polar Bear Son by Lydia Dabcovich
  • The Wolf’s Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza
  • Traction Man Is Here! by Mini Grey
  • What! Cried Granny by Kate Lum
  • Where’s My Teddy? by Jez Alborough
CHAPTER BOOKS
  • Beast Quest (series) by Adam Blade
  • Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Bunnicula (series) by James Howe
  • Cabin Creek Mysteries (series) by Kristiana Gregory
  • Captain Underpants (series) by Dav Pilkey
  • Dinosaur Cove (series) by Rex Stone
  • Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke
  • Frindle by Andrew Clements
  • Geronimo Stilton by Geronimo Stilton
  • Gregor the Overlander (series) by Suzanne Collins
  • Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
  • Julia Gillian (series) by Alison Mcghee
  • Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
  • Magic School Bus Chapters series (by assorted authors)
  • Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
  • Stink, the Invisible Shrinking Kid by Megan McDonald
  • The Million Dollar Shot by Dan Gutman
  • The Twits by Roald Dahl
  • The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin


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