61% of America’s low-income children are growing up in homes without books.
We're on a mission to change that!
Our mission is to impact the critical time of early literacy by giving new, high-quality books to children.
We partner with organizations in our community to reach the children who are most in need.
When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate. In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler's temper tantrum.
Aleppo's city center no longer echoes with the rich, exciting sounds of copper-pot pounding and traditional sword sharpening. His neighborhood is empty—except for the many cats left behind. Alaa loves Aleppo, but when war comes his neighbors flee to safety, leaving their many pets behind. Alaa decides to stay. One day he hears hungry cats calling out to him on his way home.
In award-winning artist Jerry Pinkney's wordless adaptation of one of Aesop's most beloved fables, an unlikely pair learn that no act of kindness is ever wasted. After a ferocious lion spares a cowering mouse that he'd planned to eat, the mouse later comes to his rescue, freeing him from a poacher's trap. With vivid depictions of the landscape of the African Serengeti and expressively-drawn characters, Pinkney makes this a truly special retelling, and his stunning pictures speak volumes.
A bold and lyrical picture book about protecting nature's most sacred resources. Water is the first medicine. It affects and connects us all. Water is sacred. My people talk of a black snake that will destroy the land, Spoil the water, wreck everything in its path. They foretold that it wouldn't come for many, many years. Now the black snake is here.
Winter is coming, and all the mice are gathering food…except for Frederick. But when the days grow short and the snow begins to fall, it's Frederick's stories that warm the hearts and spirits of his fellow field mice.
Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother. A laugh-out-loud picture book about finding a balance between work and play—perfect for both summer and back to school.
Let's Read Together
The Lavender Libros literacy program invites community leaders to read award-winning #GGABook titles. Kids can follow along from anywhere via our YouTube channel. Share a story and a smile today by becoming a Lavender Libros reader!