*This campaign ends at midnight on August 11 so all books may be ordered in time for CLiF's final Summer Readers event on August 17. Thank you!*

You are the best! You're about to share your favorite summer reading book with a child.

Here's what you can do next:

  1. Choose a book you'd like to donate. Check our list for ideas, or come up with your own.

  2. On the next page, donate $5 or more.

  3. In the comments section, write in the title of the books you'd like to donate. If it's in print and available, we'll get it.

​If you've got a book in mind, click here! Otherwise, check out our list below.


Just before summer vacation began we polled our blog readers and Facebook for favorite summer reads. Here's the list we came up with:

  • Al Capone Does My Shirts - Gennifer Choldenko
  • The Black Stallion - Walter Farley
  • Blueberries for Sal - Robert McCloskey
  • Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - E. L. Konigsberg
  • Half Magic series - Edward Eager
  • Harry Potter series - J. K. Rowling
  • Hatchet - Gary Paulsen
  • My Father's Dragon - Ruth Stiles Gannett
  • Nancy Drew series - Carolyn Keene
  • Narnia series - C. S. Lewis
  • One Crazy Summer - Rita Williams-Garcia
  • The Penderwicks - Jeanne Birdsall
  • Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Mildred D. Taylor
  • The Watsons Go To Birmingham - Christopher Paul Curtis
  • The Westing Game - Ellin Raskin
  • Where the Red Fern Grows - Wilson Rawls

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