Donate to Isaac's Bookshelf
Isaac's Bookshelf was created in loving memory of Isaac Emzy Brincken to share the joy of reading with children who are in the hospital. Isaac passed away at five months of age due to complications with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and CHARGE Syndrome. Among all of Isaac's favorite activities, including playing his foot piano, holding hands, nibbling on his fingers, and snuggling, Isaac's absolute favorite pastime was reading. Isaac's two favorite books were Rex Wrecks It and Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons. Isaac's Bookshelf is located in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. The bookshelf rolls around the unit visiting patients. It is also serves as an exciting destination for patients who are working on improving their mobility after surgery. Every patient has the opportunity to pick a book from Isaac's Bookshelf to read in the hospital and then take home with them. To learn more about Isaac’s Bookshelf, please visit isaacsbookshelf.org
Isaac's Bookshelf accepts books for readers ages 0-17. If you need some ideas, please consider donating any of the following titles. Auntie's gift card donations are welcome, too! Be sure to include in your order notes that your purchase is for Isaac's Bookshelf and select "in-store pickup" as your shipping option. Auntie's will coordinate delivery of the books to Isaac's Bookshelf.
“A warm and wacky story that feels both fresh and familiar. This enchanting, quirky quartet will entertain children with what are sure to be repeat readings.” — Booklist
An award-winning and bestselling Pete the Cat hardcover picture book! Count down with Pete in this rocking story that makes counting fun! Pete the Cat is wearing his favorite shirt—the one with the four totally groovy buttons.
From Kimberly and James Dean’s bestselling Pete the Cat series comes a groovy story about new beginnings and new friends.
The #1 New York Times Bestseller
Recommended for children ages 2-5 years to enjoy any time of day.
Beloved child educator Roger Priddy's classic First 100 Words is now a padded board book introducing 100 essential first words and pictures
This fun family read-aloud is a story of quick wits, friendship, and inclusivity from the creators of The Gruffalo, and this board book edition is perfect for little hands.
The #1 New York Times bestselling children's book
"A standout picture book, especially for those who like wheels with their dreams." —Booklist, starred review
From the team behind the #1 New York Times Bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
A picture book classic!
One of School Library Journal’s "Top 100 Picture Books" of all time (2012)
One of the National Education Association’s "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children."
Anna Dewdney's Bestselling Llama Llama series continues with Llama learning to read!
Llama Llama learns at school.
Counting, writing, reading, rules.
Friends and school -- there's nothing better.
Llama learning all the letters!
These are things Nelly loves to do…but they’re always better with Daddy Gnu!
There are things about you quite unlike any other.
Things always known by your father or mother.
So if you decide to be different one day,
no worries… I'd know you anyway.
Now available in board book, You're Here for a Reason, from national-bestselling and beloved author Nancy Tillman, takes a universal truth and makes it accessible for readers young and old.
You must never touch a dragon . . . unless it's in this book This dragon-themed touch-and-feel board book is great for children of all ages and fits perfectly into tiny hands. Kids will love reading the silly rhymes that warn the dangers of touching a dragon--and then ignoring the advice
Children of all ages, 0 and up, will enjoy:
Can Percy the Pug find the perfect puddle? Young children will love this delightful board book version of a favorite, fun story.
There is always enough room on your child’s bookshelf for this rollicking alphabet chant that has been a children’s favorite for over thirty years!
A told B,
and B told C,
“I’ll meet you at the
top of the coconut tree”
In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree.
A hilarious book about learning to share from the much loved, awarding winning author and illustrator Aaron Blabey.Pig is a greedy and selfish Pug. He has all the bouncy balls, bones, and chew toys a dog could ever want yet he refuses to share with his poor friend, Trevor. Little does he know, however, that being greedy has its consquences.
"The stars belong in the deep night sky, and the moon belongs there too, and the winds belong in each place they blow by, and I belong here with you. So begins this classic bedtime book, richly illustrated by award-winning artist Isabelle Arsenault. The pages journey around the world, observing plants and animals everywhere, and reminding children that they are right where they belong.
"Robert McCloskey's unusual and stunning pictures have long been a delight for their fun as well as their spirit of place."—The Horn Book
God Bless You and Good Night is now available as a touch-and-feel book This beloved bedtime classic has touched more than 315,000 families, and this touch-and-feel edition offers even more fun as little ones prepare for bed.
One of the best children's books about love and family, I Prayed for You by Jean Fischer reveals how deep a mother's love for her child can go. This board book is great for little ones and has sold more than 300,000 copies