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
As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play!
From the team behind the #1 New York Times Bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
$7.99ISBN: 9780140501735Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - September 30th, 1976
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."$18.99ISBN: 9780670013975Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Viking Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2018
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!$9.99ISBN: 9780425289778Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 28th, 2017
These are things Nelly loves to do…but they’re always better with Daddy Gnu!
$7.99ISBN: 9781250072924Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Feiwel & Friends - December 29th, 2015
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.$7.99ISBN: 9781250106506Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Feiwel & Friends - December 26th, 2017
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.Hard to find. Call for price and availability.ISBN: 9781786928818Availability: Special OrderPublished: Make Believe Ideas - February 27th, 2018
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:Hard to find. Call for price and availability.ISBN: 9781454927150Availability: Special OrderPublished: Sterling Children's Books - March 6th, 2018
Can Percy the Pug find the perfect puddle? Young children will love this delightful board book version of a favorite, fun story.$8.99ISBN: 9780689835681Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Beach Lane Books - August 1st, 2000
In this lively alphabet rhyme, the letters of the alphabet race up the cocunut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no - Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom!
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 cocunut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no - Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom!$14.99ISBN: 9781338112450Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Scholastic Press - December 27th, 2016A hilarious book about learning to share from the much loved, awarding winning author and illustrator Aaron Blabey.$18.95ISBN: 9781938298998Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Compendium Publishing & Communications - June 1st, 2016
"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.$9.99ISBN: 9780140564341Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Puffin Books - February 1st, 1999
"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$9.99ISBN: 9781400209231Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Thomas Nelson - October 2nd, 2018
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.$8.99ISBN: 9780718049874Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Thomas Nelson - November 3rd, 2015
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