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Books for Border Kids


A book can change a child's life.

BOOKS FOR BORDER KIDS was created by a concerned group of individuals in Minneapolis and St Paul who believe that books can stir a child’s imagination and enrich young lives. They have teamed up with Red Balloon and Wild Rumpus to send as many bilingual, Spanish, and Portuguese language books as possible to refugee children held at the U.S./Mexico border. They are books that can comfort, entertain, inspire, and help families build English language skills. Please join us in this effort to demonstrate that, in some small way, we care.

To donate, purchase any books from the list or select one of the cash donation options (at the bottom of the list) to have Red Balloon pick out books for you.

If you purchase books or gift cards directly off of this list, they will automatically be marked as part of the book drive and we'll make sure to get them shipped to the border. If you choose to donate a book not on the list, please put a note in the comments field at check-out and choose "pick-up at store" for your shipping option.

Totals are not updated in real time, so don't worry if you don't see the numbers updated on this page after your purchase. We'll get the orders processed and the numbers updated as soon as we can!

Thank you for donating!

ProductsWantedHavePurchase
ABC con Nico / The ABCs with Nico (El conejo Nico)
9788448850654
$10.95
Colores de la Vida: Mexican Folk Art Colors in English and Spanish (First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art)
9781941026670
$9.95
First 100 Words Bilingual: Primeras 100 palabras - Spanish-English Bilingual
9780312515836
$8.99
My First Book of Portuguese Words (A+ Books: Bilingual Picture Dictionaries)
9781429661690
$8.10
My First Bilingual Book–Clothes (English–Spanish)
9781840598704
$8.99
My First Bilingual Book–Plants (English–Spanish)
9781840598865
$7.99
My First Bilingual Book–Animals (English–Spanish)
9781840596205
$8.99
My First Bilingual Book–Colors (English–Spanish)
9781840595390
$8.99
My First Bilingual Book–Friends (English–Spanish)
9781785088704
$8.99
My First Bilingual Book–Vehicles (English–Portuguese)
9781840599312
$8.99
My First Bilingual Book–A Day (English–Portuguese)
9781785080456
$8.99
My First Bilingual Book–Feelings (English–Portuguese)
9781785080791
$8.99
My First Bilingual Book–Numbers (English–Portuguese)
9781840595758
$7.99
My First Bilingual Book–Friends (English–Portuguese)
9781785088674
$8.99
My First Bilingual Book–Sharing (English–Spanish)
9781785089220
$8.99
Señorita Mariposa
9781524740702
$17.99
El Chupacabras
9780399539299
$16.99
Los Perros Magicos de Los Volcanes = Magic Dogs of the Volcanoes
9780892391295
$9.95
La Frontera: El viaje con papa / My Journey with Papa
9781782853923
$9.99
Arroz Con Leche / Rice Pudding: Un Poema Para Cocinar / A Cooking Poem (Bilingual Cooking Poems)
9781554988877
$8.95
Sopa de Frijoles / Bean Soup
9781773060026
$8.95
Salsa
9781773060033
$8.95
Tamalitos: Un Poema Para Cocinar / A Cooking Poem (Bilingual Cooking Poems)
9781773060910
$8.95
Jorge el curioso huellas de dinosaurio/Curious George Dinosaur Tracks (CGTV Reader Bilingual Edition)
9780547557984
$4.99
Pio Peep!: Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes
9780064438681
$7.99
El Pequeno Pez Blanco/Little White Fish = Little White Fish
9789877472608
$11.99
Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day; Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros (Bilingual Spanish-English)
9780061288784
$7.99
Perrazo y Perrito/Big Dog and Little Dog bilingual (reader) (Green Light Readers Level 1)
9780544813243
$3.99
Perrazo y Perrito se meten en problemas/Big Dog and Little Dog Getting in Trouble (bilingual reader) (Green Light Readers Level 1)
9781328915108
$4.99
Perrazo y Perrito se equivocan/Big Dog and Little Dog Making a Mistake (bilingual reader)
9781328702623
$12.99
Cachorrito Encuentra un Amigo / Puppy Finds a Friend (I Can Read Spanish)
9781911509691
$8.99
¡Feliz Cumpleaños! / Happy Birthday! (I Can Read Spanish)
9781911509653
$8.99
¡Queiro Mi Plátano! / I Want My Banana (I Can Read Spanish)
9781911509677
$8.99
Jorge el Pez Dorado / George the Goldfish (I Can Read Spanish)
9781911509622
$8.99
Soy Demasiado Grande / I’m Too Big (I Can Read Spanish)
9781911509684
$8.99
Erizo Y Conejo. El Susto del Viento (Junior Library Guild Selection) (Coleccion Erizo y Conejo)
9788494597169
$14.95
Erizo Y Conejo. La Nube Cabezota (Coleccion Erizo y Conejo)
9788494597183
$14.95
Mi papi tiene una moto
9780525554943
$17.99
Soñadores
9780823442584
$18.99
Alma y cómo obtuvo su nombre
9780763693589
$15.99
Ultima Parada de la Calle Market = Last Stop on Market Street
9788484705499
$24.99
Las chicas van donde quieren / Girls Can Reach as Far as They Want
9788417460648
$14.95
Dragones y Tacos
9780147515599
$8.99
Dragones y Tacos 2: La continuación
9780451479204
$8.99
Fiesta secreta de pizza
9780147515605
$8.99
Rafi and Rosi
9780892393770
$10.95
Mango, Abuela y yo
9780763680992
$7.99
Hombre Mosca y los extraterrestrezz (Fly Guy and the Alienzz)
9781338329698
$3.99
El fuertecito rojo (The Little Red Fort)
9781338269017
$4.99
¿De dónde eres?: Where Are You From? (Spanish edition)
9780062915252
$17.99
Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos: Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre (Spanish edition)
9781400212644
$17.99
Por Todo Nuestro Alrededor = All Around Us
9781947627253
$17.95
El Nido Atortolado
9789583051364
$13.99
Los deseos de Carmela
9780525518709
$17.99
El Diario de una Lechuza #1: El Festival Florestástico de Eva (Eva's Treetop Festival)
9781338038415
$4.99
Diario de una lechuza #2: Eva ve un fantasma (Eva Sees a Ghost)
9781338087994
$4.99
Una Diario de una Lechuza #3: Una boda en el bosque (A Woodland Wedding): Un libro de la serie Branches
9781338159059
$4.99
Diario de una lechuza #4: Eva y la nueva lechuza (Eva and the New Owl): Un libro de la serie Branches
9781338187922
$4.99
Feúcho y Pablo (Ugly Cat & Pablo) (Feucho y Pablo #1)
9781338187878
$6.99
El autobús mágico vuelve a despegar: Presentamos a la clase (Meet the Class): Spanish Edition
9781338299557
$3.99
El Club de Los Misterios de Pedro = Pedro's Mystery Club
9781515825203
$5.95
National Geographic Readers: Los Dinosaurios (Dinosaurs)
9781426324826
$4.99
National Geographic Readers: Los Gatos vs. Los Perros (Cats vs. Dogs)
9781426324963
$4.99
Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary for Students, Second Edition
9781596951655
$4.99
Merriam-Webster's Spanish-English Dictionary
9780877798248
$6.99
Books for Border Kids $5 Donation
BBK$5
$5.00
Books for Border Kids $10 Donation
BBK$10
$10.00
Books for Border Kids $20 Donation
BBK$20
$20.00
Books for Border Kids $50 Donation
BBK$50
$50.00