Thoreau Library Gift Book Program

To participate in the program:

Visit the Gift Book Program Cart in the Library near the Circulation Desk, or

email Katherine Hollywood, Library Gift Book Program Coordinator, at

Katherine is happy to help facilitate your donation if you cannot make it into the Library in person.

Step 1: In the email please include:

-Name of Book (selected from the below list*)

-Name of Donor (i.e. “The Smith Family” “James Jones”, etc.)

-Name of Honoree

Step 2: Send a check made out to "Thoreau School PTG" for the Cover Price of the book(s)  to:

Thoreau School

Attention: PTG/Library Gift Book Program

29 Prairie Street

Concord, MA 01742

(You may also drop your check off in the PTG Folder in the School Office)

In honor of your donation, a bookplate showing the donor and the honoree will be placed in the book. The book will be shown to the honoree's class, and the donor will be the first person allowed to checkout the book.

Any questions please feel free to contact Katherine Hollywood at

Book Title


Grade Interest Range

Cover Price

Arctic Code

Matthew J. Kirby

Gr. 4-5


Aru Shah and the End of Time

Roshani Chokshi



Svetlana Chmakova


Bet you didn't know! : fascinating, far-out, fun-tastic  facts

National Geographic


Big Foot and Little Foot

Ellen Potter


Birthdays Around the World

Margriet Ruurs


Creature Features: 25 animals explain why they look the way they do

Steve Jenkins


A Different Pond

Bao Phi


Henry and the Chalk Dragon

Jennifer Tafton


I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake (I survived book)

Lauren Tarshis

Gr. 3-5


Jasmine Toguchi, mochi queen

Debbi Michiko Florence


Little Robot

Ben Hatke

Gr. 1-3


Animal Magic Rescue: 1 Maggie and the Flying Horse

E.D. Baker


Malala’s Magic Pencil

Malala Yousafzai


Me, Frida and the secret of the peacock ring

Angela Cervantes


My Brave Year of Firsts: Tries, Sighs and High-fives

Jamie Lee Curtis


Narwhal: unicorn of the sea

Ben Clanton


Pink is for Blobfish

Jess Keating


Rabbit & Robot & Ribbit

Cece Bell



Kwame Alexander


Rising Above: How 11 Athletes Overcame Challenges in Their Youth to Become Stars

Gregory Zuckerman



Ian Boothbay


The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science Experiments

Sean Connolly


The Unicorn Rescue Society: The Creature of the Pines

Adam Gidwitz


The First Rule of Punk

Celia Perez


The Secret Keepers

Trenton Lee Stewart


We’re All Wonders

R.J. Palacio


Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet

Buzz Aldrin


*If you wish to gift a special book, not found on the listing, please check with the librarians to ensure the library doesn't already have a copy.

Gift Books 2017-2018 School Year

Rescue & Jessica: a Life-Changing Friendship

Jessica Kensky


Beauty and the Beast

Kinuko Y. Craft .

Gr. K-5                                       (Oversize picture book with lots of text)


Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #2)

Rick Riordan

Gr. 5


High-Tech DIY Projects with Electronics, Sensors, and LEDS(Maker Kids)

Maggie Murphy

Gr. 3-5


Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure

Doreen Cronin

Gr. K-3


Stink and the Attack of the Slime Mold

Megan McDonald

Gr. K-3


Warm Hearts Day (Owl Diaries)

Rebecca Elliott

Gr. K-2


Mothman's Curse

Christine Hayes

Gr. 5


Public School Superhero

James Patterson

Gr. 4-5


*If you wish to gift a special book, not found on the listing, please check with the librarians to ensure the library doesn't already have a copy.