Books for Gore, Ethiopia!

Books for Gore, Ethiopia!
past almost 4 years ago

Sun, Aug 31. 6:00AM - 11:45PM

Gore Illubabor

Event Details

Help bring books to the lonely shelves at a local primary school library in Gore, Ethiopia! Over the summer, I am arranging a book drive to bring interesting, engaging and level- appropriate books to the students at Gore 04/01 Primary School, who currently only have dictionaries and grammar books available to them. These books will help students to learn English and encourage a reading culture that will follow them for the rest of their lives. Furthermore, upon arrival of the books, I will create comprehension questions which will then by used in a reading competition in the coming semester, so these books are sure to see good use! 
By using Better World Books (, a company that provides FREE shipping everywhere in the world, you can help stock our library with a variety of great books. The website works much like Amazon in the way that you search and select books, but when you check-out simply put in my address (P.O Box #32, Gore, Illubabor, Oromia, Ethiopia) and in three to four weeks beautiful books will arrive all the way over here in Ethiopia

Below is a list of recommended books, although feel free to send anything you think would be culturally appropriate and at a good level for ESL students from KG- 8th Grade. 
I will update the list when I receive or hear that books have been ordered so we don't get too many repeats.

Thanks in advance from me, from my school, and from all the students here!

5 Easy Steps:

1.Pick some of your favorite books from the list below
2.Go to
3.Search the titles you want and add them to your order
4.Insert my address (Emily Weiss, P.O Box # 32, Gore, Illubabor, Oromia, Ethiopia)
5.Books arrive in Gore in a few short weeks!

1) Where the Wild Things Are -- Maurice Sendak x purchased
2) Green Eggs and Ham -- Dr. Seuss X Purchased
3) The Little Engine That Could -- Watty Piper x Purchased
4) The very hungry caterpillar- eric carle X purchased
5) Goodnight moon- margaret wise brown, clement hurd X purchased
6) Are You My Mother? -- P.D. Eastman X Purchased
7) A Bear Called Paddington -- Michael Bond
8) Flat Stanley -- Jeff Brown
9) Where’s Spot -- Eric Hill
10) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day -- Judith Voirst
11) Because of Winn-Dixie – Kate Dicamillo
12) Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White X Purchased
13) Frog and Toad Are Friends – Arnold Lobel X Purchased
14) Madeline – Ludwig Bemelmans X Purchased
15) Make Way for Ducklings – Robert McCloskey X Purchased
16) Olivia – Ian Falconer
17) Pippi Longstocking – Astrid Lindgren x purchased
18) Ramona the Pest – Beverly Cleary
19) The Story of Ferdinand – Munro Leaf X Purchased
20) Arthur –Marc Tolon Brown
21) Stuart Little – E.B. White X Purchased
22) Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech
23) Mr. Popper’s Penguins – Richard Atwater
24) Matilda -- Roald Dahl X Purchased
25) Harriet the Spy -- Louise Fitzhugh C Purchased
26) Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
27) Junie B. Jones and Her Bit Fat Mouth
28) Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
29) Corduroy by Don Freeman X Purchased
30) The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
31) The Little Prince X Purchased
32) The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
33) Gorilla by Anthony Browne
34) Would You Rather? by John Burningham
35) I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child X Purchased
36) The Arrival by Shaun Tan
37) Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin and John Archambault X Purchased
38) George and Martha by James Marshall
39) Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg
40) The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pickney X Purchased
41) Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins
42) Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears by Verna Aardema X Purchased
43) Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig
44) My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett X purchased
45) Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
46) Owl Babies by Martin Waddell X Purchased
47) If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
48) Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
49) Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson X Purchased
50) Stellaluna by Janell Cannon X Purchased
51) Love You Forever by Robert Munsch X Purchased
52) Moo Baa La La La by Sandra Boynton
53) But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton
54) Miss Viola Swamp by James Marshall and Harry Allard 
55) No, David! by David Shannon
56) Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
57) The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss
58) The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
59) The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
60) The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds
61) The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
62) Aesop’s Fables by Aesop (tortoise and thehare purchased)
63) Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
64) Moon Boy by Carolyn Grace Garcia
65) Opposites by Sandra Boynton
66) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl X purchased
67) The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein X Purchased
68) The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster
69) Good Night, Gorilla, Peggy Rathmann
70) Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne X purchased
71) Rainbabies X Purchased
72) The Story of Babar, Jean De Brunhoff X Purchased
73) Each Peach Pear Plum, Janet and Allan Ahlberg
74) The Chronicles of Harris Burdick, Chris Van Allsburg
75) The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Judith Kerr
76) The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss
77) Amelia Bedelia, Peggy Parish X Purchased
78) Hop On Pop X Purchased
79) The Borrowers, Mary Norton
80) Caps for Sale, Esphyr Slobodkina
81) Curious George, H.A. Rey
82) Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Mo Willems X Purchased
83) Make Way for Ducklings, Robert McCloskey X purchased
84) Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale, John Steptoe X purchased
85) Strega Nona, Tomie dePaola
86) Oh, The Places You’ll Go, Dr. Seuss X Purchased
87) The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery s X purchased
88) Clifford, The Big Red Dog, Norman Bridwell
89) Any Scooby Doo storybook 
90) Verdi X Purchased
91) disney’s easy to read stories: A collection of six favorite tales by Disney studios
92) the matatu by eric walters X Purchased
93) Little Leveled Readers Level A X Purchased
94) Little Leveled Readers Level B X Purchased
95) Margaret and the Moth Tree by Brit Trogen
96) The Paper House by Lois Peterson X Purchased
97) Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
98) Any Magic School Bus Books- (Rocky road trip, in the time of dinosaurs, the missing tooth, kicks up a storm, explores the senses, plants seeds, inside the human body, on the ocean floor, in the solar system, inside a beehive are already purchased)
99) Any children’s picture books 
100) Any short, beginning level chapter books