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Donate a children's book to the Storybook Project!

If you’d like to support Storybook, we’d love it if you could donate a children’s picture book (or books!). Here is a list of some of our most popular Storybook titles, but please feel free to introduce us to your whānau’s favourite title if you think it would make a great read-aloud story.

We can use any new picture books suitable for 0-10 year olds that lend themselves to being read aloud (in no more than 10 minutes). We like to have a range of subject matter to cater to different interests and age groups, with a mixture of board books and picture books, books in English and bilingual books in te reo Māori.

  • Construction, Roadworks, Wheels - series (Sally Sutton)

  • The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo’s Child, Stickman, Monkey Puzzle, The Princess and the Wizard (Julia Donaldson)

  • Fox’s Socks, Rabbit’s Nap - board book series (Julia Donaldson)

  • Bruiser (Gavin Bishop)

  • The Rainbow Fish (Marcus Pfister)

  • We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Michael Rosen)

  • Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown)

  • Hairy Maclary - series, A Dragon in a Wagon (Lynley Dodd)

  • Grandpa’s Slippers, Grandpa’s Glasses - series (Joy Watson)

  • Boogie Bear, The Creature Choir (David Walliams)

  • Monkey and Me (Emily Gravett)

  • Where’s Spot - series (Eric Hill)

  • A Lion in the Meadow (Margaret Mahy)

  • The Wonky Donkey - series (Craig Smith)

  • Where’s Spot - series (Eric Hill)

  • The Wheels on the Bus, Old MacDonald’s Farm (Donovan Bixley)

  • I am Jellyfish (Ruth Paul)

  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear?

  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star/Tīrama Tīrama Whetū Riki e (Renee Chin & Piripi Walker)

  • The Little Yellow Digger – series (Betty & Alan Gilderdale)

  • Kuwi’s Huhu Hunt (Kat Merewether)

  • Rona and the Moon (Peter Gossage)

  • Jazzy in the Jungle (Lucy Cousins)

  • Unicorn, Moonicorn (Nick Sharrat)

  • Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus - series (Mo Willems)

  • Oh the Places You’ll Go (Dr Seuss)

  • The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Mog the Forgetful Cat - series (Judith Kerr)

  • The Day the Crayons Quit - series (Drew Daywalt)

  • Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)

  • Peppa and the Golden Boots, Peppa’s Playgroup Garden etc - Peppa Pig series

  • That’s Not My …. - series (Fiona Watt)

  • Guess How Much I Love You (Sam McBratney)

  • The Big Block of Chocolate (Janet Slater)

  • Tu Meke Tūī! (Malcolm Clarke)

  • Mrs Wishy-Washy - series (Joy Cowley)

  • Kind Mr Bear (Steve Smallman)

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you See? (Eric Carle)

  • Diary of a Wombat (Jackie French)

  • Dear Zoo, Noisy Farm, Oh Dear (Rod Campbell)

  • Pig the Pug - series (Aaron Blabey)

  • Bears in the Night (Stan & Jan Berenstain)

  • The Dragon Hunters, The Dragon Riders - series (James Russell)

  • Time for Bed Little Kiwi (Bob Darroch)

  • Be Brave Little Penguin, Commotion in the Ocean, Giraffes Can’t Dance (Giles Andreae)

  • Lost and Found, Stuck (Oliver Jeffers)

  • Puffin the Architect (Kimberly Andrews)

  • Where is the Green Sheep, Time for Bed, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes (Mem Fox)

You can either:

  • purchase a book online at https://shop.timeout.co.nz/. Choose the option to "Click and Collect" and include a note in the "notes" section that the book is for the Storybook project (or purchase a book in person at Time Out Bookstore in Mt Eden, Auckland and ask them to put it aside for the Storybook project);

  • purchase a gift voucher at Vouchers (timeout.co.nz). Choose the option to "Click and Collect" and include a note in the "notes" section that the book is for the Storybook project;

  • purchase a book from any book seller and drop it off at MinterEllisonRuddWatts reception in Auckland or Wellington; or

  • make a donation at Who Did You Help Today Trust - Givealittle.

If you have questions or want to know more about Storybook, visit our About Us page or contact our Trust Manager at trustmanager@whodidyouhelptoday.org.


*While we can only use new books for Storybook, if you have good pre-loved children’s books that you would like to donate, the Who Did You Help Today? Trust will put them to good use too! We distribute books to tamariki who will enjoy them through our Homework Club schools and other community networks. Contact trustmanager@whodidyouhelptoday.org.


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