Kids Need to Read donates from an official book list that includes a variety of well-reviewed titles for preschool to teenaged children. The foundation especially strives to donate books that appeal to reluctant readers.
The Kids Need to Read Book List was created by our Book Goddess, Faith Hochhalter. Faith has been the childrens book buyer for Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Arizona for four years. Changing Hands Bookstore was the winner of Publishers Weekly Best Bookstore of the Year 2007.
Whenever possible, unused overstock is bought with the funds raised by Kids Need to Read, rather than first sale books. These are brand new books; however, the authors and publishers do not receive credit for sales on overstock. Since royalties are not paid on these books, Kids Need to Reads donation dollars buy more books for children.