School on Wheels Winter Warmth and Wellness Campaign

Help Fill An Urgent Need for Books 

More than 24,000 students enrolled in Massachusetts Public Schools are identified as homeless. You can help fill an urgent need for these schoolchildren by donating books to support the Winter, Warmth & Wellness initiative run by School on Wheels of Massachusetts, a nonprofit organization that supports the academic, social, and emotional growth of students impacted by homelessness. This initiative will run November through December, and in early 2022, School on Wheels will distribute the books along with blankets, mittens, hats, and other needed items, to deserving students.

You may purchase books specifically chosen for this School on Wheels campaign below. When placing your online order, click the "Tax Exempt" button (ID# 20-1020880) and select "Pick Up in Store" when choosing shipping options. We'll hold your order for School on Wheels' pickup. Finally, mention "School on Wheels" in the comment section so that you can be properly thanked for your donation!

Quiet Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481477543
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - October 9th, 2018

In this gorgeous and contemplative New York Times bestselling picture book, legendary author-illustrator Tomie dePaola reminds us that mindfulness—being quiet, still, and present with one another—is a very special thing.

Everything is in such a hurry, busy as busy can be.
The birds are flying so fast, the dragonfly is zooming over the water—even the trees


A Quiet Girl Cover Image
By Peter Carnavas, Peter Carnavas (Illustrator)
$18.95
ISBN: 9781772781229
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Published: Pajama Press - August 4th, 2020

From critically acclaimed author-illustrator Peter Carnavas comes a gentle breeze of a picture book with themes of mindfulness, observation, and being present in the natural world.


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Our Table Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338572322
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Published: Orchard Books - November 2nd, 2021

Creative visionary of The Word Collector, Happy Dreamer, and The Dot, #1 New York Times bestseller Peter H. Reynolds creates a tender, lyrical story of multigenerational love, tradition, and family coming together with gratitude and thanks.

Celebrated, bestselling creator Peter H.


The Foodie Flamingo Cover Image
By Pablo Pino (Illustrator), Vanessa Howl
$17.99
ISBN: 9780762497003
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Published: Running Press Kids - June 22nd, 2021

Celebrate the love of food in this charming picture book that teaches kids not only to try new foods but to brush up on their colors, too!

Frankie the Flamingo loves food but she's tired of eating the same thing day after day: shrimp. So Frankie decides to expand her palate by trying exciting new foods—with some colorful consequences!


Every Little Kindness Cover Image
By Marta Bartolj (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781797207926
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 12th, 2021

Follow the trail of good deeds in this beautiful wordless picture book to learn how small acts of kindness can make all the difference!


Mom and Me Cooking Together (Little Chef) Cover Image
By Danielle Kartes, Annie Wilkinson (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781728214160
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - April 7th, 2020

Welcome to the world of Little Chef where kids are empowered in the kitchen and the best memories are made with the people they love, created by Danielle Kartes of Rustic Joyful Food From food preparation and beginner kitchen skills to simple starter recipes this mom and me cookbook is the perfect tool to introduce kids ages 4 and up to the joys of cooking.


My Very First Cookbook: Joyful Recipes to Make Together! (Little Chef) Cover Image
By Danielle Kartes, Annie Wilkinson (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781728214191
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - October 13th, 2020

Family time in the kitchen is special. Celebrate all the joyful moments in the kitchen with your little chef with this adorable keepsake cookbook


The Worry (Less) Book: Feel Strong, Find Calm, and Tame Your Anxiety! Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316495196
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

Start worrying less and enjoying life with this book for people who worry or struggle with anxiety (so yeah -- everyone)!


Be the Change, Make It Happen: Big and Small Ways Kids Can Make a Difference Cover Image
$14.99
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ISBN: 9781610674041
Published: Kane Miller Books - March 1st, 2017

This 96-page bright and playful activity book for children is an exuberant introduction to personal and social issues, and the message that you can make a difference in your neighborhood and the world, however little or large.


Be the Dragon: 9 Keys to Unlocking Your Inner Magic: Roar with Confidence and Slay Your Fears with Quizzes, Quests, and More! Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781523511419
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 14th, 2021

There is magic inside you if you only dare to look.

Dragons are the heroes we need.
They have fires in their bellies, wisdom in their eyes, and hearts big enough to welcome one and all.


Baby Shark: Wash Your Hands! Cover Image
By Pinkfong, Pinkfong (Illustrator)
$4.99
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ISBN: 9780063055773
Published: HarperCollins - June 2nd, 2020

Sing along with Baby Shark! This storybook is a fun way to help little ones remember an important part of staying safe, especially as they return to daycare and classrooms.


Heroes Wear Masks: Elmo's Super Adventure (Sesame Street Scribbles) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781728236605
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Published: Sourcebooks Wonderland - September 15th, 2020

Come along on Elmo's first day off to school as he gets ready to be a mask hero

Today is a very exciting day--it's Elmo is heading off to school, and he wants to be a School Superhero Join Elmo as he gets ready like a hero and learns about wearing masks and hand washing. It's going to be a SUPER day


The Rabbit Listened Cover Image
By Cori Doerrfeld, Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780735229358
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Published: Dial Books - February 20th, 2018

A moving and universal picture book about empathy and kindness, sure to soothe heartaches big and small—now a New York Times bestseller and a perfect gift for any special occasion


What Do You Do with a Problem? Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781943200009
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Published: Compendium Publishing & Communications - June 1st, 2016

"What do you do with a problem? Especially one that follows you around and doesn't seem to be going away? Do you worry about it? Ignore it? Do you run and hide from it? This is the story of a persistent problem and the child who isn't so sure what to make of it. The longer the problem is avoided, the bigger it seems to get.


We're Better Together: A Book About Community (Highlights Books of Kindness) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781644723289
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Published: Highlights Press - February 9th, 2021

Cooperation, helping, and working together are beautifully illustrated in this book that demonstrates the joys of community and teamwork for young readers.


Wemberly Worried Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780061857768
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 27th, 2010

Wemberly worried about everything. Big things. Little things. And things in between. Then it was time for school to start. And Wemberly worried even more. If you ever worry (or know someone who does), this is the book for you.


Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250618795
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - September 7th, 2021

An adorable, heartfelt picture book debut from Manka Kasha, Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster follows the magical quest of a knight finding the courage to confront an ever growing monster.

The worry kept growing day by day, until… one morning Small Knight woke up to see a huge inky monster in their room.


What Does It Mean to Be Kind? (What Does It Mean to Be...?) Cover Image
By Rana DiOrio, Stephane Jorisch (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781728223056
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Published: Little Pickle Press - May 1st, 2020

"...a beautiful book with a beautiful message...the book shows young children how easy it is to be kind through small acts and in simple ways..."--R.J. Palacio, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder


Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids Cover Image
By Carol McCloud, David Messing (Illustrator)
$9.95
ISBN: 9780996099936
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Published: Bucket Fillers - October 1st, 2015

"Children are not the only ones that need to learn how to be truly happy. It’s all in the bucket, that invisible bucket that follows you everywhere... teaches young readers valuable lessons about giving, sharing, and caring. This guide to daily happiness, though, is not just for kids. We all need reminders of the benefits of positive thinking and positive behavior.


I Feel... Meh Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781728219554
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - December 1st, 2020

Sometimes you just feel...meh. You don't really feel like doing anything or talking to anyone. You're not even sure how you're feeling inside. Is that bad?


I Don't Want to Wash My Hands! Cover Image
By Tony Ross, Tony Ross (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593324820
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - June 16th, 2020

From beloved children's author and illustrator Tony Ross, comes a fun to read and humorous take on the importance of handwashing.

The Little Princess does not want to wash her hands. After all, she's already washed her hands so many times!


Finding Muchness: How to Add More Life to Life Cover Image
By Kobi Yamada, Charles Santoso (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781970147438
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Published: Compendium Publishing & Communications - June 29th, 2021

What is muchness? And how do you find it? Muchness is the full-hearted abundance of hope, joy, and imagination that each of us has when we come into this world. Over time, as we take on more responsibilities and worries, our doubts and fears have a way of growing with us. And because of this, we can lose much of our muchness. This little book is about finding it again.


Follow That Food! (Waffles + Mochi) Cover Image
By Christy Webster, Michelle Obama (Introduction by), Sarah Rebar (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593425527
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 2nd, 2021

Waffles + Mochi is an all-new children’s show from President Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground Productionscoming to Netflix in March 2021!
 


We're Different, We're the Same (Sesame Street) Cover Image
By Bobbi Kates, Joe Mathieu (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781524770563
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 19th, 2017

Who better than Elmo and his Sesame Street friends to teach us that though we may all look different on the outside—deep down, we are all very much alike?
 


I Am Courage: A Book of Resilience (I Am Books) Cover Image
By Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419746468
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2021

Encourage kids to find their inner strength with this companion to the New York Times bestsellers I Am Human and I Am Love!

I move ahead one breath at a time.
I act with bravery.
I am courage.
 

When we picture someone brave, we might think they’re fearless; but real courage comes from feeling


I Am One: A Book of Action (I Am Books) Cover Image
By Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419742385
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 15th, 2020

Discover the power of activism in this companion to New York Times bestsellers I Am Human and I Am Love!
 
One seed to start a garden, one note to start a melody, one brick to start breaking down walls: Every movement and moment of change starts with purpose, with intention, with one. With me.


I Am Yoga (I Am Books) Cover Image
By Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$14.95
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ISBN: 9781419716645
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 8th, 2015

Celebrate the creativity and self-expression of yoga in this companion to New York Times bestsellers I Am Human and I Am Love!
 
An eagle soaring among the clouds or a star twinkling in the night sky . . . a camel in the desert or a boat sailing across the sea. Yoga has the power of transformation.


I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness (I Am Books) Cover Image
By Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781419727016
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 26th, 2017

Discover the power of mindfulness in this companion to New York Times bestsellers I Am Human and I Am Love!
 
Mindfulness means being fully in the present moment.


I Am Human: A Book of Empathy Cover Image
By Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419731655
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 2nd, 2018

I Am Love: A Book of Compassion (I Am Books) Cover Image
By Susan Verde, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781419737268
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - September 17th, 2019

Celebrate kindness, compassion, self-care, and love in all its forms in this instant New York Times bestseller!
 
Love means showing kindness, living with gratitude, and taking care of our minds and bodies.


The Circles All Around Us Cover Image
By Brad Montague, Brad Montague (Illustrator), Kristi Montague (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593323182
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Published: Dial Books - May 18th, 2021

The debut picture book from the creator of the viral sensation Kid President is a moving take on how we can create bigger and bigger circles of community and connections as we grow—now a New York Times bestseller!

In the circles all around us, everywhere that we all go, there's a difference we can make and a love we can all show.


I WILL!: A Book of Promises (An I WILL! Book) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780358555599
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Published: Versify - October 12th, 2021

A picture book, the first in a series, full of bold and playful illustrations and simple but important affirmations, that will allow young children, and even adults, to navigate their emotions and foster discussions especially during difficult times, like the present.

A picture book with bold, playful illustrations and simple text full of affirmations dedicated to being entertain


I Promise Cover Image
By LeBron James, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062971067
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Published: HarperCollins - August 11th, 2020

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller! 

*An Amazon Best Book of the Year * A B&N Best Book of the Year*

A great gift for tiny go-getters and big dreamers, including for back to school!


Peppa Loves Yoga (Peppa Pig) Cover Image
By Scholastic, Lauren Holowaty (Adapted by), EOne (Illustrator)
$4.99
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ISBN: 9781338701456
Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 6th, 2021

Peppa and her pals practice yoga, mindfulness, and how to keep calm in this adorable storybook. Based on the hit show on Nick Jr.!

It is a busy day at Peppa and George's playgroup, but they have a very special visitor coming in the afternoon.


Puppy in My Head: A Book About Mindfulness Cover Image
By Elise Gravel, Elise Gravel (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063037670
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2021

Kids experience anxiety and can feel overwhelmed just like adults do, and this picture book serves as both a story and a step-by-step guide to help calm kids down. Ollie is the puppy living inside of our narrator's head, and when Ollie panics or is too energetic, the narrator feels that way, too!


Don't Worry, Little Crab Cover Image
By Chris Haughton, Chris Haughton (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536211191
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Published: Candlewick - April 7th, 2020

From the award-winning creator of Shh! We Have a Plan comes a vibrantly colorful story about mustering the courage to try something new.


The Feelings Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316043465
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

Sometimes I feel silly.
Sometimes I feel like eating pizza for breakfast.
Sometimes I feel brave.
Sometimes I feel like trying something new...


Living the Confidence Code: Real Girls. Real Stories. Real Confidence. Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062954114
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Published: HarperCollins - February 23rd, 2021

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

New from the New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling authors of The Confidence Code for Girls!


Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverted Kids Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780147509925
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Published: Puffin Books - May 2nd, 2017

The monumental bestseller Quiet has been recast in a new edition that empowers introverted kids and teens 

Susan Cain sparked a worldwide conversation when she published Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. With her inspiring book, she permanently changed the way we see introverts and the way introverts see themselves.


This Moment Is Your Life (and So Is This One): A Fun and Easy Guide to Mindfulness, Meditation, and Yoga Cover Image
By Mariam Gates, Libby VanderPloeg (Illustrator)
$18.99
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ISBN: 9780399186622
Published: Dial Books - May 22nd, 2018

This lively, hands-on guide to meditation, mindfulness, and yoga is a perfect introduction for tweens and teens.

Don't just do something, be here.


Be You, Only Better: Real-Life Self-Care for Young Adults (and Everyone Else) Cover Image
By Kristi Hugstad, Phd Tami Tucker (Foreword by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9781608687381
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Published: New World Library - March 16th, 2021

Along with all the perks of becoming an adult come challenges and the need to learn skills that help you self-regulate as you venture into new experiences. Highlighting five key areas of life -- physical, mental, emotional, social, and financial -- Be You, Only Better offers science- and experience-backed tools and easy-to-implement techniques for success.


The Self-Care Kit for Stressed-Out Teens: Helpful Habits and Calming Advice to Help You Stay Positive Cover Image
$10.99
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ISBN: 9781787836884
Published: Summersdale - June 15th, 2021

A friendly and approachable guide to teen self-care. Bursting with tips and advice to ease stress and help you live your best life
Being a teenager means learning how to deal with exams, new experiences and body changes. Are you prepared? No


What's Happening to Me? Cover Image
By Alex Firth, Susan Meredith (Editor), Adam Larkum (Illustrator)
$6.99
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ISBN: 9780794515140
Published: Usborne Books - January 1st, 2007

Growing up is a whole lot easier if you have some idea what to expect. This book describes exactly what will happen to your body in a straightforward, easy-to-understand way, and it explains some of your feelings too - all you need to know for this important time in your life.


You Are Enough: Your Guide to Body Image and Eating Disorder Recovery Cover Image
$19.99
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ISBN: 9781250151025
Published: Feiwel & Friends - February 19th, 2019

A self-help guide that answers your questions about body image and disordered eating

This nonfiction self-help book for young readers with disordered eating and body image problems delivers real talk about eating disorders and body image, tools and information for recovery, and suggestions for dealing with the media messages that contribute so much to disordered eating.