The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College: Read to Learn Books for Free

 We need thousands of Children’s Books to fill forty bookshelves with free books for kids in Miami Dade County! 
read to learn displayRead to Learn Books for Free encourages children and parents to read together by giving away books at locations such as health clinics, the Juvenile Justice Center, and Community Action and Human Service agencies

88% of children who never graduate from high school were poor third grade readers, and high school dropouts earn less than half of college graduates. 

Donate your gently used (or new!) books at participating Books & Books locations. We also accept Books & Books gift cards!

Participating Books & Books Locations:

-Books & Books Coral Gables | 265 Aragon Avenue (305) 442-4408

-Books & Books Miami Beach | 927 Lincoln Road (305) 532-3222

-Books & Books Bal Harbour Shops | 9700 Collins Avenue (305) 864-4241

Want to get our kids reading on target? 

Organize a book drive. Adopt a bookshelf. Volunteer.

For more information call or email us!: 305.237.7418 or lissette.mendez@mdc.edu   

Together we can get kids reading and succeeding! Thecenteratmdc.org   thechildrenstrust.org


$10.00
SKU: 53512

Read to Learn GC


Frog and Toad Together (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
By Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064440219
Availability: Here-ish (takes 1-5 days to ship, or 3-7 days to reach a store)
Published: HarperCollins - October 3rd, 1979

The beloved classic about friendship—a Newbery Honor Book!


One Hundred Shoes (Step Into Reading + Math: A Step 2 Book) Cover Image
By Charles Ghigna, Bob Staake (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780375821783
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - November 26th, 2002

Centipede has one hundred feet. One hundred feet means one hundred shoes. How in the world does Centipede choose shoes? This Math Reader clearly demonstrates the concepts of pairs and multiple sets, all in simple, rollicking, rhythmic text and with bright, graphic illustrations.


Big Egg (Step Into Reading - Level 1 - Quality) Cover Image
$3.99
ISBN: 9780679881261
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 23rd, 2010

One morning Hen wakes up and finds a gigantic egg in her nest. Whose ege can it be? Here's a hint, Hen--it doesn't belong to that wily Fox.


Biscuit Goes to School (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780064436168
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Published: HarperCollins - July 1st, 2003

Share the love of reading with your beginner reader!


Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062110725
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Published: HarperCollins - May 21st, 2013

New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean brings readers some fun in the sun! Pete the Cat is one groovy cat at finding shells and building sand castles at the beach. But when it gets too hot, there’s only one way to cool off—jump into the ocean! Except Pete might be a scaredy-cat when it comes to the water.


Library Lion Cover Image
By Michelle Knudsen, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763637842
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - June 25th, 2009

An affectionate storybook tribute to that truly wonderful place: the library.


It's Okay to Be Different Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316043472
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2009

It's okay to need some help.
It's okay to be a different color.
It's okay to talk about your feelings.

From the bestselling author Todd Parr comes a reassuring book about being who you are.


Iggy Peck, Architect Cover Image
By Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780810911062
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 1st, 2007

A hilarious, irreverent book about doing your own thing

Meet Iggy Peck--creative, independent, and not afraid to express himself In the spirit of David Shannon's No, David and Rosemary Wells's Noisy Nora, Iggy Peck will delight readers looking for irreverent, inspired fun.


The Man in the Moon (Guardians of Childhood #1) Cover Image
By William Joyce, William Joyce (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781442430419
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 6th, 2011

In the first book of a multibook series, find out how a round, jolly baby became the great white hope of the Milky Way--and ringleader of the Guardians of Childhood.

Up there in the sky.
Don't you see him?
No, not the moon.
The Man in the Moon.

He wasn't always a man.
Nor was he always on the moon.

He was once a child.
Like you.


Nate the Great and the Monster Mess (Nate the Great Detective Stories) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780440416623
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Published: Yearling Books - September 11th, 2001

Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries


Ladybug Girl Plays Cover Image
By David Soman (Illustrator), Jacky Davis
$5.99
ISBN: 9780803738928
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Published: Dial Books - March 7th, 2013

For the youngest Ladybug Girl fans comes a concept board book about all the different kinds of games that kids like to play. With its sturdy format and at 12 pages long, this book is perfect for toddlers.


Commotion in the Ocean Cover Image
By Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz (Illustrator)
$7.95
ISBN: 9781589253667
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Original Retail Price Subject to Change
Published: Tiger Tales - March 1st, 2002

"There's a curious commotion, at the bottom of the ocean; I think we ought to go and take a look. You'll find every sort of creature, that lives beneath the sea; swimming through the pages of this book." The sequel to the best-selling "Rumble in the Jungle," this delightful new collection of poems includes fun rhymes about the creatures who live in and around the ocean.


Very Short Fables to Read Together (You Read to Me) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316218474
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

Mary Ann Hoberman and Michael Emberley have added Aesop's fables to their bestselling and award-winning series Rediscover familiar tales and find new favorites in this irresistible fifth YOU READ TO ME collaboration. These stories of classic characters-from wise ants and kind mice to sly foxes and hungry wolves-are fables as you've never seen them before


Animalia Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780140559965
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Published: Puffin Books - October 1st, 1996

"A delightful visual feast . . . The meticulous artistry is far-reaching in its innovation, detail, and humor."--Publishers Weekly

Within the page of this book
You may discover, if you look
Beyond the spell of written words
A hidden land of beasts and birds . . .


We Are in a Book! (Elephant & Piggie Books) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423133087
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Published: Hyperion Books - September 14th, 2010

Gerald is careful. Piggie is not. Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.
In We Are in a Book Gerald and Piggie discover the joy of being read. But what will happen when the book ends?


The Hueys in the New Sweater Cover Image
By Oliver Jeffers, Oliver Jeffers (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399257674
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Published: Philomel Books - May 24th, 2012

The New York Times Best Illustrated Picture Book, now in an oversized trim for added value and fun


Green Eggs and Ham (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780394800165
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 12th, 1960

"Do you like green eggs and ham?" asks Sam-I-am in this Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. In a house or with a mouse? In a boat or with a goat? On a train or in a tree? Sam keeps asking persistently. With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss's beloved favorite has cemented its place as a children's classic.


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

A back-to-school favorite


Charlie Cook's Favorite Book Cover Image
By Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780142411384
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Published: Puffin Books - July 31st, 2008

A clever and funny ode to reading and books from the creators of The Gruffalo.

Charlie Cook has a favorite book. It's about a pirate, who also has a favorite book . . . about Goldilocks, who also has a favorite book . . . about a knight, who also has a favorite book. . . . This hilarious pattern continues throughout the story, right to the surprising conclusion.