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Over 116 Million Free Books Mailed As Of February 2019

Over 116 Million Free Books Mailed As Of February 2019

In February, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sent over 1,380,140 books. The total number of free books mailed as of February 2019, is 116,524,568!

Group 1
Children Born in 2018

“Sassy: Bedtime for Baby”
By Grosset & Dunlap & Illustrated By Dave Aikins

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Canada – “Sassy: Bedtime for Baby” – 2/1/19
USA – “Sassy: Bedtime for Baby” – 2/8/19

Group 2
Children Born in 2017

“Good Morning, Farm Friends”
By Annie Bach

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Who Sank the Boat?” – 11/2/19
Canada – “Anne’s Colors” – 2/1/19
United Kingdom – “How to Tuck in Your Sleepy Lion” – 1/2/19
USA – “Good Morning, Farm Friends” – 2/8/19

Group 3
Children Born in 2016

“Sleep Train”
By Jonathan London & Illustrated by Lauren Eldridge

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “A River” – 11/2/19
Canada – “Sleep Train” – 2/1/19
United Kingdom – “Busy Farm” – 1/2/19
USA – “Sleep Train” – 2/14/19

Group 4
Children Born in 2015

“Max and the Tag-Along Moon”
By Floyd Cooper

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2015
Australia – “I’m Green and I’m Grumpy!” – 11/2/19
Canada – “Max and the Tag-Along Moon” – 2/1/19
United Kingdom – “Pants!” – 5/2/19
USA – “Max and the Tag-Along Moon” – 2/11/19

Group 5
Children Born in 2014

“Lion Lessons”
By Jon Agee

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Australia – “Harrison’s Song” – 11/2/19
Canada – “Lion Lessons” – 2/1/19
United Kingdom – “The Wolf Who Cried Wolf” – 1/2/19
USA – “Lion Lessons” – 2/5/19

Group 6
Children Born in 2013

“Daniel Finds a Poem”
By Micha Archer

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2013
Australia – “Tiddalick the Frog Who Caused a Flood” – 11/2/19
Canada – “Mo’s Mustache” – 2/1/19
United Kingdom – “Luna Loves Library Day” – 1/2/19
USA – “Daniel Finds a Poem” – 2/4/19

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

The Little Engine That Could - Penguin Random House

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Koala Lou” – 11/2/19
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 2/1/19
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 1/2/19
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 2/1/19

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Today We Have No Plans” – 11/2/19
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 2/1/19
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 1/2/19
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 2/1/19

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Launches In The Republic of Ireland

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Launches In The Republic of Ireland

The Imagination Library Arrives In The Republic Of Ireland

The Imagination Library has celebrated many exciting milestones. In 2018, founder Dolly Parton dedicated the 100 Millionth Book to the Library of Congress. Now in 2019, another monumental moment has arrived with the launch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in the Republic of Ireland! 

The Republic of Ireland is now the fifth country to adopt the book gifting programme. Now, registered children can receive a free book each month. The books are mailed to the child in their name which creates a special feeling of ownership and pride. It launched in Dublin 24 and received a warm welcome on opening day! 

Each book is hand-selected by the Gold Medal Book Selection Committee. Titles are chosen to meet the growing needs of children at the pivotal stages of development. “TiN” by Chris Judge is the official Welcome Book and the first book sent to children in the Republic of Ireland. The Committee selected “The Selfish Giant” by Oscar Wilde as the Graduation Book.

If a child is registered in the programme at birth they will have received 60 books by the time they turn five and graduate from the programme. Expansion occurs when local affiliates team up with the Imagination Library to grow the programme in more communities across the Republic of Ireland.

Over 115 Million Free Books Mailed As Of January 2019

Over 115 Million Free Books Mailed As Of January 2019

In January, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sent over 1,376,457 books. The total number of free books mailed as of January 2019, is 115,144,428!

Group 1
Children Born in 2018

“Good Night, Gorilla”
By Peggy Rathmann

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Australia – “Mrs. Wishy-Washy’s Farm” – 11/1/19
Canada – “Good Night, Gorilla” – 1/2/19
United Kingdom – “All About Me” – 3/1/19
USA – “Good Night, Gorilla” – 1/15/19

Group 2
Children Born in 2017

“The Bug Book”
By Sue Fliess

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “It’s Bedtime, William!” – 11/1/19
Canada – “The Bug Book” – 1/2/19
United Kingdom – “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” – 3/1/19
USA – “The Bug Book” – 1/17/19

Group 4
Children Born in 2016

“Chimpanzees for Tea”
By Jo Empson

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “A Summery Saturday Morning” – 11/1/19
Canada – “Fox and Raccoon” – 1/2/19
United Kingdom – “Mouse House” – 2/1/19
USA – “Chimpanzees for Tea” – 1/14/19

Group 5
Children Born in 2015

“Excellent Ed”
By Stacy McAnulty & Illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2015
Australia – “The Potato People” – 11/1/19
Canada – “Excellent Ed” – 1/2/19
United Kingdom – “Give the Dog a Bone” – 2/1/19
USA – “Excellent Ed” – 1/7/19

Group 6
Children Born in 2014

“Last Stop on Market Street”
By Matt de la Peña

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Australia – “Sophie Scott Goes South” – 11/1/19
Canada – “Last Stop on Market Street” – 1/2/19
United Kingdom – “Mrs. Armitage and the Big Wave” – 2/1/19
USA – “Last Stop on Market Street” – 1/3/19

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

The Little Engine That Could - Penguin Random House

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Two Little Monkeys” – 9/11/18
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 11/1/18
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 5/11/18
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 11/1/18

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Animalia” – 9/11/18
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 11/1/18
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 5/11/18
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 11/1/18

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Over 113 Million Free Books Mailed As Of December 2018

Over 113 Million Free Books Mailed As Of December 2018

In December, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sent over 1,361,312 books. The total number of free books mailed as of December 2018, is 113,767,191!

Group 1
Children Born in 2018

“Baby! Talk!”
By Penny Gentieu

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Australia – “My First: 123” – 3/12/18

Canada – “Same Same” – 12/3/18
United Kingdom – “How to Feed Your Cheeky Monkey” – 7/12/18
USA – “Baby! Talk!” – 12/19/18

Group 2
Children Born in 2017

“Llama Llama Red Pajama”
By Anna Dewdney

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” – 3/12/18
Canada – “A Northern Alphabet” – 12/3/18
United Kingdom – “My First Animals” – 7/12/18
USA – “Llama Llama Red Pajama” – 12/17/18

Group 4
Children Born in 2016

“Baking Day at Grandma’s”
By Anika Denise & Illustrated by Christopher Denise

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “Uno’s Garden Counting Book” – 3/12/18
Canada – “Baking Day at Grandma’s” – 12/3/18
United Kingdom – “Mister Magnolia” – 4/12/18
USA – “Baking Day at Grandma’s” – 12/11/18

Group 5
Children Born in 2015

“The Snowy Day”
By Ezra Jack Keats

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2015
Australia – “Max” – 9/11/18
Canada – “Counting on Snow” – 12/3/18
United Kingdom – “Dog Loves Books” – 4/12/18
USA – “The Snowy Day” – 12/6/18

Group 6
Children Born in 2014

“Coat of Many Colors”
By Dolly Parton & Illustrated by Brooke Boynton Hughes

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Australia – “Eric Finds a Way” – 3/12/18
Canada – “Coat of Many Colors” – 12/3/18
United Kingdom – “The Snowman” – 5/12/18
USA – “Coat of Many Colors” – 12/4/18

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

The Little Engine That Could - Penguin Random House

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Two Little Monkeys” – 9/11/18
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 11/1/18
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 5/11/18
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 11/1/18

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Animalia” – 9/11/18
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 11/1/18
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 5/11/18
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 11/1/18

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Meet Dolly Parton And Be Her VIP Guest At Dollywood

Meet Dolly Parton And Be Her VIP Guest At Dollywood

Dolly Parton teams up with Omaze to give away the ultimate fan experience with proceeds supporting her Imagination Library!

Dolly Parton’s spirit of imagination is stamped on culture, as evidenced by her Imagination Library, which since 1995 has mailed more than 100 million free books to children from birth to five years of age across the globe. Now, in conjunction with the release of her much-anticipated Dumplin’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack album (November 30), Parton is teaming with Omaze, to offer her fans an extraordinary opportunity.

Now through January 17, 2019, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time, fans will have the chance to win the Ultimate Dolly Parton Experience!

A winner and their guest will get to spend one night in Dolly Parton’s personal suite at her Dollywood DreamMore Resort! Additionally, Dolly herself will give a private tour of her home-away-from-home, while meeting the guests, taking pictures with them and signing autographs for them. This once-in-a-lifetime experience will be enhanced with additional nights at the resort in other rooms, tickets to Dollywood during its 2019 Grand Opening Weekend, and passes to Dolly Parton’s Stampede dinner theater. Fans can visit Omaze.com/Dolly to enter for their chance to win. Proceeds support Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

The Omaze campaign integrates special donation bundles including a copy of Parton’s Dumplin’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. VEVO premiered the third music video from the project—following the compelling “Here I Am” (with Sia) and the stunning “Girl In The Movies” – for “Jolene (New String Version)” which saw its broadcast television premiere over the weekend during Parton’s appearance on CMT Hot 20 Countdown. The clip was featured in “Dolly & Friends: Making of a Soundtrack,” a one-hour special which premiered on CMT on Thursday, November 29, 9/8 pm Central Time. The prime-time special featured Parton in the recording studio with famed producer Linda Perry and recording with artists Alison Krauss, Elle King, Macy Gray, Miranda Lambert, Mavis Staples and Rhonda Vincent.

Music fans can order now the highly anticipated Dumplin’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. The soundtrack, which features Parton on every song, releases November 30, and “Dumplin’” will premiere in select theaters and on Netflix on December 7.

“Dumplin'”

Dumplin’ (Macdonald) is the teenage daughter of a former beauty queen (Aniston), who signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town. The Netflix Film stars Macdonald (Bird Box, Patti Cake$) and Aniston (Upcoming Murder Mystery, Horrible Bosses, Marley and Me), in addition to Odeya Rush (Lady Bird, Goosebumps), Dove Cameron (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Liv and Maddie, Descendants), and Harold Perrineau (Claws, Lost). It is directed by Anne Fletcher (The Proposal, 27 Dresses).

Screenwriter Kristin Hahn wrote the adaptation of Julie Murphy’s No. 1 New York Times bestselling novel of the same name. Producers include A Cota Films and 50 Degrees Entertainment Presentation – Michael Costigan (American Gangster, A Bigger Splash, Brokeback Mountain, Ghost in the Shell), Hahn (The Switch, Cake), Mohamed AlRafi (Above Suspicion, Lying and Stealing), and Trish Hofmann (Gringo, Get On Up). Executive producers are Aniston and Danny Nozell.

Omaze

Omaze is an online fundraising platform that makes giving fun and easy by offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences in support of critical causes. Our campaigns connect influencers, nonprofits, and donors to create lasting impact, and have raised funds and awareness for over 350 charities with donations from over 180 countries. For more information, please visit Omaze.com.

Over 112 Million Free Books Mailed As Of November 2018

Over 112 Million Free Books Mailed As Of November 2018

In November, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sent over 1,342,322 books. The total number of free books mailed as of November 2018, is 112,377,957!

Group 1
Children Born in 2018

“I Love My Mommy Because…”
By Laurel Porter-Gaylord & Illustrated By Ashley Wolff

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Australia – “Fancy That!” – 9/11/18
Canada – “Sometimes We Think You Are A Monkey” – 11/1/18
United Kingdom – “Playtime Baby” – 5/11/18
USA – “I Love My Mommy Because…” – 11/14/18

Group 2
Children Born in 2017

“Sassy: Baby’s First Words”
By Grosset & Dunlap & Illustrated By Dave Aikins

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “There’s A Hippopotamus On Our Roof Eating Cake” – 9/11/18
Canada – “Ready For Winter” – 11/1/18
United Kingdom – “Sweet Dreams Peter” – 5/11/18
USA – “Sassy: Baby’s First Words” – 11/9/18

Group 3
Children Born in 2016

“Little Owl’s Night”
By Divya Srinivasan

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “Slinki Malinki, Early Bird” – 9/11/18
Canada – “Sam Sorts” – 11//18
United Kingdom – “Edie” – 5/11/18
USA – “Little Owl’s Night” or “King Jack & the Dragon” – 11/6/18

Group 4
Children Born in 2015

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar”
By Eric Carle

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2015
Australia – “A Particular Cow” – 9/11/18
Canada – “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” – 11/1/18
United Kingdom – “Grumpy Frog” – 5/11/18
USA – “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” – 11/16/18

Group 5
Children Born in 2014

“Miss Maple’s Seeds”
By Eliza Wheeler

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Australia – “Our Island” – 9/11/18
Canada – “Great” – 11/1/18
United Kingdom – “Coat of Many Colors” – 5/11/18
USA – “Miss Maple’s Seeds” – 11/2/18

Group 6
Children Born in 2013

“Brother Eagle, Sister Sky”
By Susan Jeffers

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2013
Australia – “Today We Have No Plans” – 9/11/18
Canada – “Ella May and the Wishing Stone” – 11/1/18
United Kingdom – “Cockatoos” – 5/11/18
USA – “Brother Eagle, Sister Sky” – 11/2/18

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

The Little Engine That Could - Penguin Random House

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Two Little Monkeys” – 9/11/18
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 11/1/18
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 5/11/18
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 11/1/18

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Animalia” – 9/11/18
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 11/1/18
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 5/11/18
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 11/1/18

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Pilot Flying J Donates $60,000 To Imagination Library Program In Corbin, Kentucky

Pilot Flying J Donates $60,000 To Imagination Library Program In Corbin, Kentucky

Pilot Flying J Gives Back With Donation Of $60,000 To Support Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program

The Dollywood Foundation announced an impactful gift of $60,000 from Pilot Flying J that will go to supporting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The Imagination Library affiliate in the location of Pilot Flying J’s first travel center in Corbin, Kentucky, Friends of the Corbin Public Library, will receive the donation. It was awarded as part of Pilot Flying J’s $2 million commitment to giving back in celebration of its 60th anniversary this month.

“This donation is such a blessing and is going to have a tremendous impact on the children in Corbin,” said Donna Chadwell, Director at the Corbin Public Library. “It is going to provide access to the program to the children in our community for years to come.”  

Dolly Parton created her Imagination Library program as a way to inspire children around the world with the love of reading by gifting high quality, age-appropriate books monthly from birth to age five. With the donation from Pilot Flying J, the program will serve children in Corbin with a personal library that culminates in 60 books per child throughout the lifetime of the program.

“A spirit of community and philanthropy was instilled in our company’s culture from the beginning,” said Meg Counts, community relations and events manager of Pilot Flying J. “To celebrate and thank our guests and team members for 60 years in business, we wanted to give back to the communities and people we serve. We are proud to partner with The Dollywood Foundation in support of their mission and programs to help our communities thrive. Together, we are truly able to fuel life’s journeys.”  

Pilot Flying J’s giving is focused on fueling those who serve by supporting military heroes and their families, and helping communities across the country improve the quality of life for people at home and on the road.  

Learn More About Pilot Flying J’s 60th Anniversary Giving

About Pilot Flying J

Pilot Flying J, the largest operator of travel centers in North America, is committed to connecting people and places with comfort, care and a smile at every stop. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Flying J has more than 750 retail locations in 44 states, Roadside assistance available at over 135 locations nationwide and growing as part of its Truck Care program, 44 Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Centers, and 34 Boss ShopsThe Pilot Flying J network provides drivers with access to more than 72,000 parking spaces for trucks with Prime Parking at more than 400 locations, 5,200 deluxe showers and more than 6,200 diesel lanes with 5,200 offering Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at the pump. Pilot Flying J is currently ranked No. 15 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies.

Pilot Flying J

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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Committed to Growth in UK with Appointment of Executive Director

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Committed to Growth in UK with Appointment of Executive Director

Strategic Leader Marion Gillooly to Drive Next Stages of Programme Expansion

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library announced this month that Marion Gillooly has joined the not-for-profit organisation to lead growth initiatives in the UK. The addition comes as the programme celebrates its 10-year anniversary in the UK, which currently gifts books monthly to over 42,000 children in all four nations.

Most recently, Marion served as the Head of Strategic Development and Innovation for Includem, a charity organisation headquartered in Glasgow, dedicated to serving children and young people with specialist, relationship-based support. She played a key role in achieving service growth and expanding funding through relationships with independent trusts and foundations in her time at Includem. Prior to her work there, Gillooly spent over 12 years in a variety of public sector roles advising and leading children’s and social care sector initiatives.

Jeff Conyers, President of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, said

“Marion’s strong background in developmental, operational and strategic leadership have already well-positioned her as a key asset to the Imagination Library. The investment in Marion to lead our talented team reflects our enthusiasm and commitment to take advantage of the many opportunities before us to expand the programme across the UK.”

Concerning the projected growth of the scheme in the UK, Dolly Parton herself said

“I’m so proud of what the Imagination Library has done here. I hand delivered the millionth UK book back in 2014. Now we’ve delivered over 2.8 million books to over 100,000 children. It’s my dream that every child has a library of books which their parents can read to them from the day they are born.”

About Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Founded in 1996, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a not-for-profit organisation that gifts over a million books each month by mail to children from birth to age five in participating communities all over the United States, Canada, Austrailia and United Kingdom. The Imagination Library celebrated its 100 millionth book this past March in connection with the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Promoting the love of early reading and learning as the building blocks for a strong foundation in education, the foundation believes in helping children dream more, learn more, care more and be more through its educational campaign.

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Over 111 Million Free Books Mailed As Of October 2018

Over 111 Million Free Books Mailed As Of October 2018

In October, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sent over 1,331,850 books. The total number of free books mailed as of October 2018, is 111,035,635!

Group 1
Children Born in 2018

“Wheels On The Bus”
Illustrated By Jerry Smath

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Australia – “The Dream Bird” – 10/10/18
Canada – “Wheels on the Bus” – 10/1/18
United Kingdom – “How to Bath Your Little Dinosaur” – 1/10/18
USA – “Wheels on the Bus” – 10/19/18

Group 2
Children Born in 2017

“ABC Look At Me”
By Roberta Grobel Intrater

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Colour for Curlews” – 10/10/18
Canada – “A Day with Nellie” – 10/118
United Kingdom – “Snappy Croc: How to Brush Your Teeth” – 1/10/18
USA – “ABC Look at Me” or “Where’s My Nose” – 10/19/18

Group 3
Children Born in 2016

“Maple”
By Lori Nichols

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “The Man with the Messy Hair” – 10/10/18
Canada – “Maple” – 10/1/18
United Kingdom – “Peely Wally” – 1/10/18
USA – “Maple” – 10/16/18

Group 4
Children Born in 2015

“Philomena’s New Glasses”
By Brenna Maloney

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2015
Australia – “The Gobbledygook Is Eating A Book” – 10/10/18
Canada – “Solutions for Cold Feet” – 10/1/18
United Kingdom – “Loo Queue” – 1/10/18
USA – “Philomena’s New Glasses” or “Llama Llama and the Bully Goat” – 10/10/18

Group 5
Children Born in 2014

“Lily’s Cat Mask”
By Julie Fortenberry

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Australia – “Belinda” – 10/10/18
Canada – “This is Sadie” – 10/1/18
United Kingdom – “When I Grow Up: Builder” – 1/10/18
USA – “Lily’s Cat Mask” or “Luke Goes To Bat” – 10/3/18

Group 6
Children Born in 2013

“Owl Moon”
By Jane Yolen & Illustrated by John Schoenherr

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2013
Australia – “The Bunyip of Berkeley’s Creek” – 10/10/18
Canada – “The Boy in Number Four” – 10/1/18
United Kingdom – “Lovely Old Lion” – 1/10/18
USA – “Owl Moon” – 10/2/18

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

The Little Engine That Could - Penguin Random House

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Two Little Monkeys” – 10/10/18
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 10/1/18
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 1/10/18
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 10/1/18

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Animalia” – 10/10/18
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 10/1/18
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 1/10/18
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 10/1/18

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Over 109 Million Free Books Mailed As Of September 2018

Over 109 Million Free Books Mailed As Of September 2018

In September, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library sent over 1,309,973 books. The total number of free books mailed as of September 2018, is 109,703,785!

Group 1
Children Born in 2018

“Baby Sounds”
By Joy Allen

Group 1 – Registered Children Born in 2018
Australia – “Little Kiwi Whose Nest is Best?” – 5/9/18
Canada – “Checkers & Dot at the Zoo” – 9/4/18
United Kingdom – “Is This My Nose?” – 5/9/18
USA – “Baby Sounds” – 9/21/18

Group 2
Children Born in 2017

“Little Sleepyhead”
By Elizabeth McPike & Patrice Barton

Group 2 – Registered Children Born in 2017
Australia – “Peppa Pig: George’s First Day at Playgroup” – 5/9/18
Canada – “Nobunny’s Perfect” or “Following Papa’s Song” – 9/4/18
United Kingdom – “My First Numbers Ladybird Learners” – 5/9/18
USA – “Little Sleepyhead” – 9/20/18

Group 3
Children Born in 2016

“I Am A Rainbow”
By Dolly Parton

Group 3 – Registered Children Born in 2016
Australia – “My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes” – 5/9/18
Canada – “I Am A Rainbow” – 9/4/18
United Kingdom – “My Book of First Words” – 3/9/18
USA – “I Am A Rainbow” – 9/17/18

Group 4
Children Born in 2015

“Pass It On”
By Sophy Henn

Group 4 – Registered Children Born in 2015
Australia – “Davy & The Duckling” – 5/9/18
Canada – “Home For A Bunny” – 9/4/18
United Kingdom – “Nightbear” – 5/9/18
USA – “Pass It On” – 9/11/18

Group 5
Children Born in 2014

“Otis and the Kittens”
By Loren Long

Group 5 – Registered Children Born in 2014
Australia – “Night Noises” – 5/9/18
Canada – “Sonya’s Chickens” – 9/4/18
United Kingdom – “Plenty of Love to Go Around” – 3/9/18
USA – “Otis and the Kittens” – 9/5/18

Group 6
Children Born in 2013

“Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends”
By Carol Buckley

Group 6 – Registered Children Born in 2013
Australia – “Miss Mae’s Saturday” – 5/9/18
Canada – “Otis and the Puppy” or “Sylvia Jean Scout Supreme” – 9/4/18
United Kingdom – “Katie Morag Big Boy Cousins” – 5/9/18
USA – “Tarra & Bella: The Elephant and Dog Who Became Best Friends” – 9/4/18

Welcome Book
First Book Children Receive

The Little Engine That Could - Penguin Random House

“The Little Engine That Could”
Written by Watty Piper & Illustrated by George & Doris Hauman

Welcome Book – First book sent to registered children
Australia – “Two Little Monkeys” – 5/9/18
Canada – “The Little Engine That Could” – 9/4/18
United Kingdom – “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” – 5/9/18
USA – “The Little Engine That Could” – 9/24/18

Graduation Book
Last Book Children Receive

“Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!”
By Nancy Carlson

Graduation Book – Last book children receive when they graduate from the program
Australia – “Animalia” – 5/9/18
Canada – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 9/4/18
United Kingdom – “Just Imagine” – 5/9/18
USA – “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” – 9/4/18

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