My Very Own Bed Book Drive

My Very Own BedThroughout the month of September, Wild Rumpus is proud to host a book drive benefiting My Very Own Bed, a nonprofit providing new beds and linens to children of families who have recently secured stable housing. Since 2014, My Very Own Bed has provided over 4,000 beds and Dream Kits to children ages 2-17 in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.

Access to books and quality sleep are two important factors in the growth and learning of young people and with your support we can make a huge impact! The books collected during this book drive will be packaged as part of Dream Kits, which also include sheets, comforter, pillow, mattress pad, and a stuffed animal.

There are two ways to support this book drive:

  • Donate a book by adding one (or all!) of the titles below to your cart.
  • Donate a gift card, which will pooled with other donations and used to buy new books.

 

Little You By Richard Van Camp, Julie Flett (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Richard Van Camp, Julie Flett (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459802483
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - April 1st, 2013

You are life and breath adored. You are us and so much more...


Mix It Up! By Herve Tullet Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781797207605
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Chronicle Books - May 25th, 2021

The New York Times bestselling book, a brilliant companion to the mega-selling classic Press Here, is now gently compressed into a toddler-friendly board book.


Brown Sugar Babies By Charles R. Smith, Jr., Charles R. Smith, Jr. (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368050296
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 12th, 2020

Bubbling brown sugarbubbles Baby's belly.Syrupy sweet sticky centershakes like a bowl of jelly.


Good Night Like This By Mary Murphy, Mary Murphy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mary Murphy, Mary Murphy (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781536209037
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Published: Candlewick - May 17th, 2022

From the creator of A Kiss Like This and Say Hello Like This! comes a third adorable animal story to share — this one for bedtime.


I Just Want to Say Good Night By Rachel Isadora (Illustrator), Rachel Isadora Cover Image
By Rachel Isadora (Illustrator), Rachel Isadora
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593462034
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - June 28th, 2022

Caldecott Honor-winner Rachel Isadora’s stunning oil paintings illustrate this delightful bedtime tale, set on the African plains.
 


Mindful Mr. Sloth By Katy Hudson, Katy Hudson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Katy Hudson, Katy Hudson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781684465996
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Capstone Editions - August 1st, 2022

Sasha has one speed--fast. She loves to do lots of things, all at once, as fast as possible. Mr. Sloth has one speed--slow. He loves to do things one at a time, at a nice, easy pace. Can Mr. Sloth's mindful ways teach Sasha to slow down and enjoy life?


My Nap, Mi Siesta: A Coco Rocho Book (World of ¡Vamos!) By III Raúl the Third Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780358394730
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Published: Versify - April 5th, 2022

In this colorful bilingual Spanish and English board book highlighting the joys of napping from New York Times bestselling, three-time Pura Belpré Award–winning author-illustrator Raúl the Third, Coco Rocho shows us everywhere to take a siesta in the World of ¡Vamos!

In my bed. En mi cama.

Near my dog. Cerca de mi perro.


School Day! (Step into Reading) By Candice Ransom, Ashley Evans (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Candice Ransom, Ashley Evans (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780593302606
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - June 21st, 2022

It's time for school in this Step 1 reader featuring the family from Pumpkin Day!, Apple Picking Day!, Garden Day, Snow Day, and Beach Day!


Ty's Travels: Zip, Zoom! (My First I Can Read) By Kelly Starling Lyons, Niña Mata (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kelly Starling Lyons, Niña Mata (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062951090
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: HarperCollins - September 1st, 2020

Ty can’t wait to ride his brand-new scooter at the park. Other kids zip and zoom by like race cars, but all Ty can do is wobble! Ty wants to give up, but a new friend helps Ty give it another try. A 2021 Geisel Honor Book!


Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business By Lyla Lee, Dung Ho (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lyla Lee, Dung Ho (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781534440074
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Aladdin - January 14th, 2020

Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this first novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who is starting a snack business!

Mindy Kim just wants three things:
1. A puppy!
2. To fit in at her new school
3.


Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things By Lenore Look, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lenore Look, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780375849305
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Published: Yearling - May 12th, 2009

The first book in a hilarious chapter book series that tackles anxiety in a fun, kid-friendly way. Perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers, and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!


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Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras #1) By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781943147090
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Published: Innovation Press - March 14th, 2017

A New York Public Library Best Books for Kids 2017 Selection
A Mighty Girl Book of the Year
Illinois Monarch Award Nominee 2018-2019
Florida SSYRA Book Award Nominee 2018-2019
Washington OTTER Award Nominee 2018-2019


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The Marvellers (Marvellerverse #1) By Dhonielle Clayton, Khadijah Khatib (Illustrator) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250174949
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 3rd, 2022

Dhonielle Clayton makes her middle-grade debut with a fantasy adventure set in a global magic school in the sky an instant New York Times and #1 Indie Bestseller!

"The Marvellers deserves the highest compliment I can give a book: I want to live in this world." —Rick Riordan, #1 New York Times bestselling–author


The Boy at the Back of the Class By Onjali Q. Raúf Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984850812
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Published: Yearling - July 28th, 2020

In the vein of timely titles such as Katherine Applegate's Wishtree and Alan Gratz's Refugee comes a touching, accessible middle-grade debut about the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, as well as the life-changing power of friendship and standing as an ally.


Dragons in a Bag By Zetta Elliott, Geneva B (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Geneva B (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524770488
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Yearling - August 13th, 2019

The dragon's out of the bag in this diverse, young urban fantasy from an award-winning author!


New from Here By Kelly Yang Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534488304
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2022

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller!

This “timely and compelling” (Kirkus Reviews) middle grade novel about courage, hope, and resilience follows an Asian American boy fighting to keep his family together and stand up to racism during the initial outbreak of the coronavirus.

When the coronavirus hits Hong Kong, ten-year-old Knox Wei-Evans&


Black Boy Joy: 17 Stories Celebrating Black Boyhood By Kwame Mbalia (Editor) Cover Image
By Kwame Mbalia (Editor)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780593379936
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Delacorte Press - August 3rd, 2021

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • FIVE STARRED REVIEWS

Celebrate the joys of Black boyhood with stories from seventeen bestselling, critically acclaimed Black authors—including Jason Reynolds, Jerry Craft, and Kwame Mbalia.


The Last Last-Day-of-Summer (A Legendary Alston Boys Adventure) By Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lamar Giles, Dapo Adeola (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780358244417
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Versify - September 8th, 2020

"The Last Last-Day-of-Summer reminds me that all children deserve to exist in magical spaces where their imaginations and familial bonds will them into heroism. Every single child should have the freedom to be one of The Legendary Alstons.


Amari and the Night Brothers (Supernatural Investigations #1) By B. B. Alston Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062975171
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Published: Balzer + Bray - January 4th, 2022

New York Times bestseller!

Artemis Fowl meets Men in Black in this exhilarating debut middle grade fantasy, the first in a trilogy filled with #blackgirlmagic. Perfect for fans of Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky, the Percy Jackson series, and Nevermoor.


Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold) By Pam Muñoz Ryan Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780439120425
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 1st, 2002

Esperanza Rising joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!

Esperanza thought she'd always live a privileged life on her family's ranch in Mexico. She'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her.


Ghost (Track #1) By Jason Reynolds Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481450164
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

A National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature.
Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.


Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this first electrifying novel of the acclaimed Track series from Coretta Scott Ki


Clap When You Land By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780062882776
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Published: Quill Tree Books - July 5th, 2022

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.


Felix Ever After By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780062820266
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Published: Balzer + Bray - April 20th, 2021

A Stonewall Honor Book * A Time Magazine Best YA Book of All Time

From Stonewall and Lambda Award–winning author Kacen Callender comes a revelatory YA novel about a transgender teen grappling with identity and self-discovery while falling in love for the first time.


Early Departures By Justin A. Reynolds Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062748416
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - April 19th, 2022

Like Adam Silvera’s They Both Die at the End and Colleen Hoover’s It Ends with Us, Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds, author of Opposite of Always, is a powerful and deeply moving YA contemporary novel with a speculative twist about love, death, grief, and friendship.


The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea By Maggie Tokuda-Hall Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781536215892
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Published: Candlewick - May 10th, 2022

In a world divided by colonialism and threaded with magic, a desperate orphan turned pirate and a rebellious imperial lady find a connection on the high seas.


Dear Martin By Nic Stone Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781101939529
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Published: Ember - September 4th, 2018

"Powerful, wrenching.” –JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down

"Raw and gripping." –JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys


Super Fake Love Song By David Yoon Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781984812254
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - July 13th, 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of Frankly in Love comes a young adult romantic comedy about identity and acceptance. Perfect for fans of John Green and To All the Boys I've Love Before and now in paperback!


The Cost of Knowing By Brittney Morris Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781534445468
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 21st, 2022

Four starred reviews!

Dear Martin meets They Both Die at the End in this gripping, evocative novel about a Black teen who has the power to see into the future, whose life turns upside down when he foresees his younger brother’s imminent death, from the acclaimed author of SLAY.

Sixteen-year-old Alex Rufus is trying his best.


Patron Saints of Nothing By Randy Ribay Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780525554929
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Published: Penguin Books - April 21st, 2020

A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

"Brilliant, honest, and equal parts heartbreaking and soul-healing." --Laurie Halse Anderson, author of SHOUT 

"A singular voice in the world of literature." --Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way Down


Charming as a Verb By Ben Philippe Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062824264
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Subject to Availability)
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 1st, 2022

From the award-winning author of The Field Guide to the North American Teenager comes a whip-smart and layered romantic comedy. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Jenny Han.