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UWM Families Children’s Book Drive and Book Swap

September 3 - September 25

The Student Parent Success Program and the UWM Libraries are co-sponsoring a children’s book drive for UWM families! Join us now until September 3rd by donating a book(s) to one of our donation bins or via Amazon. Book donations can include board books, children’s books, and chapter books.

A book swap event will take place on September 25th with all our collected books! UWM student parents as well as UWM faculty and staff with children are invited to join us on the date of the book swap to pick up books and/or drop books off!


Donation bins will be in the following locations:

UWM Libraries
(Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons)

Student Parent Success Program
(Mellencamp Hall, Room 104)

UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center 
(LEC Atrium)

Books can be ordered on Amazon or a local bookstore of choice and sent directly to:  The Student Parent Success Program (SPSP) at:

2442 E. Kenwood Blvd

Mellencamp Hall, Room104

Milwaukee, WI 53211

Here is a list of recommended children’s books to donate:

Book titles and Amazon Links 


Board Books 
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin Jr. 

The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister  

Pink is For Boys by Robb Pearlman 

Count to LOVE! by Andrea Pinkney

You Are Home by Mackenzie Porter

Picture Books 
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson

Where the Wild Things Are Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak 

Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Saturday by Oge Mora

We are water protectors by Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade  

Watercress by Andrea Wang and Jason Chin

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold 

Easy Readers 
Elephant & Piggie Series by Mo Willems

Frog and Toad Series by Arnold Lobel 

Jada Jones Series by Kelly Starling Lyons

I Want to Be An … Series by Laura Driscoll 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Rachel Kubczak at vanderw7@uwm.edu or Tiffany Thornton at thornto4@uwm.edu



September 3
September 25