Book Guidelines

What kind of books are we looking for?
  • New and Like-New  Pre-K through 5th-grade books

    • Story books

    • Chapter books

    • Leveled readers

    • Children’s non-fiction books (that kids would pick out to read for fun)

    • Board/toddler books

    • Spanish or dual language books

This year, we are especially in need of elementary-level chapter books!

Books we cannot use:
  • Books with torn binding, pages or covers

  • Books with excess writing

  • Books with yellowed/discolored pages

  • Religious books

  • Workbooks, coloring books, sticker books, puzzle books, etc.

  • Reference books, textbooks, or outdated non-fiction books

  • Teacher or parenting books/materials (ex: flash cards)

  • Audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, etc.

  • Books with content that’s inappropriate for children

*We cannot use most library withdrawals. Please contact us first to determine if a library’s deselection parameters align with our guidelines.

For books we can’t use, please help us by donating them directly to our friends at Good Steward Global Initiative or Better World Books.


(832) 598-5276
P. O. Box 56382 Houston, TX 77256
Birthday Bash Box is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.