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Books We Need


  • Children's Books - for all ages-preschool to teen, fiction and non-fiction

  • Classics-and simplified classics

  • Dictionaries, including picture dictionaries

  • Encyclopedias

  • Encyclopedias on CD Rom. Other information on CD ROM (PC format)

  • English readers and grammar

  • Crafts & How-to Books

  • Health,especially "Where There is No Doctor" type books

  • Science and Math (K-University)

  • Agriculture, vegetable gardening, beekeeping, animal husbandry

  • Ecology, environment, nature and animals

  • Vocational books (plumbing, electrical wiring,carpentry)

  • National Geographic


Not So Much (things that won't really help and we can't trade)


  • Magazines or journals (except National Geographic)

  • Home decorating, wedding, or cookbooks

  • Books focused on magic, sorcery or less than wholesome themes.

  • Ethnocentric books, such as the history of Ohio

  • Foreign language books

  • American history or civics


Books can be delivered (most Saturdays and other dates by appt) to:

Books for Development at 3709 Polk St.

Houston, Tx  77003

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