Books Harvested by Children to Date


The Opportunity

Eighty percent of brain development happens in the first three years of life. Imagine the possibilities for all children when they grow up surrounded by books and stories, words and ideas — starting at birth.

It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


Our Response

We nourish young brains by filling their
worlds with an abundance of books. And we partner with parents from the time their children are born, to ensure that parents are equipped with everything they need to help their children thrive.

It’s a response that fuels imagination
and sparks joy.


Our Impact

More than 1,400,000 Book Harvest books have been harvested by children and families since 2011. Books: the catalyst for cozy bedtime stories and robust vocabularies, the fuel for empathy, curiosity, and creativity – and, most of all, the foundation for a lifelong love of reading.

It’s an impact that is transforming lives, child by child and book by book.


What We Believe


Books Build Brains

When children have access to an abundance of books, amazing things happen. Vocabularies flourish. Empathy thrives. Curiosity ignites. Children learn. And when children have access to books that reflect and affirm their lived experience, they become lifelong readers!

Parents are Heroes

Parents Are Superheroes

Parents and caregivers are their children’s first and most important brain-builders, teachers, advocates, and nurturers. Simple activities woven into everyday interactions between parent and child – talking, singing, reading  – build the foundation that lasts a lifetime.


Learning Happens Everywhere

Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom. It starts at birth – and learning opportunities are all around us, all the time. Laundromats, barbershops, waiting rooms, grocery stores, bus stops: informal learning spaces are ready to be transformed into potent, joy-filled opportunities to shape young hearts and minds, ensuring that every child can thrive.

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