Tatum's Totes

Tatum's Totes United Way Wish List

Tatum's Totes is a program of Green Mountain United Way that provides backpacks to children who are transitioning into emergency foster care. Thanks to generous donors throughout Central Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom, they are able to fill these backpacks with items that help kids to make the transition to a new, unfamiliar home. These items include books, hygiene items, school supplies, games, small toys, stuffed animals, a blanket, a water bottle, and other items that caseworkers might determine a specific child needs. Backpacks stay with the children for the the duration of their foster journey and belong to that child. 

You can help! Purchase age-appropriate books from this list, curated by our Children's Room Manager Jane Knight, and donate them to Tatum's Totes. Just leave a comment in the shopping cart that the books are for Tatum's Totes and we will set them aside in the store for Green Mountain United Way to pickup. Thank You!

 

Staff Pick Badge
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781682630150
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Peachtree Publishing Company - March 1st, 2018

Age range 6-8. First mystery series.


Staff Pick Badge
Henry and Mudge: The First Book (Henry & Mudge) Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Suçie Stevenson (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780689810053
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon Spotlight - June 1st, 1996

Age range 4-7.


Staff Pick Badge
Tarantula vs. Scorpion (Who Would Win?) Cover Image
By Jerry Pallotta, Rob Bolster (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780545301725
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Inc. - June 28th, 2016

Age range 4-7. Non-fiction animal series.


Staff Pick Badge
Scholastic Reader Level 2: Hi! Fly Guy Cover Image
$3.99
ISBN: 9780439853118
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Cartwheel Books - February 1st, 2006

Age range 4-7. Non-fiction animal series.


Staff Pick Badge
There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423106869
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 1st, 2007

Age range 4-7.


Staff Pick Badge
Uni the Unicorn Uni's First Sleepover (Step into Reading) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781984850232
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2019

Age range 4-7.


Staff Pick Badge
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062110725
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - May 21st, 2013

Age range 4-7.


Staff Pick Badge
I Am a Super Girl!: An Acorn Book (Princess Truly #1) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338339987
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 3rd, 2019

Age range 5-8.


Staff Pick Badge
The Day the Dinosaurs Died (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780060005306
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - June 12th, 2007

Age range 4-8.


Staff Pick Badge
World of Reading: Mother Bruce Bruce's Big Fun Day: Level 1 Cover Image
By Ryan T. Higgins, Ryan T. Higgins (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781368022811
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 25th, 2019

Age range 4-6.


Staff Pick Badge
Amelia Bedelia Lost and Found (I Can Read Level 1) Cover Image
By Herman Parish, Lynne Avril (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062961969
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - May 5th, 2020

Age range 4-6.


Staff Pick Badge
Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras #1) Cover Image
By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781943147090
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Innovation Press - March 14th, 2017

Age range  6-9.


Staff Pick Badge
The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) Cover Image
By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545912402
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - December 27th, 2016

Age range  6-9.


Staff Pick Badge
Dory Fantasmagory Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780147510679
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - July 7th, 2015

Age range 6-8.


Staff Pick Badge
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House (R) #1) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780679824114
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 28th, 1992

Age range 6-9.


Staff Pick Badge
Rise of the Earth Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #1) Cover Image
By Tracey West, Graham Howells (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545646239
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 26th, 2014

Age range 6-9.


Staff Pick Badge
Unicorn Academy #1: Sophia and Rainbow Cover Image
By Julie Sykes, Lucy Truman (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781984850829
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2019

Age range 6-9.


Staff Pick Badge
The Princess in Black Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763678883
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2015

Age range 5-8.


Staff Pick Badge
I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (I Survived #1) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780545206945
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 1st, 2010

Age range 7-10.


Staff Pick Badge
The Basket Counts Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780316140768
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 1991

Age range 7-10.


Staff Pick Badge
Who Is Michael Jordan? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780451532459
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - February 5th, 2019

Age range 7-10.


Staff Pick Badge
What Is NASA? (What Was?) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781524786038
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Workshop - May 7th, 2019

Age range 7-10.


Staff Pick Badge
Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot #1) Cover Image
By Dav Pilkey, Dan Santat (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545630092
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - April 29th, 2014

Age range 7-10.


Staff Pick Badge
Balto and the Great Race (Totally True Adventures): How a Sled Dog Saved the Children of Nome Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780679891987
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 21st, 1999

Age range 7-10.


Staff Pick Badge
Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1 Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593225233
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Workshop - July 7th, 2020

Age range 8-12.


Staff Pick Badge
Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781419740275
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 9th, 2019

Age range 8-12.


Staff Pick Badge
Hoot Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440419396
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Yearling - December 27th, 2005

Age range 9-12.


Staff Pick Badge
Dragons in a Bag Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Geneva B (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781524770488
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - August 13th, 2019

Age range 8-11.


Staff Pick Badge
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316201568
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2013

Age range 9-12.


Staff Pick Badge
The Last Kids on Earth Cover Image
By Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780670016617
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - October 13th, 2015

Age range 8-12.


Staff Pick Badge
Spy School Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442421837
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

Age range 9-12.


Staff Pick Badge
Sideways Stories from Wayside School Cover Image
By Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380698714
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - March 26th, 2019

Age range 9-12.


Staff Pick Badge
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself Cover Image
By Lincoln Peirce, Lincoln Peirce (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062283597
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - March 10th, 2015

Age range 8-12.


Staff Pick Badge
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book One) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780786838653
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Disney-Hyperion - April 1st, 2006

Age range 9-14.


Staff Pick Badge
Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780147517838
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - May 8th, 2018

Age range 8-12.


Staff Pick Badge
The Boundless Cover Image
By Kenneth Oppel, Jim Tierney (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442472891
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2015

Age range 9-13.


Staff Pick Badge
Upside-Down Magic (Upside-Down Magic #1) Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545800464
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 30th, 2016

Age range 8-12.


Staff Pick Badge
Night of the Living Dummy (Classic Goosebumps #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545035170
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 1st, 2008

Age range 8-12.


Staff Pick Badge
Kristy's Great Idea (The Baby-sitters Club, 1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338642209
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 5th, 2020

Age range 8-12.


Staff Pick Badge
Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1) (Pandava Series #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781368023566
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Rick Riordan Presents - March 19th, 2019

Age range 8-12.


Staff Pick Badge
Ghost (Track #1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481450164
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

Age range 9-14.


Staff Pick Badge
The Crossover (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544935204
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

Age range 10-15.


Staff Pick Badge
Harbor Me Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525515142
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - April 21st, 2020

Age range 10-14.


Staff Pick Badge
Shadowshaper (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338032475
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 30th, 2016

Age 12+.