Gratitude and Strong Young Minds

For all the strong young minds our books have nurtured and have yet to nurture, we thank YOU — our community of book donors, volunteers, financial donors, book drive captains, friends, and fellow readers — for helping share a bounty of books with our children.  We couldn’t do it without you! Happy Thanksgiving!    

New Children’s Book Debuts at Book Harvest Launch Party

By Ginger Young, Founder and Executive Director This article was originally published in the Durham Herald-Sun . In 2015, acclaimed local author Daniel Wallace did something highly unusual and incredibly generous: he donated a manuscript of a children’s book he had written and illustrated to the local nonprofit organization Book Harvest. His wish? That the story be… Read more »

Read for the Record–Final Report!

  A few weeks ago, we reported that history would be made on October 27, 2016 and Book Harvest would be part of it. We are happy to report that over 2.35 million people read this year’s Read for the Record selection, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich, as part of the world’s largest shared reading experience–and 747 of… Read more »

The Hole Story

The Hole Story is a children’s book written and illustrated by renowned author and co-chair of our Authors’ Circle,  Daniel Wallace . In a spirit of incredible generosity, Daniel gifted the book to us; and  Written Word Media , a startup company in the entrepreneurial heart of Durham, helped transform Daniel’s manuscript into a beautiful, hardback book that can be held,… Read more »

‘Tis the Season…for the Barnes and Noble Holiday Book Drive!

Beginning today and running through the end of the year, our friends at Barnes and Noble New Hope Commons are again hosting a holiday book drive to benefit Book Harvest! Stop by anytime to select and purchase books to donate to us–Barnes and Noble makes it easy! Check out the books on the in-store displays, or choose any children’s book you’d… Read more »