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!

 

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King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats By Dori Hillestad Butler, Nancy Meyers (Illustrator) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781682630150
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Published: Peachtree - March 6th, 2018

Age range 6-8. First mystery series.


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Henry and Mudge: The First Book (Ready-to-Read Level 2) (Henry & Mudge) By Cynthia Rylant, Suçie Stevenson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Suçie Stevenson (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780689810053
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Published: Simon Spotlight - June 1st, 1996

Age range 4-7.


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Tarantula vs. Scorpion (Who Would Win?) By Jerry Pallotta, Rob Bolster (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jerry Pallotta, Rob Bolster (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780545301725
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - June 28th, 2016

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


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Hi! Fly Guy (Scholastic Reader, Level 2): Scholastic Reader! Level 1 By Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator)
$3.99
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ISBN: 9780439853118
Published: Cartwheel Books - February 1st, 2006

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


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There Is a Bird On Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781423106869
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - September 1st, 2007

Age range 4-7.


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Uni the Unicorn Uni's First Sleepover (Step into Reading) By Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Brigette Barrager (Illustrator) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781984850232
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2019

Age range 4-7.


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Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach (My First I Can Read) By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean 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.


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I Am a Super Girl!: An Acorn Book (Princess Truly #1) By Kelly Greenawalt, Amariah Rauscher (Illustrator) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338339987
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - September 3rd, 2019

Age range 5-8.


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The Day the Dinosaurs Died (I Can Read Level 2) By Charlotte Lewis Brown, Phil Wilson (Illustrator) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9780060005306
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Published: HarperCollins - June 12th, 2007

Age range 4-8.


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World of Reading: Mother Bruce Bruce's Big Fun Day: Level 1 By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ryan Higgins, Ryan Higgins (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781368022811
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - June 25th, 2019

Age range 4-6.


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

Age range 4-6.


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Dragons and Marshmallows (Zoey and Sassafras #1) By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Asia Citro, Marion Lindsay (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781943147090
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Published: Innovation Press - March 14th, 2017

Age range  6-9.


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The Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #1) By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Aaron Blabey, Aaron Blabey (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545912402
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Published: Scholastic Press - December 27th, 2016

Age range  6-9.


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Dory Fantasmagory By Abby Hanlon Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780147510679
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Published: Puffin Books - July 7th, 2015

Age range 6-8.


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

Age range 6-9.


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

Age range 6-9.


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Unicorn Academy #1: Sophia and Rainbow By Julie Sykes, Lucy Truman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Julie Sykes, Lucy Truman (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781984850829
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2019

Age range 6-9.


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The Princess in Black By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780763678883
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Published: Candlewick - April 14th, 2015

Age range 5-8.


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I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (I Survived #1) By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780545206945
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - June 1st, 2010

Age range 7-10.


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The Basket Counts By Matt Christopher Cover Image
$6.99
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ISBN: 9780316140768
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 1991

Age range 7-10.


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Who Is Michael Jordan? (Who Was?) By Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kirsten Anderson, Who HQ, Dede Putra (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780451532459
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 5th, 2019

Age range 7-10.


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What Is NASA? (What Was?) By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sarah Fabiny, Who HQ, Ted Hammond (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781524786038
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Published: Penguin Workshop - May 7th, 2019

Age range 7-10.


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

Age range 7-10.


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Balto and the Great Race (Totally True Adventures): How a Sled Dog Saved the Children of Nome By Elizabeth Cody Kimmel, Nora Köerber (Illustrator) 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.


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Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat #1 By Johnny Marciano, Emily Chenoweth, Robb Mommaerts (Illustrator) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593225233
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Published: Penguin Workshop - July 7th, 2020

Age range 8-12.


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Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal By Jeff Kinney Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9781419740275
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Published: Amulet Books - April 9th, 2019

Age range 8-12.


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Hoot By Carl Hiaasen Cover Image
$8.99
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ISBN: 9780440419396
Published: Yearling - December 27th, 2005

Age range 9-12.


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Dragons in a Bag By Zetta Elliott, Geneva B (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Zetta Elliott, Geneva B (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781524770488
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Published: Yearling - August 13th, 2019

Age range 8-11.


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The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell By Chris Colfer Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316201568
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 2nd, 2013

Age range 9-12.


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

Age range 8-12.


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Spy School By Stuart Gibbs Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442421837
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2013

Age range 9-12.


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Sideways Stories from Wayside School By Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780380698714
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Published: HarperCollins - March 26th, 2019

Age range 9-12.


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Big Nate: In a Class by Himself By Lincoln Peirce, Lincoln Peirce (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lincoln Peirce, Lincoln Peirce (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062283597
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Published: HarperCollins - March 10th, 2015

Age range 8-12.


Age range 9-14.


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Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. By Betsy Bird Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780147517838
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Published: Puffin Books - May 8th, 2018

Age range 8-12.


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The Boundless By Kenneth Oppel, Jim Tierney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kenneth Oppel, Jim Tierney (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442472891
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - May 5th, 2015

Age range 9-13.


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Upside-Down Magic (Upside-Down Magic #1) By Sarah Mlynowski, Lauren Myracle, Emily Jenkins Cover Image
$5.99
ISBN: 9780545800464
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 30th, 2016

Age range 8-12.


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Night of the Living Dummy (Classic Goosebumps #1) By R. L. Stine Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780545035170
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 1st, 2008

Age range 8-12.


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Kristy's Great Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club #1) By Ann M. Martin Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9781338642209
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 5th, 2020

Age range 8-12.


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Rick Riordan Presents Aru Shah and the End of Time (A Pandava Novel Book 1) (Pandava Series) By Roshani Chokshi Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781368023566
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Published: Rick Riordan Presents - March 19th, 2019

Age range 8-12.


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Ghost (Track #1) By Jason Reynolds Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781481450164
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - August 29th, 2017

Age range 9-14.


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The Crossover (The Crossover Series) By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780544935204
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Published: Clarion Books - March 5th, 2019

Age range 10-15.


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Harbor Me By Jacqueline Woodson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525515142
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - April 21st, 2020

Age range 10-14.


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Shadowshaper (The Shadowshaper Cypher, Book 1) By Daniel José Older Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781338032475
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - August 30th, 2016

Age 12+.