DPIL Book Lists & Activities

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library puts books into the hands and hearts of children around the world. Imagination Library books are specially selected age-appropriate, high-quality titles. These books are delivered to registered children each month from birth to age five. Each one is personalized with the child’s name and mailed directly to the child’s home. This effort creates a gifting experience making books exciting and shows the child someone is thinking of them. The Blue Ribbon Book Selection Committee selects several bilingual English/Spanish titles each year.

The first book a child receives is “The Little Engine That Could™” (customized version). The month a child turns five years old, they will receive “Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!” (customized version).

Group 1 (Children born in 2019)

Sassy: Bedtime for Baby
Where’s Ellie
I Love You, Spot
+ Baby Sounds
* Look at the Animals
* Pudgy Peek-a-Boo
* Who Says Quack?
* Pudgy Pat a Cake
* Pudgy Book of Mother Goose
+ I Love My Mommy Because
Baby! Talk!

Group 2 (Children born in 2018)

Good Night Gorilla
* Good Morning Farm Friends
* Clap Your Hands
Corduroy’s Shapes
* When the Elephant Walks
+ I Love My Daddy Because
* Where is Your Nose?
Little Poems for Tiny Ears
* Road Builders
Oliver’s Tree
+ Sassy: Baby’s First Words
Sassy: Let’s Count
Llama, Llama Red Pajama

Group 3 (Children born in 2017)

The Bug Book
* Sleep Train
* Dog’s Colorful Day
Hueys: What’s the Opposite?
If I Were a Kangaroo
One Leaf, Two Leaves
+ I Hear a Pickle
* Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave
Little Excavator
I Am A Rainbow
* There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Lake
* Shh! Bears Sleeping
Baking Day at Grandma’s

Group 4 (Children born in 2016)

Chimpanzees for Tea
Max & the Tagalong Moon
* Silly Goose’s Big Story
* The Rabbit Listens
I Just Want to Say Goodnight
* With Any Luck I’ll Drive a Truck
Goodnight Numbers
The Giant Jumparee
* Edie is Ever So Helpful
Philomena’s New Glasses
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
+ The Snowy Day

Group 5 (Children born in 2015)

Excellent Ed
Lion Lessons
Pup & Bear
Bunny’s Book Club
+ Peace is an Offering
The Ring Bearer
The First Strawberries
* Run Wild
Otis & the Kittens
* Ladybug Girl & the Rescue Dog
* Llama Llama Loves to Read
+ Coat of Many Colors

Group 6 (Children born in 2014)

Last Stop on Market Street
* Daniel Finds a Poem
Violet the Pilot
Tale of Peter Rabbit
The Gruffalo
+ Blue Sky White Stars
Fly Butterfly
+ Hooray, a Piñata
* Eat Pete
Owl Moon
Brother Eagle Sister Sky

* Signifies a new book to the program
+Signifies a bilingual English/Spanish title or Hispanic Content

Click HERE for Child Activity Sheets to go with your books!