Thank You Letters & Photos for Adam Leitman Bailey’s New Children’s Book, HOME
A great read for those who’ve just moved
Dear Mr. Bailey,
Thank you for sending B.F. Gibbs School a copy of your book Home. We’ve put it into circulation in our school library and have highlighted it as a great read for those who’ve just moved (or will be moving).
Best wishes for the holidays, New Year and beyond to you and your family.
B.F. Gibbs Principal
Enthralled three year olds
Dear Mr. Bailey,
Thank you for sharing the book “HOME.” We are passing it among our five Child Care Programs. I wanted to send you a picture I took while observing one of the three-year-old classrooms, in Bushwick Brooklyn, during story-time. The feedback I received from your book was very encouraging and the children were excited to speak about their families and how they are the same, as well as different.
I received a request from the Universal Pre-Kindergarten teacher at the Bushwick location. On October 31, 2018 the children will be having a Harvest Celebration Day, which will be completing a series of lessons on Community Helpers as well as parts of a book, what the role of an author is and how to write a book. They were surprised you could be a community helper by being an attorney and an author at the same time. Ms. Indhira was hoping you might be able to take time away from your busy schedule to read your book to the children. If this is something you can accommodate please let Barbara Morgan know so that we can coordinate this process.
Thank you for putting such beautiful thoughts into a great book. It was nice for our children, some who currently reside in shelters, to have a prospective on what really makes HOME.
Compliance Specialist/Service Coordinator
Dear Mr. Bailey,
On behalf of the children in the enclosed photo we are writing to thank you for writing and donating the book, Home, that they are so enjoying. We hope you enjoy this photo of a group of three year olds who seem to be enthralled by its pages.
The complicating factor is that many if the children who are hearing your words happen to be homeless at this moment, so for them the whole concept of home represents much more than just an entertaining book.
Enclosed is a than you letter from F.R., who is our intermediary with these classes. She has seen in person how much your book has resonated with the Universal Pre-K children in our care.
We would like to invite you to come read your book to them as your schedule might permit. One possibility might be between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. on Halloween, in the Bushwick Corps located in Brooklyn. Or, if this is not convenient, perhaps you can offer a few suggestions of times that would work for you.
You and I can coordinate in terms of scheduling and transportation. Many thanks for considering this opportunity that would mean the world to these children. And thank you for your generosity.
Director of Planned Giving
Happy, healthy baby
I can’t tell with words how thankful I am. There is nothing more important in the world for me than my baby growing up in a healthy, happy home and you made it possible.
I hope you and your family are having a wonderful vacation! [Son name] loves your book – see attached! THANK YOU!
All the best, S.T.
A touching gift
Quick note to tell you: [son name] loves his new book. He thinks it’s him in it. He loves the animals, as predicted! Thought you might enjoy a few pics of him in action.
[Wife name] and I were super touched by the gift and autograph. Thanks again, and talk soon!
Impacting the lives of children
Greetings Mr. Bailey, I hope all is well with you and yours. I’m writing to Thank You for ‘HOME’ and its timely release.
My daughter and I are involved with an organization named the Crown Heights Service Center, Inc. The organization is located in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. It was started in the early 70s by my mother to provide after-school, out-of-school and summer programs for children.
I’d like for you to know HOME will touch many children’s hearts who aren’t always able to articulate what they may be feeling.
When I was growing up my parents decided to open their home to foster children. It increased the number of children in the home to five. I can clearly remember the behavior of my foster brothers and sister until they became relaxed in knowing they were going to stay and not be bounced around. The greatest behavior change was in my older foster brother who was 5 years old when he came to live with us and had already been in a few foster homes. I can only imagine if my mother were able to read HOME to him the difference it would have made, sooner rather than later.
Since the Crown Heights Service Center after-school program is located in a local public school and there is a population of children who reside with Families residing in shelters this book will let them know its going to be OK.
Mr. Bailey, this is only one of which I am sure will be many instances in which HOME is going to have an impact in the lives of children.
Again, Thank You for taking time to be reflective and for sharing this inspiring work.
Take Care, Be Well and Stay Safe!
In His Service,
An important lesson
I want to say thank you for sending copies of your book, HOME, to us here at [the school]! We have so enjoyed reading it — like I said in our conference when you told me about the book’s theme, exposing children to even the idea of all sorts of homes that are different from the ones they know is incredibly important. We have a copy out on our reception table and already, a parent … commented on how much she loved the book!
Thank you again for sending, we will be sure to keep copies in our reception area as the school year begins so that many families can enjoy HOME as well.
We can’t wait to see the boys in just a few weeks,
HOME speaks to some of our students’ situation
Good afternoon Mr. Bailey,
Thank you for your generous donation of the book, Home, it was beautifully written and speaks to some of our students’ situation.
Is it possible for you to visit our school and read the book to our classrooms? Our theme for December is “Where We Live”. Please let me know if you are able to join us in the coming months.
A lovely book with a great message
We received your book in the mail today and I wanted to send a personal thank you!
It was a lovely book with a great message and I look forward to putting it in our Reading Center.
HOME on display for the teachers
Hi Mr. Adam Bailey,
Thank you very much for sending you picture book “Home”. It looks great and will have this on display out for the teachers!
BTW: I thought to share this with you since your an independent writer: Booklifeprize, also there is a new app called Readercoin and perhaps if you want you can publish your work.
Thank you again.
Thank you so much for supporting Tree House Books
Thank you so much for supporting Tree House Books and our Books in Every Home campaign by donating your book, Home. I really enjoyed the story and sentiment and I’m sure our children will as well. We truly could not fulfill our goal of creating and sustaining a community of readers, writers, and thinkers without people like you in our community. The book that you have so generously donated will find its way into the homes of families and children, changing lives through reading and mitigating the Philadelphia literacy crisis.
It is our hope that you continue to walk with us to promote lifelong readership and access to high-quality books for every child. We have many ways that you can continue to stay involved with Tree House Books: volunteer in our library, become a literacy coach, serve on a committee, or become a donor!
HOME to be donated to children across the country
Thank you for the copy of Home that you donated to Reader to Reader. It’s the perfect books for the children we reach all across the country through our book donations. If you ever want to donate larger quantities, we would be grateful to have them.
Bravo, on the fine book you wrote.
Teacher’s love reading HOME to students
Hope all is well with you, Jen and the boys. TJ’s teacher called me today and said she absolutely loooooved your book. She left it for the assistant principal to read. The assistant principal loved it as well. They said they want to buy a bunch of copies and would love for you to come in and read it. She wasn’t sure how many copies yet but she would let me know when the AP was back in school Monday! She just wanted to let me know how much they both loved it and they’d like to make plans for the school to use it this year! Thanks for sending her a copy! See you guys soon. Have a great weekend!
Students love reading HOME at school
Good morning! I just got to work and my Assistant Principal pulled me aside. She was in charge yesterday of the district 26 pre-k seminar. She read them your book. She said they looooooved it. It fit perfectly into every unit of study they have to do throughout the year. They want you to write more books. She said each school that was there placed orders for your book yesterday so there is going to be a huge increase of books purchased. ????
Thank you for a great new story!
Thank you for a great new story! My first graders loved reading “Home” during our social studies lesson on families. They thought it was SO COOL that the author wrote a special message for me inside! ??
HOME is a clear favorite among young readers
Me: Ben can you go and pack a big pile of books to bring and keep at your summer house?
Ben: ok mommy.
Thank you for the generous donation
Dear Mr. Bailey:
Thank you for the generous donation of your original book, Home. It arrived just as our teachers were setting up for school and essentially creating “homes” away form home for the students who will being their classes this year.
I have shared your book with our Media Specialist who will add it to our library collection. I know she will find many occasions to encourage young readers to read your book and gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of how love and family are what makes a house a home.
She just wanted to let me know how much they both loved it…
Hi Adam. Hope all is well with u and the boys.Teacher called me today and said she absolutely loooooved your book. She left it for the assistant principal to read. The assistant principal loved it as well. They said they want to buy a bunch of copies and would love for you to come in and read it. She wasn’t sure how many copies yet but she would let me know when the AP was back in school Monday! She just wanted to let me know how much they both loved it and they’d like to make plans for the school to use it this year! Thanks for sending her a copy! See you guys soon. Have a great weekend!
You were thoughtful with your questioning and showed a true love of text….this is so important for our little learners to observe.
I just wanted to extend a very big, warm, heartfelt thank you for coming to our school last week to speak to our kindergarten children. The children were engaged with your interactions with them. You were thoughtful with your questioning and showed a true love of text….this is so important for our little learners to observe.
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to come to WWP! We are also very thankful that you signed our books that you donated…they are personal and special. Thank you!
Have a great day!! We look forward to seeing the pictures that were taken while you were here!
The children are still talking about our author visit. You really had an impact on them all!
We cannot thank you enough for you time and generosity! The children are still talking about our author visit. You really had an impact on them all! And [redacted] BEAMS with pride about his [redacted]!!!
Thank you so much!!!
Home Book Report
* Write a sentence about a book you read today
Home. His home was the best place for him.
* Draw a picture to match your sentence.
She loves it!
[redacted] wont let me video tape. [redacted] loves it.
We asked her favorite animals she said all of them
Thank you very much for the donation of Adam Bailey’s book, Home.
Thank you very much for the donation of Adam Bailey’s book, Home. I’m sure they will find a good home. As you probably discovered when you found us, we are passionate about getting quality books to all students in NYC under-resourced public schools. Since 2001, we have distributed more than 3,500,000 books for that purpose. We appreciate you and Adam thinking of us. Best regards,
Chair, Project Cicero
Receiving the 50 copies has been a wonderful opportunity to share this sweet book with our R.E.A.D. children’s literacy community.
We are so grateful for your generosity and support of New York Therapy Animals for your 2018 in-kind donation of the Adam Leitman Bailey’s children’s book, Home. Receiving the 50 copies has been a wonderful opportunity to share this sweet book with our R.E.A.D. children’s literacy community.
Our therapy dog teams are great catalysts and motivators for children managing the stress and pressures of their everyday home and school life. The 1:1 experiences for children who read TO a therapy dog help to create social connections. It has proven to be a great motivator for emotional regulation issues and is a strong academic influence touch tackling the nervous aspects of reading.
Enclosed is a synopsis of New York Therapy Animals and the Reading Education Assistance Dogs children’s literacy program that we coordinate with the DOE, the New York Public Library and the Queens Library and READ718 in Brooklyn.
We thank you so much for adding the book to our enrichment programs!
“He has the book at home and knows the author…”
A teacher at my school was reading Adams book to her class and one of the kids said that he has the book at home and knows the author haha
Is it one in the same?
ADAM, It was unfortunate we did not have a chance to work together. I think I would have enjoyed that. I was walking through town the other day and I saw this poster. Is it one in the same? 🙂
Some photos we’ve seen of our young readers enjoying the book