Honoring the life of Jacob Aaron Snow with books

In September, Amanda, at A Patchwork of Books, lost her little baby Jacob after a four month fight for his life. To honor Jacob's life, his mother's love of books, and the precious times when she and her husband read to him, the children's book blogging community has come together to give books away to places where they will bring happiness to other children and their parents.

The wonderfully talented writer and illustrator Katie Davis has designed a book plate just for Jacob, which can be downloaded from a pdf here. Please help us remember Jacob by printing book plates out on Avery full sized labels, putting them in books you know kids will love, and donating them wherever you think the need is greatest (such as a Ronald MacDonald House, which you can locate through this link, a Head Start Program, or a neighborhood center or church that serves needy kids).

If you need a suggestion for a book to donate, here's a list of favorites Amanda sent me:

Peg Leg Peke by Brie Spangler (this was Daddy's absolute favorite to read)
I Like Black and White by Barbara Jean Hicks (Jacob's favorite to look at, he could stare at the pictures all day)
On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman (Mommy's favorite to read)
Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton (our "good morning" book)

And let me know, please, either by email (see below) or in the comments, what you've donated--I'd like to keep a list going at this post for Amanda and her husband to see (as much detail as you feel like giving--it would be great to know the number of books, or their titles, and where they've gone).

If you have any questions, please let me know at charlotteslibrary@gmail.com

Books Donated:

You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?, to Willbern Elementary School.

Three copies of Hop! Plop! in honor of Jacob to Head Start in Plainfield, NJ


  1. I am so excited about this, Charlotte, and so honored that everyone would continue the memory of my son in such a perfect way. My husband is so thrilled that his name will be all over the U.S....AND Canada! Thank you all...

  2. Charlotte,

    I was in a Ronald McDonald House yesterday in North Philadelphia, and spent yesterday morning in the NICU of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. I was so deeply moved by what I saw there, in so many ways. I will go to a bookstore later this week, find a right book, and get it down to the Ronald McDonald House, in Jacob's name. I will tell you when I do.

  3. Charlotte,

    I am donating, You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?, to my school library, Willbern Elementary. You can read a review of the book here. I think it's a great book and was fortunate to be able to review it. I am honored to donate it in Jacob's name.

  4. I am very pleased to be donating three copies of Hop! Plop! in honor of Jacob to Head Start in Plainfield, NJ. I have also ordered a copy of Peg Leg Peke to read to my kids in Jacob's memory.


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