School Corps Buckets of Books and Booklists

School Corps creates lists of library materials for Multnomah County educators. Our most popular booklists for various grade levels are listed below. 

What is a Bucket of Books?

These tubs contain up to 30 books on a topic, similar to those on the booklist, plus a teacher's guide. Not all booklists have a corresponding Bucket of Books; those that do are noted below. To request a bucket, click on the Bucket of Books link. Then click the Place Hold button and follow the instructions on the screen.

If there's not a Bucket of Books on your topic, or if the buckets are all checked out, you can click on the booklist link and put the books on hold individually.

Available Booklists and Buckets of Books

Kindergarten-3rd grade

4th-5th grade

6th-8th grade

9th-12th grade

Need a book bucket on another topic? If you teach in a Multnomah County school, School Corps can create one just for you. To request a customized bucket, visit our Assignment Alert page. This service takes two weeks.

Buckets of Books borrowers are responsible for following the same policies as other library users. Those with an educator library card can check a bucket out for six weeks. The borrower is responsible for returning all the contents of the bucket. (Contents are listed in the teacher's guide.) 

For more information, contact the School Corps at or 503.988.6004.