Give the gift of reading!
Story Monsters BookBank is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving children’s literacy skills and enthusiasm for reading and writing by providing support and funds to schools and libraries for books, author visits, book writing and publishing workshops, and other activities.
Help us fulfill our mission to encourage young people to develop a lifelong love of books and reading! Donations will benefit Title 1 classrooms throughout the U.S.
$5: Donation will be used wherever is needed most.
$20: Donation will be used wherever is needed most.
$39: Title 1 school will receive one 12-month subscription to Story Monsters Ink.
$78: Title 1 school will receive two 12-month subscriptions to Story Monsters Ink.
$125: Title 1 classroom will receive 25 books.
$200: Title 1 school will receive 50 copies of one issue of Story Monsters Ink.
$500: Title 1 school will receive 50 books or thirteen 12-month subscriptions to Story Monsters ink.
If you prefer to donate by check, please make payable to Story Monsters BookBank, and mail to:
Story Monsters BookBank
4696 W. Tyson Street
Chandler, AZ 85226
For every $125 donated, donors will be gifted with the choice of:
We appreciate your support!
A special thank you to our sponsors:
Rick and Sheree Niece
Teachers—apply for a Story Monsters BookBank Grant!
Do you want to supply books or magazines for your classroom, library, or organization? Story Monsters BookBank wants to support your efforts! Apply for a Story Monsters BookBank Grant for the 2017-2018 school year.
The recipient of a 2017-2018 Story Monsters BookBank Grant receives:
- Choice of: thirty (30) copies of an issue of Story Monsters Ink magazine or thirty (30) autographed copies of a Story Monsters Approved! book from the SMBB book list.
- Thirty (30) bookmarks
Only employees or volunteers of an educational institution, library, literacy event, literacy organization, or PTO/PTA may apply. The grant will be awarded for use during the 2017-2018 school year. Grant expires one-year from award date.
Download Story Monsters BookBank Grant Application.
Application Deadline: July 1, 2017
Meet our board members:
Linda Goth – president & secretary
An active member of the literary community, Linda Goth is president of Robson Branch, Maricopa County Library District, Sun Lakes Friends of the Library in Arizona, a position she's held since 2005. Since 2007, she has also been president of Maricopa County Library District Friends Umbrella Group. Linda was born in Cleveland, OH and is married with three children.
Linda F. Radke – executive director
Linda F. Radke is president of Story Monsters LLC and publisher of the award-winning Story Monsters Ink® magazine. She is a former K-12 special education teacher and instructor at Arizona State University. With more than thirty years in the publishing industry, Linda served as keynote speaker, conducted workshops on book publishing and marketing, and was honored by Book Publicists of Southern California as Book Marketer of the Year.
Jana Bommersbach – advisory committee member
One of the Grand Canyon State’s most acclaimed journalists and authors, Jana Bommersbach has been a fixture in Arizona media since the early 1970s, making an indelible mark in both broadcast and print journalism. Named Arizona’s “Journalist of the Year,” she has also been honored with two lifetime achievement awards along with multiple local, regional, and national accolades. Always an obedient child, Jana ventured into children’s literature because her mother told her to! Living in an historic neighborhood in the heart of downtown Phoenix, she entertains the children in her life each Christmas with the annual Hoover Street Children’s Party.
Conrad J. Storad – advisory committee member
Conrad J. Storad is an award-winning author and editor of more than 50 science and nature books for children and young adults, including Gator, Gator, Second Grader (Classroom Pet…or Not?), the "USA Best Book" Rattlesnake Rules, and the ONEBOOKAZ for Kids 2012 selection Arizona Way Out West & Witty. He holds an Undergraduate Degree in Mass Media Communication from the University of Akron and a Master's Degree in Mass Communication/Science Journalism from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. He, along with his wife, Laurie, and their rescue dog, Frankie, currently reside in Ohio.