Join George the Giraffe on His Adventures!

To celebrate the wonder and imagination of childhood, Valley Children's launched a series of books starring our beloved mascot, George the Giraffe. George represents the heart of Valley Children’s – kindness, caring for others and comforting those who need our help. The books are written and illustrated by local moms who all have a personal connection to Valley Children’s. 

As part of our commitment to children's wellbeing, Valley Children’s Literacy Program will add George's books to their distribution of approximately 2,000 books a month to kids from Bakersfield to Modesto. The intent of the program is to place new books in the hands of children in a region with some of the lowest literacy rates in the nation and to improve early literacy by instilling in children a love of reading. 

George's books are currently available for purchase at various locations throughout the Central Valley. Proceeds benefit Valley Children’s patients and programs, and support our mission of providing the best healthcare for children. 

We encourage you to introduce your children to the joy of reading and invite you to pick up a book with your child and join George on one of his adventures!
 

Books in George's Series Banner

A Home for George Book Cover

A Home for George
This hardcover children’s book for preschoolers to adults tells the story of how George found his home at Valley Children’s Hospital. "A Home for George" is dedicated to the five Founding Mothers of Valley Children’s: Carolyn Peck, Agnes Crocket, Gail Goodwin, Helen Maupin and Patty Randall.

Available at:
Barnes & Noble, Fresno
Holiday Boutique, Fresno
Petunia’s Place Children’s Books, Fresno
Giftworks, Oakhurst
Valley Children's Gift Shop, Madera

 

 

 

George Makes a Splash Book Cover

George Makes a Splash
Just in time for warmer weather, this paperback book teaches young children about the importance of being safe around water and includes resources for teaching the ABCs of water safety.

Available at:
Valley Children's Gift Shop, Madera

 

 

 

Out and About with George in Kern County Book Cover

George Out & About in Kern County
Join George as he explores Kern County! This board book for infants and preschoolers showcases kid-friendly activities and landmarks in the Bakersfield area.

Available at:
Barnes & Noble, Fresno
Holiday Boutique, Fresno
Petunia’s Place Children’s Books, Fresno
Giftworks, Oakhurst
Valley Children's Gift Shop, Madera


 


 

Out and About with George in Stanislaus County

George Out & About in Stanislaus County 
In this board book for infants and preschoolers, George explores family-friendly sites in the Modesto area.

Available at:
Barnes & Noble, Fresno
Holiday Boutique, Fresno
Petunia’s Place Children’s Books, Fresno
Giftworks, Oakhurst
Valley Children's Gift Shop, Madera