Remain in Touch Program

Remain in Touch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit literacy program offered at the Leelanau and Benzie County Jails. Through this program, inmates have the opportunity to select a free book for each of their children ages 0-12 years. As the inmate reads the book aloud, the story is recorded. Both the recording and book are sent to their individual children, allowing the parent to Remain in Touch, bridging the gap that exists during the time of their incarceration.


The benefits of this program are immeasurable. The children are able to listen to their parents reading to them as often as they wish, because the books and recordings are theirs to keep. Sharing books in this way serves as a reminder that neither parent nor child has been forgotten. This program helps families stay connected now and into the future. 


Brilliant Books partners with Remain in Touch to help provide this opportunity, offering a discount of 20% for all donated books. Books for this program can be purchased using the links below, by phone, or in-store.* Donated books will be conveniently collected by Brilliant Books and delivered to Remain in Touch on your behalf.


To purchase and donate a book via the Brilliant Books website please enter the following code at checkout:




Please select the "Pick Up In Store" delivery option. The book(s) will be collected by Brilliant Books and delivered to Remain in Touch on your behalf.


Your generosity will help families Remain in TouchMonetary donations are also appreciated and happily accepted by Remain in Touch. Monetary donations are tax deductible. A letter of thanks will be returned for tax purposes.


PO Box 553

Suttons Bay, MI 49682

(231) 499-0606 


*The books selected for this program have been carefully curated. Please choose from the list below when selecting a title for donation.


A Lola le encantan los cuentos

Absolutely Normal Chaos

All the Colors of the Earth

Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Level 2)

Are You a Ladybug?

Are You My Mother?

Baby Touch and Feel: Puppies

Baby Touch and Feel: Puppies and Kittens

Balto of the Blue Dawn (Magic Tree House #26)

Because of Shoe and Other Dog Stories

Because of Winn-Dixie

Beezus and Ramona

Big Red Barn

The Birthday Box

Birthday Monsters

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?: 50th Anniversary

Bud, Not Buddy

Buenos Dias, Bebe! / Good Morning, Baby!



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Clip - Clop!

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe

Corduroy (Spanish Edition)


Danny and the Dinosaur (I Can Read Level 1)

Dinosaur Dance!

Dogsledding and Extreme Sports

Duck! Rabbit!

Eagle Song

Esparanza Renace 

Esparanza Rising

Fancy Nancy

Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes (I Can Read Level 1)

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Flossie and the Fox

Fly Away Home

Freight Train

Frog and Toad Together (I Can Read Level 2)

From Head to Toe

Full, Full, Full of Love

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message

Global Babies

Good Night, Gorilla

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site Sound Book

Goodnight Moon

Grace For President

Green Eggs and Ham

Guess How Much I Love You

Happy Baby: Animals

Happy Baby: ABC

Happy Baby: Colors

Happy Baby: Words

Happy Birthday, Little Pookie

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Henry and Mudge: The First Book



How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?

How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday?

I Love You Through and Through

I Spy: A Book of Picture Riddles

I'd Know You Anywhere, My Love

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

The Invisible String

Island of the Blue Dolphins

It's Time To Sleep My Love

Itsy Bitsy Spider

Ivy and Bean

James and the Giant Peach

James to the Rescue

Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus (#1)

Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business (#2)

Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth (#3)

Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying (#4)

Leroy Ninker Saddles Up

Little Gorilla

Llama Llama I Love You

Llama Llama Misses Mama

Llama Llama Red Pajama

Lola Loves Stories


The Magician's Elephant

Maisy's Amazing Big Book of Words

Maniac Magee

Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride

Mercy Watson to the Rescue

The Miniature World of Marvin and James

Molly the Pony

Moo, Baa, La La La!

Moo (Peek-a-Flap)

More Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School

Mrs. Mack

My Dad Loves Me!

My Mom Loves Me!

On the Day You Were Born

On the Night You Were Born

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Owl Babies

Paint the Wind

Pat the Bunny


Peek-A-Boo! (Baby Faces)

Peek-A-Flap Dig!

Peek-A-Flap Who

Peek-A-Flap World of Exploration

Peter's Chair (Board Book)

Peter's Chair (Paperback)

Please, Baby, Please

Polar Bear's Underwear

The Pout-Pout Fish



Ramona and Her Father

Ramona the Brave

Ramona the Pest


Riding Freedom

Sarah. Plain and Tall

School Bus

Sharks and Other Predators

Sheep in a Jeep


Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Skeleton Man

Skippyjon Jones

Snuggle Puppy

Sparkling Jewel (Silver Pony Ranch)

Splash! (Baby Faces)

Starting With Alice

Summer Pony

Ten, Nine, Eight

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

The Birchbark House

The Cat in the Hat

The First Strawberries

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

The Going To Bed Book

The Map Trap

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

The Napping House

The Paper Bag Princess

The Snowy Day

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Watsons Go To Birmingham

Travel Team

Trouble at School for Marvin and James


Tumford the Terrible

Wayside School is Falling Down

We Are in a Book

Wheels on the Bus

Where is Baby's Belly Button?

Where the Wild Things Are

Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You

White Fur Flying

Who Stole the Cookies?

Yo! Yes?

Zoo (Peek-a-Flap)