Hector the Collector — by Emily Beeny

One day his teacher finds his desk filled with acorns, and his classmates make fun of poor Hector. But they soon learn that all collections are special―whether coins, stuffed animals, songs, or seashells―and that some collections are also meant for sharing, like the paintings in an art museum or the books at a public library.

Hector the Collector is a charming and evocative story that celebrates the joy of collecting and how collections can grow into the most breathtaking museums in the world.