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Ms. p. from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Me Create Ravenous Readers, Part 1

The cost of books for a classroom library is $528, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $544 goal

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This is my first year teaching at the Children's Workshop School in the East Village. As I was setting up my room this year, I was surprised and saddened to see that my classroom library is virtually non-existent. This is due to the fact that my 5/6 class is a new class this year. Two current class libraries made into three libraries will create less options in each classroom. You can help me to create a library that offers students options that are exciting, informative, funny, and interesting at all different reading levels. After teaching 5th and 6th grades for the past three years, I have figured out what books and authors really excite my students. I want my students to joyfully devour the books that my students have loved in the past and discover some great new authors. I am distraught that I don't see the kids' favorite authors lining the shelves. I know that all of the readers in the class will benefit if they have the option of reading the words of: Louis Sacchar, Jerry Spinelli, Walter Dean Myers, Gary Soto, Karen Hesse, J. K. Rowling, Lemony Snicket, Shel Silverstein, R.L. Stine, Matt Christopher, Anne Mazer, David Shannon, Patricia Polacco, Mildred D. Taylor, Sharon Creech, Lois Lowry, Pam Munoz Ryan, Ann Brashares, Meg Cabot, Avi, Madeleine L'Engle, Eoin Colfer, C.S. Lewis, Ann M. Martin, E. L. Konigsburg, Cynthia Rylant, Paul Fleischman, Katherine Paterson, Christopher Paul Curtis, Jack Prelutsky, Eloise Greenfield, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Kate Dicamillo and Angela Johnson. The books by the authors above will give students enticing books to read at his/her reading level in various genres including poetry, multicultural literature, series, fantasy, humor, and realistic fiction. I want to expose the students to as many genres, author styles and subjects as possible. You can help me provide the students with amazing books and authors who are exemplify incredible writing. Throughout the year each student reads 25-30 books. The students will participate in book clubs where they will study authors, genres, and themes. I will use these texts to give students examples of interesting and creative writing and teach the students how to write book reviews which they will present in oral or written form. With an extensive and exciting library, you will give students more options and help to make them excited about reading. Please help me create an inviting, stimulating library so that my students can enjoy reading each and every day. Thank you in advance for your help.

Ms. p.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $31.50 1 $31.50
A Box of Unfortunate Events: The Trouble Begins (A Series of Unfortunate Events 1-3) Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $25.19 1 $25.19
A Box of Unfortunate Events: The Situation Worsens Books 4 - 6 Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $25.19 1 $25.19
Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet: A Wrinkle in Time/A Wind in the Door/A Swiftly Tilting Planet/Many Waters Madeleine L'Engle • Barnes and Noble $18.20 1 $18.20
Andrew Clements School Days: Four Best-Selling Novels: Frindle, The Landry News, The Janitor's Boy, The School Story Andrew Clements • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Heartbeat Sharon Creech • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
The Tale of Despereaux Kate DiCamillo, Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Knots in My Yo-Yo String: The Autobiography of a Kid Jerry Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $9.85 1 $9.85
Livin' Large: Books 1-4 (Cheetah Girls Series #1-4) Deborah Gregory, Garen Eileen Thomas (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Stargirl Jerry Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident Eoin Colfer • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Bad Boy: A Memoir Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Crispin: The Cross of Lead Avi • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Monster Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code Eoin Colfer • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
A Single Shard Linda Sue Park • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Gathering Blue Lois Lowry • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Giver Lois Lowry • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Holes Louis Sachar • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Join in: Multiethnic Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adult Dell Publishing, With Lensey Namioka, With Rita Williams-Garcia • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
The Witches Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom Louis Sachar, Zelade • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Number the Stars Lois Lowry • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Heaven Angela Johnson, John Jude Palencar (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
145th Street: Short Stories Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Because of Winn Dixie Kate DiCamillo • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Surviving the Applewhites Stephanie S. Tolan • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Slam! Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
A Corner of the Universe Ann M. Martin • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Hoops Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Loser Jerry Spinelli, Eileen Spinelli (Editor), Joanna Cotler (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
A Week in the Woods Andrew Clements • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Love That Dog Sharon Creech • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay Julia Alvarez • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Toning the Sweep Angela Johnson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup Sharon Creech, Chris Raschka (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Tangerine Edward Bloor • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler E. L. Konigsburg, E.L. Konigsburg, Broekel, E. L. Konigsburg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Olive's Ocean Kevin Henkes • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Meet Josefina: An American Girl (American Girls Collection Series: Josefina #1) Valerie Tripp, Susan McAliley, Pleasant Co, Jean-Paul Tibbles (Illustrator), Susan McAliley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Taking Sides Gary Soto • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Skinnybones Barbara Park, Leo Lionni • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Almost Starring Skinnybones Barbara Park • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Jake Drake, Teacher's Pet Andrew Clements, Dolores Avendano (Illustrator), Delores Avendano (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
My Name Is Mar a Isabel Alma Flor Ada, Ana M. Cerro, K. D. Thompson (Illustrator), K. Dyble Thompson (Illustrator), Kathryn Dyble Thompson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55
Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $2.69 1 $2.69

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