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Mrs. C. from Shelton CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

2019 Charter Oak Award Books

Help me give my students eight new books nominated for the 2019 Charter Oak Children's Book Award for our school library.

  • $169 goal

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My Students

If you enjoy books, your school library probably played an important role in developing that love of reading. My students are excited to come to our school library each week to search for new books to read. They are curious and voracious readers who share their joy at discovering favorite authors, familiar series, and new selections.

There is a buzz about books and an enthusiasm for reading that is felt throughout our school.

Books are so important to my students and are truly valued. I am an elementary librarian serving 350 students in Kindergarten through Grade 4. Our school library is an essential resource for my students and truly the heart of our school.

My Project

The Charter Oak Children's Book Awards are unique to the state of Connecticut. They are the only book awards voted on by the children of Connecticut. Each year, our students read and discuss the Charter Oak Children's Book award nominees.

Having access to the 2019 Charter Oak Children's Book Award nominees will allow our students to participate and have their voices heard.

Every student vote counts in determining the final award winning book. In addition to reading the books aloud to students, we discuss the text, the illustrations, cover and endpaper design... in short, everything that goes into the creation of these amazing picture books. Our students are exposed to important new picture books, as well as the process of reviewing and discussing books.

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This project will reach 350 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
A Boy, a Mouse, and a Spider--The Story of E. B. White • Amazon Business $18.04 1 $18.04
The Doctor with an Eye for Eyes: The Story of Dr. Patricia Bath (Amazing Scientists) • Amazon Business $15.61 1 $15.61
The Truth About Bears: Seriously Funny Facts About Your Favorite Animals • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
The Flying Girl: How Aida de Acosta Learned to Soar • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Doll-E 1.0 • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Goldfish on Vacation • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
I Want That Nut! • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Pine & Boof: The Lucky Leaf • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98

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