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  • $456 goal

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Ms. Noonan
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

5th Grade Sleuths are Searching for Books...

My students need new mysteries to read during Readers Workshop.

My Students

5th graders love a mystery. Whether it's where Ms. Noonan put her keys or who ate their homework, they are totally enthralled by clues and questions. Naturally, mysteries are one of their favorite genres. Sadly, our classroom library seems to be missing the books that we need!

Learning to read takes practice and patience, but loving to read takes great books.

My students love to read because they love mysteries. The majority speak multiple languages and learning to read in English can be challenging, but they have persevered through numerous challenges to learn all that they can. When they get their hands on a good book, they're unstoppable. The challenge is that in a school strapped for resources, getting your hands on a good book isn't always that easy.

My Project

A library full of mysteries solves that problem for my students. They will have access to the books that help them fall in love with reading. When it comes to mysteries, they can't wait to turn the page in the hopes of solving the case before their protagonist does. A library full of different types of mysteries by great authors is what we need to reach our goal of being grade-level readers and future college scholars.

Mystery books spark an innate curiosity in kids.

They get kids thinking, wondering, and wanting to know more. These books will be a crucial addition to our classroom library, and a needed resource on our journey to equitable education.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
House With a Clock in Its Walls • AKJ Books $14.40 5 $72.00
The Chessmen of Doom • AKJ Books $4.43 5 $22.15
The Mansion In The Mist • AKJ Books $4.43 5 $22.15
Meg Mackintosh and the Mystery at Camp Creepy Lucinda Landon • AKJ Books $6.26 3 $18.78
Meg Mackintosh and the Mystery at the Soccer Match: A Solve-It-Yourself Mystery • AKJ Books $6.26 3 $18.78
Meg Mackintosh Solves Seven American History Mysteries: A Solve-It-Yourself Mystery • AKJ Books $8.06 3 $24.18
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of Pablo''s Nose • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Dead Eagles • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Jumping Frogs (Encycl • AKJ Books $4.07 1 $4.07
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Midnight Visitor • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious Handprints • AKJ Books $4.07 1 $4.07
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Pitch • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret UFOs • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Slippery Salamander • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Encyclopedia Brown Cracks the Case Donald J. Sobol, James Be • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Encyclopedia Brown Finds the Clues • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Once Upon a Crime (Sisters Grimm, Book 4) • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
The Everafter War • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Fairy Tale Detectives (Sisters Grimm, Book 1) • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Framed (Nancy Drew Girl Detective Series #15) Carolyn Keene • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Ghost Stories • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Edgar Allan Poe''s Tales of Mystery and Madness • AKJ Books $14.05 1 $14.05
One Minute Mysteries: Solve ''em with Science! Eric Yoder, Na • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
April Fool''s Day • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Chick-Napped! • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Lights, Camera ... Cats! • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Nd Clue #3 Pony Problems • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Scream For Ice Cream • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Sleepover Sleuths • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Nate the Great • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Nate the Great and the Crunchy Christmas • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
Nate the Great and the Hungry Book Club • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
Nate the Great and the Lost List • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Classic Starts Series) Ar • AKJ Books $4.40 1 $4.40

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