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Author Study Books!

My students need children's literature, including the Elephant and Piggie Series, books by David Shannon, and plus puppets and games for our monthly author studies.

My Students

Encourage young children to find joy in reading with fun books!

By studying a specific "author of the month", my students become interested and active readers.

We study author styles and techniques, as well as themes and illustrations. At the end of every month, we write a book review about our favorite book from the month's author. Our school is a small, public charter school in Florida that focuses on the performing arts. My students are imaginative and creative first graders! They are lucky to attend a school that allows them to shine in academics as well as art, drama, dance, and music.

My Project

The resources I am requesting are all picture books or games that relate our "authors-of-the-month". The authors I choose all write fun children's books. I have found that students develop a love of reading with these bright, funny, and imaginative books! Many of the books also teach important moral lessons. We will read these books together and use them to write book reviews. Using these books will teach my students about reading and writing, as well as social lessons from the stories. This project is important to the development of my classroom materials. As a young teacher I am always looking to expand my book collections, especially in the author of the month categories. Thank you!

This project is important because having a love of reading is so important to young children.

We need to encourage children to seek out quality literature that they enjoy and will help their reading skills.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
If You Give a Moose a Muffin Puppet and Props • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.56 1 $30.56
If You Take a Mouse to School Puppet and Props • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.56 1 $30.56
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Puppet and Props • Kaplan Early Learning Company $30.56 1 $30.56
If You Give A Pig A Pancake Story Props • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.46 1 $25.46
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake Puppet and Props • Kaplan Early Learning Company $22.06 1 $22.06
It''s a Busload of Pigeon Books! • AKJ Books $18.24 1 $18.24
If You Take a Mouse to the Movies: A Special Christmas Editi • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Diary of a Worm Puppet Set • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.56 1 $13.56
Birds Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Duck for President • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Kitten''s First Full Moon • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Alice the Fairy David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
City Dog, Country Frog Mo Willems, Jon J. Muth (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Laura Numeroff&apos • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Rescue Bunnies • AKJ Books $13.06 1 $13.06
Diary of a Worm • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Pirates Don''t Change Diapers • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
How I Became a Pirate • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
It''s Christmas, David! David Shannon (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
David Goes to School • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
David Gets in Trouble David Shannon • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Miss Nelson Is Missing! Harry G. Allard Jr., James Marshall, • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Diary of a Spider Doreen Cronin, Harry Bliss (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Miss Nelson Is Back • AKJ Books $11.68 1 $11.68
Time to Say Please! • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
What Mommies Do Best, What Daddies Do Best Laura Numeroff, L • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
What Sisters Do Best/What Brothers Do Best • AKJ Books $11.67 1 $11.67
The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza Laura Numeroff, Nate • AKJ Books $11.64 1 $11.64
Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack: A Typing Adventure Doreen Cron • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Box of Treats: Five Little Picture Books about Lilly and Her • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Time to Pee! • AKJ Books $10.94 1 $10.94
Penny and Her Marble • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash • AKJ Books $9.45 1 $9.45
Let''s Say Hi to Friends Who Fly! (Cat the Cat Series) Mo Wil • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Cat the Cat, Who Is That? (Cat the Cat Series) Mo Willems • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
What''s Your Sound, Hound the Hound? (Cat the Cat Series) Mo • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep! Mo Willems • AKJ Books $8.02 1 $8.02
Duck on a Bike • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
No, David!Spanish Version • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Oh, David! • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Rain Came Down David Shannon • AKJ Books $7.26 1 $7.26
Should I Share My Ice Cream? • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Happy Pig Day! • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
I Am Going! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, Mo Will • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
We Are in a Book! • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Watch Me Throw the Ball! • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Today I Will Fly (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, Mo- OOS JULY 11 off PC • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
There Is a Bird on Your Head! (Elephant and Piggie Series) M • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
I Am Invited to a Party! • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
I Will Surprise My Friend! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo W • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
I Love My New Toy! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Let''s Go for a Drive! • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
My Friend Is Sad (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, Mo • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Pigs Make Me Sneeze! • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Listen to My Trumpet! • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Elephants Cannot Dance! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Will • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Are You Ready to Play Outside? (Elephant and Piggie Series) • AKJ Books $6.56 1 $6.56
Old Bear • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Click, Clack, 123 • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Click, Clack, ABC • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Dooby Dooby Moo • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
A Good Day Board Book Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrato • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Hansel and Gretel • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
James Marshall''s Mother Goose • AKJ Books $5.83 1 $5.83
Space Case • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Bad Case of Stripes David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrato • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Weekend with Wendell, A • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Uh-Oh, David! Sticker Book • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
David Smells!: A Diaper David Book David Shannon • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Oh, David!: A Diaper David Book David Shannon, David Shannon • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Beatrice Doesn''t Want to Laura Numeroff, Lynn Munsinger (Ill • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Pigeon Has Feelings, Too! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
The Chicken Sisters • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give... Series) Laura Numeroff, • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Best Mouse Cookie Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Goldilocks and the Three Bears • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Red Riding Hood • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Happy Valentine''s Day, Mouse! (If You Give... Series) Laura • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Merry Christmas, Mouse! • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Cinderella • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Miss Nelson Has A Field Day • AKJ Books $5.10 1 $5.10
Stupids Have a Ball Harry G. Allard Jr., James Marshall (Ill • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
George Martha Back In Town • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
George Martha Encore • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
George Martha One Fine Day • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
George and Martha Tons of Fun James Marshall • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
Stupids Step Out Harry G. Allard Jr., James Marshall (Illust • AKJ Books $5.07 1 $5.07
George and Martha: One More Time Early Reader #6 • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
George and Martha • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
George and Martha: Two Great Friends James Marshall, James M • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
George and Martha: Round and Round • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
George and Martha Rise and Shine • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Four on the Shore • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Fox Be Nimble James Marshall, James Marshall (Artist) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Fox on Stage James Marshall, James Marshall (Artist) more due 3/15 • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Penny and Her Song • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Penny and Her Doll • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Three Up a Tree James Marshall, James Marshall (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Fox on the Job-More coming Jan 2012 • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Three by the Sea • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Three Little Pigs • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Fox All Week Edward Marshall, James Marshall (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Four on the Shore • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Fox on Wheels Edward Marshall, James Marshall (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Fox in Love Edward Marshall, James Marshall, James Marshall • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$903.30

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$13.55

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$946.85

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$167.09

Total project goal

$1,113.94

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,113.94

1 Donor

-$1,113.94

Donations toward project cost

-$946.85

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$167.09

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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