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  • $932 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Hanzel
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Battle of the Books

My students need challenging books to read.

My Students

Our students are wonderful bright engaging children who have not been successful in academic subjects. Our library was inherited from another older school. The majority of books are from the 1970s and 1980s. We need to provide our students with the engaging literature they deserve.

Our school is a small school with 410 students in Kindergarten through Sixth Grade.

About 50% of our students are on free and reduced lunch. For many of our students, our school library is the only library they experience and can borrow materials.

My Project

We know that the key to engaging a student in reading is to give them a book with subject matter that's engaging. The right book opens the door for a child. Once we get them excited about reading, they can't get enough. It is frustrating not to have more copies of that one title that everyone wants to read.

Your donation will provide students with daily access to the best literature has to offer, chosen by librarians from around the state.

We hope to provide an opportunity for each child to have access to enriching literature.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Abraham Lincoln • AKJ Books $14.40 6 $86.40
Inside Out & Back Again • AKJ Books $12.40 6 $74.40
Drawing Dragons: Learn How to Create Fantastic Fire-Breathing Dragons • Amazon $11.76 1 $11.76
Inside Out and Back Again • Amazon $7.19 6 $43.14
The Lost Books: Set of 6 (Chosen ~ Infidel ~ Renegade ~ Chaos ~ Lunatic ~ Elyon) • Amazon $39.98 1 $39.98
Kenny & the Dragon • AKJ Books $5.10 6 $30.60
Stargirl (Mass) • AKJ Books $5.10 6 $30.60
Eleven (pbk) • AKJ Books $5.10 6 $30.60
Pie • Amazon $6.98 2 $13.96
Clementine • AKJ Books $4.37 6 $26.22
Into the Firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906 • Amazon $6.29 2 $12.58
Umbrella Summer • Amazon $5.39 2 $10.78
Waiting for the Magic • Amazon $5.39 4 $21.56
Marty McGuire • Amazon $4.89 1 $4.89
How to Draw 101 Animals • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
How to Draw People (Dover How to Draw) • Amazon $4.46 1 $4.46
TimeRiders • Amazon $8.78 1 $8.78
Chomp • Amazon $8.09 1 $8.09
Belkin WaveRest Gel Mouse Pad -Black • Amazon $8.08 2 $16.16
Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss • Amazon $15.44 1 $15.44
Williams-Sonoma Kids in the Kitchen: Fun Food • Amazon $14.76 1 $14.76
Flight, Volume One • Amazon $14.76 1 $14.76
Million-Dollar Throw • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Kids' Fun and Healthy Cookbook • Amazon $13.58 1 $13.58
Seeing Red: An Anger Management and Peacemaking Curriculum for Kids • Amazon $13.11 1 $13.11
The Mostly True Story of Jack • Amazon $6.30 1 $6.30
Second Fiddle • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Young Fredle • Amazon $6.29 2 $12.58
Bigger than a Bread Box • Amazon $6.29 2 $12.58
Night of the Howling Dogs • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus, Book 4) • Amazon $11.29 1 $11.29
Flight Explorer, Volume One • Amazon $9.76 1 $9.76
Missile Mouse #1: The Star Crusher • Amazon $8.98 1 $8.98
Who Was Neil Armstrong? • Amazon $4.49 2 $8.98
Missile Mouse, No. 2: Rescue on Tankium3 • Amazon $8.98 1 $8.98
The Serpent's Shadow (Kane Chronicles, Book 3) • Amazon $8.78 1 $8.78
The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, Book 2) • Amazon $8.78 1 $8.78
The International Cookbook for Kids • Amazon $7.79 1 $7.79
Scat • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Explorer: The Lost Islands • Amazon $6.76 1 $6.76
Tales from the Odyssey, Part 2 • Amazon $5.39 1 $5.39
Who Was Walt Disney? • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Magic Tree House #46: Dogs in the Dead of Night (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) • Amazon $4.49 1 $4.49
Talent Show Scardey-pants (Ready, Freddy! Series #5) Abby Kl • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Apple Orchard Race Abby Klein, John McKinley (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Tooth Trouble (Ready, Freddy! Series #1) Abby Klein, John Mc • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Homework Hassles (Ready, Freddy! Series #3) Abby Klein, John • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
King of Show-and-Tell (Ready, Freddy! Series #2) Abby Klein, • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
Don''t Sit on My Lunch! (Ready, Freddy! Series # 4) Abby Klei • AKJ Books $4.37 1 $4.37
I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916 • Amazon $4.08 1 $4.08
I Survived #4: I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 • Amazon $4.08 1 $4.08
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon $4.08 1 $4.08
I Survived #8: I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 • Amazon $4.08 1 $4.08
I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (I Survived, Book 6) • Amazon $4.08 1 $4.08

Materials cost

$750.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$791.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$139.74

Total project goal

$931.61

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$931.61

3 Donors

-$806.61

Donations toward project cost

-$685.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$120.99

match offer

-$125.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$106.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$18.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 250 students.

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