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Mrs. Corsano from Brooklyn NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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The cost of these Books that will Replenish the Classroom Library proposal is $435, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $450 goal

This project expired on January 7, 2007.

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I am a fifth grade teacher of multiple subjects in Brooklyn New York. I teach 31 of the city's most enthusistic students. In the early part of this year my class received compliments from our literacy coach, principal and other students in school because wherever they went they toted a book in hand, even in the cafeteria! These boys and girls truly have a passionate love for reading. But the problem is, to continue nurturing this passion we need books to keep up the momentum. Our classroom library has been exhausted. How can we create life long readers without the proper materials--BOOKS!! My students have been asking me constantly when we will be receiving new books to read. Some students have taking it upon themselves to point out publishers dates in the 1970's; the "olden days" as they call it. To be honest, my school has not replenished my library in three years with new titles and many titles that I have are used. Recently, we went on a class trip to Barnes and Noble to get kids even more excited about reading and to expose them to different genres. They were pointing out different books of interest with excitment beyond what words could replicate. I would like to see them with these books in hand. Books that they can't put down, books that they want to recommend to their peers. The culminating activity will be a book review of their favorite title that will be placed around school and in the library. Some will be chosen to read aloud to the first and second grades. I have a student teacher who has volunteered to laminate and enlarge some of the best reviews. We hope that you will take our proposal into consideration. You won't regret it!!!

Mrs. Corsano
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
How Rude!: The Teenagers' Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out Alex J. Packer, Jeff Tolbert (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Wizardology: The Book of the Secrets of Merlin Master Merlin, John Howe (Illustrator), Helen Ward (Illustrator), Anne Yvonne Gilbert (Illustrator), Tomislav Tomic (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.99 1 $15.99
Illustory: Write and Illustrate Your Own Book! Creations by You • Barnes and Noble $15.40 1 $15.40
Al Capone Does My Shirts Gennifer Choldenko • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Criss Cross Lynne Rae Perkins • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Half-Moon Investigations Eoin Colfer • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Princess Academy Shannon Hale • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Kira-Kira Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuskin (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Flush Carl Hiaasen • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Kate DiCamillo, Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.29 1 $13.29
Diary of a Spider Doreen Cronin, Harry Bliss (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
The Lake of Souls (Cirque du Freak Series #10) Darren Shan • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Walter, the Farting Dog William Kotzwinkle, Glenn Murray, Audrey Colman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Just Listen Sarah Dessen • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
The Gift of Nothing Patrick McDonnell • Barnes and Noble $11.99 1 $11.99
Small Steps Louis Sachar • Barnes and Noble $11.86 1 $11.86
The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale Retold by Angela Elwell Hunt, Angela Elwell Hunt, Tim Jonke (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.39 1 $10.39
The Pretty Committee Strikes Back Lisi Harrison • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Chasing Vermeer Blue Balliett, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Boy Who Saved Baseball John H. Ritter • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
It's Disgusting and We Ate It!: True Food Facts from Around the World and Throughout History James Solheim, Eric Brace (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Thief Lord Cornelia Funke, Christian Burmingham (Illustrator), Oliver Latsch (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Zoom Istvan Banyai • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
I Can Do Anything!: Smart Cards for Strong Girls American Girl (Editor), Chris David (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Lily's Pesky Plant Kirsten Larsen, Judith Holmes Clarke (Illustrator), Disney Storybook Artists (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
City of Ember Jeanne Duprau • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
People of Sparks Jeanne DuPrau • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Misfits James Howe, Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Paper Bag Princess Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Flat Stanley Jeff Brown, Scott Nash (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Beany and the Meany Susan Wojciechowski, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49

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