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  • $692 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Louderback
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Better Books for Beautiful Brains

My students need high-interest level books to foster their LOVE of Reading.

My Students

"I wish we could read this all day!" was one student's response to a passage of Roald Dahl's The Witches. The excitement and inspiration in the children's eyes, when they read or hear something they enjoy is unmatchable. "Do you have any more books for me?" is a question I get from the same little girl at the end of every day. In our class, reading is all day, every day. However, we are running out of interesting things to read!

The students search the shelves in our room for Backyard Sports, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, new All-About Animal Books, Amelia Bedilia, Magic Treehouse, Dork Diaries, Goosebumps, Captain Underpants, I Survived, Roald Dahl, Biographies, Heidi Heckelback, Joke Books, Bad Kitty.....these are a few of the most popular requests.

We have worked hard to foster a love of reading in our classroom. In order to keep this growing, we need to provide choices....lots of choices....and fulfill their requests!

My Project

These books were requested by the students, and they will be used EVERY DAY by the same students. If fulfilled, my students will see how important reading books that interest them really is. They are such good sports, going to the same barren shelves every day and selecting from a small variety of worn books. They do their best to make some connections, to be entertained and try to use their imagination to go beyond the torn pages. My students deserve new, fresh and exciting books that they WANT to read, selected JUST for them. So, I asked them what their "wish list" would be, and here it is.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth / Cabin Fever / The Third Wheel / Hard Luck, No. 5-8 • Amazon Business $48.45 1 $48.45
I Survived Collector's Toolbox (I Survived) • Amazon Business $43.25 1 $43.25
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books 1-4 Revised • Amazon Business $39.25 1 $39.25
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4: Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon • Amazon Business $17.97 2 $35.94
The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe (MIT Press) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Dork Diaries Books 7-9: Dork Diaries 7; Dork Diaries 8; Dork Diaries 9 • Amazon Business $29.08 1 $29.08
Dork Diaries Box Set (Books 4-6): Dork Diaries 4; Dork Diaries 5; Dork Diaries 6 • Amazon Business $26.34 1 $26.34
Dork Diaries Box Set (Book 1-3): Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries 2; Dork Diaries 3 • Amazon Business $25.55 1 $25.55
We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe • Amazon Business $19.04 1 $19.04
The Ramona Collection, Vol. 1: Beezus and Ramona / Ramona the Pest / Ramona the Brave / Ramona and Her Father [4 Book Box set] • Amazon Business $18.47 1 $18.47
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 9-12: Dolphins at Daybreak, Ghost Town at Sundown, Lions at Lunchtime, and Polar Bears Past Bedtime • Amazon Business $18.09 1 $18.09
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Box Set: Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $17.96 1 $17.96
The Boxcar Children Books 1-4 • Amazon Business $17.05 1 $17.05
The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors • Amazon Business $16.80 1 $16.80
National Geographic Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Books 1-4) • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
5,000 Awesome Facts (About Everything!) (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 5-8: Night of the Ninjas, Afternoon on the Amazon, Sunset of the Sabertooth, and Midnight on the Moon • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth • Amazon Business $13.98 1 $13.98
The Antlered Ship • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
The Boxcar Children Mysteries Books 5-8 (Boxcar Children)) • Amazon Business $12.31 1 $12.31
Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
National Geographic Kids 125 True Stories of Amazing Animals: Inspiring Tales of Animal Friendship & Four-Legged Heroes, Plus Crazy Animal Antics • Amazon Business $10.21 1 $10.21
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $10.19 1 $10.19
The Getaway • Amazon Business $5.90 1 $5.90
Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14) • Amazon Business $4.06 1 $4.06
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14

Materials cost

$549.28

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.24

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$587.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.68

Total project goal

$691.20

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$691.20

4 Donors

-$666.20

Donations toward project cost

-$566.27

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$99.93

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 100 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The First Million Fund and 4 other donors.

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