You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.

See this teacher's page

Mrs. Plein from Danville IA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Bonkers for Books!

My students need 10 new chapter books to check out from my classroom library as our district implements the Daily 5 and CAFE reading programs.

  • $179 goal

This project expired on May 20, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Serving students in grades K-12 requires an extensive library!

I serve students in grades 4-6 through Title I Reading, but also serve students K-12 through the Talented and Gifted program.

Students of all ages and reading abilities come to my room to check out books that are either checked-out from our small school library, or are not available in our library at all. Our elementary students are especially fired up about reading this year as we implemented the Daily 5 and CAFE reading programs. Keeping them matched with good fit books can be a challenge and requires a large collection of literature!

My Project

Many of my students hunger for the chance to read a great book. This year it seems there are many titles that they are "buzzing" about. Students from the Title I Reading program, to the Talented and Gifted Program are reading the Percy Jackson and Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The Hunger Games series has become a big hit with the upper elementary and junior high students who have been introduced to the first book. They can't wait to get their hands on books two and three! I also have students who are not yet voracious readers. My goal is to motivate them with these popular titles.

Please help me pass on my love and enthusiasm for reading!

Many students have limited access to books at home, and few are taken to the public library. School is the place to get books in their hands and foster the life-long love of reading!

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 50 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mrs. Plein is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues Series #4) Jude Watson • AKJ BOOKS $8.88 1 $8.88
The Magician's Elephant Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $11.61 1 $11.61
The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #5) Jeff Kinney • AKJ BOOKS $7.95 1 $7.95
Catching Fire (Hunger Games Series #2) Suzanne Collins • AKJ BOOKS $9.99 1 $9.99
Mockingjay (Hunger Games Series #3) Suzanne Collins • AKJ BOOKS $9.99 1 $9.99
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Three Volume Boxed Set Rick Riordan • AKJ BOOKS $11.39 1 $11.39
The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #4), Vol. 4 Rick Riordan • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set C. S. Lewis, Pauline Baynes (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $25.00 1 $25.00
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #5) Rick Riordan • AKJ BOOKS $9.99 1 $9.99
The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Prisoner's Dilemma (Mysterious Benedict Society Series #3) Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


5 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


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

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Danville","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[750026],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"IA","teacherPossessivePronoun":"her","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":2,"name":"Elementary School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":494260,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":50,"teacherScreenName":"Mrs. Plein","authorIds":{"750026":{"owner":"Mrs. Plein","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[494260],"proposalHash":"2066564496","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":true,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":128155,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["OTg5MDE=","ODI1MTQ3","ODMyNzk3","NzUwMDI2","NzY0NTY3"],"teacherId":750026,"schoolCounty":"Des Moines","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"IA","name":"Iowa"}}