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Mr. Cohen from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books for Bilingual Children

The cost of a variety of dual language books such as Ugly Duckling (El Patito Feo): A Bilingual Book, Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English, and Paperback Classics Spanish Library from Barnes and Noble and Lakeshore Learning is $524, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I tell the children in my class that reading is the most important tool they need to know how to use. Reading to the children in my class everyday shows them how important it can be. I try to discuss with the children that hammers and even computers are important too, but reading is the tool for there future. If you don't know how to read, or more importantly, don't have a love of reading, succeeding in the future may be difficult. I teach Head Start (pre-K) in a school in Chicago. There is a very large Hispanic population in the community . I am learning to speak Spanish which helps, but more importantly I have no Spanish language children's books. I read a lot of books and most of them are written in English, but most of the Spanish speaking students don't understand. I would really like to be able to read books in Spanish so that the Hispanic children can feel important as well. I would like to fill the classroom library with Spanish language children's books. It is important for all children in my class to feel involved, and with the help of Spanish language books I know I can help them begin to develop a love of books.

Mr. Cohen
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
RA770X - Paperback Classics Spanish Library 1 • Lakeshore Learning $97.50 1 $97.50
RA789 - Paperback Classics Spanish Library 2 • Lakeshore Learning $92.50 1 $92.50
Bilingual Book of Rhymes, Songs, Stories, and Fingerplays: Over 450 Spanish/English Selections Pam Schiller, Pamela Byrne Schiller, Rafael Lara-Alecio • Barnes and Noble $26.95 1 $26.95
Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English Alma Flor Ada, Simon Silva (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Oso pardo, oso pardo, qu ves ah ? (Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?) Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illustrator), Terresa Mlawer (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
In My Family (En Mi Familia) Carmen Lomas Garza, Harriet Rohmer (Editor), David Schecter (Editor), Carmen Lomas Garza (Illustrator), Francisco X Alarc n (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Family Pictures/Cuadros de Familia Carmen Lomas Garza • Barnes and Noble $14.76 1 $14.76
Oso polar, oso polar, qu es ese ruido? (Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?) Bill Martin, Teresa Mlawer, Jr Martin Bill, Eric Carle (Illustrator), Teresa Mlawer (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Ugly Duckling (El Patito Feo): A Bilingual Book Merce Escardo I. Bas, Hans Christian Andersen, Max (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
My Day: A Book in Two Languages / Mi d a: Un libro en dos lenguas Rebecca Emberley, Rebecca Emberley (Illustrator), Alicia Marquis (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Little Red Riding Hood/Caperucita Roja: A Bilingual Book Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm K. Grimm, Wilhelm Carl Grimm, Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm, Caperucita Roja • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
Uncle Nacho's Hat - El Sombrero Del Tio Nacho Harriet Rohmer, Rosalma Zubizarreta, Mira Reisberg (Illustrator), Rosalma Zubizarreta (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Caps for Sale: Se venden gorras Esphyr Slobodkina, Esphyr Slobodkina (Illustrator), Teresa Mlawer (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
My House, Mi Casa Rebecca Emberley, Rebecca Emberley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Juan y Los Frijoles Magicos Francesc Bofill, Arnal Ballester (Illustrator), Alis Alejandro (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Tortillitas Para Mama and Other Nursery Rhymes: Spanish and English Margot C. Griego, Betsy L. Bucks, Sharon S. Gilbert, Laurel H. Kimball, Barbara Cooney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
What Color Is It? / Qu color es ste? Pamela Cote (Illustrator), Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55

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