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Mrs. Vahle from Quincy IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Encourage the LOVE of Reading

Help me give my students quality literature to encourage their LOVE for reading!

  • $386 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students I work with are third graders who are full of energy, creativity, and inquisitiveness. My students come from a variety of backgrounds and all have differing needs. They are interested in a wide variety of books including picture books and chapter books. They love historical fiction, realistic fiction, graphic novels, and mysteries. And they love to get new books! As a teacher, I want to foster their LOVE of reading, which increase their learning not only in literacy but all areas. Reading is so important at this age!

My Project

Reading is of utmost importance in a child's growth and education. Reading increases vocabulary, knowledge in history and social studies, and builds social emotional knowledge. The books on this list encompass all of these areas. My students love a good book, but sometimes finding a book that peaks their interest and gets them reading for a long period of time is difficult. Please help me to expand my classroom library with books that my students will want to pick up and read- and will keep them reading!

Instilling a love for reading requires LOTS of books in a classroom library.

Your donation will help foster the love a reading and encourage lifelong learning in my students. Thank you!

Mrs. Vahle
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dog Man: The Supa Epic Collection: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #1-6 Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $51.96 1 $51.96
Trapped in a Video Game: The Complete Series • Amazon Business $38.49 1 $38.49
Secret Agent Jack Stalwart Collection 14 Books Set (The Deadly Race To Space Russia, The Quest For Aztec Gold Mexico, The Pursuit Of The Ivory Poachers Kenya, The Puzzle Of The Missing Panda China) • Amazon Business $36.18 1 $36.18
I Survived: Ten Thrilling Stories (Boxed Set) • Amazon Business $29.80 1 $29.80
Two Bad Ants • Amazon Business $18.10 1 $18.10
Ricky, the Rock That Couldn't Roll (You Rock Group) • Amazon Business $16.16 1 $16.16
Just Grace Boxed Set (The Just Grace Series) • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
Enemy Pie : (Reading Rainbow Book, Children’s Book about Kindness, Kids Books about Learning) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength (Positive Mindset series) • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Martin's Big Words (Big Words): The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Amazon Business $7.86 1 $7.86
Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #7) (7) • Amazon Business $7.53 1 $7.53
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $7.19 1 $7.19
The Wall (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Grandfather Twilight (Paperstar Book) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
A Day's Work • Amazon Business $3.50 1 $3.50

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