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Ms. W. from Los Angeles CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Books to Enhance Second Grade Library

The cost of the books is $838, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $838 goal

This project expired on May 28, 2007.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I am so excited to be teaching at my new charter school in Los Angeles. This is my first year of teaching in California and I am looking forward to having a great year with my second graders. I just moved from New York, and am a Teach for America alum. The school year has already begun at my school, and I can tell that my students are very enthusiastic readers. I am requesting books for the library! It's a simple, but hugely important request. The library in our classroom will not be sufficient for the whole school year. My entire reading curriculum is based on the Teachers College workshop model, in which students improve their reading by reading books they select from the library (as opposed to reading from textbooks). It's a great curriculum, but it requires a LARGE library, one that is specific to my students' individual needs. I am very particular about selecting QUALITY books that represent a variety of genres, reading levels, interests, and authors. You can be assured that your thoughtful donation will have a HUGE impact on my students' reading lives this year and for many years in the future. It will be their key to gaining a lifelong love of reading!

Ms. W.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
If You Give a Pig a Party Laura Numeroff, Felicia Bond (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School Mark Teague (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Free to Be ... You and Me: A Different Kind of Book for Children and Adults to Enjoy Together, Vol. 5 Marlo Thomas, Kurt Vonnegut (Afterword), Gloria Steinem (Introduction), Letty Cottin Pogrebin (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $11.65 1 $11.65
The Frog and Toad Collection Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.79 1 $10.79
The Very Lonely Firefly Eric Carle • Barnes and Noble $9.59 1 $9.59
From Head to Toe Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Jon Scieszka, A. Wolf, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig Helen Oxenbury, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Bill Martin, Eric Carle (Illustrator), Guruge (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Caps for Sale Esphyr Slobodkina, Esphyr Slobodkina (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Chrysanthemum Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Julius, the Baby of the World Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Sheila Rae, the Brave Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Jessica Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Noisy Nora Rosemary Wells, Rosemary Wells (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Fables Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Judith Barrett, Ron Barrett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Alexander, Who's Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move Judith Viorst, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich, Last Sunday Ray Cruz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Hairs/Pelitos Sandra Cisneros, Terry Ybanez (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Bigmama's Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Shortcut Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Chair for My Mother Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Tar Beach Faith Ringgold, Faith Riggold • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky Faith Ringgold, Faith Ringgold (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks Faith Ringgold, Faith Ringgold (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
My Mama Had a Dancing Heart Libba Moore Gray, Raul Colon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Do You Want to Be My Friend? Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Harold and the Purple Crayon Crockett Johnson, Crockett Johnson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Leo the Late Bloomer Robert Kraus, Jose Aruego (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
When I Am Old with You Angela Johnson, David Soman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Galapagos Means Tortoises! Ruth Heller, Ruth Heller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Yo! Yes? Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Night Noises Mem Fox, Terry Denton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
My Basketball Book Gail Gibbons, Gail Gibbons (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Purple, Green and Yellow Robert N. Munsch, Helene Desputeaux (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 4 $21.40
Mortimer Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 4 $21.40
Thomas' Snowsuit Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 4 $21.40
Paper Bag Princess Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 4 $21.40
Colors of Ghana Holly Littlefield, Barbara Knutson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Show and Tell Robert N. Munsch, Michael Martchenko • Barnes and Noble $5.35 4 $21.40
Flat Stanley Jeff Brown, Scott Nash (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Love You Forever Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw, Sheila McGraw (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Nate the Great, San Francisco Detective Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Mitchell Sharmat, Martha Weston (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 2 $8.10
Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag (Nate the Great Series) Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Marc Simont (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 2 $8.10
Mouse Tales: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Danny and the Dinosaur: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Syd Hoff, Syd Hoff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Cam Jansen & The Chocolate Fudge Mystery David A. Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #3) David A. Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the U.F.O. (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #2) David A. Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Television Dog (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #4) David A. Adler • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
The Meanest Thing to Say (Little Bill Series) Bill Cosby, Varnette P. Honeywood (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Peggy Parish, Barbara Siebel Thomas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Frog and Toad Are Friends: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Peggy Parish, Wallace Tripp (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
My Big Lie (Little Bill Series) Bill Cosby, Varnette P. Honeywood (Illustrator), Alvin F. Poussaint (Introduction) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
The Best Way to Play (Little Bill Series) Bill Cosby, Varnette P. Honeywood (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Book Series) Peggy Parish, Fritz Siebel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble: The Second Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant, Su ie Stevenson • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Owl at Home: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 2) Arnold Lobel, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 2 $7.18
Cam Jansen and Mystery of Stolen Diamonds (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #1) David A. Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Poky Little Puppy Janette Sebring Lowrey, Gustaf Tenggren (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $2.69 2 $5.38

Materials cost

$593.84

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$686.75

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$150.75

Total project goal

$837.50

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$837.50

2 Donors

-$794.26

Donations toward project cost

-$687.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$107.26

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$43.54

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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