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Mrs. Hillman from Thornton CO is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Boys And Books!

My male students need 25 boy friendly books.

  • $376 goal

This project expired on September 12, 2009.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

I work in a low-income, high-needs, Title-One, high mobility, majority minority, 75%English language-learners school, with fifth grade boys who love to read.

I have a classroom full of children who love reading, however I'm running out of books that are interesting to my male students. Many of them are very particular about the books they read and I find that they read better and more thoroughly when the books are about boys and their adventures.

I've attended numerous conferences on boys and reading. In these conferences I have compiled a list of 25 books that grab the attention of boy readers. The books have young male characters that have adventurous lives; lives that relate to their own! These books will help to motivate them to learn more!

Your support will ensure that my students are reading current boy adventure books, and will be helping to further their education. You will make it possible for my students to speak passionately about reading and build a foundation on which they can succeed in middle school and high school.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Only You Can Save Mankind (Johnny Maxwell Trilogy #1) Terry Pratchett • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Chasing Vermeer Balliett, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Dear Max D. J. Lucas, Sally Grindley, Tony Ross (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Jack Adrift: Fourth Grade Without a Clue Jack Gantos • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
Billy Hooten: Owlboy Tom Sniegoski, Eric Powell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians Brandon Sanderson • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
The Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues Series #1) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $10.39 1 $10.39
Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox Eoin Colfer • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Hate That Cat Sharon Creech • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Million Dollar Shot Dan Gutman • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life Wendy Mass • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Elijah of Buxton Christopher Paul Curtis • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Traitor King Todd Mitchell • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #1) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #2) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #3) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #1) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
The Homework Machine Dan Gutman • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Lawn Boy Gary Paulsen • Barnes and Noble $10.39 1 $10.39
The Ranger's Apprentice Collection John Flanagan • Barnes and Noble $19.17 1 $19.17
Escape!: The Story of the Great Houdini Sid Fleischman • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
Marshfield Dreams: When I Was a Kid Ralph Fletcher • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Johnny and the Dead (Johnny Maxwell Trilogy #2) Terry Pratchett • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Johnny and the Bomb (Johnny Maxwell Trilogy #3) Terry Pratchett • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
How to Train Your Dragon Cressida Cowell, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock, Cressida Cowell (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $9.89 1 $9.89

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