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Mrs. Grimm from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chapter Books for Everyone!!

My students need good quality transitional books that reflect their interests, backgrounds and lives. Having a wide variety of high interest chapter books is key to inspiring kids to read, read, read!

  • $822 goal

This project expired on August 24, 2018.

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My Students

The transition between picture books and middle grade fiction is a critical time in a young readers life. Chapter books, as we call them in our library, play an integral roll in bridging the gap between early readers, read aloud stories and picture books and the more challenging "fiction" section and it is especially important that we have engaging, fun books for these emerging readers. As a K-8 school, our students' reading abilities stretch across broad range of grades. We have emerging readers at every grade level, in every class.

Finding characters that you identify with as a reader is always an important part of finding a good fit book, but during the transition from emerging reader to engaged reader, seeing yourself in a book becomes all the more critical.

As our school librarian, my goal is to make our library the heart of the school, where everyone feels welcome and represented, and where everyone can find a book that will inspire them to stretch their knowledge and understanding of the world.

My Project

Chapter books come at an important time in a young reader's life. They bridge the gap between early readers, picture books and I-can-read-books and the more complex titles in our fiction section. One of the best ways to inspire transitional readers to keep reading is by offering a wide range of high-interest, just right books where students can identify with the characters and stories.

I want every student to experience the wonder of finding themselves, and losing themselves in a great book.

Updating our chapter book section with new series, high interest books and a wider variety will help make our youngest students stronger readers.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Big Sparkly Box of Unicorn Magic: Phoebe and Her Unicorn Box Set Volume 1-4 • Amazon Business $24.74 1 $24.74
Mercy Watson Boxed Set: Adventures of a Porcine Wonder • Amazon Business $19.45 1 $19.45
The REALLY Big Treehouse Boxed Set: (The 13-Story Treehouse; The 26-Story Treehouse; The 39-Story Treehouse) (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
West Meadows Detectives: The Case of the Snack Snatcher • Amazon Business $13.91 1 $13.91
A Prickly Problem: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet • Amazon Business $13.71 1 $13.71
Juana and Lucas • Amazon Business $12.50 1 $12.50
Look Out! Ghost Mountain Below #4 (The Fantastic Frame) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Night of the Living Worms: A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Waylon! One Awesome Thing • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Little Robot • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Cakes in Space (A Not-So-Impossible Tale) • Amazon Business $11.43 1 $11.43
The New Kid: The Carver Chronicles, Book Five • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Book Uncle and Me • Amazon Business $11.14 1 $11.14
Beware! Shadows in the Night #3 (The Fantastic Frame) • Amazon Business $10.65 1 $10.65
Oliver and the Seawigs (A Not-So-Impossible Tale) • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Trouble Next Door: The Carver Chronicles, Book Four • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Splat! Another Messy Sunday #2 (The Fantastic Frame) • Amazon Business $10.41 1 $10.41
The Poet's Dog • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Night of the Living Zombie Bugs (A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure) • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Danger! Tiger Crossing #1 (The Fantastic Frame) • Amazon Business $9.52 1 $9.52
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 6) • Amazon Business $9.48 1 $9.48
Unicorn Crossing (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 5): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Unicorn of Many Hats (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 7) • Amazon Business $8.14 1 $8.14
My Brother Is a Superhero • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong: book one • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sherlock Sam and the Sinister Letters in Bras Basah • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Sherlock Sam and the Ghostly Moans in Fort Canning: book two • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Pugs of the Frozen North (A Not-So-Impossible Tale) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dark Shadows: Yes, Another Misadventure (The Chicken Squad) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken: The Next Misadventure (The Chicken Squad) • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Into the Wild: Yet Another Misadventure (The Chicken Squad) • Amazon Business $6.63 1 $6.63
Oliver and the Sea Monkeys (A Not-So-Impossible Tale) • Amazon Business $6.29 1 $6.29
The 65-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Ice Magic (Matt Christopher Sports Series) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Kid Who Only Hit Homers (Matt Christopher Sports Classics) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Backyard Animal Show (Clubhouse Mysteries) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Lost in the Tunnel of Time (Clubhouse Mysteries) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Buried Bones Mystery (Clubhouse Mysteries) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 5: Mission Star-Power (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 4: Attack of the Swamp Thing (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 1: The Quest for Screen Time (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 2: The Ladek Invasion (Volume 2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Don't Feed the Geckos!: The Carver Chronicles, Book 3 • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Peter Powers and the Itchy Insect Invasion! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Peter Powers and the League of Lying Lizards! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Peter Powers and the Rowdy Robot Raiders! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Peter Powers and the Swashbuckling Sky Pirates! • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Pod and The Bog (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Caterflies and Ice (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Monsters and Mold (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Gives a Hoot?: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Counting Sheep: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Inspector Flytrap in the Goat Who Chewed Too Much • Amazon Business $5.95 1 $5.95
Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Legend of Diamond Lil: A J.J. Tully Mystery • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
Inspector Flytrap in The President's Mane Is Missing • Amazon Business $5.53 1 $5.53
Merhorses and Bubbles (Zoey and Sassafras) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Bobby the Brave (Sometimes) (Bobby Vs Girls) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Night of the Living Shadows (A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure) • Amazon Business $5.35 1 $5.35
Skateboard Party: The Carver Chronicles, Book Two • Amazon Business $5.28 1 $5.28
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) • Amazon Business $5.08 1 $5.08
The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde • Amazon Business $5.06 1 $5.06
Alien in My Pocket #5: Ohm vs. Amp • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The School is Alive!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #1) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Lulu and the Hedgehog in the Rain • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Alien in My Pocket #8: Space Invaders • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Recess Is a Jungle!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Alien in My Pocket #4: On Impact! • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Lulu and the Dog from the Sea • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Locker Ate Lucy!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #2) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Lulu and the Cat in the Bag • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Lulu and the Duck in the Park • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Alien in My Pocket #7: Telescope Troubles • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Dog Days: The Carver Chronicles, Book One • Amazon Business $4.91 1 $4.91
Alien in My Pocket #6: Forces of Nature • Amazon Business $4.74 1 $4.74
The Hockey Machine (Matt Christopher Sports Classics) • Amazon Business $4.49 1 $4.49
Peter Powers and the Sinister Snowman Showdown! • Amazon Business $4.42 1 $4.42
Sam Battles the Machine!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #6) • Amazon Business $4.42 1 $4.42
The Bad Guys in The Furball Strikes Back (The Bad Guys #3) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Jaden Toussaint, the Greatest Episode 3: Muffin Wars (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $4.28 1 $4.28
The 52-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $4.12 1 $4.12
The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas (The Bad Guys #5) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Classes Are Canceled!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #7) • Amazon Business $4.05 1 $4.05
School Freezes Over!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #5) • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
The Space Mission Adventure (Clubhouse Mysteries) • Amazon Business $3.54 1 $3.54
Alien in My Pocket #2: The Science UnFair • Amazon Business $3.37 1 $3.37
The Science Fair is Freaky! A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #4) • Amazon Business $3.26 1 $3.26
Alien in My Pocket #3: Radio Active • Amazon Business $2.82 1 $2.82

Materials cost

$658.25

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$698.12

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$123.20

Total project goal

$821.32

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$821.32

9 Donors

-$721.32

Donations toward project cost

-$613.12

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$108.20

match offer

-$100.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$85.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$15.00

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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