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Mrs. Beal from Machias ME is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Chickadees for Spring!

My students need one copy each of nine "Chickadee Award" nominee books.

  • $207 goal

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Our elementary school in rural Maine would like to participate in the Chickadee Award voting, which takes place every April. This children's choice award is given every year to a picture book. The Chickadee Award program is designed to help students develop an appreciation of outstanding writing and illustration in current children's picture books.

Our school's budget was frozen in November, and we were unable to purchase this year's nominees. Each year we have participated in this event. Our students are excited to think that their votes help choose which book wins the Chickadee Award.

Being able to have all nine of the Chickadee Award nominees available for our kids to read at their leisure extends the excitement. Currently I am unable to let the books leave the library, as I have to get them on loan from other libraries. If we had our own copies, the books could be checked out.

Your donation would enrich the whole voting experience for our Kindergarten through 4th grade students. It is such a wonderful experience for our students to be a part of. Watching them as they place their vote is something I look forward to every year.

Mrs. Beal
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
White Owl, Barn Owl Nicola Davies, Michael Foreman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
The End David LaRochelle, Richard Egielski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Hiromi's Hands Lynne Barasch, Lynne Barasch (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Rabbit's Gift George Shannon, Laura Dronzek (Illustrator), Dronzek (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
My Dog Is as Smelly as Dirty Socks: And Other Funny Family Portraits Hanoch Piven • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Bob and Otto Robert O. Bruel, Nick Bruel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
A Second is a Hiccup: A Child's Book of Time Hazel Hutchins, Kady MacDonald Denton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
A Day in the Salt Marsh Kevin Kurtz, Consie Powell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly Alan Madison, Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29

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