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Ms. Taylor from College Park GA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Classics for Kids

My students need classic books to expand their minds and augment their reading skills.

  • $691 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students in the Tri-City area are curious and bright, and so many of them are bookworms! They can't get enough of the library and love spending time cuddling up with good books in the morning and during their recess time.

They especially love reading classic books--the stories that their parents and grandparents read to them when they were younger and that have touched their hearts.

They talk with wonder about Where the Wild Things Are, Shel Silverstein's poetry, the magical worlds created by Roald Dahl, and the beautiful county scenes that E.B. White brings to life in Charlotte's Web.

I love the opportunity to provide students books that they connect with and that they love!

My Project

One of my goals for this school year is to emphasize classic literature that our grandparents and parents loved, that we loved as children, and that the current generation of children will also find very special.

Reading classic literature teaches children that across time and space, the human experience is universal.

Love, friendship, acceptance; these are things that we all strive for, no matter the time period that we live in. There are classic stories that teach these lessons so creatively and efficiently that generations have enjoyed them, and my students deserve the chance to experience these words and tales just like we did.

Shel Silverstein's poetry is both goofy and sentimental. Judy Blume writes candidly about the trials and tribulations of growing up. Janell Cannon's story books feature beautiful, intricate illustrations and morals about the importance of family. These books, and so many of the others on my wish list, have captured the hearts and minds of so many children with thoughtful pictures and beautiful words that so perfectly capture the wonder and the fears of childhood. They assure our children that they are never alone in the way that they feel. These stories encourage empathy in our children, as well as strengthen their literacy skills.

Ms. Taylor
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 860 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
75 Years of Little Golden Books: 1942-2017: A Commemorative Set of 12 Best-Loved Books • Amazon Business $33.32 1 $33.32
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Series: More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark; Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 3 (Book sets for Kids: Grade 3 and Up) by Alvin Schwartz (1981) Paperback • Amazon Business $23.28 1 $23.28
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children • Amazon Business $18.02 1 $18.02
The Very Hungry Caterpillar • Amazon Business $17.87 1 $17.87
The Witch of Blackbird Pond • Amazon Business $15.69 1 $15.69
Stellaluna 25th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $15.47 1 $15.47
Danny the Champion of the World • Amazon Business $14.60 1 $14.60
The Story of Ferdinand • Amazon Business $14.45 1 $14.45
The Outsiders 50th Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $14.00 1 $14.00
The Phantom Tollbooth • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing: Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $13.95 1 $13.95
Harriet the Spy • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Superfudge: Anniversary Edition • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
A Light in the Attic Special Edition with 12 Extra Poems • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
Where the Wild Things Are • Amazon Business $12.45 1 $12.45
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Chicka Chicka Book, A) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Fantastic Mr. Fox • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Matilda • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The BFG (Everyman's Library Children's Classics Series) • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Giving Tree • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Falling Up • Amazon Business $11.34 1 $11.34
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
James and the Giant Peach • Amazon Business $11.16 1 $11.16
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. • Amazon Business $11.01 1 $11.01
Verdi • Amazon Business $10.73 1 $10.73
Island of the Blue Dolphins • Amazon Business $10.61 1 $10.61
Frog and Toad Storybook Treasury: 4 Complete Stories in 1 Volume! (I Can Read Level 2) • Amazon Business $10.13 1 $10.13
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Go, Dog Go (I Can Read It All By Myself, Beginner Books) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Amelia Bedelia • Amazon Business $9.69 1 $9.69
Green Eggs and Ham • Amazon Business $8.59 1 $8.59
There's a Wocket in My Pocket (Bright & Early Books(R)) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Charlotte's Web • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Where the Red Fern Grows • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? My First Reader • Amazon Business $7.64 1 $7.64
The Little Engine That Could (Original Classic Edition) • Amazon Business $6.49 1 $6.49
The Wind in the Willows (Sterling Illustrated Classics) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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