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Ms. s. from San Diego CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Discovering Authors and Book Series

My students need 2 - 8 copies of 37 books from popular authors and book series such as Sharon Creech and The Spiderwick Chronicles.

  • $1,485 goal

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I am a third grade teacher of students who reside primarily in military housing. Many of the families are struggling with financial issues as well as the military deployment of parents. School supplies, especially quality chapter books, are limited.

My goal is to bring out 'the reader' in each of these special students. How is a love of reading fostered? By discovering engaging book series and authors. I currently read aloud to my students and they are truly absorbed listeners during this anticipated part of the school day. Reading aloud to students exposes them to quality books, and I would like to be able to offer students sequels or books by the same author to read independently or in their reading clubs. Unfortunately my supply off engaging, high interest books is limited.

You can help my students develop a love of reading by providing the books I have carefully selected. These books have proved to be very popular with my students. The students will have the opportunity to read these wonderful books with their book club groups and independently. They will be given the chance to discuss their books with one another and they will learn the enjoyment and excitement that reading brings. They will also become more capable and confident readers which is basic to school success and will improve their opportunities in the future.

Thank you for supporting the education of these great children. I can promise you that your donation will make a difference in the reading lives of my students. I will also let my students (and their parents) know that your donation reflects your appreciation of their families' sacrifice in serving our country. Thank you again from myself and my students for your generous and thoughtful donation.

Ms. s.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 24 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Savvy Ingrid Law • Barnes and Noble $11.04 2 $22.08
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street Jeanne Birdsall • Barnes and Noble $12.79 2 $25.58
My Teacher Ate My Homework (Zack Files Series 27) Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
I'm out of My Body...Please Leave a Message (Zack Files Series #6) Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Great-Grandpa's in the Litter Box (Zack Files Series #1) Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman, Dave Mckean (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.69 2 $23.38
Through the Medicine Cabinet (Zack Files Series #2) Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis, Jack E. Davis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler William Wise, Patrick Benson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 2 $10.70
Sarah, Plain and Tall Patricia Maclachlan • Barnes and Noble $5.39 8 $43.12
Lady Lollipop Dick King-Smith, Jill Barton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
A Mouse Called Wolf Dick King-Smith, Jon Goodell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.95 2 $9.90
Martin's Mice Dick King-Smith, Jez Alborough (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.95 2 $9.90
The School Mouse Dick King-Smith, Cynthia Fisher (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 8 $35.92
Cowardly Clyde Bill Peet • Barnes and Noble $8.05 2 $16.10
Whingdingdilly Bill Peet, Bill Peet (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 2 $17.90
Wump World Bill Peet, Bill Peet (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.05 2 $16.10
Judy Moody Saves the World! Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Judy Moody Gets Famous! Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
The Mysterious Benedict Society Trenton Lee Stewart, Carson Ellis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 2 $12.58
Shoeshine Girl Clyde Robert Bulla • Barnes and Noble $4.49 8 $35.92
Chalk Box Kid Clyde Robert Bulla, Thomas B. Allen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 8 $28.72
Stone Fox John Reynolds Gardiner, Marcia Sewall (Illustrator), Greg Hargreaves (Illustrator), Marcia Sewall (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $4.95 8 $39.60
Granny Torrelli Makes Soup Sharon Creech, Chris Raschka (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 8 $43.12
Ruby Holler Sharon Creech • Barnes and Noble $6.29 8 $50.32
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series #5) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $11.69 4 $46.76
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Three Volume Boxed Set Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $12.99 4 $51.96
Dragon Rider Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $11.99 2 $23.98
Spiderwick Chronicles: Box Set Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black • Barnes and Noble $39.99 3 $119.97
Warriors Box Set: Volumes 1 to 6 Erin Hunter • Barnes and Noble $29.59 3 $88.77
The Black Circle (The 39 Clues Series #5), Vol. 5 Patrick Carman • Barnes and Noble $9.74 2 $19.48
Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues Series #4) Jude Watson • Barnes and Noble $10.39 2 $20.78
The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues Series #3) Peter Lerangis • Barnes and Noble $10.39 3 $31.17
One False Note (The 39 Clues Series #2) Gordon Korman • Barnes and Noble $10.39 4 $41.56
The Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues Series #1) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $10.39 4 $41.56
Pee Wee & Plush (Park Pals Adventure Series) Johanna Hurwitz, Patience Brewster (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Lexi's Tale Johanna Hurwitz, Chronicle Books, Patience Brewster (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98
Busybody Nora (Riverside Kids Series) Johanna Hurwitz, Debbie Tilley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 2 $8.98

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