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Mrs. P. from Arthur IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Early Reader Today, Lifetime Reader for the Future

Help me give my students many books that can keep them reading for the rest of their lives!

  • $453 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a small rural community elementary school in central Illinois with approximately 400 students ranging from Pre-K to 8th grade.

As the sole person in the library and only a Library Aide, I try very hard to keep the books up to date and books that I know they are really wanting or asking for.

Although, I have quite a few the "Who, What, Where Was/Is?" there are so many more new copies added throughout the year. Our students are crazy about these books, they can't get enough of them to read! I will be retiring this year but I would love for the students to begin the 2020-2021 school with a surprise of fresh books from this collection, to start enjoying on day one of the new school year!

My Project

There are many students of every age and grade that come through the library door. I am constantly trying to keep fresh reading material in their library to peak their interests. this can be a daunting task some days but I wouldn't have it any other way. These students are eager to learn and when I can get a reluctant reader to start reading about something they are really interested in, I believe I can mold him/her into a lifelong reader. At least that is what I try to do everyday. This is my passion and this is my mission in life.

Mrs. P.
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Slinky Innovators: The James Family (Toy Trailblazers) • Amazon Business $22.56 1 $22.56
My Little Pony Pioneer: Bonnie Zacherle (Toy Trailblazers) • Amazon Business $21.20 1 $21.20
Nintendo Innovator: Hiroshi Yamauchi (Toy Trailblazers) • Amazon Business $18.37 1 $18.37
Play-doh Pioneer: Joseph Mcvicker (Toy Trailblazers) • Amazon Business $17.64 1 $17.64
I Will Light It Up Blue! • Amazon Business $13.87 1 $13.87
The Bug Girl: A True Story • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
Nathan's Autism Spectrum Superpowers (One Three Nine Inspired) • Amazon Business $11.71 1 $11.71
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength (Positive Mindset series) • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $11.21 1 $11.21
Astronauts: Women on the Final Frontier • Amazon Business $10.54 1 $10.54
A Friend Like Simon: A Friend Like Simon (Special Stories Series) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Friend Like Simon: A Friend Like Simon (Special Stories Series) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Autism Is...? (Autism Is...? Books) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Karen's Roller Skates (Baby-sitters Little Sister Graphic Novel #2): A Graphix Book (Baby-Sitters Little Sister Graphix) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
Logan Likes Mary Anne! (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #8) (8) (The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels) • Amazon Business $9.89 1 $9.89
All My Stripes: A Story for Children with Autism • Amazon Business $9.44 1 $9.44
Uniquely Wired: A Story About Autism and Its Gifts • Amazon Business $9.25 1 $9.25
What Is a Presidential Election?: with Activities, Stickers, and a Poster! (What Was?) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
What Is the Story of Dracula? • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
What Is the Story of Doctor Who? • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
Where Is the Congo? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Where Is Chichen Itza? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Ida B. Wells? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the Story of Batman? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Celia Cruz? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is David Beckham? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is LEGO? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Were the Negro Leagues? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Temple Grandin? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
What Is the Story of Looney Tunes? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Was Harvey Milk? • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Who Is Jackie Chan? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
What Are the Paralympic Games? (What Was?) • Amazon Business $5.39 1 $5.39
Where Were the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? (Where Is?) • Amazon Business $5.33 1 $5.33
What Was the Bombing of Hiroshima? • Amazon Business $5.33 1 $5.33
Who Was Richard Nixon? • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
Where Is the Vatican? • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99

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