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Ms. Anderson from Champaign IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Feeding Our Library with Animal Books

My students need new books on animals. Masters of Disguise by Rebecca Johnson will be perfect for my more reluctant readers because it has striking color photos and unusual animals.

  • $541 goal

This project expired on December 19, 2018.

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My Students

Our school's library is one of the most popular places in our building. The library services nearly 800 students from different cultural and economic backgrounds. I am proud of the fact that students can find just what they need to meet a variety of reading interests and a range of abilities. Our comprehensive and growing collection is essential to meeting each student's needs.

Many of our students do not live near a public library, so they rely on their school library to meet their reading needs.

Do you remember visiting your school library? Did they have books you were interested in reading? Our students love visiting the library and last year checked out nearly 24,000. The best gift I can give my students is a growing collection filled with up-to-date resources.

My Project

Funding this project will bring 35 new titles on a wide variety of animals to our library's collection. I love each title, but I am especially excited about Unstoppable: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals. I know just the student I want to pair with this fascinating book.

I can't wait to do reading stations during library checkout with all these new titles.

I will finally have enough books to create an animal station for students to read and learn about their favorite creatures.

Our school has a large number of students that are achieving below grade level. Getting them to engage with text is essential for their reading progress. I know these gorgeous titles on animals will spark interest in even my most reluctant readers. Crow Smarts, Wolverines, and Gliding Animals are just a few of the works that have the potential to turn a student into a lifelong reader. I cannot wait to get these volumes into the hands of my students.

Ms. Anderson
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 775 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Masters of Disguise: Amazing Animal Tricksters • Amazon Business $28.70 1 $28.70
Animals: A Visual Encyclopedia (An Animal Planet Book) • Amazon Business $20.99 1 $20.99
5 Giraffes (5 Animals) • Amazon Business $18.68 1 $18.68
Poop Detectives: Working Dogs in the Field • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Back from the Brink: Saving Animals from Extinction • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Camp Panda: Helping Cubs Return to the Wild • Amazon Business $14.68 1 $14.68
DK Eyewitness Books: Endangered Animals • Amazon Business $14.57 1 $14.57
DK Eyewitness Books: Prehistoric Life • Amazon Business $14.14 1 $14.14
Crow Smarts: Inside the Brain of the World's Brightest Bird (Scientists in the Field Series) • Amazon Business $12.71 1 $12.71
Amazon Adventure: How Tiny Fish Are Saving the World's Largest Rainforest (Scientists in the Field Series) • Amazon Business $12.03 1 $12.03
Puffins (Living Wild) • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Living Wild: Jaguars • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Living Wild: Hippos • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Living Wild: Kangaroos • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Living Wild: Brown Bears • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
DK Eyewitness Books: Fish • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Bird (DK Eyewitness Books) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Catching Air: Taking the Leap with Gliding Animals (How Nature Works) • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
Insect (DK Eyewitness Books) • Amazon Business $11.54 1 $11.54
Sloths (Living Wild) • Amazon Business $11.44 1 $11.44
Orangutan Orphanage (Wildlife Rescue) • Amazon Business $11.33 1 $11.33
National Geographic Kids Mission: Shark Rescue: All About Sharks and How to Save Them (NG Kids Mission: Animal Rescue) • Amazon Business $11.18 1 $11.18
Unstoppable: True Stories of Amazing Bionic Animals • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Foxes (Living Wild) • Amazon Business $10.74 1 $10.74
Snow Leopards (Living Wild) • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
Jellyfish (Living Wild) • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
DK Eyewitness Books: Cat • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Farm Animals (Animal Planet Animal Bites) • Amazon Business $9.83 1 $9.83
Ocean Animals: Who's Who in the Deep Blue • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
National Geographic Kids Mission: Panda Rescue: All About Pandas and How to Save Them (NG Kids Mission: Animal Rescue) • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09
Peacocks (Living Wild) • Amazon Business $7.41 1 $7.41
Creatures Close Up • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59
Living Wild: Wolverines • Amazon Business $6.48 1 $6.48
Koala (Grow with Me) • Amazon Business $6.21 1 $6.21
Raccoons (Living Wild) • Amazon Business $6.01 1 $6.01

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