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  • $368 goal

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Ms. Babuskow
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Fifth Grade Fiction Fans

My students need a variety of 35+ interesting fiction books to improve reading skills.

My Students

Our library, which until last year just served preschool to third grade students, now must serve fifth grade students as well. Please help stock some interesting fiction books for this new group of students.

This is a neighborhood school and our students are a diverse group in ability and ethnicity.

We have many special needs students with learning disabilities, English language learners, and a few autistic children. We also have an accelerated program for students who are above grade level. The students treasure the materials we have and take good care of them. We just do not currently have enough materials to offer the older students. They will be used by many students until they are done in and worn out.

My Project

These books were chosen to appeal to boys and girls, struggling and more proficient readers, and lovers of fantasy and reality. The format includes graphic novels some of which are historical fiction. There are sports and mythology. Some are classics and many are new.

Many students have been coming to me since kindergarten and have a great love of books.

Too often students grow away from reading. These books which appeal to a variety of interests will allow them to find something to keep their love of reading alive. Free voluntary reading is so important in building vocabulary, background knowledge, spelling, and fluency. Please give them that opportunity.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Heart of a Chief • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Freddy in Peril (Golden Hamster Saga Series #2), Vol. 2 Diet • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Funny Business • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Melonhead • AKJ Books $9.61 1 $9.61
My Pants Are Haunted! (Dear Dumb Diary Series #2) Jim Benton • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Day My Butt Went Psycho! Andy Griffiths • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Sideways Stories from Wayside School • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
Attack of the Tagger (Shredderman) • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Seedfolks • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Mysteries of Harris Burdick Chris Van Allsburg • AKJ Books $18.46 1 $18.46
Adventures of the Greek Heroes • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
All in the Family: A Look-It-Up Guide to the In-Laws, Outlaw • AKJ Books $10.32 1 $10.32
Chinese Mythology Claude Helft, Chen Jiang Hong (Illustrator • AKJ Books $11.06 1 $11.06
I Am Arachne • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Oh My Gods!: A Look-It-Up Guide to the Gods of Mythology Meg • AKJ Books $10.32 1 $10.32
She''s All That!: A Look-It-Up Guide to the Goddesses of Myth • AKJ Books $10.32 1 $10.32
The Fire Thief Fights Back • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
What a Beast!: A Look-It-Up Guide to the Monsters and Mutant • AKJ Books $10.32 1 $10.32
Freckle Juice • AKJ Books $3.69 1 $3.69
How to Survive Middle School Donna Gephart • AKJ Books $11.83 1 $11.83
It''s Not My Fault I Know Everything (Dear Dumb Diary Series • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Camp Wild • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
No Castles Here • AKJ Books $14.05 1 $14.05
The Sixty-Eight Rooms Marianne Malone, Greg Call (Illustrato • AKJ Books $12.57 1 $12.57
A Season of Gifts • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Jack on the Tracks: Four Seasons of Fifth Grade • AKJ Books $5.91 1 $5.91
Spider Boy • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Skate Freak • AKJ Books $12.54 1 $12.54
Yang the Youngest and His Terrible Ear • AKJ Books $4.43 1 $4.43
Skellig • AKJ Books $5.17 1 $5.17
Civil Rights Movement/Vietnam • AKJ Books $7.36 1 $7.36
Surviving the Great Chicago Fire • AKJ Books $6.62 1 $6.62
Surviving the Dust Bowl • AKJ Books $6.62 1 $6.62
End Zone Thunder • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Hoop Rat • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Quarterback Scramble • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14
Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels: Wild Pitch • AKJ Books $5.14 1 $5.14

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This project will reach 165 students.

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