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  • $469 goal

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Ms. M.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed

Girls Are Going to Read Good Books!

My students need a large variety of paperback books, including multiple titles from popular series like the Katie Kazoo Series, the Camp Confidential Series, and the Rainbow Magic Series.

Well, I just got back from Barnes and Noble. It was a very interesting trip. I spent hours searching and previewing several new series that my girls would enjoy. While I was at Barnes and Noble searching for books that they would like, I was looking around at all the kids with their parents. Every one of them getting to pick out the books they wanted. I overheard one particular mom say, "Well, honey, you get to pick out a few more books, are you sure you want that one?" It must have hit me in a very strange way because I started to cry in Barnes and Noble (which was really embarrassing) and to make matters worse I couldn't stop. I had to sit down at a table to try to pull myself together...mind you the table was miniature in size because it is in the children's section...so I looked pretty ridiculous! But I was so overwhelmed with feelings of sadness and happiness that I couldn't hold back my tears. I had two thoughts running through my head: 1. My students would be so happy to go into a Barnes and Noble. If you told them that they were going to get to pick out one book that they would get to own..they would take hours....and it made me really sad because the reality is that most are not given that opportunity. 2. I felt happy because I know in my heart that I try so hard to give them equal opportunities. Sure, they may not get to go into a Barnes and Noble to pick out their own books, but when they are in my room "what's mine is theirs" and they can still experience the excitement of finding and reading new books. I have seen it firsthand! Anyhow, I know I just wrote a ton, but I felt it necessary to share my experience. I hope that you can see from my picture the effort I have put into my classroom. Everything there was purchased by me. When looking at the picture you may think I am a millionaire, but I am not--I just love my kids and believe in them 100%, as a result, I can never stop giving. I give what I can, however, I can't continue to afford everything on my own that is why I would like your help in purchasing these materials for them. I hope that you decide that we are worthy of your donation and help us get some new good books. The books I am asking for are all a part of a series. My rationale is this: I have noticed that many of the girls in my class love trading and talking about books that are in a series. I have been listening to them talk about what a certain character does in the first book compared to in the third (with no prompting from me), which is exactly what I want because that means they are making reading a real part of their lives! Thank you for taking the time to read my very long proposal, and again please help us get some new books to be excited about! Side note:I did the same for the boys. I actual have two separate proposals posted. I have many books in my classroom that appeal to both genders, but some books appeal more to boys while others appeal more to girls. I decided to put them up separately.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Princess Charlotte and the Birthday Ball (Tiara Club Series #1) Vivian French, Sarah Gibb (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Babysitting Wars: A Candy Apple Book Mimi Mccoy • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Golden Girls (Camp Confidential Series #16) Melissa J. Morgan • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Charmed Forces (Camp Confidential Series #19) Melissa J. Morgan • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Hide and Shriek (Camp Confidential Series #14) Melissa J. Morgan • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
A Fair to Remember (Camp Confidential Series #13) Melissa J. Morgan • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Falling in Like (Camp Confidential #11), Vol. 11 Melissa J. Morgan • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
RSVP (Camp Confidential Series #6) Melissa J. Morgan, Nancy Holder • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Grace's Twist (Camp Confidential Series #3) Melissa J. Morgan • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Second Time's the Charm (Camp Confidential Series #7) Melissa J. Morgan • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Natalie's Secret (Camp Confidential Series #1) Melissa Morgan • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Over & Out (Camp Confidential Series #10) Melissa J. Morgan • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Jenna's Dilemma (Camp Confidential Series #2) Melissa Morgan • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Alex's Challenge (Camp Confidential Series #4) Melissa J. Morgan • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Best (Boy)friend Forever (Camp Confidential Series #9) Melissa J. Morgan • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Wish You Weren't Here (Camp Confidential Series #8) Melissa J. Morgan • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Bad Rap (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo Series# 16) Nancy E. Krulik, John Krulik (Illustrator), Wendy Krulik (Illustrator), John and Wendy Staff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Gotcha! Gotcha Back! (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo Series #19) Nancy E. Krulik, John Wendy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Quiet on the Set! (Katie Kazoo Switcheroo Series #10) Nancy E. Krulik, John & Wendy (Illustrator), John Krulik (Illustrator), Wendy Krulik (Illustrator), John and Wendy Staff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
No Messin' with My Lesson (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo Series #11) Nancy E. Krulik, John & Wendy (Illustrator), John and Wendy Staff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
I Hate Rules (Katie Kazoo Switcheroo Series #5) Nancy E. Krulik, Elton John (Illustrator), John & Wendy (Illustrator), John Krulik (Illustrator), Wendy Krulik (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Love Stinks! (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo Series No. 15) Nancy E. Krulik, John & Wendy (Illustrator), John Krulik (Illustrator), Wendy Krulik (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
No Biz Like Show Biz (Katie Kazoo. Switcheroo Series #24), Vol. 24 Nancy E. Krulik, John & Wendy (Illustrator), John and Wendy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Friends for Never (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo Series #14) Nancy E. Krulik, John & Wendy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Get Lost! (Katie Kazoo Series #6) Nancy E. Krulik, John & Wendy (Illustrator), John Krulik (Illustrator), Wendy Krulik (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Witch Switch (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo Super Special Series) Nancy E. Krulik, John & Wendy (Illustrator), John Wendy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
On Thin Ice: Super Special (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo Series) Nancy E. Krulik, And Wendy John (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Who's Afraid of Fourth Grade? (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo Super Special) Nancy E. Krulik, John & Wendy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Camp Rules: Super Special (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo Series) Nancy E. Krulik, John & Wendy (Illustrator), John and Wendy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
It's Snow Joke (Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo Series #22), Vol. 22 Nancy E. Krulik, John Wendy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Princess Olivia and the Velvet Cape (Tiara Club at Ruby Mansions #4) Vivian French, Sarah Gibb (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Princess Emily and the Substitute Fairy (The Tiara Club Series #6) Vivian French, Sarah Gibb (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Princess Sophia and the Sparkling Surprise (The Tiara Club Series #5) Vivian French, Sarah Gibb (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Princess Alice and the Magical Mirror (The Tiara Club Series #4) Vivian French, Sarah Gibb (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Princess Daisy and the Dazzling Dragon (The Tiara Club Series #3) Vivian French, Sarah Gibb (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Princess Katie and the Silver Pony (Tiara Club Series #2) Vivian French, Sarah Gibb (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Princess Ellie's Snowy Ride (Pony-Crazed Princess Series #9) Diana Kimpton, Lizzie Finlay (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Princess Ellie Takes Charge (Pony-Crazed Princess Series #7) Diana Kimpton, Lizzie Finlay (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
A Surprise for Princess Ellie (Pony-Crazed Princess Series #6) Diana Kimpton, Lizzie Finlay (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Princess Ellie's Starlight Adventure: Pony-Crazed Princess Series #4 Diana Kimpton, Lizzie Finlay (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Princess Ellie's Camping Trip: Pony-Crazed Princess Series #5 Diana Kimpton, Lizzie Finlay (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Princess Ellie's Mystery: Pony-Crazed Princess Series #3 Diana Kimpton, Lizzie Finlay (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Princess Ellie's Secret: Pony-Crazed Princesss Series #2 Diana Kimpton, Lizzie Finlay (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Princess Ellie to the Rescue: Pony-Crazed Princess Series #1 Diana Kimpton, Lizzie Finlay (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Princess Ellie Solves a Mystery (Pony-Crazed Princess Series #8) Diana Kimpton, Lizzie Finlay (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Harriet the Hamster Fairy (Pet Fairies Series #5) Daisy Meadows • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Molly The Goldfish Fairy Daisy Meadows • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Rainbow Magic 7 Volume Boxed Set: Books #1-7 Daisy Meadows • Barnes and Noble $20.99 1 $20.99
Kylie The Carnival Fairy (Rainbow Magic Series) Daisy Meadows • Barnes and Noble $5.94 1 $5.94
Pearl the Cloud Fairy (Rainbow Magic Weather Fairies Series #3) Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Joy The Summer Vacation Fairy (Rainbow Magic Series) Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Goldie the Sunshine Fairy (Rainbow Magic Weather Faires Series #4) Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Sunny the Yellow Fairy (Rainbow Magic Series #3), Vol. 3 Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Amber The Orange Fairy (Rainbow Magic Series #2) Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Fern The Green Fairy (Rainbow Magic Series #4) Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Storm The Lightning Fairy (Rainbow Magic Weather Fairies Series #6) Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Inky The Indigo Fairy (Rainbow Magic Series, #6) Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Heather The Violet Fairy (Rainbow Magic Series #7) Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Sky the Blue Fairy (Rainbow Magic Series #5) Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Ruby the Red Fairy (Rainbow Magic Series #1) Daisy Meadows, Georgie Ripper (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Goodbye, Grace? (The English Roses Series) Madonna, Jeffrey Fulvimari (Illustrator), With Rebecca Gomez • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
The New Girl (The English Roses Series) Madonna, Amy Cloud, Jeffrey Fulvimari (Illustrator), With Amy Cloud • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Friends for Life! (The English Roses Series) Madonna, Jeffrey Fulvimari (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
A Rose by Any Other Name (The English Roses Series) Madonna, Jeffrey Fulvimari (Illustrator), With Erica Ottenberg • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
The Boy Next Door (Candy Apple Series) Laura Dower • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Accidental Cheerleader (Candy Apple Series) Mimi McCoy • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Miss Popularity (Candy Apple Series) Francesco Sedita • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
How to Be a Girly Girl in Just Ten Days (Candy Apple Series) Lisa Papademetriou • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Drama Queen (Candy Apple Series) Lara Bergen • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49

Materials cost

$325.96

Vendor shipping charges

$32.60

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.15

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$384.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$84.29

Total project goal

$468.29

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$468.29

1 Donor

-$451.76

Donations toward project cost

-$384.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$67.76

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$16.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 20 students.

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