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Ms. Robinson from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

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The cost of these advanced childrens' books is $493, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I teach first grade in an under-resourced early childhood school in the Bronx. In first grade, one of the biggest goals that I have for my students is that they become skilled and enthusiastic readers. This will only happen if they both learn to read, and learn to love reading enough that they will choose to pick up a book. While all of my children are great readers, I have six students who are especially terrific readers. They are all reading on a fourth or fifth grade level at this time in the year, and will devour any book that I put in front of them. Unfortunately, I have noticed that these children's motivation to read is slipping, because all of the books in my classroom are far below their reading level. Since my school is an early childhood school, we have no books higher than a first grade level, which means that I have nothing appropriate for these children to read. They complain that all of our books are "boring" and "easy". In order to remedy this, I started a "book club" for these students, wherein I went out and bought six copies of more advanced novels with my own money. I give these books to these students to read during reading time for a week. We then get together, have a snack, and talk about the book. My students love this! Unfortunately, the cost of these books has become prohibitive, and I'm going to have to discontinue the book club if I cannot get any more appropriate books for these students. There are so many classics of children's literature that I have not yet exposed them to, and I would love the opportunity to share these wonderful books with my students. Please help me maintain the book club by providing group sets of some classic children's books that we can use for book club! These books will also enable me to meet the needs of the more advanced students in next year's class of first graders right from the first day.

Ms. Robinson
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hundred Dresses Eleanor Estes,Louis Slobodkin (Illustrator),Foreword by Helena Estes • Barnes and Noble $5.40 6 $32.40
Ramona the Brave Beverly Cleary,Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 Beverly Cleary,Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl,Lane Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler E. L. Konigsburg,E.L. Konigsburg,Broekel • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Ramona's World Beverly Cleary,Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Robert C. O'Brien,Zena Bernstein (Illustrator),Zena Bernstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 6 $32.34
Misty of Chincoteague Marguerite Henry,Wesley Dennis (Illustrator),Dennis Wesley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 6 $26.94
The Boxcar Children (The Boxcar Children Series #1) Gertrude Chandler Warner,L. Kate Deal (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 6 $24.30
Beast in Ms. Rooney's Room (The Kids of Polk Street School) Patricia Reilly Reilly Giff,Blanche L. Sims (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 6 $21.54
Littles Take a Trip John Peterson,Roberta Clark (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 6 $21.54
Littles John Lawrence Peterson,Roberta C. Clark (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 6 $21.54

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