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Ms. p. from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Me Create Ravenous Readers, Part 3

The cost of fifty-six books requested for fifth and sixth graders--such as "Way to Start a Day," "Hey! Listen to This: Stories to Read Aloud," and "Pink and Say"--is $673, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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This is my first year teaching at the Children's Workshop School. As I was setting up my room this year, I was surprised and saddened to see that my classroom library is virtually non-existent. This is due to the fact that my 5/6 class is a new class this year. Two current class libraries are being made into three libraries. As a result, there are less options in each classroom. You can help me to create a library that offers students options that are exciting, informative, funny, and interesting at different reading levels. After teaching 5th and 6th grades for the past three years, I have figured out what books and authors really excite my students. I want my students to joyfully devour the books that my students have loved in the past and discover some great new authors. I am distraught that I don't see the kids' favorite authors lining the shelves. I know that all of the readers in the class will benefit if they have the option of reading the words of: Louis Sacchar, Jerry Spinelli, Walter Dean Myers, Gary Soto, Karen Hesse, J. K. Rowling, Lemony Snicket, Shel Silverstein, R.L. Stine, Matt Christopher, Anne Mazer, David Shannon, Patricia Polacco, Mildred D. Taylor, Sharon Creech, Lois Lowry, Pam Munoz Ryan, Ann Brashares, Meg Cabot, Avi, Madeleine L'Engle, Eoin Colfer, C.S. Lewis, Ann M. Martin, E. L. Konigsburg, Cynthia Rylant, Paul Fleischman, Katherine Paterson, Christopher Paul Curtis, Jack Prelutsky, Eloise Greenfield, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Kate Dicamillo and Angela Johnson. The books by the authors above will give students enticing books to read at his/her reading level in various genres including poetry, multicultural literature, series, fantasy, humor, and realistic fiction. I want to expose the students to as many genres, author styles and subjects as possible. You can help me provide the students with amazing books and authors who are exemplify incredible writing. Throughout the year each student reads 25-30 books. The students will participate in book clubs where they will study authors, genres, and themes. I will use these texts to give students examples of interesting and creative writing and teach the students how to write book reviews which they will present in oral or written form. With an extensive and exciting library, you will give students more options and help to make them excited to read. Please help me create an inviting, stimulating library so that my students can enjoy reading each and every day! Thank you in advance for your help.

Ms. p.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Cesar Chavez David Seidman • Barnes and Noble $27.45 1 $27.45
A Light in the Attic Book: 20th Anniversary Edition with CD Written and Read by Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $18.39 1 $18.39
Portraits of African-American Heroes Tonya Bolden, Ansel Pitcairn (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.09 1 $17.09
Big Talk: Poems for Four Voices Paul Fleischman, Beppe Giacobbe (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
The Sharon G. Flake Collection: The Skin I'm In/ Money Hungry/ Begging for Change Sharon G. Flake • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury Selected by Jack Prelutsky, Meilo So (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
The New Kid on the Block Jack Prelutsky, James Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Visiting Day Jacqueline Woodson, James E. Ransome (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Pink and Say Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Hey! Listen to This: Stories to Read Aloud Jim Trelease (Editor), Jim Trelease • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Read All about It!: Great Read-Aloud Stories, Poems, and Newspaper Pieces for Preteens and Teens Jim Trelease (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Where the Sidewalk Ends: 30th Anniversary Special Edition Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Falling Up: Poems and Drawings Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook Shel Silverstein, Shel Silverstein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Thank You, Mr. Falker Patricia Polacco, Patricia Gauch (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $11.89 1 $11.89
101 African-American Read-Aloud Stories: Ten-Minute Readings from the World's Best-Loved Literature Susan Kantor (Editor), Susan Kantor • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir Eloise Greenfield, Lessie Jones Little, Lessie J. Little (Illustrator), Jerrie Pinkney (Illustrator), Pattie Ridley Jones • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
House on Mango Street Sandra Cisneros • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Wham! It's a Poetry Jam: Discovering Performance Poetry Sara Holbrook, Foreword by Jane Yolen • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Let the Circle Be Unbroken Mildred D. Taylor • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
All the Small Poems and Fourteen More Valerie Worth, Natalie Babbitt (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Spectacular Science: A Book of Poems Lee Bennett Hopkins, Virginia Halstead (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
On the Fringe Donald R. Gallo (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Chicken Sunday Patricia Polacco, Edward Miller (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Way to Start a Day Byrd Baylor, Peter Parnall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred D. Taylor • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
I Love My Hair Natasha Anastasia Tarpley, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Thunder Cake Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
I'm in Charge of Celebrations Byrd Baylor, Peter Parnall (Illustrator), Peter Parnell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems Lee Bennett Hopkins, Karen Barbour (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Palm of My Heart: Poetry by African American Children Davida Adedjouma (Editor), Gregory R. Christie (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers Javaka Steptoe (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Ultimate Sports: Short Stories by Outstanding Writers for Young Adults Donald R. Gallo (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman Kathleen Krull, David Diaz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Honey, I Love and Other Love Poems Eloise Greenfield, Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator), Leo and Diane Dillon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Miracle's Boys Jacqueline Woodson • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
What Do, Fish Have to Do With Anything? Avi, Tracy Mitchell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Well: David's Story Mildred D. Taylor • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
A Writer's Notebook: Unlocking the Writer within You Ralph J. Fletcher • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Live Writing: Breathing Life into Your Words Ralph J. Fletcher • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
I Am Phoenix: Poems for Two Voices Paul Fleischman, Ken Nutt (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Coraline Neil Gaiman, Dave McKean (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Heaven Angela Johnson, John Jude Palencar (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Handbook for Boys: A Novel Walter Dean Myers, Matthew Bandsuch (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Bronx Masquerade Nikki Grimes • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices Paul Fleischman, Eric Beddows (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Fly Away Home Ronald Himler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Neighborhood Odes Gary Soto, David Diaz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Greatest: Muhammad Ali Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Gold Cadillac Mildred D. Taylor, Michael Hays (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Hey World, Here I Am! Jean Little, Sue Truesdell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Poetry Matters: Writing a Poem from the Inside Out Ralph J. Fletcher • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
How Writers Work: Finding a Process That Works for You Ralph Fletcher • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary Walter Dean Myers • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Something Upstairs Avi • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Friendship Mildred D. Taylor, Max Ginsburg (Illustrator), Max Ginsberg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49

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