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

Help My Kids Learn To Like Reading

My students need 30+ high interest book titles, including "Harry Potter", "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" and "Hannah Montana Series" titles.

  • $374 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My kids need books that match their personalities. I teach a fourth grade class in a high-need area of New York. My kids are a goofy, fun-loving bunch but the books in my classroom are antiquated and falling apart. The kids often complain to me that reading them is boring. They can't continue to feel this way about reading! Our situation especially breaks my heart because almost two thirds of my class read below grade level. These kids need motivation.

To remedy this, I have selected a list of books with intriguing titles and plots that I know will catch my students' interest. The titles may raise some eyebrows but the important thing is that they will get my kids reading. What fourth grader wouldn't want to read "The Diary of a Wimpy Kid", "Scary Stories to Chill Your Bones", or a book called, "The Day My Butt Went Psycho"? (I'm sure your inner child is just as excited as mine)

I have started to buy some books with my own money but I just can't afford what I need to keep all thirty of my kids excited about reading throughout the year. That is why I am calling on you to help turn my class library around.

The sooner this money is raised, the sooner these books get shipped to my school. It is my sincere belief that your help can change not only the way my children feel about reading, but also the way they feel about themselves. Thank you.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
High School Musical 2: The Junior Novel N. B. Grace • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Disney High School Musical 3: The Junior Novel N. B. Grace • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Face-off (Hannah Montana Series#2) Alice Alfonsi, Created by Michael Poryes, Created by Rich Correll • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Keeping Secrets (Hannah Montana Series #1) Beth Beechwood, Created by Michael Poryes, Created by Rich Correll • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Hannah Montana Movie: The Junior Novel Disney Press • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Freddy to the Rescue (Golden Hamster Saga Series #3), Vol. 3 Dietlof Reiche, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator), John Brownjohn (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Be Careful What You Wish For (Classic Goosebumps Series #7) Classic Goosebumps, R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
First Captain Underpants Collection: Boxed Set, Books 1 - 4 Dav Pilkey • Barnes and Noble $12.97 1 $12.97
Bone Boxed Set (Books 1-3) Jeff Smith • Barnes and Noble $21.56 1 $21.56
Jammin' with The Jonas Brothers: An Unathorized Biography Lexi Ryals • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Scary Stories: Boxed Set Alvin Schwartz, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.37 1 $14.37
Welcome to Camp Nightmare (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Ghost Beach (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Don't Go to Sleep! (Goosebumps Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Say Cheese And Die! (Classic Goosebumps Series #8) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Second Captain Underpants Collection Dav Pilkey • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
Bone: Old Man's Cave (Bone Series #6) Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Just Disgusting! Griffiths, Terry Denton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Zombie Butts from Uranus! Andy Griffiths • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Treasure Fever (Schooling Around Series #1) Andy Griffiths • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Day My Butt Went Psycho! Andy Griffiths • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Pencil of Doom! Andy Griffiths • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Butt Wars: The Final Conflict (Butt Wars Series Book #3) Andy Griffiths • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go Dale E. Basye, Bob Dob (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Freddy in Peril (Golden Hamster Saga Series #2), Vol. 2 Dietlof Reiche, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator), John Brownjohn (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
I, Freddy (Golden Hamster Saga Series #1), Vol. 1 Dietlof Reiche, Joe Cepeda (Illustrator), John Brownjohn (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #2) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #3) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 1 $10.36
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-7) J. K. Rowling • Barnes and Noble $56.50 1 $56.50
Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues Series #4) Jude Watson • Barnes and Noble $10.39 1 $10.39

Materials cost

$266.55

Vendor shipping charges

$26.66

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.00

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$306.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.23

Total project goal

$373.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$373.48

5 Donors

-$340.55

Donations toward project cost

-$306.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$34.30

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$32.93

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$0.00

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