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Ms. Moore from Cranston RI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help Us Medal: 2014 ALA Award Winners Needed

My students need the 2014 American Library Association award-winning books, including picture books, early readers, and novels.

  • $407 goal

This project expired on August 24, 2014.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

After conducting a Mock Caldecott with first and second grade, and promoting past Newbery winners to my older students, I would love to have the most current winners in our libraries.

I am the librarian for two elementary schools, both filled with creative, fun kids who like to read.

When I arrived in the district last year, I increased the number of books they're allowed to check out to "as many as you can carry and keep track of." Circulation jumped from about 5,000 items/year to 7,000 at one school and nearly 9,000 at the other. I love when a book finds a champion, and word-of-mouth leads to a long holds list.

My Project

However, keeping the libraries stocked with new material is a challenge. My tiny budget goes quickly, and I have to make tough choices between books we need to support curriculum, and stories I know the kids will enjoy. The ALA winners are high quality and have been vetted by librarians across the country. I've actually read most of them myself, and can envision handing almost every one to specific students.

Having these books in our libraries will help my students keep up on the latest award-winners, getting the opportunity to read new classics.

In addition, they will enrich our future Mock Caldecott and Newbery discussions.

Ms. Moore
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 700 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
March 1 • AKJ Books $13.46 2 $26.92
Flora and Ulysses • AKJ Books $13.13 2 $26.26
Locomotive • AKJ Books $13.13 2 $26.26
When the Beat Was Born • AKJ Books $13.13 2 $26.26
Mr. Wuffles! • AKJ Books $13.13 2 $26.26
P.S. Be Eleven • AKJ Books $12.40 2 $24.80
Nino Wrestles the World • AKJ Books $12.40 2 $24.80
The Watermelon Seed • AKJ Books $12.40 2 $24.80
The Year of Billy Miller • AKJ Books $12.40 2 $24.80
Flora and the Flamingo • AKJ Books $12.40 2 $24.80
Journey • AKJ Books $11.67 2 $23.34
Penny and Her Marble • AKJ Books $9.48 2 $18.96
One Came Home • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40

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