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Ms. H.
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Hey, Is This Stuff True? Nonfiction for 5th Graders

My students need 29 super nonfiction books on a variety of topics to help spark interest and prepare my students for success in high school and college.

My Students

Do you remember when you wanted to learn about something cool like polar bears and went to the library to find everything that you could about it? What if there were no books on the topic? Think how discouraged you would have been. My 5th grade students experience that disappointment every day.

My library serves a population that is racially and ethnically diverse.

Since we are near two military bases, we also have a significant number of military families. At our school, we have students, particularly males who are in danger of failing the key academic areas of reading, science and math. They often cannot find anything they want to read and research in the library. Now as we struggle to incorporate Common Core Standards in the library curriculum, I find we need new nonfiction books on hot topics. If we do not do something now to capture the imaginations of my students they will probably become dropouts. The students who use my library are wonderful, inquisitive children. Over half qualify for free and reduced breakfast and lunch. Since the neighborhood public library branch closed recently, my students have limited access to books.

My Project

I'm requesting new nonfiction trade books on a variety of topics. The list includes books on biology, science, history, biography and robots. These are topics that interest my 5th grade students. The books are expensive and without the help of donors my students would not have access to them. Reading is foundation of education. Finding a book that you want to read is crucial to success. New nonfiction books will spark interest and help prepare my students for success in high school and college. My students need these books now.

Each and every week, I teach library lessons to students and I try to help them find the books and materials they need and want.

Helping students learn to read independently is a joy. Reading is the most important skill of the 21st century. New books attract new readers. Readers stay in school. These new books will help create a spark in my school but books are expensive. I need the help of donors who understand the importance of reading.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
I Am an Octopus • AKJ Books $18.97 1 $18.97
It''s a Butterfly''s Life • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Even an Ostrich Needs a Nest: Where Birds Begin Irene Kelly • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
First Garden • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Friends • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Madam President • AKJ Books $12.41 1 $12.41
Team Moon • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
The Honeybee Man • AKJ Books $13.13 1 $13.13
Desert Elephants • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Manatee Scientists • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
The Polar Bear Scientists • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Over and Under the Snow • AKJ Books $15.29 1 $15.29
A Place for Butterflies • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
How Do Bees Make Honey? • AKJ Books $26.94 1 $26.94
Thunder Birds • AKJ Books $10.91 1 $10.91
Everything Bird: What Kids Really Want to Know about Birds C • AKJ Books $7.99 1 $7.99
Birds • AKJ Books $13.79 1 $13.79
A Black Hole Is Not a Hole • AKJ Books $13.83 1 $13.83
America Is Under Attack • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Titanic Sinks! • AKJ Books $14.59 1 $14.59
Worst of Friends • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
A Place for Bats • AKJ Books $12.37 1 $12.37
Amelia Lost • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator • AKJ Books $14.56 1 $14.56
Queen of the Falls • AKJ Books $13.86 1 $13.86
There Goes Ted Williams • AKJ Books $12.40 1 $12.40
Caterpillars • AKJ Books $20.51 1 $20.51
Caterpillars and Butterflies • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64

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