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Ms. Scinto from Washington DC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

High Interest Books for School Library

My students need 60+ high-interest books they keep asking for available in the school library in order to keep up their interest in reading.

  • $518 goal

This project expired on June 20, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My library students know what they like--graphic novels, sports books, and diaries. These popular books are in very limited supply, and students get frustrated when they come to the library week after week and can never find the books they really want.

Our school serves a very diverse population of students from preK through 5th grade in Washington, D.C.

Although we have some fairly high achieving students, we also serve a large population of special needs kids and English language learners. Our students come from countries including Ethiopia, El Salvador, Liberia, Cameroon, Senegal, the Ukraine and Burkina Faso.

My Project

I am requesting a selection of books that could be characterized as high interest but low-to-moderate reading level. Each and every one of these books is guaranteed to fly off the shelves and spark or reignite a love of reading in children who are growing tired of the limited resources our school library has to offer. We do not have a dedicated budget for new book purchases, and the bulk of our collection consists of books donated from public library sales, many of them several decades old. These books include titles children have requested, and series we may have had just one or two books in, all of which are falling apart from being in constant use.

Your donation will all go directly towards purchasing a book that will be greeted with great enthusiasm by the first lucky child who arrives in the library to check it out, and equally enthusiastically by the next child who gets it, and so on and so on.

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #5) Jeff Kinney • AKJ BOOKS $8.07 1 $8.07
The Problem with Here Is That It's Where I'm From (Dear Dumb Diary Series #6) Jim Benton • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
It's Not My Fault I Know Everything (Dear Dumb Diary Series #8) Jim Benton • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
That's What Friends Aren't For (Dear Dumb Diary Series #9) Jim Benton • AKJ BOOKS $5.57 1 $5.57
Never Underestimate Your Dumbness (Dear Dumb Diary Series #7) Jim Benton, Jamie Kelly • AKJ BOOKS $5.40 1 $5.40
Let's Pretend This Never Happened (Dear Dumb Diary Series #1) Jim Benton, Jim Benton (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.40 1 $5.40
Never Do Anything, Ever ( Dear Dumb Diary Series #4) Jim Benton, Jamie Kelly, Jim Benton (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Can Adults Become Human? (Dear Dumb Diary #5) Jim Benton, Jamie Kelly • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Am I the Princess or the Frog? (Dear Dumb Diary Series #3) Jim Benton • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
My Pants Are Haunted! (Dear Dumb Diary Series #2) Jim Benton, Jim Benton (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #1) Jeff Kinney • AKJ BOOKS $8.07 1 $8.07
Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #2) Jeff Kinney • AKJ BOOKS $8.18 1 $8.18
Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #4) Jeff Kinney • AKJ BOOKS $8.07 1 $8.07
The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #3) Jeff Kinney • AKJ BOOKS $8.07 1 $8.07
Point-Blank Paintball (Sports Illustrated Kids Graphic Novels Series) Scott Ciencin, Jesus Aburto (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Full Court Flash Scott Ciencin, Gerardo Sandoval (Illustrator), Benny Fuentes (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Hoop Rat Scott Ciencin, Jesus Aburto (Illustrator), Andres Esparza (Illustrator), Fares Maese (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Quarterback Scramble Brandon Terrell, Gerardo Sandoval (Illustrator), Benny Fuentes (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Track Team Titans Stephanie True Peters, Jesus Aburto (Illustrator), Andres Esparza (Illustrator), Fares Maese (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
BMX Blitz Scott Ciencin, Aburtov (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Battle for Home Plate Chris Kreie, Jesus Aburto (Illustrator), Fares Maese (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Kickoff Blitz Blake A. Hoena, Jorge Gonzalez (Illustrator), Alfonso Ruiz (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Skateboard Sonar Eric Stevens, Gerardo Sandoval (Illustrator), Benny Fuentes (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Full Court Pressure Jessica Gunderson, Jorge Gonzalez (Illustrator), Alfonso Ruiz (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Reality Check Nel Yomtov, Gerardo Sandoval (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Avalanche Freestyle Scott Ciencin, Andres Esparza (Illustrator), Aburtov (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
End Zone Thunder Scott Ciencin, Gerardo Sandoval (Illustrator), Benny Fuentes (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Paintball Punk Sean Tulien, Andres Esparza (Illustrator), Aburtov (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Shot Clock Slam Chris Kreie, Andres Esparza (Illustrator), Aburtov (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Skateboard Breakdown Eric Fein, Gerardo Sandoval (Illustrator), Benny Fuentes (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Spotlight Striker Blake A. Hoena, Gerardo Sandoval (Illustrator), Benny Fuentes (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Wild Pitch Eric Fein, Gerardo Sandoval (Illustrator), Benny Fuentes (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.93 1 $5.93
Cupcake Tycoon (Babymouse Series #13) Matt Holm, Jennifer Holm, Jennifer L. Holm (Illustrator), Matt Holm (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 2 $11.94
Puppy Love (Babymouse Series #8) Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Skater Girl (Babymouse Series #7) Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Dragonslayer (Babymouse Series #11) Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm, Jennifer L. Holm (Illustrator), Matt Holm (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Burns Rubber (Babymouse Series #12) Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm, Jennifer L. Holm (Illustrator), Matt Holm (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Beach Babe (Babymouse Series #3) Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
The Musical (Babymouse Series #10) Matt Holm, Jennifer L. Holm, Jennifer L. Holm (Illustrator), Matt Holm (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Camp Babymouse (Babymouse Series #6) Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm • AKJ BOOKS $11.10 1 $11.10
Monster Mash (Babymouse Series #9) Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Heartbreaker (Babymouse Series #5) Jennifer L. Holm, Matthew Holm (Illustrator), Matt Holm (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Phonics Comics: Twisted Tales - Level 3 Kitty Richards, Fernando Juarez (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $1.81 1 $1.81
Phonics Comics: Clara the Klutz - Level 2 Wendy Wax, Mary Sullivan (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Phonics Comics: Duke and Fang - Level 3 Judy Katschke, Marty Baumann (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Phonics Comics: Spooky Sara - Level 3 Melanie Marks, Victoria Ball (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Phonics Comics: Super Sam - Level 3 Melanie Marks, Daryll Collins (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Phonics Comics: Time Travelers - Level 3 Kimber MacDonald, Clay Sisk (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Hiro Dragon Warrior: Battle at Mount Kamado (Phonics Comics Series), Vol. 2 Bobbi Weiss, David Weiss, Robbie Short (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
Phonic Comics - Hiro Dragon Warrior: Fight or Flight Level 2, Issue 3 Bobbi Jg Weiss, David Cody Weiss • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series) Rick Riordan, Robert Venditti, Jose Villarrubia (Illustrator), Attila Futaki (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $9.30 1 $9.30
The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus Graphic Novel Series #1) Jonathan Stroud, Andrew Donkin, Lee Sullivan (Illustrator), Nicolas Chapuis (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $8.54 1 $8.54
Pyramid Peril Ben Avery, Bud Rogers (Editor), Adi Darda Gaudiamo (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.97 1 $5.97
Bone #6: Old Man's Cave Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $9.30 1 $9.30
Bone #4: The Dragonslayer Jeff Smith, Jeff Smith (Illustrator), Steve Hamaker (Illustrator), Steve Hamaker • AKJ BOOKS $7.36 2 $14.72
Bone #5: Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.36 1 $7.36
Rose: Bone Prequel (Bone Series) Jeff Smith, Charles Vess (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $8.44 1 $8.44
Bone Boxed Set (Books 1-3) Jeff Smith • AKJ BOOKS $18.43 1 $18.43
Quest For The Spark (Bone Series) Tom Sniegoski, Jeff Smith (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $7.51 1 $7.51
To Dance: A Ballerina's Graphic Novel Siena Cherson Siegel, Mark Siegel (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $8.54 1 $8.54
Treasure Island (Campfire Graphic Novel) Robert Louis Stevenson, Richard Kohlrus (Illustrator), Adapted by Andrew Harrar • AKJ BOOKS $9.88 1 $9.88

Materials cost

$398.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.98

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$439.74

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$77.60

Total project goal

$517.34

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$517.34

6 Donors

-$517.34

Donations toward project cost

-$439.74

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$77.60

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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