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Ms. P. from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Learning to love books!

The cost of a variety of books such as Hey Little Ant, Hands Are Not for Hitting, and How Do I Feel?/C mo me siento? from Barnes and Noble is $465, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $480 goal

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Many of my young students have never even picked up a book. I, together with you, have the opportunity to give my students their first impressions of books and reading. I want these early experiences to be filled with high quality literature in a variety of genres from ABC and counting books to compelling storybooks. These early literacy experiences will influence their attitudes about reading for the rest of their lives. Although I frequent our community library to borrow books for my students, I would like a permanent classroom library where I can let students use the same books over and over throughout the entire year. This re-reading of familiar books is the key in learning to read. The books I have requested reflect my students language, culture, and city-life and offer a variety of high-interest subjects that can be used all around the classroom. For example, construction books in the building area, plant books in the science area, and in our book nook where children can sit in a relaxing and comfortable area to browse books at their own pace. These donated books will also be used for read-alouds everyday in both large and small groups. I have requested bi-lingual books so that I may lend out the books so that my students can read them at home with their families no matter their home language.

Ms. P.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Jan Brett's Little Library Jan Brett • Barnes and Noble $21.59 1 $21.59
Hot City Barbara M. Joosse, Patricia Lee Gauch (Editor), Gregory R. Christie (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Other Side Jacqueline Woodson, Earl Lewis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
I Like Myself! Karen Beaumont, David Catrow (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.80 1 $12.80
Peace Book Todd Parr • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Reading Makes You Feel Good Todd Parr • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
The Family Book Todd Parr, Todd Parr (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Skin You Live In Michael Tyler, David Lee Csicsko (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Hey, Little Ant Phillip M. Hoose, Debbie Tilley (Illustrator), Hannah Hoose • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
The Greedy Triangle Marilyn Burns, Gordon Silveria (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.86 1 $11.86
Stellaluna Janell Cannon, Jewell Cannon • Barnes and Noble $11.20 1 $11.20
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.19 1 $11.19
Hands Are Not for Hitting Martine Agassi, Marieka Heinlen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
Sheila Rae's Peppermint Stick: Board Book and Finger Puppet Set Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.89 1 $9.89
Huevos verdes con jam n (Green Eggs and Ham) Dr. Seuss, Aida E. Marcuse, Aida E. Marcuse (Translator), Marcuse Aida (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Where Once There Was a Wood Denise Fleming, Denise Fleming (Illustrator), Designed by David Powers • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest Lynne Cherry, Deborah Halverson (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
Snowballs Lois Ehlert, Ehlert • Barnes and Noble $6.30 1 $6.30
The Doorbell Rang (Spanish edition): Llaman a la puerta Pat Hutchins, Amy Cohn (Editor), Pat Hutchins (Illustrator), Aida E. Marcuse (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
I Love My Mommy Because... Laurel Porter-Gaylord, Ashley Wolff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Little Blue and Little Yellow Leo Lionni, Leo Lionni (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Quiero a mi mam porque...(I Love My Mommy Because...) Laurel Porter-Gaylord, Ashley Wolff (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Pancakes, Pancakes! Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Wash Your Hands! Tony Ross • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Our Earth Anne Rockwell, Deborah Halverson (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
On the Go Ann Morris, Amy Cohn (Editor), Ken Heyman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Listening Walk (Let's-Read-and-Find-out Science Book) Paul Showers, Aliki (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Why Should I Eat Well? Claire Llewellyn, Mike Gordon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Houses and Homes Ann Morris, Ken Hayman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Ten Black Dots Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Doorbell Rang Pat Hutchins, Pat Hutchins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Why Should I Share? Claire Llewellyn, Mike Gordon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Why Should I Help? Claire Llewellyn, Mike Gordon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Why Should I Listen? Claire Llewellyn, Mike Gordon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Why Should I Recycle? Jen Green, Mike Gordon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
The Eye Book Dr. Seuss, Theodore Le Sieg, Joe Mathieu (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Hattie and the Fox Mem Fox, Patricia Mullins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Tiny Seed Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Hey, Pancakes! Tamson Weston, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
How Do I Feel? / C mo me siento? (Good Beginnings (UN Buen Comienzo) Series) Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, Pamela Cote (Illustrator), Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.55 1 $3.55

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