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Ms. Hlousek from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Our Reading Continue: New Books for Series Readers

Help me give my students the latest books in their favorite series, including "The Terrible Two's," "The Odds," "Narwhal and Jelly," "Science Comics," and "The Unicorn Rescue Society."

  • $875 goal

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My Students

Do you remember getting hooked on a series of books as a child? Think of the anticipation and excitement you felt waiting for and then finally reading the prized next installment in your favorite series. My students share that excitement and joy of waiting for and then finally devouring the newest books in their favorite series.

My students are book-loving, avid readers, and enthusiastic learners.

Students at my school are inquisitive, compassionate, and creative. As English language learners, books are so important to my students and are truly valued. I am the librarian at a K-8 elementary school in an impoverished urban area. Our school library is an essential resource for my students. Many of my students do not have access to books at home and rely on our school library to check out high-quality books. Each day my students inquire when the newest books by their favorite authors will be added to the library and if they can be first to check out these books. There is a buzz about books and an excitement for reading in our school.

My Project

I am requesting the latest books in many of my students' favorite series, including "Gone," "Survivor Diaries," "Science Comics" "Last Kids on Earth," and "Nevermoor." My students first turn to these series when checking out books. It is amazing to see the excitement and enthusiasm of students anticipating the next book in a series, ready to discover what adventures their favorite characters will embark on and what happens next. These series have been well read and loved by so many students over the years and many more students are waiting to discover what happens next in these new installments. This project will add the newest and latest books my students have been waiting for in their favorite series.

These books will captivate, inspire, and continue to develop my students' love of reading, a gift that will last a lifetime.

It can be quite challenging to keep up with these yearly new additions to series without a school library budget. As a result, I turn to grants to keep our library collection up-to-date to meet the many reading interests of my students. With your support of this project, we will be one step closer to creating the library of my students’ dreams with shelves full of new adventures to discover in new books. These books will bring so much excitement to my students and will continue to cultivate their love of reading. Thank you for supporting my students and our school library!

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

Equity Focus

At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 360 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
When a Ghost Talks, Listen--How I Became A Ghost, Book 2 • Amazon Business $18.95 1 $18.95
Super Potato 1: The Epic Origin of Super Potato • Amazon Business $17.12 1 $17.12
Copyboy • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Short & Skinny • Amazon Business $15.74 1 $15.74
Noodlehead Nightmares (Noodleheads) • Amazon Business $15.15 1 $15.15
The Darkest Legacy (A Darkest Minds Novel) • Amazon Business $14.19 1 $14.19
Caveboy Dave: Not So Faboo • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes) • Amazon Business $13.96 1 $13.96
Alan Cole Doesn't Dance • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Shelby's Story: A Dog's Way Home Tale (Dog's Purpose Puppy Tales) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Science Comics: Rockets: Defying Gravity • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
A Winter's Promise: Book One of The Mirror Visitor Quartet • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Science Comics: Solar System: Our Place in Space • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
How to Be a Supervillain: Born to Be Good • Amazon Business $13.36 1 $13.36
How to Be a Supervillain • Amazon Business $13.34 1 $13.34
Estranged • Amazon Business $13.24 1 $13.24
The Heat Is On (Next Best Junior Chef) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Agony House • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Lights, Camera, Cook! (Next Best Junior Chef) • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Villain (Gone) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Soof • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Children of Jubilee (Children of Exile) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Cats vs. Robots #1: This Is War • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Wishmakers • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Odds & Ends (The Odds Series #3) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Anna, Banana, and the Sleepover Secret • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
The Girl in the Locked Room: A Ghost Story • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Margot and Mateo Save the World • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook #2: MVP Summer • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Noodleheads Find Something Fishy • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay (Harry Potter) • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Return to the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel (The Descendants) • Amazon Business $11.30 1 $11.30
Dinosaur Empire! (Earth Before Us #1): Journey through the Mesozoic Era • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Ocean Renegades! (Earth Before Us #2): Journey through the Paleozoic Era • Amazon Business $11.12 1 $11.12
Gabby Garcia's Ultimate Playbook • Amazon Business $11.06 1 $11.06
Ellie, Engineer: The Next Level • Amazon Business $11.00 1 $11.00
Monster Mayhem • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Sasquatch and the Muckleshoot (The Unicorn Rescue Society) • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Dear Sister • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Babysitting Nightmares: The Shadow Hand • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond • Amazon Business $9.93 1 $9.93
Hilda and the Hidden People: TV Tie-In Edition 1 • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
The Unflushables • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Ernestine, Catastrophe Queen • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
Unbelievably Boring Bart • Amazon Business $9.78 1 $9.78
The Terrible Two’s Last Laugh • Amazon Business $9.73 1 $9.73
Winterhouse • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
The Missing (Shadow House, Book 4) • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
The Winner Is . . . (Next Best Junior Chef) • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Sam Wu Is Not Afraid of Ghosts • Amazon Business $9.30 1 $9.30
Max Einstein: The Genius Experiment • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: Meltdown • Amazon Business $8.57 1 $8.57
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! - The Itchy Book! • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Dust Storm! (Survivor Diaries) • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Not So Normal Norbert • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Dog Diaries: A Middle School Story • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3) • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2) • Amazon Business $6.01 1 $6.01
Sarai in the Spotlight (Sarai #2) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
Saraí #2: Saraí en primer plano (Sarai in the Spotlight) (Spanish Edition) • Amazon Business $5.01 1 $5.01

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