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Ms. Robinson from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let Talented, Motivated Second Graders Bring Great Books Home!

The cost of 39 books from Barnes and Noble, including The Phantom Tollbooth and Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, is $467, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $467 goal

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I teach second grade at a small, early-childhood school in the Bronx. Nearly all of my students receive free lunch. One of my primary goals as a second-grade teacher is to make sure that each of my students is a successful reader, and that all of them learn to love reading. The most important factor in determining whether or not students become successful readers is how much time they spend actually reading and interacting with good books. While I provide these opportunities constantly throughout the day, my students also need to read at home. In fact, one of my daily homework assignments is that all of my students read with their families for thirty minutes each night. Since many of my students have few, if any, books to read at home, I have a lending library in my classroom from which my students can borrow books to read at home and return to school the following day. However, my lending library is quite limited. I have a beautiful classroom library, but my principal worries about the school's books being lost and does not allow the students to take them home. I have bought some books myself for the students to read, but all of my students have read all of the thirty books I have in the lending library multiple times, and they are beginning to lose interest in them. In order to motivate my students to keep reading, I would like a lending library full of exciting new books, on a variety of reading levels, for my students to borrow. With a wide range of exciting books for my students to choose from, they will be able to continue reading enthusiastically all year long.

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

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-5) J. K. Rowling • Barnes and Noble $28.66 1 $28.66
Princess Diaries Boxed Set: Volumes I-III (Princess Diaries Series) Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $15.99 1 $15.99
Princess in Pink (Princess Diaries Series) Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Princess Academy Shannon Hale • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Kira-Kira Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuskin (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Kate DiCamillo, Bagram Ibatoulline (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.29 1 $13.29
The Last Holiday Concert Andrew Clements, Brian Selznick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Flyte Angie Sage, Mark Zug (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Tale of Despereaux Kate DiCamillo, Timothy Basil Ering (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy Jeanne Birdsall • Barnes and Noble $11.16 1 $11.16
Perfect Princess: A Princess Diaries Book Meg Cabot, Chesley McLaren (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.39 1 $10.39
The Penultimate Peril: Book the Twelfth (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.59 1 $9.59
Hoot Carl Hiaasen • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Redwall Brian Jacques, Gary Chalk (Illustrator), Gary Chalke (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception Eoin Colfer • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident Eoin Colfer • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Mattimeo Brian Jacques • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Princess in Waiting (The Princess Diaries Vol. IV) Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Maniac Magee Jerry Spinelli • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Olive's Ocean Kevin Henkes • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Thief Lord Cornelia Funke, Christian Burmingham (Illustrator), Oliver Latsch (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Supernaturalist Eoin Colfer • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code Eoin Colfer • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.85 1 $5.85
The Trouble with Tink Kiki Thorpe, Judith Clarke (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
A Week in the Woods Andrew Clements • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Things Not Seen Andrew Clements • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Shiloh Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Barry Moser (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Witches Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Fantastic Mr. Fox Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Lily's Pesky Plant Kirsten Larsen, Judith Holmes Clarke (Illustrator), Disney Storybook Artists (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Vidia and the Fairy Crown Laura Driscoll, Judith Holmes Clarke (Illustrator), Disney Storybook Artists (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Beck and the Great Berry Battle Laura Driscoll, Judith Clarke (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Indigo Alice Hoffman • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Aquamarine Alice Hoffman • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Twits Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Princess Diaries, Volume IV and a Half: Project Princess Meg Cabot • Barnes and Noble $2.69 1 $2.69

Materials cost

$323.76

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$382.33

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$83.93

Total project goal

$466.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$466.26

1 Donor

-$439.68

Donations toward project cost

-$383.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$56.68

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$27.39

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$0.00

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