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Mrs. Esposito from Honolulu HI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let the Power of a Good Book Ignite Their Learning!

Help me give my students inspiring children's books that ignite their imaginations and learning!

  • $508 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from all over the world, from different families and financial backgrounds, but they have one thing in common. They all LOVE learning! Our school is at the edge of a rural city a block from the beach, and it serves a diverse group of children from 23 different countries. Of my 17 students, 12 are English Language Learners, and more than half receive free or reduced price lunch.

My class is a vibrant group of learners who are excited by project-based learning activities, love to create, explore, and manipulate, and love to share their learning with others.

They are engineers, architects, problem-solvers, team players, makers, creators, and hands-on learners. They are energetic, silly, and extremely active children who love to get up and move. They make me excited to come to work each day!

My Project

Describing the impact of a good book is nearly impossible to put into words because books have endless possibilities. As a teacher I strive to provide my students with opportunities and resources that they may otherwise not be exposed to. The majority of my students do not have access to quality books at home, so school is the only place where they have the opportunity to dive into a good book! Good quality picture books spark so much joy in children of all ages, as well as adults.

It doesn't matter what age you are, a good picture book will draw you in and open your imagination to amazing new things!

The children's books chosen will help me open my students eyes to different social emotional issues they experience, provide them with a good laugh, help teach them traits such as empathy, kindness, and courage, and will ignite their learning and curiosity on a whole new level. The power of a beautifully illustrated children's book is endless.

Mrs. Esposito
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Tooth Fairy's Royal Visit • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Food Truck Fest! • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Dear Dragon: A Pen Pal Tale • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
The Great Pasta Escape • Amazon Business $15.44 1 $15.44
Fraidyzoo • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Alfie: (The Turtle That Disappeared) • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Ice Boy • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
The Magician's Hat • Amazon Business $15.14 1 $15.14
Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Thelma the Unicorn • Amazon Business $14.02 1 $14.02
I Want My Hat Back • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
The Littlest Viking • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Snail Mail • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Dude! • Amazon Business $12.48 1 $12.48
Turning Pages: My Life Story • Amazon Business $12.37 1 $12.37
How to Code a Sandcastle • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Delores Thesaurus • Amazon Business $12.14 1 $12.14
Mission Defrostable (Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast) • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
Creepy Pair of Underwear! • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
The Pasta Family (Goes to Marinara Beach) • Amazon Business $11.09 1 $11.09
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The Bot That Scott Built • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Too Many Carrots • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
Thunder Boy Jr. (Bccb Blue Ribbon Picture Book Awards (Awards)) • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
Little Elliot, Big City • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
The Magic of Friendship Snow • Amazon Business $9.05 1 $9.05
Weslandia • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Because I Had a Teacher • Amazon Business $7.94 1 $7.94
Squirrel's New Year's Resolution • Amazon Business $6.55 1 $6.55
America Is Under Attack: September 11, 2001: The Day the Towers Fell (Actual Times) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00

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