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Mr. L. from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let The Readers CHOOSE!

My students need 71 series and read aloud books to complete the class room library.

  • $798 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We do not have a class room library sufficient enough to meet each child’s learning need or interests. We have a library that was compiled several years ago under an out-dated leveled reading curriculum.

I teach at an amazing school with a high poverty and ESL level.

I teach the 4th grade with a class comprised mostly of students from the nearby housing projects or students that have recently arrived to the United States from China. Our school does a tremendous job in nurturing the students’ creativity, imagination, choice and independence. We have a reading curriculum that allows the students to choose the books and texts that they read! There are no leveled books in our classrooms! I believe this strongly impacts our students’ reading ability. This allows students to fully read books that capture their interest as well as develop the ability to measure and monitor their own abilities and comprehension. I have seen my students make remarkable progress under this curriculum! However, to reach our full potential under this curriculum we need a diverse and plentiful, classroom library that allows the students to explore their interests and develop their reading personalities.

My Project

To help solve this problem I am asking for an exciting range of titles. I believe in having a library that has several inspiring read aloud choices to motivate and encourage developing readers. I also believe in having a library that contains several series’ so that children can develop competency and confidence with a style and subject they have deemed of interest to them. Further, I hope to have a library with a dizzying array of topics and interests so that all readers will find a home in our class room. I have chosen many titles that I feel will meet all three requirements of a sufficient library.

Your help is extremely valuable, not only because it will provide students with much needed resources, but because you will be providing excitement and enthusiasm to our class.

Having cutting edge, modern choices rarely seen in class rooms sparks children’s imagination and increases their thirst to explore. It creates a stronger community as children excitedly discuss and share about the books they have read.

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Mr. L.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Crickwing Janell Cannon • Barnes and Noble $5.98 1 $5.98
2030: A Day in the Life of Tomorrow's Kids Amy Zuckerman, James Daly, John Manders (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter's Companion William Lubber, Dugald A. Steer, Dugald A. Steer (Editor), Helen Ward (Illustrator), Ian Andrew (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.67 1 $13.67
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes Eleanor Coerr, Ronald Himler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
The Gruesome Guide to World Monsters Henrik Drescher, Henrik Drescher (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.41 1 $15.41
Sophie the Awesome (Sophie Miller Series #1) Lara Bergen • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Walter the Giant Storyteller's Giant Book of Giant Stories Walter M. Mayes, Kevin O'Malley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.39 1 $15.39
Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters Patricia C. McKissack, Andre Cahrillo (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.39 1 $15.39
How Much Is a Million?, Vol. 1 David M. Schwartz, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 Laurence Yep • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Homesick: My Own Story Jean Fritz, Margot Tomes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Journey to Jo'burg: A South African Story Beverley Naidoo, Eric Velasquez (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery Deborah Howe, James Howe, Alan Daniel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Nighty-Nightmare (Bunnicula Series) James Howe, Leslie Morrill (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
The Celery Stalks at Midnight (Bunnicula Series) James Howe, Leslie Morrill (Illustrator), Leslie H. Morrill (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Howliday Inn (Bunnicula Series) James Howe, Lynn M. Munsinger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Bunnicula Strikes Again! (Bunnicula Series) James Howe, Alan Daniel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
The Not-Just-Anybody Family Betsy Byars • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Sideways Stories from Wayside School Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Boy of a Thousand Faces Brian Selznick, Brian Selznick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Under Town (Edgar and Ellen Series #3) Charles Ogden, Rick Carton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.50 1 $8.50
Hot Air (Edgar and Ellen Nodyssey Series #1) Charles Ogden, Rick Carton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Frost Bites (Edgar and Ellen Nodyssey Series #2) Charles Ogden, Rick Carton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Split Ends (Edgar and Ellen Nodyssey Series #3) Charles Ogden, Rick Carton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
High Wire (Edgar and Ellen Series #5) Charles Ogden, Rick Carton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.50 1 $8.50
Nod's Limbs (Edgar and Ellen Series #6) Charles Ogden, Rick Carton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Murder, My Tweet Bruce Hale • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming David, Cambria Gordon • Barnes and Noble $12.98 1 $12.98
The New 50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth Sophie Javna, The Earthworks Group • Barnes and Noble $10.54 1 $10.54
Top Secret: A Handbook of Codes, Ciphers, and Secret Writing Jenna LaReau (Illustrator), Paul B. Janeczko (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $6.83 1 $6.83
Master Spy Handbook Rain Newcomb, Jason Chin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.79 1 $6.79
Dream: A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom and Wishes Susan V. Bosak, Robert Ingpen (Illustrator), James Bennett (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.27 1 $12.27
The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio Lloyd Alexander • Barnes and Noble $15.39 1 $15.39
Hachiko Waits Leslea Newman, Machiyo Kodaira (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Humphrey the Lost Whale: A True Story Wendy Takuda, Richard Hall • Barnes and Noble $8.50 1 $8.50
Please Write in This Book Mary Amato, Eric Brace (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.93 1 $5.93
Half Magic Edward Eager, N. M. Bodecker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Homer Price Robert McCloskey, Robert McCloskey (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
On the Dog (Andrew Lost Series #1) J. C. Greenburg, Debbie Palen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
In the Bathroom (Andrew Lost Series #2) J. C. Greenburg, Debbie Palen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
In the Kitchen (Andrew Lost Series #3) J. C. Greenburg, Debbie Palen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
In the Garden (Andrew Lost Series #4), Vol. 4 J. C. Greenburg, Debbie Palen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Under Water (Andrew Lost Series #5) J. C. Greenburg, Mike Reed (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
In the Whale (Andrew Lost Series #6) J. C. Greenburg, Mike Reed (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.41 1 $3.41
Emily Windsnap: Three Swishy Mermaid Tales: Books 1-3 Liz Kessler • Barnes and Noble $12.28 1 $12.28
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick, Brian Selznick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.09 1 $17.09
Two Bad Ants Chris Van Allsburg, Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.19 1 $16.19
The Stranger Chris Van Allsburg, Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.95 1 $12.95
Z Was Zapped: A Play in Twenty-Six Acts Chris Van Allsburg, Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.95 1 $12.95
Just a Dream Chris Van Allsburg, Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.95 1 $12.95
A Letter to Amy Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.97 1 $5.97
Regards to the Man in the Moon Ezra Jack Keats • Barnes and Noble $12.98 1 $12.98
Hi, Cat! Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.79 1 $13.79
Mercy Watson Three-Treat Collection: Mercy Watson to the Rescue; Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride; Mercy Watson Fights a Crime Chris Van Dusen, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $19.14 1 $19.14
Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.88 1 $8.88
The Magician's Elephant Kate DiCamillo, Yoko Tanaka (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.61 1 $11.61
Stink: The Super-Incredible Collection: Books 1-3 Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $10.23 1 $10.23
Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express (Stink Series #4) Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
Goosebumps Horrorland Boxed Set #1-4 (Goosebumps HorrorLand Series) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $16.37 1 $16.37
Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz (Goosebumps HorrorLand Series #5) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Who's Your Mummy? (Goosebumps HorrorLand Series #6) R. L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $5.12 1 $5.12
Bone: Out from Boneville (Bone Series #1), Vol. 1 Jeff Smith, Jeff Smith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
Bone: The Great Cow Race (Bones Series #2), Vol. 2 Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
Bone: Eyes of the Storm (Bone Series #3), Vol. 3 Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.54 1 $8.54
Bone: The Dragonslayer (Bone Series #4), Vol. 4 Jeff Smith, Jeff Smith (Illustrator), Steve Hamaker (Illustrator), Steve Hamaker • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
Bone: Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border (Bone Series #5) Jeff Smith, Steve Hamaker (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.51 1 $7.51
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Four Book Set Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $38.16 1 $38.16
Ivy and Bean Secret Treasure Box (Ivy and Bean Series) Annie Barrows, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.67 1 $13.67
Sophie the Hero (Sophie Miller Series #2) Lara Bergen, Laura Tallardy (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.26 1 $4.26
First Captain Underpants Collection: Boxed Set, Books 1 - 4 Dav Pilkey • Barnes and Noble $17.06 1 $17.06
Second Captain Underpants Collection Dav Pilkey • Barnes and Noble $17.06 1 $17.06

Materials cost

$648.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.73

Fulfillment labor & materials

$35.00

Total project cost

$693.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$103.62

Total project goal

$797.10

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$797.10

4 Donors

-$797.10

Donations toward project cost

-$693.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$103.62

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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