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Mrs. Radway from Sioux Falls SD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Let's Read the Latest and Greatest!

My students need books with 2017 and 2018 copyrights in our school library. All of the books we've wanted, but haven't been able to afford.

  • $657 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students come from very diverse backgrounds. Many of them have experienced challenges we adults could not imagine. The diverse classroom brings many different languages spoken in the classroom. School is a safe and engaging place for all students with different backgrounds to come together to play, build relationships, experience, learn and grow safely. Students come to school eager and ready to engage in their day. We work hard to meet the needs of each of these students both academically and socially.

My Project

My students love reading books. Period. I can't get enough books in these students’ hands. My small library budget doesn't always allow me to purchase the popular books I know my students will love. Much of this year’s budget went to purchasing updated nonfiction books for a vastly outdated collection! But, in doing this some of the students’ favorites were left off of the list.

So, I am reaching out to you, the DonorsChoose community, for support in helping my students continue to love reading by providing them with the books they desperately want to read.

This list of books includes a few nonfiction for my youngest readers, graphic novels for my reluctant boy readers, and some replacements of our favorites that have come back tattered and torn.

The books will become part of the library collection for all of our students to check out, read, love, and pass along to their classmates.

Mrs. Radway
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The War I Finally Won • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78
Bolivar • Amazon Business $20.59 1 $20.59
The 78-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books) • Amazon Business $9.43 2 $18.86
How Are You? / ¿Cómo estás? • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Building Bridges (Young Explorer: Young Engineers) • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
Itch!: Everything You Didn't Want to Know About What Makes You Scratch • Amazon Business $15.88 1 $15.88
King & Kayla and the Case of the Lost Tooth • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
American Gothic: The Life of Grant Wood • Amazon Business $14.67 1 $14.67
Secret Coders: Potions & Parameters • Amazon Business $7.33 2 $14.66
Islandborn • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
A Busy Creature's Day Eating • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Books That Drive Kids CRAZY!: Did You Take the B from My _ook? • Amazon Business $12.61 1 $12.61
Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
A Seed is the Start (Science & Nature) • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Nerdy Birdy Tweets • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
Hilo Book 3: The Great Big Boom • Amazon Business $11.71 1 $11.71
Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Far Side of the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11's Third Man • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? (Pigeon) • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29
Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Dory Fantasmagory: Head in the Clouds • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Pass the Ball, Mo! (Mo Jackson) • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon Business $10.87 1 $10.87
NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (Book One) • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! • Amazon Business $10.56 1 $10.56
Science Comics: Robots and Drones: Past, Present, and Future • Amazon Business $10.52 1 $10.52
Charlie & Mouse • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
The Bad Guys in Alien vs Bad Guys (The Bad Guys #6) • Amazon Business $5.08 2 $10.16
Wolf in the Snow • Amazon Business $10.07 1 $10.07
My Friends Make Me Happy! (The Giggle Gang) • Amazon Business $9.87 1 $9.87
Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
Hilo Book 2: Saving the Whole Wide World • Amazon Business $9.79 1 $9.79
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! • Amazon Business $9.67 1 $9.67
A Big Guy Took My Ball! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business $9.65 1 $9.65
Hilo Book 4: Waking the Monsters • Amazon Business $9.63 1 $9.63
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! • Amazon Business $9.51 1 $9.51
Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! The Good for Nothing Button! • Amazon Business $6.87 1 $6.87

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