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Mrs. Maiolo from North Port FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Marvelous Mysteries

My students need mystery books from the series "Key Hunters", "Nancy Drew", "Hardy Boys", and "Greetings from Somewhere".

  • $215 goal

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My Students

I teach third grade at a diverse, Title I school in Southwest Florida. Our students come from numerous cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an "A" school and one of 27 schools chosen by The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC) for "Exceeding Expectations." Through lots of hard work, our school continues to help our students succeed.

I encourage lots of independent reading time in my classroom, and I expect my students to read from a range of genres.

I try to keep our classroom library organized by genre so that my students can easily find the books, authors, and series that they love. They love to read and get excited when we get new books!

My Project

For this project, I am requesting two new series of books that will help to expand and update the Mystery section of our classroom library. These books come from two new series "Key Hunters" and "Greetings from Somewhere" as well as the classic mystery series "Nancy Drew" and "Hardy Boys." I hope that once kids read the first book in the series and like it, they'll want to read more!

The more variety I can provide for my readers, the better chances I have of engaging and "hooking" each and every one of them.

Thank you for helping me teach every child in my class to love reading!

“The more you read, the better you get, the more better you get, the more you like it; and the more you like it, the more you do it." -Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook

Mrs. Maiolo
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew Collection: Sleepover Sleuths; Scream for Ice Cream; Pony Problems; The Cinderella Ballet Mystery; Case of the Sneaky Snowman • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
The Hardy Boys Secret Files Collection Books 1-5: Trouble at the Arcade; The Missing Mitt; Mystery Map; Hopping Mad; A Monster of a Mystery (Hardy Boys: The Secret Files) • Amazon Business $15.66 1 $15.66
Hardy Boys Clue Book Collection Books 1-4: The Video Game Bandit; The Missing Playbook; Water-Ski Wipeout; Talent Show Tricks • Amazon Business $14.48 1 $14.48
Nancy Drew Clue Book Mystery Mayhem Collection Books 1-4: Pool Party Puzzler; Last Lemonade Standing; A Star Witness; Big Top Flop • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The Mystery of the Suspicious Spices (Greetings from Somewhere) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Mystery Across the Secret Bridge (Greetings from Somewhere) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Mystery at the Coral Reef (Greetings from Somewhere) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Mystery of the Gold Coin (Greetings from Somewhere) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Mystery of the Secret Society (Greetings from Somewhere) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Mystery of the Lion's Tail (Greetings from Somewhere) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Mystery in the Forbidden City (Greetings from Somewhere) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Mystery of the Stolen Painting (Greetings from Somewhere) • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99
The Mystery of the Mosaic (Greetings from Somewhere) • Amazon Business $5.69 1 $5.69
The Spy's Secret (Key Hunters) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Wizard's War (Key Hunters #4) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Haunted Howl (Key Hunters #3) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Risky Rescue (Key Hunters #6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Mysterious Moonstone (Key Hunters) • Amazon Business $4.62 1 $4.62
Battle of the Bots (Key Hunters #7) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Mystery of the Icy Paw Prints (Greetings from Somewhere) • Amazon Business $3.96 1 $3.96
The Titanic Treasure (Key Hunters #5) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93

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