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Ms. Smith - Librarian and Media Specialist from Rockwell NC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

No Nonsense: We Need New Nonfiction!

My students need some new nonfiction titles in a variety of interest areas as well as classroom content areas. Because our students are always ready to explore, updating our collection will give them the best materials.

  • $481 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

The students at Ethan H. Shive Elementary School are some of the best our county has to offer. Every time I get to enter their classrooms and invite them into our school's media center, they find new ways to surprise me.

The kids in our school are awesome and always hungry for more learning opportunities.

I love being able to show them new resources and teach them new skills. Because they are curious, avid readers, I want to update our nonfiction reading section with new materials.

Many of our students don't get the chance to explore outside of school. They depend on me and their teachers to provide new, relevant, and interesting reading materials for them. Some of our students' only library experience is the one they receive from me when they are at school.

My Project

Having some new nonfiction titles will make our school library's book collection more up-to-date for our kids' curiosities. It will also better support teachers who like to use library books in their curriculum content research. Many of our students like to research topics covered in class on their own, and having some new titles will help them continue to do that!

Having a nice-looking, updated collection sends a clear message to our teachers, kids, and parents: We care enough about your classroom goals and your children's literacy to keep our library looking clean and well-stocked with high-interest titles.

By receiving some new titles, we can discard some older ones that look raggedy or contain outdated information.

Ms. Smith - Librarian and Media Specialist
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 450 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Carolina Panthers (Inside the NFL) • Amazon Business $28.55 1 $28.55
The Post Office (My Community: Places) • Amazon Business $27.07 1 $27.07
Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories • Amazon Business $5.64 3 $16.92
The Rock and Gem Book: And Other Treasures of the Natural World • Amazon Business $15.20 1 $15.20
The Moon Book • Amazon Business $14.41 1 $14.41
Rocks, Minerals & Gems • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Scary Stories Paperback Box Set: The Complete 3-Book Collection • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Ghosts of the Carolinas • Amazon Business $13.40 1 $13.40
Many Moons: Learn about the different phases of the moon • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Mountain Ghost Stories and Curious Tales of Western North Carolina • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05
Rocks, Gems and Minerals for Kids: Facts, Photos and Fun | Children's Rock & Mineral Books Edition • Amazon Business $9.42 1 $9.42
Favorite Scary Stories of American Children • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Spooky Campfire Stories: Outdoor Myths And Tales For All Ages • Amazon Business $8.68 1 $8.68
Delivering Your Mail (Community Workers) • Amazon Business $8.63 1 $8.63
Luke Kuechly (Sports All-Stars) • Amazon Business $8.34 1 $8.34
Keeping You Safe: A Book About Police Officers (Community Workers) • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
Arctic Wolves (Animals That Live in the Tundra) • Amazon Business $8.15 1 $8.15
CAM Newton (Amazing Athletes (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Ghosts of the Carolina Coasts • Amazon Business $7.54 1 $7.54
Let's Meet a Construction Worker (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Scary & Silly Campfire Stories: Fifteen Tales For Shivers & Giggles • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Let's Meet a Police Officer (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Helpers in My Community (Bobbie Kalman's Leveled Readers: My World: G) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Let's Meet a Librarian (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Let's Meet a Teacher (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Reindeer (A Day in the Life: Polar Animals) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Arctic Fox (A Day in the Life: Polar Animals) • Amazon Business $6.79 1 $6.79
Short & Shivery • Amazon Business $6.64 1 $6.64
Let's Meet a Dentist (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
Let's Meet a Doctor (Cloverleaf Books - Community Helpers) • Amazon Business $6.26 1 $6.26
Hark! A Shark!: All About Sharks (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
Who is J.K. Rowling? • Amazon Business $5.29 1 $5.29
Who Was Steve Jobs? • Amazon Business $5.13 1 $5.13
Who Was Dr. Seuss? • Amazon Business $4.80 1 $4.80
Who Is Bill Gates? (Who Was?) • Amazon Business $4.11 1 $4.11
Who Was Muhammad Ali? • Amazon Business $3.29 1 $3.29
Even More Short & Shivery: Thirty Spine-Tingling Tales • Amazon Business $2.96 1 $2.96

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