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Mr. Pearson
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Olivia: A Piglet Who'll Teach Kids To Read.

My students need two dozen titles from the award-winning 'Olivia' series; these will go in the school library and will appeal to 1st - 3rd graders.

My Students

Please help us put OLIVIA books in our school library. See These award-winning books will appeal to 1st-3rd graders (especially as there's also an OLIVIA TV series) and (most importantly) will help hook our younger readers onto chapter books.

How many students will this project impact?

About 240. That's the number of kids in our school who are on the same reading level as the OLIVIA books. I'll just give you a little background about our school. It is a K-8 Center in South Florida. Our parents tend to be immigrants with poorly-paid jobs in the tourism industry. Most of our kids are first-generation Americans. Over 80% receive free or reduced lunch. Very few of our children patronize the public library: our SCHOOL library plays a VITAL role in turning them into regular readers.

My Project

OLIVIA should really boost reading among our younger kids. It is an ideal book series for our library. Here's why: The OLIVIA books have won numerous awards (did you check out that Wikipedia link? All the awards are listed there); OLIVIA has been made into an animated series on children's TV - so the books will have instant name recognition (the most popular books in our library are from the Spongebob series - same phenomenon!); and - last but not least - the OLIVIA books are beginning chapter books. That's very significant: they'll help our second and third-graders make the all-important transition from picture books to chapter books. They are not too easy; not too hard. Just what those kids need.

How will donations to this project make a difference?

These books will be checked out by 200+ children annually. These kids probably don't patronize the public library, so a well-stocked SCHOOL library makes all the difference to them. OLIVIA is certain to attract the children: it has won numerous awards and has a TV tie-in. Finally, remember that OLIVIA will help our munchkins switch from easy books to full-blown chapter books. We'd love to have OLIVIA in our library! Thanks for reading this!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Olivia Meets Olivia • AKJ Books $5.45 2 $10.90
Dream Big • AKJ Books $7.79 2 $15.58
Olivia • AKJ Books $14.03 2 $28.06
Olivia Acts Out Adapted by Jodie Shepherd, Patrick Spaziante • AKJ Books $13.25 2 $26.50
Olivia and the Snow Day • AKJ Books $12.47 2 $24.94
Olivia Counts • AKJ Books $5.45 2 $10.90
Olivia Forms a Band Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator) • AKJ Books $14.81 2 $29.62
Olivia Goes to Venice Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrato • AKJ Books $14.03 2 $28.06
Olivia Helps with Christmas • AKJ Books $14.81 2 $29.62
Olivia''s Opposites • AKJ Books $5.45 2 $10.90
This Is Olivia! • AKJ Books $6.23 2 $12.46
Olivia . . . and the Missing Toy Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer • AKJ Books $14.03 2 $28.06

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