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Ms. Brady from Kyle SD is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Prairie Bud: Let Us Read Award Winners '09-'10!

My students need the 16 South Dakota Prairie Bud Nominee books for 2009-2010, with titles from "Max's Dragon" to "First the Egg".

  • $322 goal

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Remember the sheer joy and eager anticipation of cracking the cover on a brand new book that you really wanted to read? It's a beautiful thing, isn't it? Sadly, many of my students have never had that experience. My Native American students live in one of the poorest counties in the country. All of our students receive free lunch. The library is the one place many of them have access to books, but our library has no regular budget. That’s where you come in. South Dakota highlights excellent recent picture books through its Prairie Bud Children's Book Award Program. My students participated for the first time last year due to the generosity of Donors Choose donors. They loved the opportunity to read new books, discuss them, advocate for their favorites, and ultimately vote for a winner. I want to provide this experience again. Buying the 2009-2010 nominee books will help my students not only access new high-quality literature, but also allow them to participate in critical discussions about what makes a good book. The books will be shared between all kindergarten, first grade, and second grade classrooms, enriching the lives of over 100 students this year—and many more in the future. Your support will provide my students with the unparalleled experience of loving an excellent, new book. For some, it will be the first time.

Ms. Brady
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 100 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hello, Bumblebee Bat Darrin Lunde, Patricia J. Wynne (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Stormy's Hat: Just Right for a Railroad Man Eric A. Kimmel, Andrea U'Ren (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Mary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary Beverly Donofrio, Barbara McClintock (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Leaves David Ezra Stein, David Ezra Stein (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Ballerina Dreams Lauren Thompson, Joann Ferrara, James Estrin (Photographer) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
First the Egg Laura Vaccaro Seeger • Barnes and Noble $7.34 1 $7.34
Vulture View April Pulley Sayre, Steve Jenkins (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown Cressida Cowell, Neal Layton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Fred Stays with Me! Nancy Coffelt, Tricia Tusa (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
May I Pet Your Dog?: The How-to Guide for Kids Meeting Dogs (and Dogs Meeting Kids) Stephanie Calmenson, Jan Ormerod (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
The Fabulous Bouncing Chowder Peter Brown, Peter Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Max's Dragon Kate Banks, Boris Kulikov (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
When Dinosaurs Came with Everything Elise Broach, David Small (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Velma Gratch and the Way Cool Butterfly Kevin Hawkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll Pat McKissack, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
Hello, Bumblebee Bat Darrin Lunde, Patricia J. Wynne (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35

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