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Mrs. Severson from Ham Lake MN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Read the Children's and Teen Choice Book Nominees

Help me give my students books that are the Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards nominees. These books will be directly in students' hands to be read and then kept in the classroom library.

  • $971 goal

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My Students

If you could look into my classroom right now you'd see students reading a variety of middle grade and young adult novels. They love reading and gobble up books with enthusiasm. We love to share that reading with the lower grade classrooms. This year the middle school students will be reading and evaluating the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards nominees.

By providing multiple copies of these books more students will be able to read in preparation for Children's Book Week, April 29-May 3.

After Children's Book Week and the voting for the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards, these books will be in classroom libraries, where students can borrow them anytime.

My Project

These books will help my students not only read great literature but also lead them to analyze and evaluate books prior to voting for Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards. This award is important because it is the only one that allows children and teens, the intended audience for these books, to vote on their favorite.

We have a big week planned at school, culminating in a community night that celebrates everything books.

On the community night students will be able to vote for books they have read. Putting these books into the hands of our readers will make a huge difference to our school and our students.

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This project will reach 800 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Down by the River: A Family Fly Fishing Story • Amazon Business $17.09 4 $68.36
There's a Dragon in Your Book • Amazon Business $16.19 4 $64.76
Furyborn (The Empirium Trilogy) • Amazon Business $15.19 4 $60.76
Julián Is a Mermaid • Amazon Business $13.98 4 $55.92
Fakers: An Insider's Guide to Cons, Hoaxes, and Scams • Amazon Business $12.91 4 $51.64
Back to the Future: The Classic Illustrated Storybook (Pop Classics) • Amazon Business $12.91 4 $51.64
Grow Up, David! (David Books) • Amazon Business $12.75 4 $51.00
The Belles • Amazon Business $12.59 4 $50.36
School People • Amazon Business $12.29 4 $49.16
The Mushroom Fan Club • Amazon Business $12.29 4 $49.16
Day at the Beach (Jeter Publishing) • Amazon Business $10.55 4 $42.20
Pizzasaurus Rex • Amazon Business $10.39 4 $41.56
The Prince and the Dressmaker • Amazon Business $11.55 3 $34.65
Ghost Boys • Amazon Business $8.49 4 $33.96
The Poet X • Amazon Business $14.87 2 $29.74
Wildcard (Warcross) • Amazon Business $10.97 2 $21.94
Sewing the Rainbow: A Story About Gilbert Baker • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Safari Pug (The Adventures of Pug) • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72

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