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  • $378 goal

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Mrs. Zalaznik-Grill
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Reading Comes Alive with Exciting Books

My students need 37 fiction and non-fiction books for our classroom library including "The Curse of King Tut's Tomb" and "Campfire Mallory".

My Students

Do you remember what it was like the first time you walked into your classroom in 4th grade and saw the library full of books?

I am a general education 4th grade teacher.

This is my 6th year at my school. This year my students are reading above grade level. I do not have enough higher level books to meet their needs. They are eager to learn and enjoy reading about famous and important people. My school is located in NYC and is made up of students from many different cultures and backgrounds.

My Project

These books will help my children have a greater choice when choosing books to read at their level during reading workshop. This will help to build their love of learning. Having leveled books helps children build their reading stamina and increase their reading ability.

These books will foster a love of reading in my students and help them explore non-fiction and fiction books at a level that is just right for them.

These books will help fill the baskets in our classroom library so they are overflowing with books to pick from.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Who Is Maria Tallchief? Catherine Gourley, Nancy Harrison (Illustrator), Val Paul Taylor (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
George Washington Carver: The Peanut Wizard Laura Driscoll, Jill Weber (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.40 1 $5.40
Great Wall Of China Leonard Everett Fisher, Everett Fisher • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
The Jade Dragon Carolyn Marsden, Virginia Shin-Mui Loh • AKJ BOOKS $13.97 1 $13.97
Atlantis: The Lost City? Level 4: Proficient Readers (Dorling Kindersley Readers) Andrew Donkin, Rebecca Johns (Editor), Peter Dennis (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $3.41 1 $3.41
The Trouble with Tuck Theodore Taylor • AKJ BOOKS $5.40 1 $5.40
Simeon's Fire Cathryn Clinton • AKJ BOOKS $5.23 1 $5.23
Sticks Joan Bauer • AKJ BOOKS $6.83 1 $6.83
Facing West: A Story of the Oregon Trail Kathleen V. Kudlinski, James Watling (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Soccer for Fun!: For Fun Kenn Goin, Contribution by Compass Point Books • AKJ BOOKS $7.64 1 $7.64
Titanic Sinks! Thomas Conklin • AKJ BOOKS $3.60 1 $3.60
Jason's Gold Will Hobbs • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Toliver's Secret Esther Wood Brady, Richard Cuffari (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.86 1 $5.86
Facing the Lion: Growing up Maasai on the African Savanna Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton, With Herman Viola • AKJ BOOKS $6.27 1 $6.27
Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy Seymour Reit • AKJ BOOKS $6.27 1 $6.27
Mr. Revere and I Robert Lawson, Robert Lawson (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $6.30 1 $6.30
Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story Ken Mochizuki, Dom Lee (Illustrator), Hiroki Sugihara (Afterword) • AKJ BOOKS $8.07 1 $8.07
Jip: His Story Katherine Paterson • AKJ BOOKS $6.10 1 $6.10
Nothing But The Truth Avi • AKJ BOOKS $6.50 1 $6.50
The Curse of King Tut's Tomb Michael Burgan, Barbara Schulz (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $20.55 1 $20.55
Abner and Me (Baseball Card Adventure Series) Dan Gutman • AKJ BOOKS $5.40 1 $5.40
Mickey and Me (Baseball Card Adventure Series) Dan Gutman • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
It's a Dog's Life (Hank the Cowdog Series #3) John R. Erickson, Gerald L. Holmes (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 4 $20.48
Murder in the Middle Pasture (Hank the Cowdog Series #4) John R. Erickson, Gerald L. Holmes (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 4 $20.48
The Further Adventures of Hank the Cowdog (Hank the Cowdog Series #2) John R. Erickson, Gerald L. Holmes (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 4 $20.48
The Case of the One-Eyed Killer Stud Horse (Hank the Cowdog Series #8) John R. Erickson, Gerald L. Holmes (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.40 1 $5.40
Drover's Secret Life (Hank the Cowdog Series #53) John R. Erickson • AKJ BOOKS $5.40 1 $5.40
The Case of the Halloween Ghost (Hank the Cowdog Series #9) John R. Erickson, Gerald L. Holmes (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.40 1 $5.40
Dunk Under Pressure (Winning Season Series #7) Rich Wallace • AKJ BOOKS $4.50 1 $4.50
The Roar of the Crowd (Winning Season Series #1) Rich Wallace • AKJ BOOKS $4.36 1 $4.36
Shots on Goal Rich Wallace • AKJ BOOKS $5.12 1 $5.12
Southpaw (Winning Season Series #6) Rich Wallace • AKJ BOOKS $4.26 1 $4.26
Takedown (Winning Season Series #8), Vol. 8 Rich Wallace • AKJ BOOKS $4.50 1 $4.50
Happy New Year, Mallory! Laurie Friedman, Jennifer Kalis (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.36 2 $10.72
Mallory in the Spotlight Laurie B. Friedman, Jennifer Kalis (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $10.90 1 $10.90
Mallory vs. Max Laurie Friedman, Tamara Schmitz (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.36 1 $5.36
Campfire Mallory Laurie Friedman, Jennifer Kalis (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS $5.36 1 $5.36

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This project will reach 32 students.

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