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Mrs. Reeves from Tampa FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading is Fun: Keeping Favorite Titles Available

My students need popular books for elementary students in grades 2-5 to help improve their reading skills, and to instill a life-long love of reading and learning.

  • $623 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love coming to the media center! I wish we had more than one copy of the popular titles, so I did not always have to say "That's checked out", or "I need to repair that because it's falling apart." They love reading, but there just aren't enough copies of the popular books to go around.

My school is an urban, high-needs school.

At least 96% of our students qualify for free or reduced lunch. For many of the students, their only real access to books is in our school media center. The public library is too far away and there are no book stores in the area. They are amazing children, who are eager to read and learn. Their faces just light up when they come to check out books.

My Project

I wish I did not have to so frequently tell my students that certain books are not available because we only have one copy of that title, or it's in need of repair, or we only have a few titles in a book series. By having more of the popular titles available in the media center, students will continue to be excited about checking out books and reading. For students who struggle with reading, or who do not enjoy it as much, the popular titles might be just what they need to get excited about reading. I have had many students tell me that they can't wait to get to the reading level where they can read The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. How disappointing for them to get to that level and not have the books available in their media center.

I want to put books in the students' hands.

I want them to read and to have fun doing so. I want them to have access to the books that are so popular for kids their age. I believe that by making reading fun, the students will not only become better readers, but they will develop a life-long love of books and learning and this love will be passed down for generations.

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Mrs. Reeves
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diary of a Wimpy Kid • AKJ Books $72.26 1 $72.26
Dork Diaries Box Set (Books 4-6) • AKJ Books $30.65 1 $30.65
Puppy Love (Babymouse Libary Binding) • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Skater Girl (Babymouse Library Binding) • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Camp Babymouse (Babymouse Library Binding) • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Heartbreaker (Babymouse Library Binding) • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Rock Star (Babymouse Library Binding) • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Our Hero (Babymouse Library Binding) • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Babymouse #13: Cupcake Tycoon Jennifer L. Holm, Matt Holm, J • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Burns Rubber (Library Binding) • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Monster Mash (Babymouse Library Binding) • AKJ Books $11.69 1 $11.69
Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life Rachel Renee • AKJ Books $10.21 1 $10.21
Into the Gauntlet • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Vespers Rising • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Dragonslayer • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Queen of the World (Babymouse Library Binding) • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Storm Warning • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Musical, The (Babymouse Library Binding) • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Emperor''s Code (The 39 Clues Series #8) Gordon Korman • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
In Too Deep (The 39 Clues Series #6) Jude Watson • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Beach Babe (Babymouse Library Binding) • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Black Circle (The 39 Clues Series #5) Patrick Carman • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues Series #4) Jude Watson • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues Series #3) Peter Lerangis • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
One False Note (The 39 Clues Series #2) (LIBRARY EDITION) Go • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The 39 Clues Book 7 • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Battle of Riptide • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Maze of Bones (39 Clues Series #1) Rick Riordan • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
Enemy of Oceans • AKJ Books $9.48 1 $9.48
The Secret of the Sphinx (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel Ser • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Discovery of America (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel Ser • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
The Coliseum Con (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel Series #3) • AKJ Books $7.29 1 $7.29
Mrs. Kormel Is Not Normal! (My Weird School Series #11) Dan • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Mr. Klutz is Nuts! • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Miss Small Is off the Wall! (My Weird School Series #5) Dan • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Miss Lazar Is Bizarre! • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Mrs. Roopy Is Loopy! (My Weird School Series #3) Dan Gutman, • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Mr. Granite Is from Another Planet! • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Dr. Carbles Is Losing His Marbles! (My Weird School Series # • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Mr. Docker Is off His Rocker! (My Weird School Series #10) D • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Ms. Hannah Is Bananas! (My Weird School Series #4) Dan Gutma • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Mr. Hynde Is out of His Mind! (My Weird School Series #6) Da • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Mrs. Dole Is Out of Control! (My Weird School Daze Series #1 • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Officer Spence Makes No Sense! (My Weird School Daze Series • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Miss Suki Is Kooky! (My Weird School Series #17) Dan Gutman, • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Ms. Todd Is Odd! (My Weird School Series #12) Dan Gutman, Ji • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Mrs. Yonkers Is Bonkers! (My Weird School Series #18) Dan Gu • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Ms. Coco Is Loco! (My Weird School Series #16) Dan Gutman, J • AKJ Books $3.64 1 $3.64
Dr. Brad Has Gone Mad! (My Weird School Daze Series #7) Dan • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Ms. Krup Cracks Me Up! (My Weird School Series #21) Dan Gutm • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Miss Mary Is Scary! (My Weird School Daze Series #10) Dan Gu • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Mrs. Lizzy Is Dizzy! (My Weird School Daze Series #9) Dan Gu • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Miss Laney Is Zany! (My Weird School Daze Series #8) Dan Gut • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Mrs. Cooney is Loony! • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Ms. LaGrange Is Strange! (My Weird School Series #8) Dan Gut • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Mr. Sunny Is Funny! (My Weird School Daze Series #2) Dan Gut • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Miss Daisy Is Crazy! • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Mrs. Jafee is Daffy! • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91
Coach Hyatt Is a Riot! (My Weird School Daze Series #4) Dan • AKJ Books $2.91 1 $2.91

Materials cost

$491.61

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.37

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$528.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$93.35

Total project goal

$622.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$622.33

13 Donors

-$393.51

Donations toward project cost

-$341.98

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$51.53

match offer

-$220.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$187.00

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.00

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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