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Ms. Carver Martinez from Ogden UT is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Rejuvenating Our Classroom Library

Help me give my students access to all of these amazing picture books for our class library!

  • $893 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

What is your relationship with books? Have you ever hugged a book to your chest because it made you feel so incredible when you finished? Laughed or snorted out loud because a character did something so outrageously funny? Cried because the pain of the characters is now your pain? Read a book all night so you could find out what happens and then have to wait a whole year for the next book to be released?

Loving books is the relationship I am teaching and building with my 4th grade students.

My students are curious, imaginative, and tenacious when it comes to reading. They have a wide range of interests are willing to try any book that is presented to them. I believe any reading skill or strategy can be taught through a picture book and my students ask daily what story we will be reading and what skill we will be learning.

My Project

These 50 picture books will go right into the hand of my students in my classroom library. The more options my students have to wonderful vocabulary, characters, and storylines, the better equipped they are to tackle any kind of book or test question with confidence.

My students have been working out of the same picture books all year and these books will rejuvenate both our library and their excitement for reading!

There is nothing better than a new book in the library and the joy of opening the book to take you on a new adventure. My students are going to devour these books!!

Ms. Carver Martinez
Grades 3-5

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bluebird • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The Boy Who Loved Words • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Same, Same But Different • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Wonder Walkers • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Memory Jars • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Friends Are Friends, Forever • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Impossible Mountain • Amazon Business $16.68 1 $16.68
Idea Jar • Amazon Business $16.59 1 $16.59
Roller Coaster • Amazon Business $16.34 1 $16.34
Someone Builds the Dream • Amazon Business $16.29 1 $16.29
Mel Fell • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Wishes • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Story of Fish and Snail • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Rock from the Sky • Amazon Business $15.39 1 $15.39
New in Town • Amazon Business $15.19 1 $15.19
Shine: A Wordless Book about Love • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Thank You, Omu! • Amazon Business $14.89 1 $14.89
Mr. Ferris and His Wheel • Amazon Business $14.79 1 $14.79
Brave as a Mouse • Amazon Business $14.69 1 $14.69
The Color Collector • Amazon Business $14.59 1 $14.59
Grandad's Camper • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons • Amazon Business $14.39 1 $14.39
Inside Cat • Amazon Business $14.37 1 $14.37
Return (Aaron Becker's Wordless Trilogy) • Amazon Business $14.28 1 $14.28
Hey, Little Ant • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Field Trip to the Moon • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Midnight Fair • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
A Walk in the Words • Amazon Business $13.90 1 $13.90
Outside In • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Journey (Aaron Becker's Wordless Trilogy, 1) • Amazon Business $13.72 1 $13.72
We Are Water Protectors • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
Are We There Yet? • Amazon Business $13.63 1 $13.63
Ten Ways to Hear Snow • Amazon Business $13.60 1 $13.60
Saturday • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
The 1619 Project: Born on the Water • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
The Little Owl & the Big Tree: A Christmas Story • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
The Antlered Ship • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Soaked! • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Oddbird • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
Dude! • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
One Day, The End: Short, Very Short, Shorter-Than-Ever Stories • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Flora and the Flamingo (Flora and Her Feathered Friends Books, Baby Books for Girls, Baby Girl Book, Picture Book for Toddlers) (Flora & Friends) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
The Relatives Came • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Quest (Aaron Becker's Wordless Trilogy, 2) • Amazon Business $10.92 1 $10.92
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Have You Ever Seen a Flower? • Amazon Business $8.27 1 $8.27

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