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  • $427 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Bernstein
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 3 donors
  • $0 still needed

Runaway Readers, HELP!

The cost of books for a classroom library, including titles such as Henry and Mudge, The Long Way Westward, The Golly Sisters Ride Again, The Class President and many more is $376, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I am a NYC Teaching Fellow, in my fourth year of teaching. I teach first grade in one of the lowest performing schools in District 17. We are a Title 1 school, where almost 100% of the children are eligible for free lunch. My classroom library is divided into two sections. One section is comprised of books organized by genre (such as fiction, the sciences, history, poetry, folk and fairy tales). I read these books aloud to the children in conjunction with those subjects. The rest of the books are organized by reading levels. The children choose books according to their level to read independently. We use the leveled library everyday. The children focus their reading on the lessons, which might be finding the main idea, character analysis, or the use of simile. My voracious readers have devoured the leveled books, and are clamoring for more. I will be moving up to second grade with this class, and many of them are reading well into second grade level now. I've put together a diverse list of titles that will appeal to a variety of the children's interests, and can be read independently by children reading across the range of their reading levels. A donation of books will help keep their love of reading alive.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Favorite Greek Myths Mary Pope Osborne, Troy Howell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Favorite Medieval Tales Mary Pope Osborne, Melvin Berger, Troy Howell, Troy Howell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
I Know a Lady Charlotte Zolotow, James Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Dolphins and Sharks: A Nonfiction Companion to Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House Research Guide Series) Mary Pope Osborne, Natalie Pope Boyce, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Space: A Nonfiction Companion to Midnight on the Moon (Magic Tree House Research Guide Series) Mary Pope and Ma Osborne, Will Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Mary Pope Osborne • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Herbie Jones Suzy Kline, Richard Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Case for Jenny Archer Ellen Conford, Diane Palmisciano (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Can Do, Jenny Archer Ellen Conford, Diane Palmisciano (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Arthur and the Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club (Arthur Chapter Books Series #2) Marc Brown, David Blau, Marc Tolon Brown • Barnes and Noble $3.82 1 $3.82
Arthur and the Crunch Cereal Contest (Arthur Chapter Books Series #4) Marc Brown, Stratton, Marc Tolon Brown • Barnes and Noble $3.82 1 $3.82
Arthur Makes the Team (Arthur Chapter Books Series #3) Marc Brown, Marc Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.82 1 $3.82
Arthur Accused! (Arthur Chapter Books Series) Marc Brown, Steele, Marc Tolon Brown, Marc Brown (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.82 1 $3.82
Arthur's Mystery Envelope (Arthur Chapter Books Series) Marc Brown, Cunningham • Barnes and Noble $3.82 1 $3.82
Horrible Harry and the Drop of Doom Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Horrible Harry and the Dungeon Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Horrible Harry and the Ant Invasion Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Little Shopping Cynthia Rylant, Wendy Anderson Halperin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
More Tales of Oliver Pig Jean Van Leeuwen, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Tales of Amanda Pig Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Amanda Pig and Her Big Brother Oliver Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Oliver, Amanda, and Grandmother Pig Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Amanda Pig, School Girl Jean Van Leeuwen, Ann Schweninger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Pinky and Rex: (Ready to Read Series: Level 3) James Howe, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Pinky And Rex Go To Camp James Howe, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Pinky And Rex And The Double-Dad Weekend: Ready-To-Read Level 3 James Howe, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Pinky And Rex And The New Neighbors: Ready-To-Read Level 3 James Howe, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Aliens for Lunch Stephanie Spinner, Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Aliens for Breakfast Stephanie Spinner, Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Aliens for Dinner Stephanie Spinner, Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator), Blanche Sims (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House Series #9) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Dinosaurs Before Dark (Magic Tree House Series #1) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Midnight on the Moon (Magic Tree House Series #8) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Littles John Lawrence Peterson, Roberta Carter Clark (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Littles Go Exploring John Peterson, Roberta C. Clark (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Littles Give a Party John Peterson, Roberta C. Clark (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Littles and Their Amazing New Friend John Peterson, Roberta C. Clark (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Littles to the Rescue John Peterson, Roberta C. Clark (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Marvin Redpost #1: Kidnapped At Birth? Louis Sachar, Neal Hughes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Why Pick On Me? (Marvin Redpost #2) Louis Sachar, Barbara Sullivan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Marvin Redpost #3: Is He A Girl?, Vol. 3 Louis Sachar, Barbara Sullivan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Marvin Redpost #4: Alone In His Teacher's House Louis Sachar, Barbara Sullivan (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Marvin Redpost #7: Super Fast, Out Of Control! Louis Sachar, Amy Wummer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Class President Louis Sachar, Amy Wummer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Marvin Redpost #8: A Magic Crystal? Louis Sachar, Mallory Loehr (Editor), Amy Wummer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Golly Sisters Go West: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3) Betsy Byars, Betsy Cromer Byars, Sue Truesdell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Golly Sisters Ride Again: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3) Betsy Byars, Sue Truesdell (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Josefina Story Quilt: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3) Eleanor Coerr, Bruce Degen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Wagon Wheels: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3) Barbara Brenner, Don Bolognese (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Long Way Westward: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3) Joan Sandin, Joan Sandin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
A Long Way to a New Land: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3) Joan Sandin, Joan Sandin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Greg's Microscope: (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3) Millicent Ellis Selsam, Arnold Lobel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Drinking Gourd: A Story of the Underground Railroad (I Can Read Book Series: Level 3) F. N. Monjo, Fred Brenner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Catwings Ursula K. Le Guin, S. D. Schindler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Catwings Return Ursula K. Le Guin • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings Ursula K. Le Guin, S. D. Schindler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Jane on Her Own: A Catwings Tale Ursula K. Le Guin, S. D. Schindler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Horrible Harry Goes to Sea Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble: The Second Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge in the Green Time: The Third Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge under the Yellow Moon: The Fourth Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and Mystery of Stolen Diamonds (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #1) David A. Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Henry and Mudge in the Sparkle Days: The Fifth Book of Their Adventures Cynthia Rylant, Sucie Stevenson, Su ie Stevenson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the U.F.O. (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #2) David A. Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #3) David A. Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Television Dog (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #4) David A. Adler • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Gold Coins (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #5) David A. Adler • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Carnival Prize (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #9) David A. Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery at Monkey House (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #10) David A. Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Circus Clown (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #7) David A. Adler • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Babe Ruth Baseball (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #6) David A. Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Mystery of the Monster Movie (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #8) David A. Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Horrible Harry's Secret Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator), Frank Remkiewecz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Horrible Harry Moves up to Third Grade Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Horrible Harry and the Purple People Suzy Kline, Frank Remkiewicz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

Materials cost

$294.62

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$349.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$76.73

Total project goal

$426.26

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$426.26

3 Donors

-$389.21

Donations toward project cost

-$350.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.21

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$37.62

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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This project will reach 20 students.

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