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Mr. Ruben from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

So Many Books, So Little Time

My students need 100+ high interest, low level books.

  • $841 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Help spark a love of reading in my students! I'm a 4th grade, general ed teacher in a high-need public school. We serve roughly 1,000 students pre-K to 5, 99% of whom qualify for free lunch and more than half are English Language Learners.

Three quarters of my students are reading below grade level. Many of them are reading at a second grade level. They are inspired to grow as readers, but are tired of our classroom library, which lacks enough high interest, low level books for second and third grade readers.

I have requested close to 100 books from levels J (1st/2nd grade) all the way to P/Q (4th grade). I have selected books that I know the kids are interested. Many of them are series. When a child gets to know a character, they are drawn into reading and excited to keep reading book after book whether it's the kids of the Magic Tree House, Junie B. Jones, Cam Jansen or Judy Moody.

When new books arrived in our classroom in November, the kids' excitement was immeasurable. Your help will ensure that enthusiasm continues to thrive in our classroom. You can make it possible for all my students to find a book that catches their imagination and turns them into a lifelong reader.

Mr. Ruben
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Young Cam Jansen and the Baseball Mystery, Vol. 5 David A. Adler • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Young Cam Jansen and the Spotted Cat Mystery (Young Cam Jansen Series #12) David A. Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Dr. Seuss: Young Author and Artist (Childhood of Famous Americans Series) Kathleen Kudlinski, Meryl Henderson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Oh, the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss • Barnes and Noble $12.59 1 $12.59
Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker's Dozen from the One and only Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss, Cathy Goldsmith, Janet Schulman (Compiler), Cathy Goldsmith (Compiler), Designed by Maria Leach • Barnes and Noble $27.96 1 $27.96
The Everything ® Kids' Science Experiments Book: Boil Ice, Float Water, Measure Gravity--Challenge the World Around You! Tom Mark Robinson • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Nate the Great and the Lost List (Nate the Great Series) Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Marc Simont, Marc Simont (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Nate the Great and the Sticky Case (Nate the Great Series) Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Marc Simont (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Nate the Great and the Stolen Base (Nate the Great Series) Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Marc Simont (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Nate the Great Goes Undercover (Nate the Great Series) Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Marc Simont (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Nate the Great (Nate the Great Series) Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Marc Simont (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine (Nate the Great Series) Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Marc Simont (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Nate the Great, San Francisco Detective Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, Mitchell Sharmat, Martha Weston (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Meet the X-Men Clare Hibbert • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
DK Readers: Dinosaur Dinners (Level 2: Beginning to Read Alone), Vol. 2 Lee Davis, Barbara Taylor • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
DK Readers: Slinky, Scaly Snakes (Level 2: Beginning to Read Alone) Jennifer A. Dussling • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
DK Readers: Shark Attack! (Level 3: Reading Alone) Cathy East Dubowski • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
DK Readers: Journey of a Humpback Whale (Level 2: Beginning to Read Alone), Vol. 2 Caryn Jenner • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
DK Readers Level 3: Greek Myths Caryn Jenner • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
DK Readers: Trojan Horse (Level 4: Proficient Readers) David Clement-Davis, Dorling Kindersley Publishing • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
DK Readers: Eruption: The Story of Volcanoes (Level 2: Beginning to Read Alone) Anita Ganeri, Linda Martin (Editor) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Readers Level 2: Anakin in Action! DK Publishing • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
DK Readers: Astronaut, Living in Space (Level 2: Beginning to Read Alone) Kate Hayden, Peter Dennis (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Star Wars: Galactic Crisis (DK Readers Series) Ryder Windham • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
DK Readers: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! (Level 2: Beginning to Read Alone) Jennifer A. Dussling • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Star Wars: Journey Through Space (DK Readers Series) Ryder Windham • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Story of Darth Vader (DK Readers Series) Catherine Saunders • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
DK Readers: George Washington: Soldier, Hero, President (Level 3: Reading Alone) Justine Korman, Ron Fontes, DK Publishing • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Nothin' but Net (Matt Christopher Sports Series) Matt Christopher, Paul Mantell • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The New York Yankees: Legendary Sports Teams Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
On the Field with... Derek Jeter Matt Christopher, Glenn Stout • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Football Nightmare Matt Christopher, Robert Hirschfeld • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
My Teacher Flunked the Planet: Book Four of My Teacher Is an Alien Quartet Bruce Coville, John Pierard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Aliens Ate My Homework (Alien Adventures Series) Bruce Coville, Katherine Coville (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
My Teacher Fried My Brains Bruce Coville, John Pierard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Monster's Ring (Magic Shop Series) Bruce Coville, Katherine Coville (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher (Magic Shop Series) Bruce Coville, Gary A. Lippincott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
My Teacher Glows in the Dark: Third Book in My Teacher Is an Alien Quartet Bruce Coville, John Pierard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
My Teacher Is an Alien Bruce Coville, Mike Wimmer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Young Cam Jansen and the Double Beach Mystery, Vol. 8 David A. Adler • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Young Cam Jansen and the Substitute Mystery (Young Cam Jansen Series #11) David A. Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Young Cam Jansen and the New Girl Mystery (Young Cam Jansen Series #10) David A. Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Young Cam Jansen and The Zoo Note Mystery (Young Cam Jansen Series #9) David Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Barking Treasure Mystery (Cam Jansen Series Book 19) David A. Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Young Cam Jansen and the Missing Cookie: (Young Cam Jansen Adventures Series) David A. Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and the Valentine Baby Mystery (Cam Jansen Series #25) David A. Adler, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Birthday Mystery (Cam Jansen Series Book 20) 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 • 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 • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen & The Chocolate Fudge Mystery David A. Adler • 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 • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Cam Jansen and Mystery of Stolen Diamonds (Cam Jansen Adventures Series #1) David A. Adler • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Magic Tree House Collection: Books 5-8 (Magic Tree House Series) Mary Pope Osborne • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Magic Tree House Boxed Set: Books 1-28 Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $89.37 1 $89.37
Junie B. Jones's Third Boxed Set Ever! Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
Junie B. Jones's Second Boxed Set Ever!: Books 5-8 Barbara Park • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! (Junie B. Jones Series) Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
Judy Moody Goes to College (Book #8) Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Around the World in 8 1/2 Days Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Declares Independence Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Judy Moody, M. D.: The Doctor is In! Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Judy Moody Saves the World! Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Judy Moody Predicts the Future Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Judy Moody Gets Famous! Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
Judy Moody Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 2 $10.78
On the Court with... Lebron James Matt Christopher, Stephanie Peters • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Soccer Duel: There Are Two Sides to Every Story... Matt Christopher, Paul Mantell • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Skateboard Tough Matt Christopher, Paul Casale (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Kid Who Only Hit Homers Matt Christopher, Harvey Kidder (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Viking Ships at Sunrise (Magic Tree House Series #15) Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Vacation under the Volcano (Magic Tree House Series #13) Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Magic Tree House Series #12) Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House Series #22) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 4 $14.36
Magic Tree House The Mystery of the Ancient Riddles Boxed Set #3: Book 9 - 12 (Magic Treehouse Series) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator), Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Magic Tree House Boxed Set #4 Mary Pope Osborne, Salvatore Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.76 1 $12.76
Magic Tree House Boxed Set: Books 1 - 4 (Magic Tree House Series) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope Nikki Grimes, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.89 1 $11.89
The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #3) Jeff Kinney • Barnes and Noble $10.36 2 $20.72

Materials cost

$597.32

Vendor shipping charges

$59.73

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$14.93

Fulfillment labor & materials

$17.00

Total project cost

$689.00

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$151.24

Total project goal

$840.24

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$840.24

12 Donors

-$810.59

Donations toward project cost

-$689.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$121.59

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$29.65

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$0.00

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