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Ms. K. from New York NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

STEM Books for Current Readers and Future World-Changers

My students need a fully refurbished nonfiction library full of books they actually want to read.

  • $817 goal

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My Students

My school's district spans the populations of New York City: students who live in public housing to students who live on Park Avenue; students whose parents are building superintendents and students whose parents are consuls at the UN; students who are learning English and students with disabilities. They come from every nationality and ethnicity, from Colombia to Malta to Korea to Afghanistan.

And together, in my classroom, they're one strong, amazing community.

Our goal is to learn from each other and grow together. Success in our classroom is building independence, reflectiveness, flexibility, mutual respect, and a joy in discovering together!

My Project

Our current classroom nonfiction library is old and out of touch. Almost all the books have been in my room since I entered it nine years ago, and they weren't new then. Many of my readers already spent last year in my then-fourth-grade classroom and have already read all the nonfiction that was even kind of fit to read. Having enough engaging books for fifth grade informational reading is key for them to not only enjoy but also grow as a readers. We've begun that journey, but it's a big project.

STEM-related books will explain to my kids all about how their world works, teach them about important people who have already worked to explore and change it, and inspire them to discover and create in the future.

These books, from biographies of lesser-known scientists to hilariously gross explainers of the human body to books about robotics, will change our library for these kids. In turn, these new ideas will open doors and opportunities for them.

Ms. K.
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $21.09 1 $21.09
Ultimate Bodypedia: An Amazing Inside-Out Tour of the Human Body (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
The Brilliant Deep: Rebuilding the World's Coral Reefs: The Story of Ken Nedimyer and the Coral Restoration Foundation • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer • Amazon Business $17.09 1 $17.09
Ultimate Oceanpedia: The Most Complete Ocean Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $16.90 1 $16.90
Cute as an Axolotl: Discovering the World's Most Adorable Animals (The World of Weird Animals) • Amazon Business $16.89 1 $16.89
Science Encyclopedia: Atom Smashing, Food Chemistry, Animals, Space, and More! (Encyclopaedia) • Amazon Business $16.87 1 $16.87
Ultimate Reptileopedia: The Most Complete Reptile Reference Ever • Amazon Business $16.55 1 $16.55
Coral Reefs: A Journey Through an Aquatic World Full of Wonder • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do • Amazon Business $15.31 1 $15.31
Look Up!: Henrietta Leavitt, Pioneering Woman Astronomer • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars • Amazon Business $14.23 1 $14.23
How Things Work: Inside Out: Discover Secrets and Science Behind Trick Candles, 3D Printers, Penguin Propulsions, and Everything in Between • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years (Our Universe) • Amazon Business $13.68 1 $13.68
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $13.64 1 $13.64
Robotics: DISCOVER THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE with 20 PROJECTS (Build It Yourself) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Bridges: Amazing Structures to Design, Build & Test (Kaleidoscope Kids) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
What Makes a Monster?: Discovering the World's Scariest Creatures (The World of Weird Animals) • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Pink Is For Blobfish: Discovering the World's Perfectly Pink Animals (The World of Weird Animals) • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Giant Squid (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards)) • Amazon Business $11.71 1 $11.71
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
National Geographic Kids Everything Robotics: All the Photos, Facts, and Fun to Make You Race for Robots • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
If Sharks Disappeared • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code (People Who Shaped Our World) • Amazon Business $11.25 1 $11.25
Snake • Amazon Business $11.23 1 $11.23
Gravity • Amazon Business $10.98 1 $10.98
The Marvelous Thing That Came from a Spring: The Accidental Invention of the Toy That Swept the Nation • Amazon Business $10.43 1 $10.43
Science Comics: Dogs: From Predator to Protector • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
Who Would Win?: Battle Royale • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Burn: Michael Faraday's Candle • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Pop!: The Invention of Bubble Gum • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Boogers! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Math! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Poop! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Electricity • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Toilets! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Batman Science: The Real-World Science Behind Batman's Gear (DC Super Heroes) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Bees! • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Extreme Weather: Surviving Tornadoes, Sandstorms, Hailstorms, Blizzards, Hurricanes, and More! (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $9.53 1 $9.53
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Clean Water! • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
Science Comics: Volcanoes: Fire and Life • Amazon Business $9.28 1 $9.28
National Geographic Kids Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes: Earthshaking photos, facts, and fun! • Amazon Business $9.06 1 $9.06
Science Comics: Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98
Batmobiles and Batcycles: The Engineering Behind Batman's Vehicles (Batman Science) • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
Batplanes and Batcopters: The Engineering Behind Batman's Wings (Batman Science) • Amazon Business $8.87 1 $8.87
Science Comics: Dinosaurs: Fossils and Feathers • Amazon Business $8.85 1 $8.85
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Gravity! • Amazon Business $8.52 1 $8.52
You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Sleep! • Amazon Business $8.20 1 $8.20
Actual Size • Amazon Business $7.69 1 $7.69
Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Global Warming • Amazon Business $6.98 1 $6.98
Marie Curie: Scientist Who Made Glowing Discoveries (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Inventors & Scientists) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Stephen Hawking: Cosmologist Who Gets a Big Bang Out of the Universe (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Inventors & Scientists) • Amazon Business $6.95 1 $6.95
Climate Change (True Books: Ecosystems (Paperback)) • Amazon Business $6.89 1 $6.89
National Geographic Kids Reptiles and Amphibians Sticker Activity Book (NG Sticker Activity Books) • Amazon Business $6.73 1 $6.73
The World's Most Amazing Bridges (Landmark Top Tens) • Amazon Business $6.61 1 $6.61

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