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  • $433 goal

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

The Importance of Illustrations!

The cost of this set of books, including Jumanji, The Spider and the Fly, So You Want To Be President?, and more is $382, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I am a second grade teacher at Chicago International Charter School - Bucktown Campus. Reading is a very important aspect of our curriculum in second grade and the children in my class love to read and to be read to. My students absolutely love picture books! Often, when I ask them why they chose a certain book, their answer is, "Because I like the pictures." I would like to teach my students the importance of the illustrator and illustrations in children's books. We will be spending time during reading exploring various Caldecott Award winning illustrators and their stories. In order to successfully teach my students about the Caldecott Medal, I need several Caldecott Award winning books to share with them. I would like my students to be able to explore the illustrators by exploring their work in authentic literature. Each child will do a report on the illustrator of their choice and write about the illustrator's background. It is vital to the success of this project that my student's have Caldecott Award winning books to explore!

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Where Your Donation Goes

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Child's Calendar John Updike, Trina Schart Hyman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.15 1 $16.15
Rain Makes Applesauce Julian Scheer, Marvin Bileck (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
The Spider and the Fly Mary Botham Howitt, Tony DiTerlizzi, Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Hondo and Fabian Peter McCarty, Peter McCarty (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Jumanji Chris Van Allsburg, Chris Van Allsburg (Illustrator), Chris Van Allsburg (Artist) • Barnes and Noble $15.16 1 $15.16
The Three Pigs David Wiesner, David Wiesner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.40 1 $14.40
So You Want to Be President? Judith St. George, David Small (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
In the Night Kitchen Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.36 1 $14.36
Owl Moon Jane Yolen, John Schoenherr (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Simms Taback, Pam Adams (Illustrator), Simms Taback (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride Marjorie Priceman, Marjorie Priceman (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Olivia Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems Joyce Sidman, Beckie Prange (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.80 1 $12.80
Owen Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? Steve Jenkins, Robin Page • Barnes and Noble $12.00 1 $12.00
The Hello, Goodbye Window Norton Juster, Chris Raschka (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.16 1 $11.16
No, David! David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.16 1 $11.16
Make Way for Ducklings Robert McCloskey • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Arrow to the Sun: A Pueblo Indian Tale Adapted by Gerald McDermott, Gerald McDermott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
More More More, Said the Baby Vera B. Williams, Vera B. Williams (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Stray Dog Marc Simont, Marc Simont (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Cinderella Charles Perrault, Marcia Brown (Illustrator), Marcia Brown (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses Paul Goble, Paul Goble (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Snowy Day Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Tuesday David Wiesner, David Wiesner (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Yo! Yes? Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
The Funny Little Woman Retold by Arlene Mosel, Blair Lent (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39

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