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Ms. Buice from Spartanburg SC is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

We Want to Read the South Carolina Book Awards Books

The cost of the books from Barnes and Noble is $522, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $522 goal

This project expired on April 29, 2007.

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Each year the 20 nominees for the SC Children's Book Award are announced. Elementary school students across the state are encouraged to read as many of the titles as possible and then vote for the winners. Many of the students at my school would love to read these books and be able to vote. The only problem is that in a school of nearly 500 students, there is only one copy of each title. That means the students have to wait in line to read the books. Often they become discouraged and just find something else to read. What I am asking for is a set of 3 copies of many of the titles. That way my students can get together in small groups to read and discuss the Book Award nominees. I know these are all really good books - why would they be award nominees if they weren't?? I also know that my students are always more motivated to read when they can get together with friends and discuss the books as they go. In my classroom of 15, I only have 2 students who pay for their lunches. I also only have 7 students who are reading on grade level. Many of the books on the awards list are too hard for most of my students to read on their own. What I would like to do is open these wonderful books up to some of my struggling readers by enabling them to work with others. I know they would all enjoy the books. And, most importantly, I know they can all become better readers if they just have a chance to get their hands on the books. Please help me open up these wonderful award nominated books to my students. They want to help pick the winners too.

Ms. Buice
Grades 3-5
  • W Herbert Chapman Elementary School
  • Spartanburg, SC
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 60 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Great Sockathon Michael Delaney • Barnes and Noble $15.29 3 $45.87
Rainbow Soup: Adventures in Poetry Brian P. Cleary, Neal Layton (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 3 $45.75
Honeysuckle House Andrea Cheng • Barnes and Noble $15.25 3 $45.75
Operation Clean Sweep Darleen Bailey Beard • Barnes and Noble $14.40 3 $43.20
Ida B: . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World Katherine Hannigan • Barnes and Noble $13.59 3 $40.77
Buttermilk Hill Ruth White • Barnes and Noble $6.25 3 $18.75
The Report Card Andrew Clements • Barnes and Noble $5.39 3 $16.17
Heartbeat Sharon Creech • Barnes and Noble $5.39 3 $16.17
Becoming Naomi Leon Pam Munoz Ryan • Barnes and Noble $5.39 3 $16.17
The World According to Humphrey Betty G. Birney • Barnes and Noble $5.39 3 $16.17
The Young Man And The Sea Rodman Philbrick, W. R. Philbrick • Barnes and Noble $5.39 3 $16.17
Ghost of Cutler Creek Cynthia DeFelice • Barnes and Noble $5.35 3 $16.05
Seaward Born Lea Wait • Barnes and Noble $4.49 3 $13.47
Niagara Falls, or Does It? Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver, Carol Heyer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 3 $13.47

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