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Ms. Malosh from Chicago IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Where are the Fiction Books??

My students need an extensive list of fiction books, to read for enjoyment and during story time and after school.

  • $491 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Do you remember receiving a library card as a child and feeling excitement knowing that you could borrow books from the library? Our students will experience this for the first time next month, with the school's library grand opening! But we desperately need fiction books to fill our shelves.

We have 400 students in grades Pre-K through grade 5.

Our students, primarily African American, attend classes at an urban charter school in Illinois. Significant numbers of our students make more than one year of progress by a single year in our classrooms. In 2009, nearly 40 percent of students made more than one year of progress in reading. Receiving fiction books will help us to continue to reach these awesome achievements!

My Project

We need an extensive list of fiction books, to read for enjoyment and during story time and after school. The school library is a wonderful resource that is open to allL students at the school, as well as parents, teachers, and staff. No other resource in a school is so important or well-used. Our students rely on a limited collection of titles in the classroom, many of which are worn books with ratty covers and ripped pages. We are fortunate that our school library has an adequate collection of nonfiction titles, but we are in danger of losing student interest without a good selection of fiction titles as well. Adding fiction books to the school library will attract students to the library and will encourage them to read for fun. Numerous studies have shown that students who enjoy reading show the most improvement in regards to academic achievement. Your donation will help our students to continue their pursuit of lifelong learning!

Please help us to receive these books in time for the library's grand opening!

Imagine the student's delight when they walk into the library and realize that they have a place to call their own. Many of our students have never had the opportunity to visit a fully-equipped school library. Will you help us broaden access to library books by donating to our school library? Thank you in advance!!

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Ms. Malosh
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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2 donors2 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 400 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Beyond the Grave (The 39 Clues Series #4) Jude Watson • Barnes and Noble $9.35 1 $9.35
Fancy Nancy: Every Day Is Earth Day (Fancy Nancy Series) (I Can Read Book Series: Level 1) Jane O'Connor, Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator), Aleksey Ivanov (Illustrator), Olga Ivanov (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Emperor's Code (The 39 Clues Series #8) Gordon Korman • Barnes and Noble $9.35 1 $9.35
Curious George Plants A Tree (Curious George Series) H. A. Rey • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon Series #1) Cressida Cowell • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Viper's Nest (The 39 Clues Series #7) Peter Lerangis • Barnes and Noble $9.35 1 $9.35
The Batboy Mike Lupica • Barnes and Noble $10.52 1 $10.52
Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine and a Miracle Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson, Mary Nethery • Barnes and Noble $12.95 1 $12.95
Leprechaun in Late Winter (Magic Tree House Series #43) Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca • Barnes and Noble $9.35 1 $9.35
In Too Deep (The 39 Clues Series #6) Jude Watson • Barnes and Noble $9.35 1 $9.35
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself Lincoln Peirce (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.35 1 $9.35
I Am Going! (Elephant and Piggie Series) Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
My Brother Charlie Holly Robinson Peete, Ryan Peete • Barnes and Noble $10.70 1 $10.70
The Earth Book Todd Parr • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Fly Guy Meets Fly Girl! Tedd Arnold, Tedd Arnold (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
January's Sparrow Patricia Polacco, Patricia Polacco (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.55 1 $16.55
Following the Trail of Marco Polo (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novels Series #4) Geronimo Stilton • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
The Emperor's Code (The 39 Clues Series #8) Gordon Korman • Barnes and Noble $11.69 1 $11.69
My Heart Is Like a Zoo Michael Hall, Michael Hall (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.23 1 $12.23
The Birthday Ball Lois Lowry, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.52 1 $11.52
Michael Recycle Ellie Bethel, Alexandra Colombo (Artist) • Barnes and Noble $11.51 1 $11.51
The Sword Thief (The 39 Clues Series #3) Peter Lerangis • Barnes and Noble $9.35 1 $9.35
The Mysterious Benedict Society and The Prisoner's Dilemma (Mysterious Benedict Society Series #3) Trenton Lee Stewart, Diana Sudyka (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.23 1 $12.23
Scholastic Children's Dictionary Scholastic, Manufactured by Scholastic Reference • Barnes and Noble $13.67 1 $13.67
This Book Is Not Good for You Pseudonymous Bosch • Barnes and Noble $12.23 1 $12.23
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? Jane Yolen, Mark Teague (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.23 1 $12.23
How to Train Your Dragon (How to Train Your Dragon Series #1) Cressida Cowell, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock, Cressida Cowell (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $7.91 1 $7.91
One False Note (The 39 Clues Series #2) Gordon Korman • Barnes and Noble $9.35 1 $9.35
The Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues Series #1) Rick Riordan • Barnes and Noble $9.35 1 $9.35
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Harry Potter Series) J. K. Rowling, J. K. Rowling (Illustrator), Mary GrandPre (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $9.35 1 $9.35
The Invention of Hugo Cabret Brian Selznick, Brian Selznick (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $17.99 1 $17.99
The Dangerous Book for Boys Conn Iggulden, Hal Iggulden • Barnes and Noble $19.40 1 $19.40
The Monster at the End of This Book Jon Stone • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Jacqueline Kelly • Barnes and Noble $12.23 1 $12.23
How to Be a Pirate (How to Train Your Dragon Series #2) Cressida Cowell • Barnes and Noble $7.91 1 $7.91
The Kissing Hand Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper (Illustrator), Nancy M. Leak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.20 1 $12.20
Daring Book for Girls Andrea J. Buchanan, Miriam Peskowitz, Alexis Seabrook (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $19.40 1 $19.40

Materials cost

$387.09

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.81

Fulfillment labor & materials

$9.00

Total project cost

$401.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.22

Total project goal

$490.12

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$490.12

2 Donors

-$486.83

Donations toward project cost

-$401.90

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$84.93

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.29

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$0.00

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