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Mrs. e. from Houston TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Words of WISDOM

The cost of a classroom library, including "Kristy's Great Idea" and "Eloise in Paris", is $1104, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

  • $1,234 goal

This project expired on May 26, 2007.

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I teach 5th grade reading in a low income area. I teach 60 ESL and Regular students. I think that reading to these students daily is extremely important. By doing a read aloud the students broden their vocabulary and total interest in reading. By them listening to stories and enjoying stories, the students add many "WORDS OF WISDOM" to their vocabulary. By keeping these books in the classroom many students will borrow them after I read them to read again. Interest in reading, that is the key. I have purchased books to keep in the class as read alouds but do not have enough. With your help I am asking for books that will be read daily to the students. Thank you so much for your kindness. These children will grow in many ways as a result of this class room collection.

Mrs. e.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren, Michael D. Chesworth (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $27.00 1 $27.00
Four Fudge Books by Judy Blume: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing/Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great/Superfudge/Fudge-a-Mania Judy Blume • Barnes and Noble $19.16 1 $19.16
Dreams and Visions: Fourteen Flights of Fantasy M. Jerry Weiss, Helen S. Weiss • Barnes and Noble $17.95 1 $17.95
Eloise in Paris Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.20 1 $16.20
The BFG Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.30 1 $15.30
Eloise in Moscow Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.30 1 $15.30
Yankee Girl Mary Ann Rodman • Barnes and Noble $15.30 1 $15.30
Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts Richard Peck • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator), As Told to Jon Scieszka • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Kristy's Great Idea (Baby-Sitters Club Series), Vol. 1 Ann M. Martin, Adapted by Raina Telgemeier • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Tough Cookie David Wisniewski, David Wisniewski (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
What Planet Are You from Clarice Bean? Lauren Child, Lauren Child (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Clarice Bean, Guess Who's Babysitting? Lauren Child, Lauren Child (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
The Ant Bully John Nickle, John Nickle (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Clarice Bean, That's Me Lauren Child, Lauren Child (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Johnny Appleseed: A Tall Tale Steven Kellogg, Steven Kellogg (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.29 1 $15.29
Swine Lake James Marshall, Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
The Night I Followed the Dog Nina Laden, Nina Laden (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude Kevin O'Malley, Kevin O'Malley (Illustrator), Carol Heyer (Illustrator), Scott Goto (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
When Pigasso Met Mootisse Nina Laden • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Saturdays Elizabeth Enright, Elizabeth Enright (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Sideways Stories from Wayside School Louis Sachar, Adam McCauley (Illustrator), Julie Brinckloe • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Behind the Curtain (Echo Falls Mystery Series #2) Peter Abrahams • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Ramona's World Beverly Cleary, Alan Tiegreen (Illustrator), Tracy Dockray (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
The Nobodies N. E. Bode, Peter Ferguson (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Amber Brown Goes Fourth Paula Danziger, Tony Ross (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Catch A Tiger By The Toe Ellen Levine • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Clarice Bean Spells Trouble Lauren Child, Lauren Child (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Pippi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren, Louis S. Glanzman (Illustrator), Florence Lamborn (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
The Book of Bad Ideas Laura Huliska-Beith, Laura Huliska-Beith (Illustrator), Laura Haliska-Beith (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Judy Moody, M. D.: The Doctor is in! Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Peter Pan in Scarlet Geraldine McCaughrean, Brian Froud (Illustrator), Tk (Illustrator), Tony DiTerlizzi (Illustrator), Scott M. Fischer (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.39 1 $14.39
Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock Sheila Bair, Barry Gott (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Here Lies the Librarian Richard Peck • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Molly Moon's Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure Georgia Byng • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Al Capone Does My Shirts Gennifer Choldenko • Barnes and Noble $13.59 1 $13.59
Chasing Vermeer Blue Balliett, Brett Helquist (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Play Ball! Jorge Posada, Raul Colon (Illustrator), With Robert Burleigh • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Giraffes Can't Dance Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Miss Malarkey Leaves No Reader Behind Judy Finchler, Kevin O'Malley, Kevin O'Malley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa Erica Silverman, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.50 1 $13.50
Summer Reading Is Killing Me Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator), Adam McCauley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.49 1 $13.49
Camille and the Sunflowers Laurence Anholt • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
I Like Myself! Karen Beaumont, David Catrow (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.80 1 $12.80
What Are You So Grumpy About? Tom Lichtenheld, Lazear (Illustrator), Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Patty Lovell, David Catrow (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Judy Moody Around the World in 8 1/2 Days Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $12.79 1 $12.79
Dear Max Sally Grindley, Tony Ross (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.96 1 $11.96
Oh, the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss • Barnes and Noble $11.90 1 $11.90
Kissing Hand Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper (Illustrator), Nancy M. Leak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.86 1 $11.86
Mr. Putter and Tabby Spin the Yarn Cynthia Rylant, Arthur Howard (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $11.20 1 $11.20
Henrietta: There's No One Better Martine Murray • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
The Cowgirl Aunt of Harriet Bean Alexander McCall Smith, Laura Rankin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain Trevor Romain, Trevor Romain (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig Helen Oxenbury, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Goldilocks Returns Lisa Campbell Ernst, Lisa Campbell Ernst (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge Mem Fox, Julie Vivas (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Giants have Feelings, Too; Jack and the Beanstalk Alvin Granowsky, Henry Buerchkholtz (Illustrator), Linda Dockey Graves (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.02 1 $7.02
Lose, Team, Lose! (Rotten School Series #4) R. L. Stine, Trip Park (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
King of the Playground Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Nola L. Malone (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Let's Get This Party Haunted! R. L. Stine, R.L. Stine • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Pippi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren, Louis S. Glanzman (Illustrator), Florence Lamborn (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Judy Moody Saves the World! Megan McDonald, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Judy Moody Gets Famous! Megan McDonald, Peter Reynolds (Illustrator), Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Unabridged Classics Series) L. Frank Baum, Scott McKowen (Illustrator), Arthur Pober (Afterword) • Barnes and Noble $4.97 1 $4.97
Beany Goes to Camp Susan Wojciechowski, Susanna Natti (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Stealing Home Matt Christopher, Paul Mantell • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
Lucky Baseball Bat Matt Christopher, Robert Henneberger (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.49 1 $4.49
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Classic Starts Series) Retold by Oliver Ho, Mark Twain, Dan Andreasen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $4.45 1 $4.45
Johnny Mutton, He's So Him! James Proimos • Barnes and Noble $3.99 1 $3.99
The Real Mccoy • Scholastic Reading Counts and Reading Inventory $3.95 1 $3.95
Dracula Doesn't Play Kickball (Adventures of the Bailey School Kids Series #48) Debbie Dadey, Marcia Thornton Jones, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Ogres Don't Hunt Easter Eggs (Bailey School Kids Holiday Special Series) Debbie Dadey, Marcia Thornton Jones • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
A Dollar for Penny: (Step into Reading Books Series: A Step 1 Book) Julie Glass, Joy Allen (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59
Bogeymen Don't Play Football Debbie Dadey, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator), With Marcia Thornton Jones • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

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