R.L.= Reading Level
Culturally-relevant texts list: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/1PAGHTEOMO1C6/ref=cm_sw_r_fa_ws_qFbBrb1124N53
Hi-interest/ lower reader list: http://www.schoolonwheels.org/pdfs/3328/Hi-Lo-Book-List.pdf
Penny Kittle HS List: http://www.pennykittle.net/uploads/pdf/2011_student_book_lists.pdf
Book Whisperer MS List: http://www.pennykittle.net/uploads/pdf/donalynbooks2011.pdf
Non-fiction List: http://www.pennykittle.net/uploads/pdf/NCTE%20non-fiction%20awards.pdf
FREE books online:
- First Book
- DonorsChoose: See examples of successful book grants here and here.
- Amazon Wish List: Send a letter to your friends and family requesting their help. Check out this successful Amazon Wishlist and one CM’s reflection and excitement when his order is fulfilled.
CHEAP books online:
- Scholastic: Scholastic holds sales several times a year where their books are as low as 1 cent. Sign up to receive alerts and also consider signing up for monthly book orders. When your students order books you’ll also receive points that you can accumulate to buy books for the classroom.
- Ebay Book Lots: If you’re hoping to buy more than one copy of a book or several books from a series, Ebay often has great deals. Search for the title of the series plus “book lots” to find bulk deals. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, consider setting an Ebay alert that will inform you when your book is being auctioned or sold.