Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Student Book Club in Need of Help

Something great happened today. We had our first book club meeting at school. Based on the past two years, I ordered books with the money I was allocated for 15 kids. Ummmm. I had 32 kids show up. :) This is awesome!

Unfortunately, I don't have nearly enough books. Please PLEASE folks, check your bookshelves. If you have any of the following titles and are willing to ship them to me (I know, I'm asking a reallllllly big DO FOR OTHERS this Thursday), then let me know and I'll give you my school address to send them. Our community is very small, so our public library holds only one copy of a book, if they have it at all.

Thank you so much. You have no idea how great it is that this many kids are wanting to read FOR PLEASURE.

Titles we'll be reading:

The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Crutcher
Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind by Suzanne Fisher Staples
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Dicey's Song by Cynthia Voigt
At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks


K-Mom said...

I would be happy to order one of those titles off of and send it to your school.

I can't tell you what reading has done for me in my life...I LOVE to read and am happy to encourage this love in others.

Just e-mail me and tell me which book you need. kmom72 at gmail dot com.

groovyteach said...

Oh, k-mom I'm just speechless! Thank you soooo much! I love to pass on the love of reading, too, and you're helping me do that. Thanks!

pjmomof3boys said...

Ooh, ooh! I have My Sister's Keeper! I was given it as a gift and have already read it. What a good book for discussion--especially for teens! Email me your address and I'll pop it in the mail to you! (I'm not sure when we'll be back down to the Big "O"). ALSO, I can get you titles at 40 percent off if that helps at all...Just don't tell my boss! :)

groovyteach said...

pjmom you rock! thanks so much for doing that. i really really really appreciate it!

nochickensinmyhair said...

Groovy teach, I would be happy to help you! Please e-mail me at and I'll tell you what I can do to help!

nochickensinmyhair said...

How awesome of you to spread the word, pjmom!! This hit SO close to my heart! (You know we English majors are always suckers for a good book!) Thanks for pointing me in a direction that I can help a cause that I love!

Oh, and WAY TO GO, Groovy Teach! What an awesome compliment to have over double the number of kids expected!

You BOTH rock!!!

nochickensinmyhair said...

Oops! I thought I was back at Boogers and Burps when I made that last comment. Sorry, I get a little lost here in Bloggyville...!

groovyteach said...

nochickens, i am forever grateful! thanks so much for being so generous and so wonderful and helping me to help kids.

Anonymous said...

That is so awesome that so many kids are interested. When I was in school reading was what I loved. Kudos to you!!!

If you still need help please let me know I'd be happy to help out.

groovyteach said...

bratmom, thank you SOOOOOOOO much! i'm going to email you. you guys are all life savers! keep spreading the word!