Books for Everyone! Generosity Brings Aldo to New Readers

DonorsChoose is a fantastic website that “makes it easy for anyone to help students in need.” The website helps connect teachers and students in need of materials with people ready to help them. Back in the fall of 2014, Mrs. Phillips of Slavens K through 8 school in Denver set up a page asking for help purchasing two sets of the Aldo books for her 4th grade class. And it was a success! Mrs. Phillips cites the humor of the series as an important quality, saying, “For me, there is nothing more rewarding than hearing students laugh out loud as they read—a sure sign of COMPREHENSION!! The kind of joyful reading is contagious, and soon every kid in the class wants to find out for themselves what is SO funny.”

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Bailiwick Press only just found out about this project, but we are all very excited that people came together to give the gift of Aldo to the class. In her thank you post, Mrs. Phillips reports that “The books have been a smashing success in the classroom!” and that the vocabulary words and the Colorado setting have made the books all the more engaging and exciting for the students.

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Bailiwick Press wants to thank everyone who supported this endeavor—donors and readers alike!