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If you are interested in contributing to the Myers-Wilkins library fund, please contact media specialist Amy Broadmoore. You can also send books or checks to Attn: Amy Broadmoore; Myers-Wilkins Elementary School; 1027 N. 8th Avenue East; Duluth, MN 55805. Checks should be made out to "Myers-Wilkins Elementary School" with "library fund" in the subject line. 

Donations of $$$ would be appreciated. When I purchase books through Titlewave, the books come with protective covers, barcodes and spine labels, which saves me a lot of time.

If you would like to purchase a particular book or series for the library, I am happy to honor such requests if the book or series meets the criteria used to select books for the Myers-Wilkins library.

EARLY CHAPTER BOOK SERIES  (Lexile Range: ~200-600)

Early chapter book series are very valuable for turning students who have learned to sound out words into competent, confident readers.

  • Magic Tree House series (#1-#28) by Mary Pope Osborne

  • Magic Tree House series (#29-#49) by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Bad Kitty series by Nick Bruel 
  • The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron
  • Clubhouse Mysteries series by Sharon Draper
  • Dyamonde Daniel series by Nikki Grimes 
  • Secrets of Droon series by Tony Abbott
  • Junie B. series by Barbara Park

  • I Survived series by Lauren Tarshis 
  • The Rescue Princesses series by Paula Harrison
  • Judy Moody series (#1-#11) by Megan McDonald

  • Stink series by Megan McDonald

  • Jake Drake series by Andrew Clements

  • Ivy & Bean series by Annie Barrows
  • Humphrey's Tiny Tales series by Betty G. Birney
  • Ruby Lu series by Lenore Look
  • Alvin Ho series by Lenore Look
  • Nikki and Deja series by Karen English
  • Sassy series by Sharon Draper
  • Anna Hibiscus series by Atinuke (+picture books)

TOTAL: $1,000

*** $1,000 would enable us to fill two new rotating bookshelves with early chapter books. ***


Graphic novels are extremely popular with Myers-Wilkins students. We currently have to limit the number of graphic novels students check out. Adding graphic novels to our collection would increase the amount Myers-Wilkins students read.

  • Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series by Nathan Hale ($56 for 5 books)

  • Amulet series by Kazu Kibuishi (2x books 6 and 7 + 1x 1-5) ($112)

  • Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye series by Colleen Venable ($126 for 6 hardcover)

  • Binky the Space Cat series by Ashley Spires ($45)

  • Calvin & Hobbes anthologies by Bill Watterson ($13 each x 5 → $65)

  • Garfield anthologies by Jim Davis ($15 for 3-packs → $44)

  • Mutts anthologies by Patrick McDonnell ($42 for 3)

  • Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce ($93)

  • Adventure in Cartooning series ($57)

  • Bird and Squirrel series by James Burk ($45)

  • Dragons beware! by Jorge Augusto Aguirre ($13) (sequel to Giants Beware!)

  • Whistle series by Daisuke Higuchi ($120)

  • The Return of Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke ($17) (sequel to 2 others we own)

  • The Dumbest Idea Ever by Jimmy Gownley ($11)

  • Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson ($11)

  • Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loic Dauvieller ($15)

  • Sunny Side Up by Jennifer Holm ($12)

  • Little White Duck: A Childhood in China by Na Liu ($8)

TOTAL: $892



  • Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle ($15)

  • Where’s Walrus by Stephen Savage ($15)

  • Where’s Walrus? and Penguin? by Stephen Savage ($15)

  • Daisy Gets Lost by Chris Raschka (sequel to A Ball for Daisy) ($16)

  • Quest by Aaron Becker ($14)

  • Chalk by Bill Thomson ($14)

TOTAL: $90


  • Minecraft handbooks ($24 for set of 4)

  • Dork Diaries series ($120 for set of 10)

  • Lego books: construction books and graphic novels

  • American Girl books ($26 per set for each historical character)
  • Garfield anthologies by Jim Davis
  • Pokemon books
  • Guinness Book of World Records (paperback)
  • MORE Amulet books
  • MORE Big Nate books
  • MORE Diary of a Wimpy Kid books