Finn Books

The goal of the Finn Books project is to publish a line of high quality beginning reader books for children to use in the classroom.
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Jeremy Brunaccioni
Education
Gill, Massachusetts
United States
1 Team Member

Summary

Hi there. My name is Jeremy and I teach kindergarten. I've been in the elementary education field for close to 20 years now and I've also worked in an independent bookstore and for a major publisher. I have a passion for reading that I try to impart to my students. By publishing, I hope to reach more students.

I came up with the idea to publish some leveled readers (beginner books that teachers can use for instruction) when I realized, while there are some good books out there, they could be better. I want to create titles that combine a sense of humor, good graphic design, and subjects that are interesting to children. Additionally, they'll make use of current research on how children best learn to read.

With your help, I'll be able to publish 9 titles, featuring my energetic wheaten terrier Finn for comic relief. Three level A, three level B and three level C books have all been written and are in the process of having the finishing touches put on their design. (Check out the mock up of I See Dinosaurs at the top of your screen.) The next stop is the printers!

I'm so excited to see these titles in print and being used in classrooms and already have a second set of titles in mind. With your donation, I can make these books a reality.

What I Need & What You Get

I so appreciate your donation, no matter the size and want you to know that I intend to put it to good use. Here's a breakdown of the project.

  • $7,500 cost of having the books printed.
  • $500 cost of ISBNs, number codes used to identify individual titles.
  • $1,000 cost of website to market books.

If I exceed my goal, I'll work on adding more titles to the series. If I don't reach my goal, I'll look for other ways to raise funds and put them toward having the books printed. I'm determined to see this project through and publish high quality readers for kids.

To show my appreciation, I'm offering a series of perks at various levels. Check them out to the right.

The Impact

I'm starting small here with nine titles, but ultimately I want to create a rich library of books that teachers all across the US can use in their classroom. My hope is that teachers and students alike will enjoy the well designed and well written books, as a love of reading is fostered in classrooms everywhere.

I feel like I'm up to the task. I've written successful grants in the past, in the hopes of enriching the learning environment of my students. One grant found me creating hands-on colonial history kits, another helped raise funds for a raptor in Alaska and yet another grant helped put picture books and mentor readers in local school libraries. 

Other Ways You Can Help

While a monetary donation ultimately helps me to get these books printed, there are other things you can do to help me make this project happen. You can tell your friends, family and neighbors about my project through word of mouth, FaceBook and LinkedIn or by using the Indiegogo share tools. I really appreciate your help!

$2,810USD
raised in 1 month
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$9,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on January 15, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $10USD
    Thank You Note

    A heartfelt thank you note from Finn and me.

    0 out of 40 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $25USD
    Biscuit Recipe

    You know how finicky some dogs can be. This is a taste treat your canine companion will love, and you'll have the recipe to keep. It's Finn's favorite.

    3 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $50USD
    Finn Bookmark

    A fun bookmark featuring Finn. (And the biscuit recipe.)

    5 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $100USD
    Autographed Photo of Finn

    A photo of Finn being his goofy self. Depending on his mood, he'll autograph it with his signature or his paw print. (And the biscuit recipe, and Finn bookmark.)

    4 out of 80 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $500USD
    Finn Book Bag

    A handy book bag featuring Finn. (And the biscuit recipe,bookmark and autographed photo.)

    0 out of 18 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Dedicate a Book

    The loved one of your choice will have one of the nine titles dedicated to them, and their name will appear in the book. For example, "This book is dedicated to Ruth Chamberlain." How cool is that! You'll also get two copies of the title so you can keep one and pass one on to your loved one. (And the biscuit recipe, Finn bookmark, autographed photo and Finn book bag.)

    1 out of 9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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