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Miss Rodgers' Riveting Reads

A collection of Children's books that I have loved for a long time or just recently had the opportunity to love.

My all time favorite!!!

Chrysanthemum - Kevin Henkes

If I could give this book 10 stars I would!! Ask anyone what book is my all time favorite children’s book and it would be this one no doubt. I have read this book so many times that I feel I could read it backwards. What a wonderful, positive, and uplifting story this book tells that I feel every student can relate to one way or another. Elementary kids are quick to be discouraged in the little things around them, like their names not fitting on a name tag. But what a great book to read to remind them that every person is special in their their own way and that’s what makes them so great! This is a great character education book to advocate a no bullying atmosphere lesson as well as a great lesson about names such as Tikki Tikki Tembo. Also, this book could be issued mid year as a little mid year pick me up lesson by having  each student draw another student’s name and have them write 2 to 3 sentences about what makes that student unique and why they are glad they are their classmate. The class could then share one by one and have them hung up on the wall for the rest of the year as a daily reminder. 


Lexile Leveling: 570L