What teacher doesn't love getting new ideas for picture books to use with their students? I'm always scouring bookstores, scholastic, half price books, and rummage sales for new great finds. So here we go, I'm joining my first linky party with firstgradeandfabulous.blogspot.ca.  I'm a little late to the party since this is already week 3 of her posts, but this weeks topic is character education.

Here are some of my favorites:

Caring and compassion - "A Chair for Mother" by Vera B. Williams

I remember seeing this book for the first time as a kid on reading rainbow. I just love everything about the beautiful illustrations and strong message of caring and compassion.

Self-Worth - "Chrysanthemum" by Kevin Henkes

This book is a beginning of the year staple for me, and I'm sure many of you as well.  I love that it can be used to teach respect, self worth and at the same time lead into some great study of kindergarteners' names!

Don't forget to check out all of the other great picture books each week over at 
First Grade and Fabulous! I know I'm getting some fantastic ideas for next school year already.
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