Sunday, July 7, 2013

Picture Book Party

I'm linking up with DeAnne at First Grade and Fabulous for a picture book party.  

A great picture book can be the perfect hook to get students thinking about important topics like developing character.  Here are a few of my favorites...

Uncle Jed's Barbershop 
Topics:  Compassion, diligence, perserverence, self-discipline

Uncle Jed traveled for miles to tend to his customers.  He saved the money he earned hoping to build his very own barbershop. However his dream had to be postponed during the Great Depression.  Then one glorious day, a much older Uncle Jed finally opened the doors of his new shop.

A Chair for My Mother
Topics:  Cooperation, perserverence, self-discpline, love of family
After their home is destroyed by a fire, Rosa, her mother and grandmother save their coins to buy a really comfortable chair for all to enjoy.

Ira Sleeps Over
Topics:  Acceptance, friendship, honesty

Ira is thrilled to spend the night at his friend Reggie's house, until his sister raises the question of whether or not he should take his teddy bear.

What are your favorite books to use for character education?  Link up with DeAnne and share them!


  1. Wendy,
    I guess it's time I post as well :) ! I love "Ira Sleeps Over" and "A Chair for My Mother". I've never heard of "Uncle Jed's Barbershop"...I may have to check it out.
    That First Grade Blog

    1. Jen,
      I'll bring a copy of it to our luncheon!
      :) Wendy

  2. I think I need to check out Uncle Jed's Barbershop----it looks like a great book for my firsties!!

    Thanks for linking up! :)

    First Grade and Fabulous

  3. Thanks for sharing! I love A Chair for my Mother as well. There is also a bunch of fun math things you can do with that book. I'm your newest follower.

  4. Chair for my mother is on my list too. Such a classic! Love it!

    Mrs Plemons' Kindergarten