A Chair for My Mother
by Vera Williams


In A Chair for My Mother, little Rosa's family home is destroyed in a fire, so she teams up with her mother and grandmother to save, save, save...until they have enough money to buy a nice comfortable chair that they can all enjoy.

Finally, the jar is full, all of the saved coins are counted, rolled and exchanged for dollars, and the trio head off to buy their nice new chair.

(We especially love the scene where they try out new chairs and Grandma feels like Goldilocks.) Few children's books cover this topic as endearingly and powerfully as this one. Readers get a real sense of the joy the family gets from working together to SAVE for something special.

Awards Won
 - Caldecott Award Honoree
 - American Library Associaton Notable Children's Book
 - Boston Globe Best Children's Book Illustration Award

Reading Levels
Interest Level:  K-Gr. 2           DRA Level:  24                   Lexile Measure:  640L
Grade Level Equiv: 3.8         Guided Reading:  M


See Inside
Below are two sample spreads from
inside this book. We love the vibrant, action packed illustrations and all the tiny little details.


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