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.

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.

Reading Levels
Interest Level:  Kindergarten - Grade 2
DRA Level:  24

Lexile Measure:  640L

Grade Level Equivalent:  3.8
Guided Reading Level:  M

This book won a number of prestigious awards.  It was named a Caldecott Award Honoree, an American Library Associaton Notable Children's Book, and a Boston Globe Best Children's Book Illustration Award.

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

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