“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: Pennypacker, Sara (2008). Clementine. New York, NY: Hyperion Paperbacks for Children.
Reading Level: 3rd grade
Synopsis: Clementine is a lovable 3rd grader who has a talent for trouble but a good heart. She is constantly trying to help but ends up finding trouble. This funny, realistic fiction chapter book is a hit for beginner chapter book readers.
Classroom Rationale: This is a great story to conduct a character study of Clementine and her neighbor Margaret.
CCSS.RL.3.3- Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.