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Mrs. Thornton's Classroom Library

This shelf has several great books to use for your future classroom. In addition, these books would work great with all kinds of different lesson plans including different subjects such as History and even can help with explaining social cues and traditions.

A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

     This colorful book teaches children to be themselves, no matter what others opinions are. Camilla Cream, the main character, loves lima beans. However, she keeps this a secret because her friends at school think lima beans are gross. When tragedy strikes and Camilla is bed ridden with sickness, she must make a tough decision to tell the truth.  

     This book's reading level is ages 4-8. A great way to use this book in your classroom is to introduce it during the first week. This book opens discussion about why we worry about what others think, bullying, and learning to respect and accept differences in others.