Children's Choice Award
School Library Media Association
While sorting through
difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret,
eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also
helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the from of
their apartment building
Author: Sara Pennypacker
- Discussion questions: Why did Clementine call her brother
vegetable names? Have you ever done errands for an adult? What are
some jobs you could do? How would you use the money you earn?
- Language arts: Make a list of Clementine's invented words and
figure out the correct word.
- Writing: Clementine is afraid of pointy things. Write about what
- Math: Make up math problems about pigeons and Cheerios.
- Science: Study pigeons. Why did Clementine's father need to get
rid of them?
- Social Studies: Discuss living in an apartment building versus a
house. Discuss the mothers' different jobs.
- Drama: Make a reader's theater of one chapter of the book.
- Cooking/Food: What is a Clementine? If you can find one, taste it.
- Art: Use colorful markers to make cartoons like Clementine's
- Music: Sing Oh My Darling Clementine Make up a new verse to go
with the story.
- Movement: Pretend to ride up and down on an elevator. Describe how
- Technology Use a Venn diagram on Kidspiration to compare
Clementine and Margaret or to compare their mothers.
- Compare and Contrast: Clementine to Junie B. or another
storybook heroine who gets into mischief.
- The Talented Clementine and Clementine's
Letter by Sara Pennypacker
- Junie B. Jones and Junie B, First Grader
series by Barbara Park
- Amber Brown series by Paula Danziger
- Ramona Series by Beverly Cleary
2009 Nominee Resources