You won't be disappointed with this one, trust me. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a story that has captured the heart of many. The Herdman kids are the town's worst nightmare. They lie, steal, cheat, and...well, let's just say that they aren't the greatest example. So, as you can imagine, when they barge into the church one Sunday and take over the Christmas pageant, the people are less than thrilled. The Herdman's turn the pageant upside down, but to everyone's surprise, it ends up being the best Christmas pageant ever. This book teaches students that there are people from all different backgrounds that have something wonderful to offer. Students will also learn that things do not always go according to plan which is okay because many times the new plan turns out much better!
Use in the classroom: I would have the students design an advertisement poster for the Christmas pageant, starring the Herdman's.
Target grade: 3rd-5th