Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
This one was a hit with the girls but our one boy was not too pleased with it.
Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
Most of the kids knew the story but were excited to read it again.
Four Boys Named Jordan by Jessica Harper
Short and sweet and the kids liked the concept. They often have multiple students with the same name in their classes so they could relate.
Close your eyes and point to a letter from a page of letters then pick a new name starting with that letter. The kids really enjoyed doing this and some even made their craft with their new name.
Name Bookmarks with letter stickers.