Thursday, March 22, 2012

What's Your Favorite Book??

Hello all :)
The purpose of tonight's post is not so much for me to tell you something, but hopefully, to stir up your teaching juices and tell me about your favorite picture books to read to kids.
I have a whole bunch of favorites - different books for different reasons.
My list (always growing and off the top of my head)
Inside a House that is Haunted (alyssa satin capucilli) - I used to have the book WITH the tape - and the sing-song version is permanently imprinted on my brain ( I would love to find the actual audio again) 
A Bad Case of Stripes (david shannon)  Great story fun to read. Great to talk with kids about doing what makes you happy, not whats popular
The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear (audrey wood) Adorable!!
Brown Bear (eric carle  bill martin) A classic
The Hungry Thing (jan slepian  ann seidler)  Great book for phonemic substitution - kids love it!!
The Tenth Good Thing About Barney  (judith viorst) So sad - I read this book every year as part of a writing minilesson.  And every year, I would cry a little (as would the kids).  Amazing way to show how books/authors make you feel emotions

I love reading variations - so first we read a classic - say - the three bears and then read all the fun variations.  The kids love this - sometimes we even decide we like a silly variation better than the original.

I buy way too much stuff for my classroom - but I could always use some book suggestions!  Let me know some of your favorites.
Happy Thursday :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for these! I teach fourth grade at the moment (may be moving to kindergarten next year) so I don't read alot of picture books but one we use every year when we begin cause and effect is "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Numeroff. I just love that book and all its variations. =) I even had the chance to meet Laura Numeroff once when I was a kid and I have an autographed copy of the book.

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