Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Must Have Picture Books Linky Party

I am linking up with Lindsey, The Teacher Wife, to share my top five picture books! Click her button below to view other bloggers' top fives or to join the linky!

The Teacher Wife

It was really difficult to choose just five (I LOVE children's picture books!) but here they are:

1. Mr. Peabody's Apples- Who knew Madonna writes books?! I didn't until I found this gem! This might be my all-time favorite picture book. This story has a lesson about the importance of not spreading rumors. The little boy in the story, Tommy Tiddlebottom, wants to undo the damage he's done by spreaking a rumor but learns that its nearly impossible. Whenever I read this book to my students, they are so engaged. You can hear a pin drop! It is a wonderful story about friendship, honesty, and forgiveness.

2. The 7 Habits of Happy Kids- My school is a "Leader in Me" school which means that we teach our kids about leadership and following the 7 Habits. This picture book is so powerful in teaching your students about how to be a leader. To read more about my blog post on the 7 habits, click {here}.

3. The Recess Queen- I always read this book during the first week of school because it is great for teaching about being a good friend and not bullying others. "Mean Jean" is a character that all of the kids can relate to because they've all dealt with someone who has been unkind or a bully. The rhyming story is fun for the kids (and fun to read!)

4. Chrysanthemum- I LOVE any book by Kevin Henkes! This is another great one for the beginning of the year. It has a theme of acceptance and the kids just love it!

5. The Polar Express- Who doesn't love this book?! I always read this book the day before our Winter break. We wear pajamas to school, listen to the story, and then watch the movie while drinking hot chocolate! So fun =)

Well now I'm off to work on the chair pockets that I am sewing for my classroom. I will post a picture soon! Have a great Tuesday =)


  1. I love The Polar Express! It is one of my favorite Christmas books. I love it!
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  2. The Polar Express is also a favorite of mine. I would read it to my own children in front of the fireplace when they were little.


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  4. The Recess Queen is so great to share with my kiddos the first week and Polar Express is always a crowd-pleaser in the winter! My kiddos love both of them and so do I!

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  5. We've got several in common - all great read alouds!

  6. Oh, "The Polar Express!" I love that book. Great list!