Monday, July 16, 2012

Must Have Picture Books [linky]

If you LOVE picture books then you are going to LOVE this linky.
The Teacher Wife has put together a great linky called:

The Teacher Wife
All you do is post about your top 5 Must-Have-Picture-Books with a link to purchase them.
I started making my list and found out it was VERY hard to pick just five! But here goes:
1. When someone says favorite book "Duck on a Bike" is ALWAYS the first book that pops into my head. I love this book. The pictures are incredible! I use this book to teach inference and predictions. My kiddos can really connect to it.
2. This is a favorite because I know the author Brad Wilcox. He has come to our school a few times and done inservice with our faculty and he teaches at my alma mater BYU. I use this book to teach connections. But it has a great lesson to learn as well.
3. Daniel Kirk has an awesome 3 book series about an adorable Library Mouse who likes to write stories. This is a great book to get kids to enjoy writing.
4. I use this book towards the end of first grade after I have taught all the reading strategies. We spend a long time reading and discussing all our connections, predictions, inferences, and compare and contrasts. The pictures are wonderful too.
5. This is a really funny book that my kids love to hear. There are so many things you can do with this book. It's great for genre study and inflectional endings but best of all it's just fun to read!
So that's my five and believe me it was painful to narrow it down to JUST five!
If you want to link up or just check out other teacher's list just head on over to the Teacher Wife by click her button below! It's a great way to add to your library.
The Teacher Wife
Happy Reading!

13 comments:

Andi said...

I've never heard of "Pig, Pigger, Piggest." I'll have to go get it. Love piggies!
Thanks for sharing,
~Andi

Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

Thanks for linking up! It was hard for me to just pick 5, too!

Mrs. Nunley said...

Thanks for sharing your favorites! It gives me great ideas on books to add to my classroom library!
-Megan

First Grade Magic

Ms. O said...

Guess what? As of March there was a fourth Library Mouse. One of these days I will actually get my Kleenex box with mirror made. I keep meaning to and don't do it. *go get on that cause it is summer and it's fading fast*

Also a BYU grad!

Across the Hall said...

We share some favorites {Library Mouse, Duck on a Bike}, but you turned me on to a few cute books too!

Thanks for sharing!

Halle
Across the Hall in 2nd

TammySF. said...

I'm your newest follower! Love your choices:) I've linked up too!

Tammy
1...2...3...Teach With Me

Lisa R. said...

Great reads!! I love Duck on a Bike also. It's such a cute story!
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Barbara said...

I love piggie books. I'll have to look for that one.
❀Barbara❀
Grade ONEderful
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Rebecca said...

I'm visiting through the Linky Party. Don't you just love picture books?!!? Great list! I need to check out Pig, Pigger, Piggest!!


Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,
Rebecca

Kelley Dolling said...

Yay . . . Duck on a Bike. This one cracks me up. This is a great list my dear!

Kelley Dolling
Teacher Idea Factory

Courtney Long said...

"Pig Pigger Piggest" oh my word I need that book! Too cute!!!

Make sure to stop by and enter my giveaway!
-Courtney
2ndgradesnapshots.blogspot.com

4321teach said...

"The Gardener" is a great book. In the upper grades, I use it to talk about text format, friendly letters, and having diverse backgrounds.

EmilyK

Tracy Tegeler said...

Great books!
I'm your newest follower :)

Tracy
Creekside Teacher Tales