July 16, 2012

Must Have Picture Books Linky Party


I absolutely love picture books!  I switched rooms with my bestest teaching buddy at the end of the year, and I was shocked how many books are in my library that are mine!!!!   Wow!!!  I'm not even going to tell my husband about that!  While I was unpacking them, I found myself reading them.  No wonder it took so long to unpack my room!  

The Teacher Wife is having a Picture Book Linky Party. I almost decided not to link up because I know what it will happen. I need to be strong! I cannot afford anymore books! Seriously!

I want you to know that it was extremely tough for me to only pick a few books!!! After several hours of picking and changing my mind... here are ONLY 5 of my favorite books:





Underwear is one of my favorite picture books. I look forward to reading it at the beginning of each school year. It is a fun read-aloud which the students love! After reading the book, the students become very creative as they dress their zebra in their choice of underwear. It's amazing what items they come up with to decorate their zebra's underwear. If you would like a copy of the pattern we use click here.










I didn't discover Round Trip until I was in college.  It quickly became one of my favorite picture books.   The entire book is in black and white.  When you reach what you think is the end of the book, you flip it over and continue reading the story.   Each time I read this book, the students are amazed when I turn the book over and continue reading.  I love watching their faces!!  This book disappears quickly off the shelf and the children love looking at the pictures.










Silver Packages is definitely a book that you will want as a part of your library.  I cry every time I read this book!  It is a Christmas story, but not the typical story that is often read.  It is a story about giving back and appreciating what we have.  







Charlie the Ranch Dog is an adorable book that my students LOVE!  He lives on a ranch, with Susie (his terrier friend). Ranch life is hard work and Charlie makes sure that Susie does her job right!!     My students think this book is hilarious! When I read this to my students, it just seems natural to read it like a cowboy would. 









Last, but definitely still one of my favorites is Pete the Cat. After listening to a video on YouTube, this book quickly became a favorite of mine. I had it pretty bad, my husband thought I had lost it. The words were in my head and they wouldn't leave!!! I quickly ordered the book and shared with my first grade students. They quickly fell in love with Pete too.     Will I ever stop reading this book to my students? "Goodness No!"




Now it's your turn.   What are your favorite picture books?   Click on the button below to link up!!  


 The Teacher Wife





24 comments:

  1. Looks like I need to do some reading. I've never heard of the first three books. They sound great!

    I love Charlie!
    Learning With Susie Q

    susieqsclass@gmail.com

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    1. Oh yes! You definitely need to check them out. :-)

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  2. I love underwear books (http://rubberbootsandelfshoes.blogspot.ca/2012/04/giggle-giggle-underwear-giggle-chuckle.html), and who doesn't love Pete - but the other books are new to me. I think the credit card is going to experience some serious damage as a result of this linky.

    sandi
    rubber boots and elf shoes

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    1. Thanks for sharing! I had no idea there were so many books about underwear! lol

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  3. My kids love Pete! I just bought the 3rd book today! Stop by sometime :)

    Cait
    Sliding into First!

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    1. I have already order the 3rd book too. :-)

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  4. I love Silver Packages...it makes me cry everytime. Another good one that is similar is The Year of The Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston and Barbara Cooney.

    Thanks for sharing!
    -Megan

    First Grade Magic

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    1. Thanks! I'm on my way to Amazon to check it out.

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  5. Silver Packages makes me cry too! I think Megan and I are in the same boat...both books have become a bit of a Christmas Tradition in my classroom!

    A Pirates Life for Us

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  6. Wow, I had never heard of Round Trip! It's now on my must have list. This linky party is going to break the bank, I tell ya!
    ~Heather

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    1. I gotta stop reading all the posts! lol

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  7. I have never heard of Silver Packages. It looks neat. I am going to check it out today!
    Eileen
    Second Grade Sunshine

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  8. I love books about dogs, so I need to get Charlie, what a cute cover! You will love The Night I Followed the Dog:)
    Leslie

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    1. It is already on my wish list. lol

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  9. GREAT list! Thanks for the Underwear pattern. My kids always love that one.

    ✪Crystal✪
    Strive to Sparkle

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    1. You are welcome! You will be amazed at all the designs they come up with for their underwear.

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  10. Thanks for your list! I will have to add them to the ones that I am going to check out.

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

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    1. Thanks for the invite. Crossing my fingers to win!

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  11. Thank you for sharing the Ranch Dog. My mom works on a ranch and comes to read a book to my class every year-I think this one would be perfect! :)

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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  12. Bet you can't say Underwear 10x without laughing!
    :)
    Tamera
    http://myheartbelongsinfirst.blogspot.com
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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