Monday, July 16, 2012

Must Have Picture Books Linky

Four posts in four days now!  I just have too much I want to share!  Am I the only one that gets REALLY excited when they see a linky party?  Maybe it's just because I'm a newbie, I don't know.  Once I see one, I have to stop what I'm doing and get started on joining in!

I found this link over at First Grade Blues Skies, and The Teacher Wife is the one hosting!

Ok, so what are 5 of my favorite picture books?


Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don't) is a super cute book!  It's about a librarian who shares her love and excitement for books.  And the little girl struggles with finding the right kind of book that gets her excited about reading.  I usually read this at the beginning of the year!



I love Kevin Henkes books!  I'm sure many of you know about Wemberly Worried.  It's about a mouse who is worried about EVERYTHING!  This is also a great book for the beginning of the year!



The Giving Tree is always a favorite.  I usually do a big unit/author study with Shel Silverstein.



I usually read The Gardener when teaching about Inferring.  It's a story about a girl who goes to live with her uncle who never smiles.  The girl creates a surprise for him at the end of the story.



The Story of Ferdinand.  I never actually read this story until I saw it in the movie "The Blind Side" (GREAT move, right?)  Then my hubby bought it for me to read to my class.  I love this book!


Want to share your top 5 must have picture books?  Link up with The Teacher Wife!  Or just head over there to check out everyone's favorites!

The Teacher Wife



ALSO... I really wanted to have something cool to share for 4th Grade Frolics' Monday Made It, but nothing share-worthy yet.  Maybe next week?  Either way, go over there to check out all the cool projects everyone's been working on!


23 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking up! Miss Brooks Loves Books has been on my wishlist for quite a while. I think I'll just buy it now! :)

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    1. Thanks for hosting! Definitely go buy Miss Brooks Loves Books!

      Cyndi

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  2. I love The Gardener! Such a sweet book. The Librarian by the same author is another keeper!
    Eileen
    second Grade Sunshine

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Eileen! And thank you for recommending another book, I'll have to read that one!

      Cyndi

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  3. I love Kevin Henkes Books!! I'm your newest follower! I've linked up too!

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

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    1. His books are so great, I have many of them! And they're great for the beginning of the year! Thanks for following! I'll be by your blog to check out your list in a bit!

      Cyndi

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  4. I love reading Wemberly Worried during the first few days of school. Anything by Kevin Henkes is a great read! I just found your blog & I'm your newest follower!! I am excited to follow along & share ideas! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  5. LOVE these books!! It's so hard to narrow down my favorites! I'm a new follower and I've nominated you for an award! :) Stop by my blog to get it.

    Marissa
    WILD About First Grade!

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  6. I've never heard of The Gardener-will definitely have to get that one. Ferdinand has always been one of may faves (I thought I was probably one of the only people in the theater during Blind Side who knew that story :). We took the kids to see the play version a few years ago--too cute!

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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  7. I'm visiting through the Linky Party. Don't you just love picture books?!!? Great top 5! All of these are favorites of mine, except I'm not familiar with "Mrs. Brooks Loves Books". I'll have to check that one out! Come by when you get a chance. I'm your newest follower.

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,
    Rebecca

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    1. Thanks for visiting Rebecca! I will definitely be by your blog in a bit!

      Cyndi

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  8. I L*O*V*E Ferdinand! I am so happy to see it on someone's list! I am intrigued by Miss Brooks Loves Book (and I don't), I will have to look for it! I am now your 26th follower :)
    Shawna
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

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    1. Thanks for following Shawna!! I might even say Miss Brooks Loves Books is my favorite right now!! You should check it out!

      Cyndi

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  9. I love The Gardener. I actually gave the hardcover version to my Mom for Mother's Day because she loves to garden and I knew she would love it. And Ferdinand is just such a great book. All the books on your list are fantastic.:)
    Leslie

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  10. I love your book choices! I am adding Miss Brooks Loves Books to my Amazon shopping cart now.. It sounds like a wonderful book and a true story for so many kids! I have had the Gardener on my wishlist for a while and I think I just might need to buy it!

    Glad I found your blog through the linky!

    Ashley
    That's So Second Grade

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    1. Thanks! Yes, Miss Brooks Loves Books is a great one, you'l enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by!

      Cyndi

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  11. I love your list, but I'd never heard of Miss Brooks Loves Books...add another one to my wishlist! :-) Thanks for sharing! Come check out my list if you get a chance! I'm your newest follower.

    Nichole
    Craft of Teaching

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    1. A lot of people seem to have never heard of Miss Brooks Loves Books but it's definitely one of my favorites! Thanks for following! I'll be by your blog in a bit!

      Cyndi

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  12. I love good ole Ferdinand! A must have for every classroom library! :)

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

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    1. Thanks for visiting Courtney! I'm definitely going to go check out your giveaway!

      Cyndi

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  13. I had to have Miss Brooks Loves Books when I saw it! Even though its Mrs.-I get called Miss Brooks all the time!
    Patti Brooks
    pattib203@yahoo.com
    Primary Pizzazz

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  14. I just found your blog through the linky party and I am so glad I did!
    Drop by anytime :)

    Tracy
    Creekside Teacher Tales

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  15. A+ book choices!!! I'm your newest follower; stop by anytime and follow me back.
    SMILES!

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