Must Have Picture Books Linky - My Top Five!


So here's my TOP FIVE Must Have Picture Books!

1. I know this is a common favorite, but I seriously cannot get through this without tearing up.  Whenever I read it to my class, I cry.  Then they look at me eagerly and confused.  And I thank the Lord my principal doesn't walk in. 



2. This is not a book I usually read to my second graders, but it is hilarious! I love the voices and the dramatic urgency over such a silly topic.  Preschoolers and Kindergarteners DEFINITELY love it!  And adults too. Adults like me.


3. This story is just beautiful - poetic words and stunning illustrations. And it's a great read aloud when studying Life Cycles!



4. This book is so funny and engaging! It's great when studying journal writing.


5. This is a great story for a writing mini-lesson.  It has good rhythm and vocabulary - I read it several times a year for different writing and reading lessons.   Here is California it's really special, since most of my students have NEVER seen real fireflies in their life!



So that's it! Hope you're all having a great day!







16 comments

  1. Thanks for organizing! It was a GREAT idea!

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  2. I love the book Fireflies! And you gotta love Grover! =)

    Your blog is beautiful. I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to come and visit me when you get the chance. =)


    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Heather! I'm so glad to have you following, too!

      Kate :)

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  3. Fireflies and The Butterfly House are two great little gems. I love them! Your blog is lovely. I am a new follower. Come visit me when you get a chance. I teach second grade too!
    Eileen
    Second Grade Sunshine

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  4. "Butterfly House" looks so beautiful! I will need to check that book out!

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

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    1. I will! Thanks for stopping by!

      Kate :)

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  5. We're your newest followers!

    Love the books you chose, especially Fireflies! We have plenty here is New Jersey if you ever want us to send your class some pictures!

    Halle
    Across the Hall in 2nd

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    1. Oh my gosh! That is so generous. YES! I will definitely take you up on that! Do you have Skype? We could do that too. :) During the winter it would be especially fun!

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  6. I love Fireflies too-just read that to my summer school group. I've never heard of Butterfly House-will definitely have to check that out! Glad I found your blog.

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! If you love Fireflies, you'll definitely love Butterfly House! :)

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  7. I just found your blog and I am your newest follower. I love Thank You, Mr. Falker and the Butterfly House. They are wonderful picture books to read to a class!
    -Jaime
    Bright Concepts 4 Teachers

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