Monday, July 16, 2012

My Favorite Picture Books Linky Party!!

I LOVE books. I especially LOVE picture books.  Lindsey at The Teacher Wife has a linky party related just to your MUST have picture books and since I love books sooo much I just had to add my two cents.
 Most of my favorites are right in the shelfari widget right next to my blog but I like a bunch more that I have not had the time to put up there right now.

Number 1: The Dot - I love the uplifting message this book gives about believing in your own power to create and have something worth looking at. I think this book allows children to see themselves as powerful. All just because of a little dot.

truly <3 this book

Number 2: It's a Book - With all the iPads and Nooks and Kindles and PS3s children have the uncanny ability to escape reading actual books and I love how this pokes fun at that fact while also creating the idea that books are interesting and more exciting than any handheld electronic device (though I am also guilty of loving some of these devices abotu as much as the kids ;).

Sooo funny!

Number 3: You're Finally Here! - This book is such a great beginning to the day or the school year and makes kids as excited to be there as you are. Fell in love with it when I first read it.

 Book for the first day of school. Sooooo funny!!!

Number 4: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus - I have read this book so many times that I have it memorized but no matter how many times I read it I still love it. My kiddos this year loved it so much that for some it was the only book they learned to read that year. It's also great for persuasive writing or teaching arguments.
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Number 5: Elemenopee - This maybe the most appropriate book on this list for kindergarten since it focuses on the alphabet. It is my favorite alphabet book and it is a pop-up book! It teaches my little ones the importance of not rushing through the alphabet and skipping over L, M, N, O and P. Love the illustrations and of course the pop-ups!!
Elemenopee: The Day L, M, N, O, P Left the ABC's
I could continue to add books but then I would never get started with any of my projects for the day. I <3 Books!


  1. I have never heard of The Dot and now I'm seeing on a few people's top 5! I have to check that one out! Thanks for the find :)

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

    1. It is truly an adorable book and it gives your kiddos this idea that if she can make a dot art they can also make something important. :)

  2. Thanks for linking up! :)
    I just bought You're Finally Here and I love it!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE The Dot!!! I've linked up too:)

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

  4. I also enjoy Mo Willems' books, I need to add more to my collection! I also linked up to this party and I'm now following you!

    Lacy's Letters

    1. Yay! Love getting followers! :) I have all the books with Pigeon and am now going to start getting all the Elephant and Piggie books!

  5. It's amazing that there are hardly any repeat books on this linky! I love Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus too!

    Newest Follower
    Lanier's Kindergarten Lions

  6. I'm visiting through the Linky Party. Don't you just love picture books?!!? I have to check out The Dot! Come by when you get a chance. I'm your newest follower.

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,

  7. What a great list of books. I am intrigued by You're Finally Here. I am now your 29th follower :)
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

    1. Yay!! I just found the book at a Writing Workshop a couple of weeks ago and it is amazing!

  8. I just found your blog & I'm your newest follower!! I love your book choices. I've used The Dot for writing activities in the past. I am excited to follow along & share ideas! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  9. I have added You're Finally Here to my wish list. The Dot is a wonderful book! I'm your newest follower.

  10. "You're Finally Here!" is one that I have to check out! It will be great to use the first day of school. Thanks for the suggestions!

    Make sure to stop by and enter my giveaway!

  11. I LOVE "Its a Book." I asked for it for Christmas. I even read it after we opened our gifts. Mind you, there are no kids at my family Christmas. :) I especially LOVE the last line!
    Thanks for sharing!


    1. I heard it read aloud to a room full of teachers. Though I guess that doesn't always count as a roomful of adults, we do love our picture books!


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

    Creekside Teacher Tales


- Vicky