Monday, July 16, 2012

Must have picture book linky!

So I wasn't going to post today until.... dun..dun..DUN!!! This magical linky came across my screen... Ugh.  I love books more than coffee...gasp! So, I just had to link up... geezz Lindsey... thanks! :)  Check out the teacher wife to see more!

No, but really... this is a super fun linky and I'm even getting my charge card ready to go as I learn about more cool books to buy!

There are in no particular order...just some that I {heart!}
The Water Hole

I use this one to talk about our "gathering area" when I introduce Daily 5.  We talk about how important our space is to us and how to respect the space and each other.


The story and illustrations in this book are to die for!  This is a great story about over coming your fears!  It is such a touching story- your kids will love it!

Fancy Nancy

Who doesn't love this fancy girl!  I love to use this book (and others with this character) while I introduce FANCY WORDS.  I have a fun activity to go with this in my TpT store.

The Recess Queen

If you don't have this!  It is so CUTE!  I read it at the beginning of the year as we talk about playground safety AND bullying.  Then the the spring we do a reader's theater of the book and the kids have so much fun with it!

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

I love EVERYTHING by Mo Willems...but this one my student's just love!  I actually use this book while introducing "check for understanding" in CAFE because it is easy to follow and they get a BIG kick out of it!  I then do a Mo Willems author study at the beginning of the year because his books are so readable.  I also use his Gearld and Piggy books for fluency.

Have a great Monday!


  1. Love your book choices. I'm not familiar with Albert though. I'm going to have to get it. It sounds great. Thanks for sharing.

  2. LOL- Sorry to make you post today, but I'm glad you did! Thanks for linking up! :)

  3. My kids love Mo. The best readers to the ones who struggle all love him. He reaches them all.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  4. I love Mean Jean too! Great book choices.

    Learning With Susie Q

  5. I've seen Mean Jean on some other blogs too. I definitely need to buy this book before school starts. I love the books that you shared.
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  6. It looks like I have some new books to buy! Thanks for sharing! i just found your blog through the linky party and I'm your newest follower.

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

  7. I'm visiting through the Linky Party. Don't you just love picture books?!!? Great choices! I think I need to add Albert to my wish list!

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,

  8. I love your book choices! Thanks for sharing!! I am your newest follower! If you have time check out my blog and follow!
    Thanks again for sharing!
    Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

  9. I hadn't heard of Albert either-will have to check that one out! My kids love the pigeon books-I probably read those over and over 50 times a year! :)


  10. Oh Fancy Nancy! I'm pretty sure if I had to pick a book character that I was similar to, it just might be her! :)

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  11. Thanks for the suggestions. I Love Fancy Nancy.
    I pinned "The Water Hole." It sounds like a good book.


  12. I am your newest follower! Thanks for sharing these books!
    Drop by anytime :)


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