Friday, August 30, 2013

Great Reads! - Picture Books

Several people teachers have been asking me to recommend some new titles for their classroom libraries.  In my library these are the titles I can't keep on shelf. (It's a great problem to have!) A few weeks ago I posted my student's favorite chapter books. Here's my list of favorite picture books and author/illustrators.

(I have about 1500 picture books in my library. It was really hard to narrow the list down to my favorites. I just love books.)

1) Tried and true: It's hard to go wrong with the following:

My favorite author/illustrators of picture books and their websites:

Eve Bunting
Jan Brett
Eric Carle blog:
Doreen Cronin
Denise Fleming
Mem Fox
Kevin Henkes
Pat Hutchins 
Helen Lester
Arnold Lobol
Jonathan London
Mercer Mayer
Robert Munsch
Laura Numeroff
Cynthia Rylant
Dr. Seuss
David Shannon 
Janet Stevens
Audrey Wood

Most authors/illustrators have a website or blog, but not all. Don't forget to check YouTube. A few can be found there reading their books.

2)  Books that have been published in the last five years that I can't teach/live/work without:)

Tad Hills - Love the Rocket stories
Eric Litwin and James Dean - Pete the Cat
Chris Raschka - (Ball for Daisy) 
Judy Schachner - Skippyjon Jones
Melanie Watt - Scaredy Squirrel
Mo Willems (Only wish I'd found him sooner!)

These are just a few of my favorites. It's really hard for me to "meet" a book I don't like.
I'll be posting more about my favorite "new" picture books as I introduce them to my darlings.

Keep Reading!

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