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 www.janbrett.com
Eric Carle http://www.eric-carle.com/home.html blog: http://www.ericcarleblog.blogspot.com/
Doreen Cronin http://www.doreencronin.com/
Denise Fleming http://denisefleming.com/
Mem Fox  http://www.memfox.net/welcome.html
Kevin Henkes  http://www.kevinhenkes.com/
Pat Hutchins 
Helen Lester  http://www.helenlester.com/
Arnold Lobol
Jonathan London
Mercer Mayer  http://www.littlecritter.com/
Robert Munsch  http://robertmunsch.com/
Laura Numeroff  http://lauranumeroff.com/
Cynthia Rylant  http://www.cynthiarylant.com/
Dr. Seuss  http://www.seussville.com/
David Shannon 
Janet Stevens  http://www.janetstevens.com/
Audrey Wood   http://www.audreywood.com/

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  http://tadhills.com/
Eric Litwin and James Dean - Pete the Cat  http://www.ericlitwin.com/
Chris Raschka - (Ball for Daisy) 
Judy Schachner - Skippyjon Jones  http://www.judithbyronschachner.com/
Melanie Watt - Scaredy Squirrel   http://www.scaredysquirrel.com/
Mo Willems (Only wish I'd found him sooner!)   http://www.mowillems.com/

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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