Sunday, July 15, 2012

Must Have Picture Books

Here it goes- my very first linky! I'm linking up with Lindsey @theteacherwife. When I saw this I knew I had to participate! I absolutely adore picture books and my third graders love them too! Click the title of the book to purchase on Amazon.

1. Where the Wild Things Are

 I adore this story, always have, always will. I hate the movie! I love how the pictures get bigger as Max goes deeper into the story.

2. If Everybody Did

This is an excellent story for teaching cause and effect. I also use it at the beginning of the year to talk about if everyone colored on the tables, if everyone pulled leaves from trees etc., etc., etc! The class gets a big kick out of this one and usually read it on their own as well.

3. Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Love, love, love this book. An excellent book to read at the beginning of the year and bring out during the May crazyness. How I use this book in my classroom is available {here}.


4. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon

An adorable story about what it means to be yourself no matter what. Molly Lou Melon is liked by boys and girls alike! Another book I bring out at the very beginning of the year.


5. Chrysanthemum

I use this at the beginning of the year to talk about our names, and then we make nameplates! It also talks about being proud of who you are! (the link for this book is a big book, I could not find the regular paperback on Amazon.

I'm definitely thinking about the beginning of the year! All these are my must have books at the start of the school year.

Thank you Lindsey@theteacherwife for my very first linky!
The Teacher Wife


  1. Thanks for linking up!! :)

    I love Where the Wild Things Are, too!

  2. I never noticed that with the pics in Where the Wild Things Are. Molly Lou is one of my all-time faves as well!


  3. Great books! I am your newest follower! Stop by my blog at Reading Toward the Stars!


  4. Chrysanthemum was on my list too:)Is it bad I had to go back to the top to make sure I spelled it right?!?

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

  5. I'm visiting through the Linky Party. Don't you just love picture books?!!? Great top 5! Chrysanthemum made my top 5 too! I also use "Have You Filled A Bucket Today?" Come by when you get a chance. I'm your newest follower.

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,

  6. Love all of these books, and I've never heard of If Everyone Did. Must check it out!

    The Dalton Gang

  7. What a great list! I am intrigued by If Everybody Did! I am now your 8th follower :)
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

  8. I had a hard time picking only 5 books! Chrysanthemum is one of my favorite books too!

  9. A great list ob books - have used them all!

  10. I am going to have to check out, "If Everybody Did." I haven't seen this one before :) Great post today and merry first linky party!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  11. I love, love, love Where the Wild Things Are! :-) One of my all-time favorites...thanks for reminding me about it! I found your blog through the linky...check out my blog if you get a chance!

    Craft of Teaching

  12. I love all your book suggestions! I am looking up the "If Everybody Did" book now! I am a big Chrysanthemum fan as well!!

    Glad I found your blog through the linky!

    That's So Second Grade

  13. I've never heard of "If Everybody Did!" I always love new books for my Reader's Workshop lessons! "Have You Filled A Bucket Today?" is one of my favorites too!

    Stop by soon and enter my giveaway!

  14. Found you from the linky party! I'm a new follower :)
    Buzzing with Ms. B

  15. I love Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon. It's funny and has a great message! Stop by and check out my blog when you have a chance. :)

    Happy Literacy!


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