Monday, July 16, 2012

Must Have Picture Books (Linky)

Happy Summer to you all! Lindsey over at The Teacher Wife is having a linky party about 5 favorite read aloud picture books for the classroom. Oh there are so many choices! I am having trouble narrowing them down!

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Here are five of my favorite read alouds for my classroom....(Click on the pictures to purchase these books from Amazon!)

Splat the Cat


1. Splat the Cat by: Rob Scotton. My students and my own children love Splat the Cat. He gets into a lot of trouble and worries about a lot, but everything always works out for him in the end!


2. Louanne Pig in The Mysterious Valentine by: Nancy Carlson. Louanne recieves a valentine and she isn't sure who it is from. My students love predicting and making inferences as we follow Louanne on her quest to find her secret admirer. Seriously! Pick this book up!

Jingle Bells, Homework Smells 
3.  Jingle Bells, Homework Smells by: Diane DeGroat. My students enjoy the character Gilbert and all of his stories. This one happens to be my ultimate favorite because it teaches students the all important lesson of getting your work done before you play!

Aliens Love Underpants

4. Aliens Love Underpants by: Claire Freedman. I just love this book! It is fun! It is bright! It is silly! Who doesn't love a fun, bright, silly book???

I'm Still Here in the Bathtub: Brand New Silly Dilly Songs

5. I'm Still Here in the Bathtub by: Alan Katz. This book is a fun way to end your day. We sit back and sing the songs to familiar tunes and generally just have a great time. I picked this book up my first year of teaching 8 years ago and still have my first group of kids come back and ask about this book.

Hope you enjoyed my list! I can't wait to see what you pick! Remember to link back up with The Teacher Wife!

23 comments:

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    1. Thanks for having this linky! It is fun talking about books!

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  2. I think I own every Splat book out there!! Thanks for sharing your favs!

    Newest Follower,
    Nicole
    Lanier's Kindergarten Lions

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    1. I love all of them too! I was excited about the Detective Splat that came out recently also! I have many ideas bouncing around for it!
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I'm visiting through the Linky Party. Don't you just love picture books?!!? Great choices! I have many of Diane deGroat's books. My kiddos always love Gilbert...especially in Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink!" lol Come by when you get a chance. I'm your newest follower.

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,
    Rebecca

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    1. Loved your choices. Diane DeGroat is great. And recently found and bought that alien book. I teach ll boys and it will be so fun. This is my first links party. Way easier than I thought! And now I am you newest follower! Happy reading!
      Kinderaffe2ndgraders.blogspot.com

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    2. I hope you enjoy the Alien books too! We have the whole series at my house. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I have a few of the books on your list but I will have to look for The Mysterious Valentine, it looks fun! I am now your 14th follower :)
    Shawna
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I love that book!

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  5. Great book choices! I'll have to check out Aliens Love Underpants. That sounds hilarious! I found your blog through the linky & I'm your newest follower!! :)
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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    1. You will love Aliens! I have the whole series! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Love Aliens and Splat! I'm your newest follower!

    ✪Crystal✪
    Strive to Sparkle

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    1. Just stopped by and followed you too! Congrats on 100 followers!

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  7. I put "I'm Still Here in the Bathtub" in my library this past year and I would LOVE hearing my kiddos singing as they were reading it!!!

    Make sure to stop by and enter my giveaway!
    -Courtney
    2ndgradesnapshots.blogspot.com

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  8. I had a student this year that would have just loved Aliens Love Underpants-his 2 favorite topics to joke about! :)

    NotJustChild'sPlay

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

    Tracy

    Creekside Teacher Tales

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  10. I am your newest follower and I am giving you an award.
    Stop by to check it out.
    :)
    Tamera
    www.myheartbelongsinfirst.blogspot.com
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for the award! I appreciate it!

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  11. I have every one of your picks! Love all of them!

    I'm your newest follower.

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  12. So glad I found you through this linky!
    I am off to check out Aliens Love Underpants - it looks soooo cute!

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  13. I love Alan Katz's books! I have the Christmas one (the title escapes me right now). I pull it out every year and my kids and I sing them together (thanks to the Elmo!). My favorite (and my students') is "There's Something in My Brother's Underpants."

    ✿Lynn
    Inside this Book

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    1. I didn't know there was a Christmas one! I am so looking into this right now! Thanks for the tip!

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