Saturday, August 10, 2013

Picture Book 10 for 10

It's the 4th Annual Picture Book 10 for 10, hosted by Cathy Mere & Mandy Roebek, and I'm so glad Cathy invited me to participate because I've been making it a priority to focus on reading picture books this summer, and am excited to share some that I love the most.
This was really hard to narrow down to a top 10 (as it always seems to be for me with books of any kind) and these are in no particular order. Some are old favorites I've used with students, and some are new favorites I'm looking forward to sharing with my students this year, and all make me smile and touch on themes I want my middle schoolers to think about and discuss.
ONE by Kathryn Otoshi

THE DOT & ISH by Peter H. Reynolds 




CREEPY CARROTS by Aaron Reynolds

PRUDENCE WANTS A PET by Cathleen Daly

ART & MAX by David Wiesner

THE STORY OF FISH & SNAIL by Deborah Freedman

WE ARE IN A BOOK by Mo Willems

+ 1 Non-Fiction Extra (Yes, I cheated a bit, but hey, it's my blog and my list, & this is a beautiful book that I discovered this summer that I hope others discover, too.)




13 comments:

  1. Art and Max is one I keep meaning to read! Great list!

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  2. I love so many of the books on your list--can't wait to get the couple of titles I haven't heard of because I'm guessing I'll love those too. Thanks!

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  3. I have so much book love for all the books you've included on your #pb10for10 list! I appreciate that you use these with middle school readers...proving you're never too old for a good picture book!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Reading!

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  4. Why have I not read the book One! Must check it out.

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  5. Just added On a Beam of Light and The War Between the Vowels and the Consonants to my "must get my hands on" list. Thanks!

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  6. Jillian,
    So glad you took time to share your picture book love! There are a lot of great titles here. Looking forward to checking out The Story of Fish and Snail as well as A Beam of Light.

    Cathy

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  7. Thanks for this great list, Jillian! I'm looking forward to checking out The War Between the Vowels and Consonants and Prudence Wants a Pet. I love I Want My Hat Back and This is Not My Hat, as well as others on here!

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  8. Love your list! The only one I've never heard of is The War Between the Vowels and the Consonants. I need to check that one out!

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  9. Lots of my favorites on your list too! Love your list!

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  10. I like every book you have on this list, Jill. Do you use the companion book to One, Zero, also?

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  11. Jillian, love your list. I have not heard of The War Between the Vowels and the Consonants, and I adore that you included Creepy Carrots.

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  12. Great list - some of which I love and some of which I need to put on my TBR pile!

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  13. Jillian,
    I'm thrilled you joined the conversation. You've selected some amazing titles to share. (I noticed a few more than 10 **wink wink**) So many of these titles are ones I enjoy sharing with students as well. Have you read Zero by Otoshi? I really liked that one as well.

    I'm going to have to check out On a Beam of Light. I've seen it on several lists this year.

    Thanks for sharing the picture book love and encouraging our 6-12 picture book friends to join the conversation.

    Cathy

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