Monday, August 11, 2014

2014 Picture Book 10 for 10

I have been making a concerted effort to read more picture books in the last year, and with my work on the Wisconsin State Reading Association's (WSRA) Children's Literature Committee, it has given me even more reason to. And then, when I found out I would have an additional 10 minutes for each class period this coming year, I decided I would do a picture book #bookaday read aloud each of the 178 days that I see my students this coming school year. That's a lot of picture books I need to know. Even more reason to share in my #pb10for10 post. Last year, since it was my first year participating, I chose to make the list my favorites. This year, I decided to think back on all the books I've read this year that are 2014 releases and do a list of my Top 10 Favorite Picture Books of 2014 (so far).
My #pb10for10 Favorite Picture Books of 2014 (so far)

Flight School by Lita Judge



Pardon Me! by Daniel Miyares

Little Elliot, Big City by Mike Curato

My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) by Peter Brown

The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee (wordless)

Hunters of the Great Forest by Dennis Nolan (wordless)

Froodle by Antoinette Portis

Pirate, Viking & Scientist by Jared Chapman

Over There (a Pixar Animation Studios Showcase) by Steve Pilcher

This is a Moose by Richard T. Morris

Thursday, August 7, 2014

TTT: Top Ten Books I'd Give to Readers Who Have Never Read a Free Verse Novel

Catching that silly summer cold over the weekend, I completely missed Top Ten Tuesday, so I'm making it a Top Ten Thursday this week.

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Top Ten Books I'd Give to Readers Who Have Never Read 
a Free Verse Novel

WHAT MY MOTHER DOESN'T KNOW by Sonya Sones
TO BE PERFECTLY HONEST: A Novel Based on an Untrue Story by Sonya Sones

LOVE & LEFTOVERS by Sarah Tregay
THE DAY BEFORE by Lisa Schroeder

BROWN GIRL DREAMING by Jacqueline Woodson
WORDS WITH WINGS by Nikki Grimes

THE RED PENCIL by Andrea Davis Pinkney
INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN by Thanhha Lai

SHAKESPEARE BATS CLEANUP by Ron Koertge
THE CROSSOVER by Kwame Alexander

What are free verse books would you recommend?

 
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