Monday, August 19, 2019

Back-to-School Picture Books 2019 #classroombookaday Recommendations

When considering picture books to recommend for #classroombookaday read alouds, one consideration I use is time of year or what may be happening in schools. Back-to-school time is when I think carefully about what those first read alouds of the year might be - those books that will help set the tone for the classroom community for the school year. The picture books below are some of the newer ones I am most looking forward to sharing with my students this year during the first month of school, and beyond.

You can find more of my back-to-school recommendations in my Building Community book list & blog post at Follett Community.
Picture Books for Back-to-School 2019
My Heart Fills With Happiness by Monique Gray Smith, illus. by Julie Flett
You Are Your Strong by Danielle Dufayet, illus. by Jennifer Zivoin
A Friend for Henry by Jenn Bailey, illus. by Mika Song
Butterflies on the First Day of School
 by Annie Silvestro, illus. by Dream Chen
We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold, illus. by Suzanne Kaufman
Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin, illus. by Ebony Glenn
I Am Not a Fish by Peter Raymundo
Truman by Jean Reidy, illus. by Lucy Ruth Cummins
We Are (Not) Friends by Anna Kang, illus. by Christopher Weyant
Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs by Melissa Stewart, illus. by Stephanie Laberis
Meet My Family by Laura Purdie Salas, illus. by Stephanie Fizer Coleman
Raise Your Hand by Alice Paul Tapper, illus. by Marta Kissi
Say Something! by Peter H. Reynolds
Allie All Along
by Sarah Lynne Reul
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
The Very Last Castle by Travis Jonker, illus. by Mark Pett
*The King of Kindergarten by Derrick Barnes, illus. by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
*Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal
*The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, illus. by Rafael López
          *September #cbadspotlight choices

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