Those of you that know me, know I absolutely adore picture books. Actually if your a long time reader you know I have posted quite a lot about picture books. So for Lindsey's, from The Teacher Wife blog, had a picture book linky party I had to link up no matter how late I am.
Hard part was only choosing 5. Just look at how many I have at work, and this picture was taken a year ago. I've gotten many more since then. Plus I have plenty more at home! Yikes, I think I have a problem.
Enough of my problems, here are my top 5...
By John Duddle
My Media Specialist recommended this book when she noticed I was pulling books for my Pirate unit. I have to say the illustrations are beautiful and the story is a riot! The end is a bit of a surprise so I won't spoil it for you but you should definitely pick it up next time you are at the store. Just noticed this author did a 2nd book, The Pirates Next Door, and I will be picking these two up next time I get a bit of pocket money.
By Amanda Noll
Ilustrations by Howard McWilliams
I actually wrote about this book last year, talking about how much I love the illustrations. If you have a minute go check out the post about it. I show some fabulous illustrations.
I also write about this book. You can read about it here.
4. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.
By Mo Willem
Just love this series and so do my kids. Pull it out whenever I teach the difference between a speech and though bubble, to use in our writing.
By Rob Scotton
Again I love the whole series. Can't get enough of Splat. I own these as books and on my Nook for my students.
Here are some that I love and deserve an honorable mention.
- No David! By David Shannon
- How I Became a Pirate By David Shannon
- If I Built a Car By Chris Van Dusen
and the oh so famous...
- Fancy Nancy By Jane O'Connor
I know there are a million more I am forgetting but my brain truly is on vacation and I couldn't think of anything else.
Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful blogs that linked up and shared their favorite picture books. Just click on the button below.
Have a fabulous weekend!