Friday, July 20, 2012

Top 5 Picture Books.

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.

By Spike Lee & Tonya Lewis Lee
Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
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
- Scaredy Squirel and Chester By Melanie Watt
- 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.
The Teacher Wife
Have a fabulous weekend!


  1. One of my college professors read the monster book and I forgot the name of it.. thank you so much for posting this because that was the book!! It was SO cute!

    1. The illustrations are just so fantastic you can't help but pick it up. :)


  2. The monster book is officially added to my wish list. I have another book about monsters that I read for Halloween, that would be a super cute addition. I was going to comment to tell you about How I Became a Pirate for your unit, but you beat me to it! Come over and check out my 5 and my journey as a first year teacher.

    1. It is a great book for Halloween, but really any time. :)

      Oh pirate books, I have sooooo many really. I just like to mix it up so occasionally I go look for what new Pirate fun is out there. I always LOVE David Shannon's illustrations.


  3. These look great! I'm going to have to link up :)
    Buzzing with Ms. B

  4. I Need My Monster is the cutest book! I must love it. The pirate book is new to me, but I'm excited to check it out. It just looks exciting based on the cover. :)

    The Teaching Thief

  5. Oh my gosh! I must get my hands on that pirate book! That monster book looks cute too!
    Thanks for sharing!

    A Pirates Life for Us


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