Monday, 16 July 2012

My First Linky!

Well the time has come for my very first linky! I've seen a few link-ups that I've wanted to join but never got the chance but when I saw Lindsey at The Teacher Wife was having one about must-have picture books, I just couldn't pass it up. As evidenced in past blog posts here and here, I am a HUGE fan of picture books and love to find new ones to read. Now I have to say that it took me awhile to decide on just a few to list here because I have soooo many favourites. So here are five must-haves, though there are tons more I could add.

In no particular order:

1. Ish by Peter H. Reynolds - This is such a sweet story and I like it more and more each time I read it.

2. One by Kathryn Otoshi - I really enjoy stories that are unique, whether it be in their artwork or the way they are written and this is one unique story that does a great job of tackling the topic of bullying. Great for intermediate or primary.

3. Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin - Colourful pictures, a catchy song and a great message, what more do you need?

4. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein - Another great message and such a sweet, sweet story.

5. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss - a book that stands the test of time. I am huge on promoting the importance of environmentalism in the class and this is the perfect book to do it. It's also a great book for teaching story elements to both intermediate and primary students.

So there's five favourites, I know I've got a zillion more must-haves. I also had to write this blog post quickly otherwise I would spend hours revising as I thought of more and more books to add to the list!
Hopefully I did everything right for my first linky!


  1. Thanks for linking up! Ish has been on my wishlist for a long time! :)

  2. I just checked out your TPT store. You have so many great FREE products. I can't wait to download them. Thanks!
    The Hive

  3. Great books on your list! Pete the Cat is one of my new favorites! Thanks for sharing!

    newest follower,
    Lanier's Kindergarten Lions

  4. I'm visiting through the Linky Party. Don't you just love picture books?!!? Great choices! Come by when you get a chance. I'm your newest follower.

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,

  5. I have seen Ish on a lot of lists...I am definitely going to have to get it! I am now your 11th follower :)
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

  6. I love Ish! I'm a new follower!

    Strive to Sparkle

  7. You're the second person I've heard mention Ish, and I think I need to check this book out!

    The Dalton Gang

  8. I've got to check out "ish"... I have seen it in a few top 5's today! Thanks for your book suggestions!

    Make sure to stop by and enter my giveaway!

  9. I love "One." It has such a good way of presenting bullying.


  10. I am your newest follower! Thanks for sharing these books!
    Drop by anytime :)


    Creekside Teacher Tales

  11. Just added Ish & One to my Amazon cart!
    I am your newest follower & I have given you an award.
    Stop by to pick it up!