My Must Have Picture Books

Who could resist a linky party with favorite picture books??  Not me!  But how can I choose just 5??  It took a while, but I finally narrowed it down.

Zoomer is a very creative dog, and much to his dad's dismay, does not want to get ready for school.   I purchased this through Scholastic and it came with a CD recording - my children love this story and requested it over and over again!  Click {here} to get your own copy!

Roar!, by Robert Munsch, is a story about a brother and sister who want to roar like lions (from a book they read!), but encounter trouble when they go on a nature walk at school.  This is another favorite in my classroom!  Click {here} to get your own copy!

Stuck in the Mud takes place on a farm; Hen tries to get help for Chick - who is, well ... stuck in the mud.  Various barnyard animals try to come to Chick's rescue. This book has great ideas for rhyming lessons!  Click {here} to get your own copy!

Who doesn't love the There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some ... books?  These are great for concept of word with the repeating phrases, as well as how silly they are!  I try to find these in big books - check Scholastic for those, but click {here} to get a "regular-size" copy for your classroom!

Thunder Cake, by Patricia Polacco, is a story about a girl who is so scared of the coming thunderstorm that she is hiding under her bed.  Grandma finds her and together they make thunder cake.  This is a great story to read during a thunderstorm!  Click {here} to get your own copy.

Be sure to join Lindsey's linky party at the teacher wife to find more great books!



  1. I LOVE your new look! Did you do it yourself? It looks so professional! I also love your books choices. I could have added so many more, but I stopped at five. See you soon!

    Reading Toward the Stars

    1. :) Thanks, but no. Michelle - the 3AM teacher - did it! I wanted something different and contacted her.

      Hope you're having a good summer!

      Learning is for Superstars

  2. Thanks for linking up! :)
    P.S. Cute blog! I love it!

  3. I just found your blog through the 3 am teacher. Very cute!!
    The Hive

  4. Love your new blog look. 3AM Teacher is awesome!

    I love your selection of books too.

  5. As soon as I saw the name of your blog on the linky party, I knew I had to clip on over. My class theme is superstars too : ) Thanks for posting your favorite books. I've never heard of the first three on you list. . . I'll have to check them out.
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

  6. Patricia Polacco is one of my favorites too! Love her!

    Your blog is great! I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! :) Go check out my blog to see what it's about! :)

    Hoppin' Into First!

  7. I just love all of the "There was an old lady..." books! My kiddos loved writing their own versions this year.

    Make sure to stop by and enter my giveaway

  8. I love Thundercake! You can use it in so many ways in the classroom. Patricia Polacco is amazing.

    I am your newest follower.
    Stop by soon.


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