VA is for Book Lovers

VA is for Book Lovers!

I am thrilled to be joining my fellow Virginia bloggers for a blog hop that embraces our love of reading! Each of us is happy to share a book and resource that we LOVE to use in the classroom for this very special hop. Not only that, but you'll find a book giveaway on each page of the hop, with a super huge giveaway at the end!

My love for reading comes naturally.  I remember sitting especially with my mom and grandma and a pile of books.  Summers meant endless trips to the library to explore and be involved in the various activities.  

As a teacher, I have a sickness ... a book purchasing sickness, that is.  I cannot leave Barnes & Noble empty-handed!  My bookshelves are stuffed full of books ... some I allow my students to touch and others are hands off!

I LOVE the "Old Lady" books that accompany the different holidays.  With St. Patrick's Day coming, I wanted to share There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover!, by Lucille Colandro.  Her books are perfect for story recall and sequencing, as it repeats throughout the book.

This blog hop is special because each of us on the hop are giving our readers a freebie to accompany her book choice, along with a chance to win a copy of that book!  Click here to grab a freebie for my book.
Click here to enter to win a copy of There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover!
To celebrate our love of reading, Virginia bloggers have also put together an additional mega-giveaway. One lucky winner will win ALL of the books (that's 19 wonderful books) in our hop! Each blogger will send you the book they've talked about. Imagine receiving 19 wonderful books for free on your doorstep and sharing them with your lovely students! Be sure to finish the hop to have a chance to win all of the books!
Tales From a Naturalista Teacha
Click here to visit Karmen at Tales from a Naturalista Teacha.  She is featuring one of my favorite books for elementary students!

Thanks for stopping by!  The winner will be announced on Monday for the book!

39 comments:

  1. This is one of the few "There Was an Old Lady" books I don't have--and now I am definitely going to order it! What a cute and useful freebie too!

    Tiffany
    KTeacherTiff

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  2. You have to have a book addiction to be a teacher, I'm sure it's a requirement somewhere :) I know I have that problem... bookstores love seeing me walk in! :)

    Haley
    Owls and Lessons, Etc.

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  3. I love reading The One and Only Ivan!
    stazeanne@msn.com

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  4. Love to have the There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover. I also think that this is the only one I don't have.

    Carol
    carolt1954@gmail.com

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  6. I absolutely love "The Old Lady" series and my students adore them! I haven't seen this one yet. We always love reading The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak. It cracks me and my students up every single time!
    rachel1731@gmail.com

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  7. I have that Book Shopping Sickness too! Every time I'm in a book hop or just find a book hop to read, my Amazon wish list grows by a mile. Sheesh! Ah, well- it's better than being obsessed with other things, I suppose. My students love the There Was An Old Lady books as well. If I had to pick my favorite repetitive text book, I'd go with The Napping House. I loved to read that book to my toddlers when I taught day care. Such a sweet calming nap time read.
    ~Heather
    The Meek Moose

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  8. Green Eggs and Ham-my students love it so much and it has made them like reading ! skk.worth@gmail.com

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  9. My sons tell me my "teacher sickness" is for organizing bins. I just can't help it. I do love the "Old Lady" books.

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  10. Right now, my own child wants me to read Little Blue Truck everyday. My students love any Pete the Cat book!
    camallow31@hotmail.com

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  11. Love the "Old Lady" books. :) One of my favorite read alouds is Dr. DeSoto. :)
    scrambledhenfruit (at) gmail (dot) com
    Betty

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  12. I love coming into your classroom at any point of the day because you are reading many of the times! It is so nice to see the kids engaged! Book sickness is a good thing.

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars

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  13. My addiction to books shows in my classroom AND at home. After 10 years, I have an extensive classroom library, and at home I have over 50 books on the shelf that are unread. I love Barnes and Noble and Scholastic for the classroom, but it's usually the Target book section that gets me when it comes to books for myself. Then again, every section of Target gets me!

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  14. My favorite read aloud is "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing". I teach 4th grade so it is a great intro for the kids.
    chief9937@Yahoo.com

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  15. This is great! Thanks! I didn't know about this one.

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  16. I love all the Little Old Lady books. My students can't wait for the new books I put out at the beginning of the month to see if there is a new Little Old Lady book!

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  17. I love reading Junie B. Jones to my kiddos!

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  18. I love reading Chrysanthemum and Junie B. :)

    marylove.houston@gmail.com

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  19. I love From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E Franweiler

    beyondthegradebook12@gmail.com

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  20. I love reading the Old Lady books because it's so much fun when the kids join in the reading! I need to check this one out.
    Courtney
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

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  21. I just love this series, and so do the kids. This is just in time too. Thanks so much for the great freebie. I'll use it this week with my second grade tutoring student.
    Carla

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  23. It really depends on which grade that I am teaching. I love the Sneetches. My 2nd grade students are loving The Magic Tree House books that I have read to them. atozteacher@gmail.com

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  24. I love anything from Kevin Henkes and right now I'm reading The Chocolate Touch to my firsties and they are loving it!

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  25. My class likes The Bear Snores On series.

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  26. The There Was an Old Lady books are too funny. I just read There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly to my 5 year old the other night and his only response was, "That was disturbing." Ha - I guess he's right!

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  27. I love reading Thank You, Mr. Falker to my students! Thanks for the giveaway :) amynick25@hotmail.com

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  28. I love reading any of the Jan Brett books, although my favorite is Comet's Nine Lives.

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  29. I love reading the If You Give A.... books by Laura Numeroff. My favorite is If You Give a Moose a Muffin. shawndance12@gmail.com

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  30. My students really love these books!

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  31. I love these books! It's so much fun to figure out what she eats next! tslumpkin@juno.com

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  32. My students and I really enjoy Skippyjon Jones. They get into the silly songs and we have fun exploring with our imaginations. :) coffee_high@hotmail.com

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  33. I love reading "My Father's Dragon" series towards the end of the year with my firsties. We make a list of everything Elmer carries and try to guess what he'll use to get out of his predicaments. I also love "The Cat in the Hat" for something quick to read.
    tmlbrown2009@att.net

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  34. I love to read Ralph and the Motorcycle with my students every year. eestephaniee@sbcglobal.net

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  35. I love books that I can read with some type of animation. I love reading the gingerbread man/boy/girl at Christmas time! gigglesatgreene@gmail.com
    Noelle

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  36. I love reading aloud Patricia Polacco and Chris van Allsburg! mckykins@gmail.com

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