Week 5 Picture Books

Baker, K. (2011) No two alike. New York, NY: Beach Lane Books.

Biggs, B. (2012). 123 beep beep beep!: A counting book. New York, NY: Balzer + Bray.

Brosgol, V (2016). Leave me alone! New York, NY: Roaring Brook Press.

Cushman, D. (2003). Inspector Hopper’s mystery year. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.

Ko, S. (2015). A dog wearing shoes. New York, NY: Schwartz & Wade Books.

Litwin, E. (w) & Dean, J (c, i). (2012) Pete the cat and his four groovy buttons. New York, NY: Harper/HarperCollins Publishers.

O’Conn0r, J. (w) & Glasser, R. P. (i). (2008) Bonjour Butterfly. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers.

Thomas, P. (w) & Harker, L. (i). (2001). I miss you: A first look at death. Hauppauge, NY: Barron’s Educational Series.

White, L. A. (w) & Carpenter, N. (i). (2005) I could do that: Esther Morris gets women the vote. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Willems, M. (2013). That is not a good idea! New York, NY: Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Publishers.

Wolff, A. (2012). Baby bear sees blue. New York, NY: Beach Lane Books.

Yolen, J. (w) & Williams, S. (i). (2010) Good night, little bunny: A touch-and-feel bedtime story. New York, NY: Little Simon.

 

My two favorites 

Bluemle, E. (w) & Wilsdorf, A. (i). (2008). Dogs on the Bed. Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press

Dogs on the Bed by Elizabeth Bluemle is a fun book that kids who are dog lovers will love. The text and illustrations complement each other nicely, and it has rhyming and repetition.

A fun activity for kids in conjunction with this book would be making dog puppets out of paper bags and construction paper.   

2. Sidman, J. (w) & Krommes, B. (i). (2016). Before Morning. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcout. 

Before Morning by Joyce Sidman really stood out to me because the illustrations are so beautiful. What makes this book unique is that not it goes three or four pages without any text sometimes. The words are a simple, short poem, but the illustrations are so complex and intricate that they help bring readers into the story.

A good activity for this book would be listing things that you like to do on a snow day, or decorating cut out snowflakes with crayons and glitter (even though the custodian may hate you after).

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