It has been a few years since I’ve participated in #pb10for10. However, this annual celebration of books holds a special place in my heart. It is because of Cathy Mere and Mandy Robek’s that I have a blog. Cathy persuaded me to post my #pb10for10 back in 2013. (You won’t find my original #pb10for10 post because it was before I migrated over to Blogger.)
Below, you will find my current list of ten picture books that I cannot live without. I’m sure this list changed once I pushed the PUBLISH button a moment ago. However, this list contains titles that my fifth graders seemed to really love. These books are the ones that I’m usually saying, “Does someone have _______, I need it for the minilesson today.”
Some of these books are meant to be read just for fun.
Some have beautiful poetic language.
Some make me cry (Morris Lessmore does it every year.)
Some can be used for symbolism.
Some are great inspiration for writing projects.
Some are hilarious.
Some have a wonderful theme.
Some are about growth mindset.
Some are old.
Some are new.
All are classics.
Twilight Comes Twice by Ralph Fletcher
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
Are We There Yet? By Dan Santat
The Bear And The Piano by David Litchfield
The Wretched Stone by Chris Van Allsburg
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
This Is A Moose by Richard T. Morris
Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great By Bob Shea
Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
Stuck by Oliver Jeffers