Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My #pb10for10 2016

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


  1. Lots of book love here! Stuck is one of my all time favourite read alouds!

  2. Great list -- thanks for sharing.
    Lynne Marie

  3. Thanks for your recommendations. I'll look for Twilight Comes Twice and The Bear at the Piano.
    Apples with Many Seeds

  4. I love Twilight Comes Twice, and others that you've shared, but a few are new, like Stuck! Looks like a must have, too! Thanks!

  5. I love the Most Magnificent Thing and Each Kindness. I love the cover of Unicorn. I have to check that one out. Thanks for sharing!

  6. So many great titles that my students loved too! Unicorn, Most Magnificent Thing, This is a Moose, Each Kindness were all well loved in my classroom as well. Great list. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Great list. I've added Twilight Comes Twice to my To Read list. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I love Twilight Comes Twice, and others that you've shared, but a few are new, like Stuck! Looks like a must have, too! Thanks!
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