Monday, July 16, 2012

Must Have Picture Books

We all love picture books---I think sometimes I love them more than the students do! :) So I'm linking up with The Teacher Wife to share some of my favorite books. 


1. Of course--Pete the Cat!!! Who doesn't love the little blue guy!?
My students LOVED singing the song---to anyone that would listen! Get your copy here. (ooohh---and there are more Pete the Cat books!!)

2. Don't Need Friends
                                            Don't Need Friends
I love this book because it talks about how the rat doesn't want any friends, doesn't need any, and out of junkyard generosity---finds a wonderful friend out of someone who he least expects. Grab it here.

3. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom


A classic--my copy has the cd with Ray Charles reading the book and comes also with a little rap version sung by children. My students love it! Grab it here

4. Knuffle Bunny
                      Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale

Great pictures! And of course it's a Mo Willems book. (I LOVE the pigeon books!!) So that makes it even better!
Grab it here.

Hope you can find some great picture books to use for your classroom!!


  1. I have never ever read Pete the Cat. But so many people have him on their list, and he's all over Pinterest, I've got to check him out!

  2. Knuffle Bunny!! Love that book :)

    I'm your newest follower!

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

  3. I'm visiting through the Linky Party. Don't you just love picture books?!!? Great choices! Come by when you get a chance. I'm your newest follower.

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,

  4. Thanks for all your comments ladies!

  5. Love Knuffle Bunny! I am a new follower!
    Second Grade Sunshine

  6. I just found your blog through the linky party & I am a new follower!! I absolutely love Knuffle Bunny. Great book choices! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  7. What a great list! I am now your 11th follower :)
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  8. I am new to blogging, too. And started for the same reasons. It is so motivating! Found you through the kinky party. Great book choices. Started teaching in K. Did so for 7 years went to 2nd for 5 and will be back in K this fall. Recently found the Pete the Cat books. Can't wait!

  9. Thanks Kinderaffe for commenting. Blogging is great--overwhelming at first, but fun. You will LOVE Pete the Cat! (Oh BTW---LOL at your comment--kinky party!! I just belted out a laugh when I read that! :)

  10. Don't Need Friends looks so cute! I'll have to check that one out. :)


  11. Love your blog. The "Don't need friends" looks great. Check out "Hunter's best friend at school" also illustrated by Lynn Munsinger.

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  12. The Knuffle Bunny books are SO adorable! My kiddos loved them and would beg me to read them over and over.

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  13. Still laughing about the "kinky party" - thanks Kinderaffe!
    Loved your book choices. Some kindergarten classics.

    I am follower number 15.

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  14. Thanks Sandi for following. :)