Sunday, December 23, 2012

Picture Book A Day Challenge

I recently read a wonderful book called Show Me a Story by Leonard Marcus. After reading it I realized that my students love, and still need picture books in their lives.  So in an attempt to read of them in the classroom, I am challenging myself to read a picture book to my class each school day in January (for starters).  

I would LOVE suggestions you have for great picture books to read to my 4th graders.  

Please leave your suggestion(s) as a comment. 

Thank you SO much!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Reading!!


  1. Oh holy cow - I love picture books and am not sure even where to start. I think I'll list the books we used for our Mock Caldecott - great books from 2012.

    50 Cents and a Dream
    A Home for Bird
    A Rock is Lively
    And Then It's Spring
    Another Brother
    Baby Bear Sees Blue
    Bear Has a Story to Tell
    Because Amelia Smiled
    Boy + Bot (one of my favorites)
    Chloe and the Lion
    Extra Yarn
    Good News Bad News
    Hello! Hello!
    Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic
    Nighttime Ninja
    Oh, No!
    One Cool Friend
    Seed by Seed
    Too Tall Houses
    Z is for Moose

    I also love I Want My Hat Back and This is Not My Hat - both by Klassen.

    Good luck!

  2. LOVE IT Katherine!! Thanks so much! Happy Holidays to you!

  3. Oh my my How many books can we list??? This is just too exciting! But I will impose my own limits and leave you with a blog post rather than a list as I may never stop. BTW Katherine's list above is FANTASTIC!! Since they are fourth graders, try some books you can really sink your teeth into and lead to lots of discussion. None of these are really recent so you should be able to pick up at the library: Picture Books that tackle big issues:


    ENJOY I love picture books and think they should be shared all through elementary school!

  4. Thanks so much Carrie! What great lists! I was hoping to get some good ones at the library so my pocketbook can get a rest from the holidays :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. I'm going to second Extra Yarn and This is Not My Hat from above.

    Extra Yarn could be a great springboard to discuss creativity.
    This is Not My Hat is a great example of making inferences (and SOOOOO funny!)

    Kel Gilligan's Daredevil Stunt Show is a new one I just read. Another giggle fest.

  6. Thanks so much Maria. Kel Gilligan is not one I have heard of before. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!

  7. If you want one that ties into math - try the Sir Cumference series. They have stories that tie into angle measurements, pi, place value, etc. My students love them.