Sunday, August 4, 2013

August Picture Book 10 for 10

When I heard about this event, I knew I couldn't NOT participate. I love books and sharing books too much to consider sitting it out. I will definitely be posting a list of ten books on August 10!

Click here to get details about the event.

I haven't finalized my list yet. Some of the lists include picture books that people love. Some lists are thematic, and others include books that are funny or particularly good for reading aloud.

With the Common Core knocking on all our classroom doors, I am considering a list of books that support standards. Or I might post a list of books that my own children loved, because lately I'm constantly amazed at how fast time has gone.  For now, I'm keeping all my options open.

But I've got a little preview for you. For the next few days I'll be sharing some books that I consider must-haves.


First, Benjamin's 365 Birthdays... I adore this book. It has such a sweet message about learning to appreciate the things around you. The book is by Judi and Ron Barrett, and unfortunately, it's out of print. Amazon always has a few copies available at a range of prices. The last time I checked, there was a copy for a penny plus shipping, and another for $201.44 (and several in between.) The illustrations are darling, and children absolutely love seeing the gifts Benjamin gets for his 365 birthdays!

Click HERE for more details about Benjamin's 365 Birthdays by Judi Barrett and Ron Barrett.

I think the hardest part about August Picture Book 10 for 10 is going to be narrowing my list from 10,000 books to 10.


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