Saturday, February 5, 2011

Favorite Children's Books

I thought I would share a few of my favorite books to read to my class.  I love books that get the kids involved or that I can use different silly voices.  In a age full of technology, it is so nice to have the kids asked me to read an extra story on the carpet for them.  :)
Here are just a few of my favorites:

*Any of the Junie B. Jones books (Barbara Park has the voice of a kindergartner down to a science), I always use Junie B.'s behavior as a way NOT to behave.  :)


 *This a recent find.  It has a great beat and great for introducing your kids to adjectives in their writing.

*This is a great book to teach kids about point of view.  Older students can even hold a mock trial of the Big Bad Wolf to plead his case.  The kids love this one!

book cover of 
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs 
Jon Scieszka

*Sweet story about accepting all kinds of people no matter what they look like.  It is also great to teach the stages of the butterfly.

***What are some of the books you enjoy using in your classroom?  Let me know, I would love to hear about them!


  1. I love "Alice the Fairy." I really get into and we discuss changing how your voice sounds while you read. We also talk about using your imagination. It's a good one to use for text-to-self connections. I'll have to check out "Charlie."

  2. I will have to check that book out! Thanks for letting me know about it. Let me know what you think about 'Charlie the Caterpillar'. Take care!