I love books!  All kinds of books...  I have trouble parting with books.  I cannot write in books - I use Post-its quite liberally to mark passages worth remembering.  I love the look, the feel, the smell of new books.  When that white and red Scholastic box arrives in the office I am filled with giddy excitement.  Anyway, this page will be dedicated to books I love.

Jan Brett Books
Here are some pictures of the Jan Brett books my Kinders love to hear over and over.  At the bottom of the list is a good resource book with ideas to use with a number of her books.

This book has some good ideas for fun activities using th

Kevin Henkes Books
Mr. Henkes is another popular author whose books we reread.

Linky Party

Autographed Books

I have had the good fortune to be able to meet some authors of children's books.  Luckily, I thought to have some books handy for them to sign.

This is the first book by Lester Laminack that I purchased.  It is a touching story of a boy's Saturday visit to his grandmother's house.  The sweet story is accompanied by spectacular illustrations.

A super fun story with a funny twist!

My most recent - and oft read - book by Mr. Laminack.  My kinders love this book and often ask me to read it (sometimes twice a day!)

If you ever get a chance to attend a workshop given by Lester Laminack, I highly recommend it!  He is an interesting and dynamic speaker.  In addition to children's books he writes teacher resource books.  Below is the link to his blog:

Jim Aylesworth came to our school earlier in the spring.  He entertained us with stories of how he came to be a writer.

A plug for another author - my daughter, Emily.

She is the author of two young adult books and a "zombie" thriller for older teens and adults.  Her books are available as e-books.  Below is the link to her blog:

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  1. I love Jan and Kevin. Thanks for linking up.

    1. And, thanks to you for hosting the linky!

  2. I love both of these authors! Thanks for sharing!

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

    1. Thanks for visiting! They are among my favorite children's authors, too.


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