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.
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: