Sunday, July 26, 2015

I Like Kids' Books and I Can Not Lie ~Linky Party

I do love kids books! For this reason, I have teamed up with Primary Polka Dots  and friends to share some of my favorite books to read with children. Trying to narrow the book selection down for this post has been very difficult, but I really think I have some great ones to share.

Goodnight Moon

To begin, I have to share a book that my six month old daughter absolutely loves! Her little face lights up every time I pick the book up and she loves to hold it while I read it to her. This book is Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. This book is full of rhymes and is a great picture book to read to little ones as a bedtime story. 


Also, it is a great book to read when you are teaching rhyming words. This would be a great book to read to students when modeling the "Rhyming Generation Strategy." You can learn more about this strategy, rhyming freebies, and much more on my post about "Effective Reading Instruction in the Elementary School Setting : Phonological Awareness vs. Phonemic Awareness."

 What about an adorable video to watch with the kiddos too? ~

Goodnight Moon 

If You Give a ...

Recently, I was able to purchase some of the books along with the stuffed animals at a local Kohl's store. (The books and stuffed animals were only $5.00 a piece.) They have a program called Kohl's Cares and 100% of the net profit from the sales from these items go towards kids' health and education initiatives. Read more at

 I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Laura Numeroff's If You Give A ... series of books. These books are funny and children love to read them again and again.

Laura Numeroff actually created a video where she is reading the book. What a fun way to bring the book to life!

These stories are a great way to teach students about cause and effect too.

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Be sure to visit Laura Numeroff 's website for more information on how to purchase these great books!

Curious George 


Finally, this last picture book is about a little monkey that loves to have great adventures ~ Curious George. The Curious George series was one that I can remember going to my elementary school library and checking out different books week after week. I found George's adventures exciting and so funny. The best part is that my daughter and students  seem to love him as much as I did! All of these books are a great way to practice all of the basic story elements: characters, setting, problem and solution.

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In closing, I am having a Giveaway for one of my Reading Response Booklets products. This product would be a great comprehension resource to go along with any pictures books. If you haven't already be sure to enter this Giveaway. Winners will be announced August 1, 2015.

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These are just a few of my favorite books. I hope you enjoyed my fun post about these children's picture books. Please follow me to get updates on my Literacy Series: Effective Reading Instruction in the Elementary School Setting, Freebies, Giveaways, and Much, Much, More.

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