Weekend Reads I have a pretty crazy weekend ahead of…
Weekly Blog Post: Top Five Wednesday
This is a weekly post that I found on Goodreads. I love their lists they come up with. This post is actually supposed to be for July 12, I am a week behind, but I couldn’t pass it up! I broke the list into two separate lists: picture books and novels. Enjoy!
Top Five Children’s Picture Books
- Love You Forever by Robert Munsch: My mom would read this book to me all the time. It brought me to tears the first time I read this to my daughter. It is such a beautiful story and it defintely has to be my first on this list.
- Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony: This book is hilarious with an awesome message. My daughter loves to act it out and we have a great time.
- The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn: Another beautiful story about love and I enjoy reading it to my daughter so much. I can’t wait to read it before she goes to Kindergarten, as it is centered around going to school.
- Before I Go To Sleep by Ronne Randall: A good friend bought this book for my daughter right before she was born. I remember sitting in a restaurant and her explaining how much the book meant to her. Her daughter also put her handprint in the book.
- Owl Babies by Waddell: This book is one that I constantly read to my daughter when she was little and she and I both had it pretty well memorized. We still pick it up every now and then has a great message about parents always coming back.
Top Five Children’s Novels
- Harry Potter series by JK Rowling: Of course! What a great series about love, friendship, and the power of good.
- Wonder by RJ Palacio: A book I have read to my students at the start of every school year because of the powerful messages. Standing up for each other, kindness, friendship, and perseverence.
- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate: What a wonderful book! A student recommended it to me and I was hooked from the start. It has stuck with me since, and you know that means it is a good one!
- The Giver by Lois Lowry: Another book that is always at the front of my mind. I have read it so many times and I just can’t get enough.
- Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D Taylor: One of my favorite books from my childhood. I don’t remember reading it a lot, but I remember it always being around. Looking at the cover, it is very worn, so I must have had it with me a lot and read it numerous times. It is a great story on acceptance and gives a great glimpse into what life was like during the Civil Rights Movement. I believe this is a great book for encouraging empathy.
There is my list! I hope you enjoy and if you have some to add or a post on your blog, please comment!