Sunday, August 24, 2014

Some Favorite Newer Books

Here are a few of "my" newer books that I love:

1. The End (Almost) by Jim Benton, is a hilarious book about a bear named donut that doesn't want the story to end.  My kiddos loved loved loved it.  We read the story over and over again with kids playing the two parts.  Great practice for reading with expression.  Such great voice in this book.
2. It's an Orange Aardvark by Michael Hall is a book of wonder and discovery.  It will keep the kids guessing and making predictions for what will come next.  This book is funny and full of suspense.
3. Mouse Was Mad by Linda Urban.  Great story about a mouse figuring out how to be mad.  It's all about self expression.
 4. I'm Not by Pam Smallcomb  is about what makes everyone special.  Love the pictures and the message.
5.  The Handiest Things in the World by Andrew Clements, is all about the how important our hands are.  This book is done in beautiful pictures.

Have a wonderful school year of sharing books with kids.


  1. These look like great books, Claire...and for some reason I've never read any of them- thanks for giving me some new books to check out this year!
    Aylin :)
    Learning to the Core

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