Favorite Picture Books

So Lindsey,
The Teacher Wife
is having a favorite picture book linky...


yes please!!

I LOVE reading books to my kids...

and my classroom library is QUITE extensive...

Let me see if I can find a picture for you...

Hold please (cue elevator music)

They are all organized - the left black shelf: top shelves are chapter books, ABC order by author...and the bottom is my FICTION picture books ABC order by author.

Right black shelf: Top few shelves are a mix of picture and chapter books that correlate with months (so, all my Begining of School year books, Johnny Appleseed, Fall, Halloween...etc)
Bottom of that shelve is poetry, phonics/grammar tales, fairy tales, etc.

The middle display is where I put all my books for that month/week that correlate with the themes...

The white shelf is my "series" - Magic Tree House, Junie B., Cam Jansen, Horrible Harry, Magic School Bus, etc...
and my NON fiction WAS on the bottom there...but I have WAY too much now for them to be there.
They were organize by subject (dewey decimal, if you will) - JUST like in a library.

That's not how my classroom library is organized now...but it's pretty much the same, I just had to move books around because I have accumulated even MORE since these pictures...

When school starts up, I will be sure to update these pictures for you.

That's CRAZY...isnt' it??

AND they're ALL labeled for A.R...ha!!


I could go ON  and ON and ON about favorite picture books...

but here are just a few...

ANYTHING Robert Munsch,
 but THIS is one of my faves from him...

Love Amelia...and this one is great for beginning of year....

LOVE Patricia Polacco - but I cry EVERY time I read this one...my kids are always in awe that their teacher has tears in her eyes from reading a book to them...lol

Anything by Jan Brett

Anything by David Shannon

All the Knuffle Bunny books

Ok...that's all I can think about on my 1/2 cup of coffee (even though I already did my workout this morning..lol)

When school starts up, I'm sure I'll add more to the mix - after going through my books.


Kelley Cirrito said...

You should just add my name to the bottom because those are some of my favorites too!!!

Mrs. Nunley said...

Your classroom library is

Thank you for sharing!

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Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

Thanks for linking up! :)

Lisa R. said...

Wow that is some classroom library!!! That is amazing. You have great book choices. I love David Shannon and Jan Brett!! :)
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luckeyfrog said...

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You can read more about it here:

Since your blog is so popular, I wondered if maybe you could help spread the word! No big deal if you can't or don't want to; just thought it never hurts to ask! Thanks!

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P.S.- You listed a lot of my favorite books! :)

Jordon said...

I think you just listed every one of my favorite books! We have great taste!

Unknown said...

Great book picks! I love every single one of them! I'm your newest follower.

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Sandy said...

Great picks!!! I LOVE Thank You Mr. Falker and anything by Mo Willems too!!!! :)

Rebecca said...

Great choices! This has been such a fun linky party!

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Unknown said...

I also love Patricia Polacco, I have several of her books! I'm now a follower!

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Halle said...


Love them all!

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Anonymous said...

Wow, can you come organize my classroom library? I wish I had the room to have a library like yours! Great book selections. Thanks for sharing!

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Traci Clausen said...

LOVE all your books and ORGANIZATION!
Isn't Molly Lou Melon just the cutest little thing! That book is so great.

susanlulu said...

If I'm not mistaken, A Bad Case of Stripes and Thank You, Mr. Falker are read online at a website - the name just escaped me - readonline or something that that. (readingonline.net, or something like that (Golly, that's what fibromyalgia does to me = totally forgot!! Sorry.

Miss Trayers said...

Wow-that library is just amazing! I read Thank You Mr. Falker to my summer school kids-they were all struggling readers. I have never seen kids so interested in a story-they hung on every word. I think it's a very meaningful story, especially when I tell them that little girl is an author now! :)


AthenaPhoenix said...

Great list! So how mad do you get when someone comes in and messes up the ABC order? LOL

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Courtney said...

Oh I love so many of the books that you listed!

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JennyB said...

Wow! What a library! And I thought I had an extensive library! I just joined librarything.com and am hoping to catalog the books I have...We'll see if I get it done!
I'm your newest follower!!!
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Unknown said...

Great book selection! Hopefully soon I am going to be able to share what my classroom library looks like...

I just started following you! If you have a chance please stop by blog and follow!

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Mrs. Wathen said...

Robery Munsch is one of my favorite authors and a great model for voice writing lessons too:)

Your library is fabulous!

I would love you to stop by and see my birthday giveaway.

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