We are continuing with our celebration of Children’s Book Week! This holiday is a national literacy initiative to celebrate all of the wonderful books that have been written for young children!
Many of you already know about my love of reading, but in case you’re new here, guess what? I LOVE READING! 🙂 In fact, it’s what I got my M.Ed. in from University of Missouri (yes, Go Mizzou!)
Ok, so this week, I’m pumped because I get to share my favorite children books with all of you! Each day I’ll showcase a new book, give a quick synopsis of the book, and include a link so you can purchase the book if you don’t already have it.
There are so many AMAZING books out there, how can I seriously just pick 5? I’ll try my best!
Elephant and Piggie Books
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Today’s book recommendation is any of the amazingly funny Elephant and Piggie Books by Mo Willems!
These books are
- Funny, no, HILARIOUS
- Teach sight and high-frequency words
- Simple to understand
- Focused on only 2-3 characters at a time
- Easy to read
- Fun to use for Reader’s Theater
Elephant & Piggie books are great for Reader’s Theater, which means you play a part and your child plays a part. This is a great way to teach fluency, inflection, tone of voice, and paying attention to punctuation.
What other books did we recommend this week?
Monday: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Tuesday: Elephant and Piggie
Heidi Freitas says
My favorite book is If you Give a Mouse a Cookie.
Jennifer Johle says
My 3 year old loves books. We look forward to story time every night before bed. Its hard to say what her favorite book is but guess I’d have to go with Snuggle Puppy by Sandra Boynton. I admit its one of my favorites too. It’s fun to read.
Heather Garcia says
My girls are 5 and 7 and just devour books. We never leave the library without a Mo Willems book, my girls love to find the pigeon hidden in the Knuffle Bunny books.
How do you pick just one? My daughter loves Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. My favorite as a kid was Danny the Dinosaur goes to school.
Alison Williams says
We are adopting. Starting over after 11years, Need to build up Gracie’s library of books. She is 8 months and doesn’t have a favorite yet. Just loves to have someone read to her.
Sharalyn Anderson says
Growing up, it was the book entitled “Popcorn” by Frank Asch. Really cute book.
My kids love all kinds of books and I don’t think they have a favorite. When they were really little,
they liked me to read them “good night moon”.
melissa laviolette says
my favorite children’s book is green eggs and ham.
Megan Amend says
Brown Bear Brown Bear has always been the front runner in our house! We found a version that is thick like board books and has little sliding windows at the bottom of the pages to show the next animal– which has made the book even that much more fun and has also helped teach our children to take turns. Our 5 year old loves to read it to our younger two children and our 2.5 year old has the book memorized from from to back so he enjoys “reading” it to the baby…