Adventures in First Grade

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Must Read Picture Books

I'm linking up with Lindsay, The Teacher Wife, to share some of my favorite picture books. 

It was really hard to narrow it down, but here they are.

The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree is one of my all time favorites.  Warning:  You'll need tissues!

I always read this book during the first week of school.  It teaches how what seems like a mistake can actually become something wonderful.

I adore The Jolly Postman.  The postman goes to different fairy tale characters' homes and delivers different kinds of mail.  This is an excellent book to have in your writer's workshop library.

Such a fun book to use during my money unit. 

Molasses Man is a very special book to me.  The author actually called my dad to get information about how to make sorghum.  Some of you know that I was raised on a dairy farm, but my dad also raises a few acres of sorghum each year.  The author even thanks my dad in book.  Every year my kiddos think this book is pretty awesome because of my personal connection to it.

Please head on over to The Teacher Wife and link up!  I've already gotten so many ideas for new books!

Happy Tuesday!!


  1. Ohhh...I love The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree! Makes me tear up every year!

    A Pirates Life for Us

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    1. You're welcome! Great idea for a Linky Party!

  3. Oooo, Mrs. Nunley - you've given me some new titles to research . . . thanks! Just when you think you've got all the books you need . . . tee hee!!

    Hope you're enJOYing your summertime R and R.

    The Corner On Character

    1. Thanks, Barbara! I have felt the same way after each picture book post that I have read! I hope that you are having a restful summer too!

  4. Love your book picks. Just added Regina's Big Mistake to my Amazon wishlist. Thanks for sharing!

  5. So nice to see The Jolly Postman featured. Great list! Thank you!

  6. I love "Alexander Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday!" Those books are so cute and always a hit with my kiddos!

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  7. I love the Alexander books! :)

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  9. I just love the Perfect Christmas Tree! I now have more to add to my "wish list" for school! :) Thanks for your post!

    Rulin' the Roost

  10. I'm intrigued by Regina's Big Mistake. That definitely sounds like a good beginningof the year book. Thanks!
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    Ruby Slippers

  11. I just found your blog and now I have your recommended top picture books-so exciting!
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