Friday, May 16, 2014

5 on Friday Celebrating Children's Book Week!

Well, It's been a whole week since I've blogged...and it's been pretty uneventful.  Missed my usual WWIW and Link -up with my fellow challengers because I was sick and not up to it.  I've done much of nothing this week but rest.  So I thought for my Friday Five, I'd share with you five of my favorite books for kids in celebration of Children's Book Week, this week!  I have so many favorites, it's hard to narrow it down, but I'll try!!  Most of these books I've used in my teaching!

Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen- I love, love, love this book!  I've been my school's Librarian and Technology teacher for the past two years, and when I first started doing so, I was also a Educational Consultant for Discovery Toys.  This book was one that we offered through Discovery Toys.  I read it and immediately knew it'd be perfect to teach Library Rules (and rules of good behavior in general)!  It is quite a long book, but it holds the students attention from beginning to end!  The kids love it...and ask me to read it over and over!  Read more about Library Lion {here}

The View from Saturday by E.L Konigsburg- This one is a chapter book for older children that I read as an adult and loved!  It all centers around a challenge bowl, it's team and how the teacher picks the students and how they came to "make the team"!  I also mentioned it {here}!  Read more about the book {here}.

The Wall by Eve Bunting- Another story I've used in my teaching.  Such a sweet and sentimental story to share with your family...about family!  I cry every time! Read more about The Wall {here}.  I also love the fairly new children's book Don't Forget, God Bless Our Troops by Jill Biden.  I read both to my students around Memorial Day/Veteran's Day!

Frindle by Andrew Clements- I'm a big fan of Andrew Clements and this is one of my faves.  I love that it gives the power to the kids and makes them feel invincible!  So fun!! Read more about Frindle {here}.

And how could I not include Wonder on my list!  My all time favorite book.  A must read for every...human being!  I've blogged about it {here} and {here}. Choose Kind!!

I could go on and on...Feel free to share your faves with me in the comments below!!

Have a great weekend!

Linking up with Darci and the girls for 5 on Friday
Lauren Elizabeth for High 5 for Friday


  1. I love all your choices! Reading is one of my favorite hobbies, and even though my boys aren't little anymore, I enjoy checking out children's books. All of Shel Silverstein's books are favorites of mine. Glad you're feeling better! Have a great weekend.

    1. Thank you so much Lana! I love Shel Silverstein too and so do my students! I contemplated putting The Giving Tree on the list!!


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