The Treasure by Uri Shulevitz

Picture books with strong female characters. So important for little girls and little boys to read.

The Giving Tree. One of my all time favorite books! Never fails to bring tears to my eyes...

Fly High, Fly Low (50th Anniversary ed.)

5th Grade Book Club: Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell. Easy and fun activities!

Books to inspire kids to change the world.

"The Moon Lady" by Amy Tan. Gorgeous (unusual) illustrations, with a story about a little girl who gets lost during the Chinese Moon Festival. I loved this one as a kid.

"The Widow's Broom" - Chris Van Allsburg (1992, Picture Books)

"Chanticleer and the Fox" - Barbara Cooney (1958, Picture Books)

19 picture books you should still have on your shelf

Great picture book list for kids - What was your favorite picture book you read with your kids this year?

Stephanie's Ponytail by Robert Munsch being yourself; lends itself to making predictions {Soooo funny!} Love all of Robert Munsch's books.

"Tar Beach" - Faith Ringgold (1991, Picture Books)

15 classic books that were banned - proud to have read them all to my kids!

Mentor Text for Making Inferences {Storm is Coming}

Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner via npr: A group of tiny aliens have crash-landed in the home of a cat named Mr. Wuffles. In order to make repairs, they venture out of their ship, slip past the feline sentry and find refuge in the world of a nearby radiator. There, they befriend a group of insects who offer them Cheez-Its and some replacement parts, and help with an escape plan... #Books #Picture_Books #Kids

Bridge to Terabithia

by E. B. White 2nd 3rd text exemplar

Great graduation gift

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Children love this book. They ask for it to be read over and over again