August 8, 2011

Favorite Fall Read Alouds

Learning with Mrs. Parker is having a linky party all about favorite fall read alouds.  
Well, I am never one to pass up the opportuinty to talk books, so here is my list. 

1. The Dot
I love this story and the simple message that we can do anything and find inspiration anywhere.

2. Wild About Books
 Well, I am wild about books, so this one just suits me.

3. Pinduli
 Don't you just love Janell Cannon?  This is my favorite.

4. The Best Story
I use this to show my students how important it is to write from the heart.

5.  Chrysanthemum

6. A Quiet Place
This is a new to my list this year.  I got the idea from Beth Newingham and plan on reading this book when introducing Reader's Workshop.

7. Wolf
Have you read this?  So cute and promotes reading in all the right ways! Love it!

8. Library Mouse
If a mouse can write a book, we can all write a book. Fabulous!

9. Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon
I just love the message from this book.

10. Wildred Gordon McDonald Partridge
First, the story here is amazing.  Second, I use this for a get to know you activity by creating memory boxes and then a writing activity by writing about one of our special objects or memories. This is a great way to kick off personal narrative.

11. Louder Lilli
I was going to stop at ten, but this one had to make the list.  This is a fun read aloud with a great message.

12. Miss Malarcky Doesn't Live in Room 12
Okay, just one more...I love this book.

What are some of your favorite books for back to school?


  1. You have some of my favorites on your list! I also just found the book First Day Jitters (read about it on another blog) and I am going to read it the first day, it is SOOOO cute!!

  2. Oh, I love First Day Jitters! Great book! The first time I read it I really was surprised by the ending and I completely relate! Glad you like the blog makeover. I'm very excited about it! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. ~Amanda

  3. I love the new look of your blog! So cute! You picked some of my faves- Miss Malarky always makes me smile. And Molly Lou Melon- such a fun book with a great message. I wanted to thank you for suggesting that book on reader's notebooks. I have been reading it today and it has been so helpful!!

  4. I love your blog and your fun list of fall books. I can't wait to keep following your blog! I'm a 5th grade teacher from Missouri. :)

  5. You have some really great books on your list! I would also recommend Spaghetti in A Hot Dog Bun: Having the Courage to Be Who You Are by Maria Dismondy and Kimberly Shaw-Peterson and Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud and David Messing. I hope that you have a great school year and your students enjoy all of the books you have selected as much as you do!
    : ) Nicole

  6. Thanks for the book recommendations. I haven't seen Spaghetti in A Hot Dog Bun, but I love the title. I will definitely check it out. Thanks for stopping by! ~Amanda

  7. Thanks for sharing your fav reads! There are some new titles I must check out now!

  8. Thanks for sharing your favorites. Back to school books are some of my favorites. :)

  9. Thanks for sharing your favorite read alouds! I'm always looking for great books.


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