I love to read. 
I love to read aloud.
I love stories.
I love learning with books.
I hope to leave this love with my students. 

Here are some of the books we read and love
and some activities to go with them.

arranged in alphabetical order by title

Aliens Love Underpants - Claire Freedman

Animalia - Graeme Base

The Art of Clean Up: Life Made Neat and TidyUrsus Wehrli


Beekle - Dan Sandat

Big Green Monster - Ed Emberly

The Book With No Pictures - B. J. Novak

A Butterfly is Patient - Dianna Hutts Aston

Bones - Steve Jenkins

A Colour of His Own - Leo Lionni

Compost: Growing Gardens from Your Garbage - Linda Glaser


The Day the Crayons Quit - Drew Daywalt

Dr. Seuss - Cat in the Hat 

Dr. Seuss - The Lorax

Draw Me a Star - Eric Carle

Eggbert: the Slightly Cracked Egg - Tom Ross

The Emperor's Egg - Martin Jenkins

Everybody Needs a Rock - Byrd Baylor

Except If - Jim Averbeck

Friends - Mies van Hout


George and the Dragon - Chris Wormell

The Gingerbread GirlLisa Cambell Ersnt

Giraffes Can't Dance - Giles Andrae

and here

The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson

more The Gruffalo


Happy - Mies Van Hout

Have You Seen Bugs - Joanne Oppenheim

Home Now - Lesley Beake

Hope for the Flowers - Trina Paulus

How the Elephant Got his Trunk - Andrea Forens

How to Catch a Star - Oliver Jeffers


I am a Bunny - Ole Risom

I Wish You More - Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Ice Cream Bear - Jez Alborough

The I'm Not Scared Book - Todd Parr

Interrupting Chicken - David Ezra Stein

Is Your Mama a LlamaDeborah Guarino

It Didn't Frighten Me - Janet L Goss and Jerome C Harste

If You Could Wear My Sneakers - Sheree Fitch



Kate's Castle - Julie Lawson

Let's Make Rabbits - Leo Lionni

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything - Linda Williams

Little Mole Zdeněk Miler

The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) - Philemon Sturges


The Man with the Violin - Kathy Stinson

The Most Magnificent Thing - Ashley Spiers

Mrs. Spitzer's Garden - Edith Pattou


 None the Number - Oliver Jeffers


Our GrandparentsMaya Mjmera, Sheila Kinkade, and Cynthia Don 

Pigeon (and Elephant and Piggie) - Mo Willems

The Problem with Chickens - Bruce McMillan

The Quiltmaker's Gift - Jeff Brumbeau

The Rain Came Down - David Shannon

Salmon Stream - Carol Reed-Jones

The Scarecrow's Hat - Ken Brown

A Seed is Sleepy - Dianna Hutts Aston

Simply Delicious  - Margaret Mahy

Skeleton Hiccups - Margery Cuyler

Snowmen at ChristmasCaralyn Beuhner

The Squiggle - Carole Lexa Shaefer

Stick and Stone - Beth Ferry

Stone Soup - Ann McGovern

Super Hero ABC - Bob McLeod

Ten Red Apples - Pat Hutchins

That is Not a Good Idea - Mo Willems

This Is Not My Hat - Jon Klassen

The Tooth Mouse - Susan Hood

Tops and Bottoms - Janet Stevens

A Tribe of Kids - Lane Smith



Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle


Waiting for Wings - Lois Ehlert

We Share Everything! - Robert Munsch

When Emily Carr Met Woo - Monica Kulling

Will You Fill My BucketCarol McCloud and Karen Wells




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