I love Picture Book Month because I can highlight my favorite picture books throughout the month of November, and share my love of them with all my students – even the ones who think they are too old for picture books!
Some of my favorite picture books are these:
I Hate Picture Books by Timothy Young
Ryan T. Higgins Be Quiet! is an amazing picture book — it is hilarious, and even my youngest students appreciate the humor (and the adults in the room, even more!!).
Absolutely all Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems- especially The Thank You Book and We are in a Book! I even decorated pumpkins like Gerald & Piggie to celebrate autumn in my library! Mo has many fun resources on his site to go along with the books, too.
Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown’s Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear have my students sitting on the edge of their criss-cross-applesauce-bottoms when I read in my best creepy voice. Their book trailers are great, and they also have activity guides available: Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear (scroll down)
Pete the Cat books by James Dean are also extremely popular with my students! Another picture book pumpkin that graces my book shelves in my library is Pete-the-Pumpkin 🙂 Be sure to check out the songs that go along with the books!
They have a great teacher activity guide – check it out here!
I hope you enjoy Picture Book Month as much as I do this November!