But Have You Tried Reading a Book?

If your students struggle to be kind to one another… have you tried reading them a picture book? 

If you have a student having a hard time sharing… have you tried reading them a book? 

A child in your classroom has a lot of anxiety around taking tests… but have you tried reading them a book? 

Books are magical. Books are incredible. Books can teach our students more than we will ever fully comprehend. Authors and illustrators have a talent for speaking directly to children in a way they understand. 

If you’re working on being a friend in the classroom, have you tried reading The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig? 

If you want to teach your class about leadership, have you read Sophia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty?

If you have particularly worrisome kids, have you tried reading Ruby Finds a Worry? By Tom Percival? 

When your students are struggling or need some extra love or help, can I offer some advice?

Read them a book.

Our Library Book Haul

This week’s library book haul was such a good one, I felt like I needed to share! We ended up with some amazing titles that I’ve been so impressed by.

I Am Enough by Grace Byers

This self-esteem booster book was very well written and I love the inclusivity of the illustrations. This book is sure to leave you and your kids feeling empowered!

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty

The part where she is sent to every different office in City Hall to have her question answered made me giggle!

Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin Jr.

We chose this one to go with my daughter’s caterpillar and butterfly unit they are doing in her kindergarten class. I love how fun and simple this book is, and how they are able to incorporate a lot of information and learning in the text as well. Using this book in conjunction with Google Images was incredible!

We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins

This book was my son’s choice. I wouldn’t say it was my favorite! But it wasn’t horrible, either. He got a good laugh out of it though, so I’m still glad we picked it up!

Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel by Leslie Connor

I love the illustrations in this book! It was also a great conversation starter for talking about immigrants, Native Americans, and good old hard work.

Carmela Full of Wishes by Matt De La Peña

Carmela takes us on her adventure of running errands with her brother, and it’s fun to see a peek into their day and the errands that are important to their family.

One Little Bag An Amazing Journey by Henry Cole

I am absolutely in awe of these illustrations. Henry tells us an entire story over generations without writing a single word. Add this one to your Earth Day rotation, it’s incredible! I also loved how much talking and conversation came from the wordless picture book by studying the images.