Must Have Picture Books

Picture books are my favorite thing to read! As an elementary teacher (and mom), I have a growing library and I can’t say no to buying new picture books. It’s an addiction! I love a good read-aloud. What book would you add to this list?

Here are my Top 6 Picture Books:

1. The Empty Pot: My mom read this story to me all the time when I was a little girl and I have such fond memories of it. This story teaches a very important lesson on honesty. 

2. Enemy Pie: This book was a lucky find! I found it in a cute little book store I love to spend time in. I bought it based on the cute cover and title. I lucked out when it turned out to be a wonderful story with a great moral about friendship.

3. Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed: I LOVE THIS BOOK! It teaches the sweetest lesson about kindness. This book is great for creating a caring classroom and it will show your students that one person can make a difference.

4. What Are You So Grumpy About?: This book is just plain funny and I adore the pictures. This book is great for teaching about moods and different emotions.

5. Purple, Green and Yellow: This book is such a funny read aloud and my students asked for it ALL THE TIME last year. I also love it because I think it is fun to say (in one breath) Super-indelible-never-come-off-till-you’re-dead-and-maybe-even-later coloring markers!

6. The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade: In this sweet story Sally goes unnoticed by her peers but she notices everything, even the bullying on the playground. One day, Sally decides that she has had enough and decides to make herself heard. She takes a chance and stands up to the bullies. She learns that one small girl can change the world.

Check out these books on Amazon (affiliate links) by clicking on the images below. You can also check out my Amazon Storefront for more book ideas HERE!

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