February Favorites

Hi y’all!
I teamed up with my amazing Weekend Warrior gals to bring you something fantastic….

I’m going to share my top 5 favorite books with you!!! There may even be a surprise at the end….
In no particular order, here are my top 5 favorite children’s books:

1.  Tacky the Penguin

I love this book! It is such a great read aloud.  My kiddos love it so much.  One year, we loved it so much we acted it out, recorded it, and showed it to all the kindergarten classes in the school!  I have made it my personal goal to collect every copy of the Tacky books. There’s a new one about Halloween coming out in July!! You can pre-order it here on Amazon.
Tacky and the Haunted Igloo (Tacky the Penguin)

2.  What do you do with an Idea?

I found this book randomly during a book buying binge at Barnes and Noble.   I stood in the children’s section and cried as I read this book.  It is SO GOOD.  It’s so important for kids to hear the message in this book.  And the pictures are incredible!!

3.  Rosie Revere, Engineer

Speaking about important messages…This book is amazing.
The little girl in this story is an engineer and doesn’t let the discouraging words of others stop her from believing in herself. The message is important for ALL kids to hear…but I love the message of a girl in science…doing science…even when people tell her she can’t.  GIRLS….go do science!

4.  The day the crayons quit

I love this book.  I also love Oliver Jeffers.  What a great book on perspective and inclusion.
Each time I read this story…I stop before the last page and ask the kids to draw a picture of what they think will happen in the end…but they can only use one crayon.  Love it!!

5.  The book with no pictures

Have you read this book?
Read this book to your kids…
They will love it.  If my kids happen to see the book…they beg me to read it…over and over and over…

It’s a great book…with no pictures.

I have a complete obsession with children’s books.
I probably should stop buying books…mostly because I’m running out of places to put them all…

Now, remember that little surprise I mentioned…


I am giving away a $10 gift card to TpT!! To enter, simply fill out the information in the Rafflecopter below!  Good luck! and happy reading!

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Guess what?! My other Warriors are also hosting giveaways on their blogs!! Check out their favorites and enter to win another gift card!



  1. Unknown
    February 21, 2015 / 2:22 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway Vera! I absolutely love The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats at this time of the year. There's so much to do with the book: sequencing, retelling, cause and effect, characters and setting, beginning, middle, and end! The list goes on. Happy to be a follower. Happy weekend:-)

  2. Mrs. Brown
    February 21, 2015 / 2:29 pm

    This is great! I like to share the book The Sneezy Snowman…my kids really enjoy it!

  3. 1stgradefireworks
    February 21, 2015 / 2:31 pm

    My kiddos still love Llama Llama Red Pajama…love the rhymes..:) Wendy 1stgradefireworks 1stgradefireworks

  4. Beth Trieber
    February 21, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    I love If Everybody Did by Jo Ann Stover, great to read when establishing classroom rules!

  5. Jeannine
    February 21, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    I am so happy to find some new books here! Thank you for sharing! Our school recently entered a video contest with a reading of The Book with No Pictures!
    Creative Lesson Cafe

  6. Unknown
    February 21, 2015 / 4:11 pm

    I really love Chrysanthemum and Dr. Seuss' ABCs book!

  7. kathy
    February 21, 2015 / 4:16 pm

    I read Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London and my students loved it so much! They laughed and laughed at Froggy and wanted to hear the story again. Now they can't get enough of the Froggy series!

  8. Traci L.
    February 21, 2015 / 4:31 pm

    The Book With No Pictures sounds very interesting. I need to get it. =) I love books!!

  9. Mrs. Carlson's 2nd Grade Class
    February 21, 2015 / 4:38 pm

    I love Tacky also. One of my favorite read aloud books is Those Shoes.

  10. Markisha
    February 21, 2015 / 5:49 pm

    The Polar Express.

  11. Unknown
    February 21, 2015 / 5:49 pm

    I've been wanting to try The Book With No Pictures! Junie B. is great to read aloud! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Unknown
    February 21, 2015 / 6:19 pm

    I love all the Laura Numeroff books and do a prediction sheet with the book.

  13. Karen H
    February 21, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    I love Little House in the Big Woods.

  14. Unknown
    February 21, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    I love all of the David Shannon books and so do my kinder-bears. I love books that make them laugh and book that make them think and they get teary-eyed. When I grow up, I want to be the little old lady at the library who does storytime.

  15. Unknown
    February 21, 2015 / 9:04 pm

    I read a lot of How Do Dinosaurs…, the Bear series by Karma Wilson, and Junie B. Jones!

  16. aclark
    February 21, 2015 / 10:14 pm

    I love to read The Book With No Pictures!

  17. Unknown
    February 21, 2015 / 11:11 pm

    The Horrid Henry series. Wicked! thursdaytook[at]hotmail.com

  18. Lori R
    February 21, 2015 / 11:21 pm

    I like Jan Brett's The Mitten.

  19. hsease
    February 22, 2015 / 12:25 am

    The Lorax!!!

  20. aware
    February 22, 2015 / 3:09 am

    I love the Tacky books, too! I really love Karma Wilson's Bear books. My students love when I read The Hungry Thing and Rhyming Dust Bunnies!

  21. Linda
    February 22, 2015 / 3:12 am

    The Betty Bunny Books!

  22. Linda
    February 22, 2015 / 3:12 am

    The Betty Bunny Books!

  23. Coley
    February 22, 2015 / 3:14 am

    Pete the Cat

  24. Christy {Crayons and Whimsy}
    February 22, 2015 / 3:46 am

    I almost went with The Day the Crayons Quit too!!! So glad someone got that covered because it is absolutely radtastic! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Crayons and Whimsy

  25. Cecile
    February 22, 2015 / 7:17 am

    Thanks for the giveaway. I love books and have so many favorites. I love Jan Brett. Julia Cook is another favorite. Her books are fun to read but also have such wonderful lessons.

  26. Suzy Q
    February 22, 2015 / 11:25 am

    I like Spoon. Need to get the other books in that series, too.

  27. Unknown
    February 22, 2015 / 1:04 pm

    Pete the Cat and The Lorax – they are fantastic!!

  28. Unknown
    February 22, 2015 / 1:36 pm

    The Lorax! and Pete the Cat!

  29. Robin Green
    February 23, 2015 / 12:27 am

    I love reading Margie Palatini books (Piggie Pie, Bad Boys) aloud.

  30. Joyfully Teaching
    February 23, 2015 / 1:35 am

    Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books are good.

  31. Karyn
    February 23, 2015 / 3:14 am

    Pete the Cat, Elephant & Piggy books, Dr. Seuss (just because the rhyming and nonsense is so fun). :o)

  32. Amanda Byerly
    February 23, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Oh girl. I'm a straight-up Oliver Jeffers stalker!!! So much so that I have two products in my own store based on his work (STUCK & The Day the Crayons Quit!). He is an amazing illustrator and author. If I ever get the chance to meet that man, I'm gonna give him a BIG ole' hug for just being awesome.
    The Take Home Teacher

  33. Kim
    February 23, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    Also love The Day the Crayons Quit-how comical! Thank you.

  34. Unknown
    February 23, 2015 / 9:08 pm

    Anything with Elephant and Piggy! Love to do the expressions loud and the kids always think it is funny!

  35. Unknown
    February 23, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    All Robert Munsch books, but especially. We Share Everything!

  36. jordan
    February 24, 2015 / 1:45 am

    I like reading Eddie Spaghetti and Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

  37. Unknown
    February 24, 2015 / 2:21 am

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  38. Unknown
    February 24, 2015 / 2:23 am

    I love bubba the cowboy prince! My kids love when I use my country accents. I also love to read the three Billy goats gruff because that's one of my favorite childhood books!

  39. Penelope
    February 24, 2015 / 3:41 am

    The Day the Crayons Quit is fantastic. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚