Okay, and some September too, I guess – I got behind sharing these here! I do share them weekly on my new(ish) Instagram for picture books, though. Here are all of the books I have shared with classes in my elementary library for the past weeks! But two notes first…….
One of the things making my kindergarten storytimes SO much more successful this year is pairing books with the accompanying Emily Arrow videos and songs – I can’t say enough wonderful things about her work. I also use her songs as class openers and closers for multiple grade levels and things have been SO much calmer. The session I attended with her and Carter Higgins at NerdCampMI was transformative. AND, I just booked a Skype sing along with her in February for all of my kinders!
Also, if you haven’t watched this 7 minute video about booktalks yet, you need to. I actually shared it with my entire district staff because it’s excellent and shows that booktalks are NOT hard, but ARE essential. Colby Sharp and Donalyn Miller are two of my favorites in the kid lit world right now!