Now, by a perfect pile of picture books I mean these books that I know are a must read for this fall.
Forget Me Not by Nancy Van Laan is one of those books we all needed it at one point...either for a loved one, a student, a situation. The story is told from the little girl's point of view whose childhood is changing when she realizes that her grandma is not the same person she used to be. Having a loved one fighting Alzheimer's disease is definitely painful but this story reminds us that love is always there despite the seasons changing.
Flashlight by Lizi Boyd is a fun book that young readers will appreciate. In this wordless picture book, the young boy discovers his surroundings as he goes through the night with one tool and one tool only: a flashlight.
Little Elliot Big City by Mike Curato is a book I've seen my friends reading it and loving it. So I couldn't wait to read it. The glossy pages, the adorable illustrations and the beautiful story about friendship makes it a great Sunday morning read. That's all I will say. :-)
From the author of the beloved book Press Here, comes the next book which is as fun as the first. In Mix It Up by Herve Tullet, the reader has a chance to watch magic appear on each page as they interact with paintings. Little ones and not-so little ones will sure love this book!
Jen Bryant's brilliant words and Melissa Sweet's amazing art work makes this book a winning one in so many different levels. I wish there was a biography written like this when I was a child. The book The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus takes us on the life of Roget who was filled with lists, words, reading and a fascinating mind. The amount of words on each page is not overwhelming so the readers can take the time to enjoy the illustrations. I can't wait to share this book with friends and students!
Telephone by Mac Barnett and Illustrated by Jen Corace reminds us how much fun is to play that childhood game of passing messages to friends but as each message is passed on, it changes every time. Will the original message be delivered? This book is Fun Guaranteed.
These books were a perfect way to spend time after brunch with great friends who love words, books, teaching, reading and food as much as I do. Have a wonderful week!