Saturday, August 10, 2013

August 10 for 10: Picture Book Event is Here 2013

Good Morning Everyone, it's going to be a great day!  It's August 10th, 2013 and that means Cathy at Reflect and Refine Learning Building a Learning Community and I are here to host our fourth annual 10 for 10 Picture Books blog sharing event.  If you could see my laptop right now, I have four screens opened for my blog.  One tab has my list from the inaugural August 10 for 10.  The second tab has the second collection of picture books I put together in 2011.  The third tab is 2012.  I really thought I would put a new spin on my list - Cathy even requested this spring a list of math books.  It sounded like a really fun idea.  However, I am a creature of habit.  I've decided to look at my previous lists and think critically to see what I must keep, what might I let slide off the list because something new has just touched my heart.

My list is not in a ranking order, I've just numbered them to make sure I stop at 10!


1.  Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Eric Carle changed my life in college and has to STAY for a fourth year!  I was sitting in my reading methods course at SUNY College at Buffalo when Dr. Phelps read this book in class.  I was introduced to a predictable pattern, shared reading, Eric Carle, collage hand made papers, turning the page slightly ahead of the text to encourage student participation and I'm sure much more.  I remember thinking this was much more fun and engaging than the basal readers and reading groups I grew up with.  I've never had a group of students who didn't fall in love with this book.  It has to stay because reading this book is one of my fondest memories to each of my three daughters who are now bigger and I'm sure took turns reading it to each other at some point in our journey together.






2.  Suddenly, is a book I found a year ago and think it needs to stay on my list for another year.  Suddenly! by Colin McNaughton is perfect for helping kindergarten students think about predicting.  The text is larger in size.  The illustrations are very supportive to the text and using our picture clues to understand the story is essential.  The text also has a pattern and would allow us as writers to think about the word suddenly and what happens following that word each time.  The rest of this post was written November 10, 2011.







3.  The Three Bears by Byron Barton has to STAY for a fourth year!  I just enjoy reading this book to students.  The text is simple and repetitive and for whatever reason my inflection is at it's best reading this book. I think the simple collage technique is an easy one for students to see and replicate.  I love to help children figure out there's one color for each character that gets repeated in clothing and objects.  My two classes shared creating retelling murals this year using Byron Barton has a mentor and then we interactively wrote our text.   These were beautiful pieces of collaboration and fostered so much literacy learning.







4.  Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox is about older people, it's about spending time with them, it's about memories.  I want it to STAY for year four!  Memories give us ideas for writing.  As in this story, memories help us remember.   I think we need to work harder and bridge the gap between our young and old.   I think we need to work harder as a profession to help students make writing easier by writing about memories and what is known to them.







5.  Rosie's Walk by Pat Hutchins. In the past I've used it for mathematics, when we were working on directional words.   The students enjoyed it so much we retold it through painting the different places Rosie goes.  We were building a map and created labels through interactive writing.  When we mounted our mural for a retelling, we used Velcro for Rosie and she could move along the mural as she does in the story.







6.  Me Hungry! by Jeremy Tankard is a complete delight to read and use with students and has to return.  I reviewed Me Hungry earlier a couple of years ago and it was a hit in our room right away.  I instantly thought this book would be great for my boys and found out boys and girls would both enjoy it.  I find it's easy for me to pick books in general for the entire audience and easy for me to pick books for girls in mind.  My three daughters make that easy.  However, this is probably the first picture book that wasn't nonfiction I thought my boys would like.





7.  I can't believe I removed this book for a year and am so glad it is staying.  Ish by Peter Reynolds is a must have for any classroom to embrace the arts and the differences between artist capabilities.  It encourages the reader to look at things in a different way, with a different lens.  Looking at things with a different lens is essential for 21st century learning.  Glad you, stayed, Ish!










8.  Cornelius P Mud, Are You Ready for School?  by Barney Saltzberg is a book to return from an older 10 for 10 list. As we reread this book we really noticed humor within the illustrations and had to infer.  Cornelius is a great character for young students, they can connect with him.  He has three books, a little series for young readers. Which opens doors for more books for my readers.  I think I'm in a back to school mode with this title returning.








9.  Mouse Views, What the Class Pet Saw by Bruce McMillan is a great photo essay about perspective.  It's also a question/answer format.  It's a great mentor text to create your own from a tour in your classroom or the library.  I shared this book with my librarian years ago and he made his own version of our library to introduce the students to different things in our library.  I bet students would love taking a photo just like Bruce McMillan and compiling a class book for the classroom.








10. I'm bringing back, Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin for one of my ten.  I have let other Pete the Cat books take a spot on my top ten list and I still adore these but sometimes the first one holds a special spot.   The predicting and participation from students is invigorating.  The tune is uplifting and the message is a good one for all of us to embrace daily.  Life has ups and downs.  Schools have ups and downs.  In the end, we all try our best and it's all good.








I'm so glad you stopped by.  If you have a post, please leave your link and a quick sentence in the comment section.  You can let us know via twitter @cathymere or @mandyrobek but the only way to make sure you go on a Jog with us is by leaving the link for your post in the comment section.  We will then connect all of our comments via a Jog.  Make sure you settle in with a large class of water to stay dehydrated, I think the Jog will be a long one with lots of interesting things to view.  Thank you for participating.

PS - Next year will be our 5th anniversary and I think I will start thinking now to break the habit of sharing those that are near and dear to my heart.  It's never too early to start planning.

43 comments :

  1. Love this list! Here is my list with some repeats too:http://pattyj99.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/pb10for10/

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  2. My list, in chronological order: http://www.dipity.com/ncingiser/Picture-Books-in-History/#timeline
    These are all nonfiction, some with content unsuitable for pre-K/K.

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  3. Hello all, I'm glad to be participating for the first time this year. My choices are primarily aimed at older students (2nd-3rd grade). You can find it at http://aaronjwyckoff.blogspot.com/2013/08/august-10-for-10-picture-books.html

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  4. The Three Little Pigs as Told by 10 (+3) Picture Books
    http://childrensbookbin.com/2013/08/09/three-little-pigs-books/

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  5. I love your list and see a few I want to pick up for my own incoming kindergarten child! Here are my 10 for 10. Can't wait to see all of the rest. http://www.ready-set-read.com/2013/08/picture-book-10-for-10-pb10for10.html

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  6. We are so excited to be participating for the first time!

    Our post emphasizes how picture books can be used in reading instruction for big kids. Each title is accompanied by skill-based short answer questions.

    http://thecurlyclassroom.blogspot.com/2013/08/picture-this.html

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  7. Thanks for all your ideas, Mandy. I took a few to put on my 'ongoing' list! And-left my link on Cathy's blog.

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  8. I was alerted to this event by an elementary literary specialist. She explained the premise, and I thought I would share how I use picture books in my high school classes. Here are my 10 for 10 with links and the reasons I use them. Thank you for hosting; I will be looking for new material! http://usedbooksinclass.com/2013/08/10/10-for-10-picture-books-theyre-not-just-for-kindergarten-any-more/

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  9. Good Morning- I am participating for the first time. Thanks so much for doing this--it'a an amazing resource for all of us! Here's my list,
    http://tworeflectiveteachers.blogspot.com/2013/08/10-for-10-picture-books-2013.html
    Melanie

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  10. Good to see Ish on your list.
    Here's my contribution:
    http://tonykeefer.tumblr.com/post/57871222149/pb10for10-waiting-for-caldecott-books-of-the-week

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  11. Here is my favorite book list http://joyfullearninginkc.blogspot.com/2013/08/ten-for-ten.html
    thanks for hosting this amazing event! Happy weekend Melissa

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  12. You can find my list here--http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2013/08/10-for-10-books-that-might-be-on-bears.html (Books that Might be on the Bear's bookshelf)

    And Mary Lee's list here http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2013/08/10-for-10-10-picture-books-that-are-new.html
    (Books that are new to me)

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  13. I've never heard of a few of these. Rosie's Walk sounds like one I will need to get my hands on ASAP!

    Here's the link to my PB10for10, http://raisealithuman.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/bedtime-stories-pb10for10/. This year I choose to focus on bedtime stories we love to read with my daughter. I also included 'gifting opportunities' since they all make wonderful literate gifts to give to children.

    Many thanks to you & Cathy for hosting this incredible event.

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  14. Finally August 10 is here!!!! Thank you Mandy!
    My link is right here.
    http://learnlovegrow.blogspot.com/2013/08/10-books-from-last-10-years-of-teaching.html

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  15. Thank you for all of these great book ideas! Here's my post:

    http://ourlearningcollection.blogspot.com/2013/08/ten-for-ten-picture-books.html

    I'm looking forward to reading everyone's ideas!

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  16. Here's my list on picture book mentor texts for word choice: http://wp.me/p2HJRK-m9

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  17. I didn't think I'd get it in - but I crammed my post writing in this morning before packing! Here it is.... Top Ten Picture Books for Quirky Kids. http://www.mariaselke.com/2013/08/picture-books-for-quirky-kids.html

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  18. I love Suddenly also. I love that you are doing this. I can't wait to read all the lists and get ideas for my classroom. Here's my link:
    http://mrspayanreads.blogspot.com/2013/08/10-picture-books-i-use-in-my-middle.html

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  19. What a fun Saturday! I'm so excited to check out all the lists. Here's my take on it: www.meganginther.blogspot.com

    Thanks!
    Megan

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  20. I {heart} ISH too!

    Here's my list of 10 pirate books
    http://www.ruthayreswrites.com/2013/08/10-pirate-books-pb10for10.html

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  21. Here is my list:
    http://stepsandstaircases.tumblr.com/post/57851712938/picture-books-2013-picture-book-10-for-10-may

    Here is my book spine poetry:
    http://stepsandstaircases.tumblr.com/post/57851645046/poetry-in-book-spines-continued-from-2013-10-for

    Thanks for putting this all together--3 things I love:
    *Lists
    *Picture Books
    *Sharing : )

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  22. Thanks for organizing this fun event! Now I'm off to request these new-to-me books from the library. Thank you!

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  23. Hi! Because I am an author, most of the teaching I do is at writing workshops for kids. I love to use picture books as writing prompts. For my 10 for 10 post, I've listed my favorite picture books make great writing prompts. Have a look!
    http://www.lanakrumwiede.com/2013/08/10-for-10-picture-books/

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  24. This year I went with 10 favorite wordless picture books. Thanks for hosting.
    http://www.kidlitfrenzy.com/2013/08/august-10-for-10-picture-book-post-my.html

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  25. Having so much fun reading lists this morning! My list (10 Picture Books for the College Writing Classroom) is here: http://thedirigibleplum.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/picture-book-10-for-10-10-picture-books-for-the-college-writing-classroom/

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  26. Great list that includes many of my favorites! I just love Suddenly! I left my link on Cathy's blog!

    Thanks for sharing and hosting!

    Happy Reading!

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  27. Hi, Mandy! Thanks so much for hosting this fabulous day! It is quite possibly my favorite book event of the year. I was going to hide my credit card before I started reading posts... but then I realized I've memorized my credit card number so it wouldn't help. ;) My picks can be found here: http://ruminateandinvigorate.blogspot.com/2013/08/pb10for10-2013.html

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  28. What fun to follow #pb10for10! A tsunami of books is heading onto my shelves.

    Here's my ten (or 11) titles: http://bildebok.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/august-picture-book-10-for-10/

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  29. So much picture book love going on here! I hope you and Cathy realize how much we appreciate this opportunity.

    Here's my compilation: http://uiwpwendy.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/pb10for10/

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  30. Hi Mandy! Thank-you for hosting again! Here is my link. Please add it to the collection. It's my third year participating. I have enjoyed reading all of the ideas from everyone! MW Reading and Writing Blog: http://mwreadingandwriting.blogspot.com/2013/08/fourth-annual-august-10-for-10-picture.html

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  31. Wow this is such a fun afternoon for reading blogs. Learning new titles and love the overlap of PB across grade levels. Here is my link: http://teachingin21.blogspot.com/2013/08/10-for-10-picture-books.html

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  32. Love that Wilfred Gordon remains! This is a favourite of mine as well! I shared my link on Cathy's blog. Thanks for organizing this!

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  33. Hi Mandy, I'm so glad you and Cathy host this event. I didn't think I would be able to get anything posted today, but I managed a little something. The link to my blog is http://www.raisingreadersandwriters.com/2013/08/10-for-10.html. Now I'm off to do some blog reading. :)

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  34. Mandy,
    Wow! What a day! I spent my time in the car reading though posts...pinning, reserving, adding to my wishlist. I am always inspired by the creativity used and the thought put into picture book selection for this event. I'm so glad we decided to ask everyone about their favorites 4 years ago. However, I am wondering why we didn't think to do it June so we had time to read all the post and books! Wow!

    So, Mandy. What's next?

    Cathy

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  35. Oh, by the way, I need to check out "Me Hungry."

    Cathy

    P.S. You can still create that math list. Thanks!

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  36. I realized that I left my blog's website yesterday in the comments section, but not the specific link to my list: http://bibliolinks.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/ten-picture-books-with-multicultural-characters/

    Thanks so much to both of you for organizing this event!

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  37. I love that you have continued to refine the same list all these years! (But looking forward to that math list...)

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  38. Thank you for this great event. Turns out switching browsers allowed me to add my list here, nearly 24 hrs later.
    My list is about Aztecs & Mayans. Deals mainly with myths and historical fiction texts where messages and archetypes are better explained with the illustrators interpretation and assimilation of mesoamerican art forms. Its a unique list and kinda expands the definition of picture book.
    Hope you enjoy.
    http://mrstygleclass.blogspot.com/2013/08/picture-book-10-for-10-mesoamerican.html

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  39. I posted last night at midnight but am new to TWITTER and can't seem to figure out hashtags! I'm hoping my 10for10 can still be included! www.aliposner.wordpress.com

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  40. I just learned of this tonight, so I will blog about it tomorrow. Great idea!

    Carla
    Comprehension Connection

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  41. I love this concept and had to get a post in, even if it was a day late. I decided to do a list of Jewish books since the High Holidays are fast approaching. http://booksmykidsread.wordpress.com/2013/08/11/10-awesome-jewish-picture-books/

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  42. This is my first time participating in 10 for 10 and I so enjoyed putting my list together. I'm now busy reading through so many amazing lists! Thank you so much for doing this! Here is my list, organized around reading strategies:
    http://readingpowergear.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/summer-reading-day-26-top-10-for-10-picture-books-new-reading-power-titles/

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  43. Mandy, thanks for co-hosting this event. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge is one of my all-time favorite books! I love glancing down the lists for personal favorites. Then it's off to the library site to request new titles - Ish and Pete the Cat from your list.

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