Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Top 5 Tuesday: Books (for kids!)

Linking up with Rachel from Just Peachy for Top 5 Tuesday!

This week's topic is Books.
I decided I want to share my top 5 favorite children's books!  As a child I loved books, at work I'm always reading to the kids and I have my own children's book collection started for when I become a teacher.  I ut together a mixture of classics & newer books.

1. The Berenstain Bears
Love this whole series! We had a lot of these books when we were younger. I love that most of them have a moral/lesson to go along with them. I pick New Baby because that was totally my big brother, as brother bear, and me as the new baby.

2. Llama Llama...
(misses mama, red pajama, mad at mama, home with mama, etc)
These books are so sweet. I love reading these out loud with all of the rhyming words! Llama llama is too adorable to not fall in love with.

3. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Again, I love this collection by Laura Numeroff! They are so fun to read and the kids eventually catch on (after reading it so many times) and they just know what's waiting on the next page. I especially love If You Give a Moose a Muffin :)

4. Miss Nelson is Missing!
 I think this book is so funny. It's one of those books that really sticks out in my mind - I must have read it a lot when I was younger. I think every teacher should have this one!
5. Elephant and Piggie collection
My mom showed me these in Barnes and Noble about a month ago and I think they are so cute! They have a pretty big collection and I just think it's adorable that an elephant and a pig are best friends. The books are written with speech bubbles and have simple illustrations. Very cute.

What were some of your favorite children's books when you were a child?
Do you have any new favorites?

Happy 1st day of SPRING! :)


  1. Oh my gosh, I LOVE Mo Willems! I have an autographed one of his books. My Child Lit professor is obsessed with him! I like the "Pigs make me sneeze" one :)

  2. I adored the Bernstein Bears when I was little!!!

  3. fantastic pics! i love mo willems books! the pigeon series he has is hilarious,my nieces/nephew love them.

    and i love the board books by sarah boyton.

  4. Love the Elephant and Piggie books!They are hilarious!

  5. You could put ANY Mo Willems book in front of me and I will read it for days :)

    And it is so funny that you posted "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" because I just told my boyfriend he needed to stop "wanting" so much, he was reminding me of the Mouse! (He didn't get it... just goes to show you I'm spending too much time with kids. Ha!)

  6. If you give a mouse a cookie!! My favorite!

  7. Bernstein Bears are SUCH a classic! I lovedddddd those books when I was little and I always read them to my kids when I babysit! And I still love all of the Laura Numeroff collection! We have all of them, and the author visited my elementary school when I was there and my collection is signed! Just LOVE it!

  8. I LOVED Berenstain Bears growing up! Makes me want to find my old childhood books and reminisce :)

  9. Ah the Bears were my LIFE! I always read them aloud to my (imaginary) students when I played school when I was little. I has to throw out my giant collection though when a tropical storm hit the Mond and everyone's basements flooded. I must start building it up again before I teach!

  10. Aren't the Bernstein Bears just the best? I always loved reading them when I was a kid as well!

  11. Aren't the Bernstein Bears just the best? I always loved reading them when I was a kid as well!


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