It is hard to believe it is that time of year again! This year I am not brand new at my school and school started last week, so in planning I knew long ago that my theme for #pb10for10 would be this- building community. Yes, there will be overlap from lists I have made in the past, but that is the thing about favorites- they do many jobs!
In no particular order:
Ralph Tells a Story– It is so obvious that Abby Hanlon gets kids! This want to be writer who thinks he has no stories to tell reminds many students of themselves! It is a funny story that shows the struggles of writing workshop.
- Counting on Frank– The importance of asking questions and following our passions is reiterated in this book. Frank also quite likes math!
- This Is Sadie- I love this story of a little girl who is the characters in the books she reads. She is great about using her imagination and entertaining herself.
- How to Read a Story- As we build our reading community this is a good reminder that stories are often even better when shared. This is a message I think parents need to remember too.
Boy + Bot– Friends do not have to be just like you and you have to support your friend in their best way, not yours.
Each Kindness- This is a rare children’s book that does not end “happily ever after.” The message of considering your actions (living ethically in our school’s SLRs) is powerful!
The Story of Fish and Snail-Being brave and compromising with friends is so important. This is a book I like to read on the first day of school! I loved the discussions we had with this book.
Eeek- there are so many others that I could have included (Enemy Pie, Chrysanthemum, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse, Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon, etc, but 10 it is*!
I would love to read what your favorite community building books are!
*Bonus-The Dot- Making our mark! I will not share this book until International Dot Day, but I could not leave it off. It is one of the ways we expand our community too. I hope you will join in the fun!