Picture Book 10 for 10 went live yesterday, August 10th. Participants were challenged to pick their Top 10 picture books. Ever. (Tough stuff!) I focused my selection down to my Top 10 Must Haves for reading aloud with my third graders. I didn't want to give them all away by showcasing the pin-able image here, so you'll have to click over to read the full post: Picture Book 10 for 10: Top Must Haves.
I think this story will make for a great discussion about friends and friendship with my students - not just for how Ginger discovers positive things about Lyla but also for how Ginger's "friends" are exclusive and self-involved during the party. Will definitely be adding this one to the read aloud list. (H/T There's a Book for That.)
Last week I published a review of Picture Books about the Japanese Internment. These four stories provide valuable perspectives and information about this important moment in US history. Click here to read the full review, including summaries of each book.