We don't do such things anymore in middle school, but we were asked to partner up with an elementary class for a time of reading together. My 8th grade homeroom class partnered with a 3rd grade class. It was so cute to see the nervousness in my students as we walked to our destination. I had fun just watching the interactions between my middle schoolers and elementary students as they read to one another. But as I walked around the room observing, I caught glimpses of the books the 3rd graders had chosen to read. Books like Miss Nelson is Missing and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Wonderful memories came flooding back of how much I love picture books! Sadly, teachers just don't read picture books in middle school. I can only imagine the looks I'd get if I whipped one out and started reading it!
Anyway, for this Top 3, I decided to rack my memory for 3 of my favorite picture books.
1) If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (and the others in the series). Sometimes I feel like the mouse, and my thoughts just jump from one thing to another to another, then eventually I'll end back up where I started. There's usually never a cookie waiting for me though.
3) It's really hard to pick only 3! There were several I wanted to put here, but I've decided to go with Corduroy. Can't go wrong with this heartwarming one!
I hope you enjoyed a trip down memory lane. I'd love to hear your top favorite picture books!