I'm linking up with Lindsey from The Teacher Wife for picture books you must have in your classroom. Here's my five:
I love The Dot because it helps students realize that everyone is an artist. Buy it here.
I love I Ain't Gonna Paint No More because the illustrations are wonderful, and you can use this book for rhyming word help. It's so darling! Buy it here.
Tops and Bottoms is a fun trickster tale. Once again, the illustrations are phenomenal! This story also makes a great readers' theater. Buy it here.
I love to use The Important Book to teach pattern writing. This is such a classic! Buy it here.
I know Kevin Henkes' books are very popular, but it seems that Julius is one of his books, that a lot of teachers don't know about. Of course Lilly is in this one, and sassy as ever. Read it to see how her feelings for her baby brother change throughout the book. Buy it here.