Sunday, October 6, 2013

Passionate about Picture Books

Seventeen of us came together for the inaugural meeting of the Passionate about Picture Books Club.  Others expressed interest and will always be welcome.  So far we are a group of elementary educators, with K- 5 represented by classroom teachers and K-6 by teacher librarians.  In bold font below, you will find the books shared at that first meeting:

Katz, Karen. The Colors of Us. New York: H. Holt and, 2012. 
         Red Sings from Treetops: A Year in Colors. Boston: Houghton Mifflin for Children, 2009.
Parr, Todd. FEELINGS FLASH CARDS: A Great Way for Kids to Share and Learn About All Kinds of Emotions. Chronicle Llc, 2010. 
Jeffers, Oliver. Stuck. London: HarperCollins Children's, 2012. 
Beaty, Andrea, and Pascal Lemaître. Dr. Ted. New York: Atheneum for Young Readers, 2008. 

Tullet, Hervé, and Christopher Franceschelli. Press Here. San Francisco: Chronicle, 2011.  
Daywalt, Drew, and Oliver Jeffers. The Day the Crayons Quit. 2013
Polacco, Patricia. The Bee Tree. New York: Philomel, 1993. 
Fleischman, Paul, and Bagram Ibatoulline. The Matchbox Diary. Somerville, MA: Candlewick, 2013. 
Highway, Tomson, and John Rombough. Caribou Song. Markham, Ont.: Fifth House, 2013. 
Manceau, Édouard, and Sarah Quinn. Windblown. Toronto, Ontario: Owlkids, 2013. 
Berne, Jennifer, and Vladimir Radunsky. On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein
Prats, Joan De Déu., and Francesc Rovira. Sebastian's Roller Skates. La Jolla, CA: Kane/Miller, 2005. 
Base, Graeme. Jungle Drums. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2004. 
Ternovetsky, Pat, and Zane Belton. Who Wants This Puppy? Winnipeg: Peanut Butter, 2008. 
Belloni, Giulia, and Marco Trevisan. Anything Is Possible
Hout, Mies Van. Happy. New York: Lemniscaat, 2012. 
Button, Lana, and Tania Howells. Willow Finds a Way. Toronto, ON: Kids Can, 2013. 
Dodd, Lynley. Slinky Malinki. Mallinson Rendel, 1992. 
Willems, Mo. Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale. Toronto: Scholastic, 2004. 

The bibliography was created by Easy bib, an app that scans the bar code of a book and gathers the bibliographical data.  There is no app that I know of that could recreate the magic of the hour and a half that followed.  Book-loving teachers sharing a favourite picture book and how they like to introduce it to students.

For me, it doesn't get any better than that.

Wait, yes it does.

We are going to repeat the experience. :)

4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at the ERC.

 Thursdays on:

December 5

February 6

April 10

June 5

Choose a picture book (or a stack!) and come to chat.  All picture book lovers welcome...


  1. This was "great fun"! I'm so happy to connect with other teachers who are as crazy about picture books as I am. Can't wait for the next gathering.

  2. So glad to hear that there are more dates set and that you shared all the titles that were discussed! Awesome!