Monday, July 16, 2012

Must have picture books

I'm linking up with the Teacher Wife she is having a must have picture books linky party. I made a little twist on mine because so many of my favorites have already been chosen for the back to school season. My kids lately have been consumed with telling me what they want to be for Halloween. So Halloween has been on my mind a lot lately. So I thought I would tell you about my top 4 must have Halloween books. 
The Teacher Wife

We actually just checked this book out from the library. I know a Halloween book in July??? But my kids love to hear all stories no matter what season it is. This story is so funny and your students will crack up when you read it to them. It's about a little boy that wants to be an alien for Halloween. He doesn't want anyone else to steal his idea. However when he gets to school he finds out almost everyone else is an alien. When he gets his costume out he realizes his sisters costume is in the bag instead of his. You'll have to read this book to find out what happens. My kids loved this book. 
This is a cute story about a pumpkin that rolls down the hill and how everyone tries to stop it. There is a cute surprise ending.

I love this book. Wittilda is trying to become a pizza delivery girl and she has to beat out her competition to win the job. 

Sorry the picture is so blurry. The librarian at my school reads this book to my students every year. They love it. She actually sings some of the parts in the book and gets the kids to do actions with the story. This is a really fun read aloud. 


  1. Lovin' your Halloween books!! Found you through the linky :)

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

  2. Thanks for linking up! I love Halloween books, because my birthday is in October. :)

  3. These are great. Halloween is so fun.

  4. Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet is one of my favorites:) I've linked up too:)

    1...2...3...Teach With Me

  5. I'll have to remember these for Halloween! I'm your newest follower!

    Lacy's Letters

  6. Great choices!! I love Trick or Treat Smell My Feet too. It's such a cute book!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  7. I'm visiting through the Linky Party. Don't you just love picture books?!!? I have almost all of the Diane deGroat books! My kiddos always love these! Especially the Valentine one, "Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink!" lol Come by when you get a chance. I'm your newest follower.

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,

  8. I'm visiting you after you stopped by my new blog yesterday! Thanks for coming by! I always read Trick or Treat Smell My Feet around Halloween too. I also love The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything. Even my second graders have fun with repetition and sound effects that we make into a song. Going to check out the rest of your blog and follow ya.

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  10. Halloween books are some of my favorites, this is a great list! I am going to have to find A Job for Wittilda, it looks like one I would love! I am now your 98th follower :)
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

  11. Sorry for the delete..Blogger hates me today.

    What a great idea to do Halloween books! I have so many of these because I love Halloween so much. I introduce Dogzilla and Kat Kong at this time. Have you seen those? They are hilarious!

    I'm a new follower!

    Strive to Sparkle

  12. Love your Halloween book picks!

  13. I need to put Trick or Treat Smell my Feet on my list of books to buy! My students always love Halloween books. I am now one of you new followers!


  14. Hi Rikki
    Halloween books are great! Diane de Groat also wrote a Valentine's story Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink. Do you know that one? It is great!

    1. I've never heard of that one. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for letting me know about it.

  15. Thanks for visiting my blog :)
    Your 101 follower,
    My Second Sense

  16. Thanks for visiting my blog! I am now your 103 follower!! I do not have a Job for Watilda. That looks like one I am going to have to buy!!



  17. Somebody's ready for fall! :) Runaway pumpkin is one of those books you can read to them over and over and they will still ask for more. I still have that book in my library in April!


  18. Hi Rikki,
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog and store, hope you'll find some of my freebies useful! I love finding new holiday books so I'm glad you chose Halloween books for your must-haves, I'll definitely have to check them out!

    Love to Learn

  19. I will definitely have to check these out! Thanks for the suggestions!

    Make sure to stop by and enter my giveaway!

  20. These are some new books that we haven't heard of, we will be sure to check them out. Thanks for stopping by, we're your newest followers!

  21. We also wanted to let you know that we have nominated you for two blog awards! Stop by our blog to check them out.

  22. The Runaway Pumpkin looks adorable! I gave you an award!!! Stop by my blog to pick it up! Lauren
    Teacher Mom of 3

  23. I LOVE The Runaway Pumpkin! I'm a new follower!!!!
    Love your bees!!!!!!

    The Busy Busy Hive

  24. Rikki, I'm back to let you know that I nominated you for an award!! Stop by my blog to get it!

    Lacy's Letters

  25. A Job for Watilda looks adorable!

    Thanks for sharing :)

    Across the Hall in 2nd

  26. Some new titles to me! Hellllo Barnes & Noble!

    Thanks for sharing


  27. I just found your blog through the linky party and I am so glad I did! These books look great!
    Drop by anytime :)

    Creekside Teacher Tales

  28. I love this post. These books look great! I gave you an award...Come pick it up!
    Owl Things First

  29. Your blog is adorable and I am your newest follower. :)


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