Thursday, July 7, 2011

Favorite Books!

I'm linking up with Jen of Runde's Room to share some of my favorite books.  If you know me, you know I love reading and I love to instill that upon my students!

Childhood Favorites – I had SO many favorites when I was young.  Before I could read on my own, I loved listening to my mom read The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack.  I also used to love to listen to I Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, but my mom hated it because she cried EVERY time (now I feel the tears welling up, too)!  In my early reading years, I loved reading Amelia Bedelia books.  I also loved Ramona books by Beverly Cleary.  For some reason, I got into the scary books, too. (Goosebumps, anyone?)  I have always loved (and still do) James Marshall. 

Classroom Favorites – This really depends on what grade I’m teaching.  I love a lot of the typical popular authors: James Marshall, Dr. Seuss, Mo Willems, Marc Brown, Eric Carle, etc.

Reading to my Own Children Favorites – I don’t have any kiddos of my own (yet), but I can only imagine they will have a ridiculous library of books.  I’m sure I’ll read the classics as well as fun, new stories.
Professional Favorites – I have a lot of these.  Some of my favorite authors include Marie Clay, Fountas & Pinnell, Debbie Diller, etc.  If you can’t tell yet, I’m a literacy freak! 

Guilty-Pleasure Favorites – I wouldn’t consider all of these guilty pleasures, but they’re definitely my personal favs.  My bookshelf at home is filled with James Patterson, Sophia Kinsella, Harlan Coben, etc.  I have some others mixed in there, but those are probably my three favorite authors right now.  I know it's not a book, but People magazine is my TRUE guilty pleasure.....addicting!  I might ask for a subscription for my upcoming birthday. :)


Runde's Room said...

Thanks for linking up today! I loved the Ramona books, too - and I of course, had to read the series to my daughter two years ago. Took her to the movie when it came out - so much fun!

Abby said...

Harlen Coben is a new favorite of mine too! And I totally forgot about George and Martha!!! Love it!

Third Grade Bookworm

Jennifer said...

OMG - I remember A Story About Ping vaguely! I am going to get it next time I at the library or bookstore!

It's been fun seeing everyone's fave books!

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