It is often a little challenging to link all of the posts to the Jog from both of our blogs without duplicating information. For this reason, we have a few requests if you're joining the event to make it easier for us to collect picture book lists:
- If you'd like to have your blog linked to the conversation, just comment with the link (cut and paste your post address in the comments) for your picture book list here OR at Enjoy and Embrace Learning.
- You are welcome to comment on both blogs (comments are always appreciated), but to simplify our work in creating this year's jog as a resource, please ONLY LEAVE YOUR LINK ON ONE OF OUR BLOGS. This will help us to keep from duplicating posts in the jog.
- You can also mention us in a link on Twitter using the event hashtag #pb10for10. However, we cannot guarantee that tweeted links will be added to the jog. (It gets a little crazy out there!)
- If you don't have a blog, but would like to join, there are lots of ways to participate.
- If this is your 5th year, please mention this when you leave your link.
In 2013 I shared 10 Newer Authors/Illustrators I Love
In 2012 I shared 10 Mentor Texts for Young Writers
In 2011 I shared 10 Authors I Can't Live Without
In 2010 I shared 10 Must-Have Picture Books
This Year's Choices
Last year my students were fascinated by books in which the character had to be brave. They created a brave basket and filled it with books featuring courageous characters. Sometimes learning, telling the truth, or getting over our fears can be hard. Sometimes we have to be brave and work through tough times. I decided this year, I'd share ten titles about being brave.
Don't Be Afraid, Little Pip by Karma Wilson (author) and Jane Chapman (illustrator). In this story, Little Pip doesn't want to learn to swim in the deep ocean. She's a bird. She wants to fly. While all the other penguins start swimming lessons, Pip tries to find someone who can help her to fly. Will she be brave enough to learn to swim?
Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin. Ruthie loves little things. One day she finds a very tiny camera on the playground. When she returns to class, Martin tells the teacher the camera belongs to him. Ruthie assures the teacher the camera belongs to her. Can she be brave enough to tell the truth?
Courage by Bernard Waber. What is courage? Kids can discover the many different kinds of courage in this picture book.
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bike by Chris Raschka. Young children have to be brave to learn to ride a bike. This book not only teaches the reader how to ride a bike, but also demonstrates the importance of trying again and again.
The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig (author) and Patrice Barton (illustrator). Sometimes we have to be brave in handling the way people treat us or in making new friends. This is the case for Brian who is not picked for teams, invited to parties, or noticed at recess.
My Brave Year of Firsts by Jamie Lee Curtis (author) and Laura Cornell (illustrator). You have to be brave the first time you try to do new things. This books is full of firsts.
Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds (author) and Peter Brown (illustrator). There's nothing scarier than carrots plotting against you. Jasper loved to eat carrots, enjoying them for breakfast, dinner and snacks. One day Jasper begins to think he notices the carrots following him. He starts hearing them at night when he goes to bed. Is it his imagination? It isn't long until Jasper is convinced the carrots are coming to get him. Jasper has to be brave. He begins to work on a plan to stop the carrots. Will it work?
The I'm Not Scared Book by Todd Parr. This book talks about times we might get scared and what we can do about it. It's perfect for starting conversations about how we sometimes have to work to get through situations and be brave.
One by Kathryn Otoshi. Blue doesn't feel like himself when he is around Red. Red is a hot head and makes Blue feel bad. None of the other colors stand up to Red. Finally One comes along and takes a stand. He stands courageously up to Red. Soon others follow his example and Blue learns to stand up for himself.
Nightsong by Ari Berk (author) and Loren Long (illustrator). Momma tells Chiro it is time for him to fly into the night. Chiro isn't sure he likes the idea of leaving the cave in the night. Momma tells Chiro to follow his song. That night Chiro leaves the cave, but is frightened by the night, the rustling trees, and voices buzzing. Chiro bravely pushes on in the night. Will Chiro find his song and gain the confidence he needs to fly in the night.
Still looking for titles about courage? Getting down to 10 titles wasn't easy this year. There are many books about being brave and having courage. You can find more titles on my "Be Brave" board.
Follow Cathy 's board Be Brave on Pinterest.
Oh my gosh, I love this list! And Mary Lee's on being fair! And Franki's on pursuing your passions. And Mandy's on multicultural back to school books! I am ready to teach for a couple of months already! Thanks for hosting!ReplyDelete
I am going to have a brave basket! What a great idea!ReplyDelete
When I bought YOUR book (smiling) online from Chapters this summer, there was a $5 special on some books! I grabbed "My Brave Year of Firsts" without knowing it! It's great! So neat to see it on your list!
Thank you for sharing this wonderful list of books!
Thank you for hosting! (I left my link with Mandy earlier this morning.)
Thank you for this list! Bravery fits well in the broader theme I took on--PBs that build community. I'll be back to read more carefully later.ReplyDelete
My post, for linking up, is here: http://melissaguerrette.blogspot.com/2014/08/august-10-for-10-picture-book-event.html
Love your 'be brave' list! Such a great theme to start the school year.
I wasn't going to create a thematic list this year, and then I thought about the possibilities ... Thanks again for hosting such an awesome event!
Thank you Cathy for hosting with Mandy again this year! 10 for 10 was the first meme we joined last year --so it has a special meaning for us! We love your theme of being brave. Great list of titles and a few that are new to us! We love that!!ReplyDelete
This year we decided to focus our list on books that inspire dialougue around the use of symbols as a craft. It was really fun to think about and write! Here is our link: http://assessmentinperspective.com/?p=1797
Off to read some more lists.
Went to your Pinterest board...Excited to see the owl books on bravery!ReplyDelete
We had three owls in our yard recently! It's all I have been talking about! Can't wait to share the story with my new class! (I wrote about it for this Tuesday's SOL!) Now I will have some sweet books too!
Love this list! Brave--what a great idea. My list focuses on learning and books to use to kick off Genius Hour. Link is here.ReplyDelete
You have some of my favorites on this list, Cathy. And the ones I don't know, I will have to put on my TBR since Isabelle starts preschool soon and might need some books on bravery.ReplyDelete
I always read Courage to my students at the beginning of the school year. It's a great book!
Thanks for the 5th year, Wow! It's only my 4th, Cathy! Great list, which I will keep, of course. There are several I've enjoyed, but especially Creepy Carrots. Entertains and teaches beautifully! I have a mix this year. http://www.teacherdance.org/2014/08/pb10for10-mix-of-favorites.htmlReplyDelete
I love this theme - I have one book with the theme of courage on my blog today too - Black Dog by Levi Pinfold. Courage is a title I have used again and again. And I love The Invisible Boy. Such a powerful story! My students were so moved by this book. Thanks as always for hosting! Here is my list: http://thereisabookforthat.com/2014/08/10/picture-book-10-for-10-in-2014-go-to-titles/ "Go to" titles on specific themesReplyDelete
I love the theme, Cathy! You've chosen great books. I just love Nightsong!ReplyDelete
This year my theme was books to start off the school year. http://www.kidlitfrenzy.com/kid-lit-frenzy/2014/8/8/2014-picture-book-10-for-10-new-and-old-favorites-to-start-the-school-yearReplyDelete
My 10 pb can be found on my blog: http://learningwellisthebestrevenge.blogspot.com/
Hope you enjoy them. Love getting so many book choices recommended by others
My list focuses on great PBs for budding artists: http://wp.me/p2Pe2s-T8ReplyDelete
What a fantastic event! Love all these lists...already filling my cart on Amazon - yikes. Glad to participate and thank you for hosting :) Here's my list: https://www.smore.com/8ehcwReplyDelete
I created a history #pb10for10 http://pageintraining.wordpress.com/2014/08/10/picture-walk-through-history-pb10for10/ReplyDelete
This is so fun, seeing the themes and how people grouped books! This is going to take days to go through and write them all down! What a great day this is, thank you! I added my link on Mandy's page very early this morning. Can't wait to see the jog! Hope your year starts out well!ReplyDelete
What a great list! Learning about bravery and courage is so important,ReplyDelete
and these are great stories to help illustrate important concepts about
each. Love Nightsong! I'm looking forward to reading The Invisible Boy.
(I linked my list on Mandy's blog today.)
Thanks, Kathy. I look forward to heading over to Mandy's blog to link to your list.ReplyDelete
What time did you get up and comment? Or were you still awake from the night before? Thank you so much for stopping by. Yes, I'm excited to go around to check out everyone's selections. I'm off to jog around the blogosphere.
Thanks, Kendra. We try to work from the blog comments. It's just easier. When we finish I scan Twitter and try to find any I may have missed, but it's difficult to catch the Twitter lists. There's so much happening there! I'm so glad you were able to join the event. I'm thinking this is your second year?ReplyDelete
Welcome to year 3. I'm so glad you were able to join us again this year. I'm on my way to your blog now.
I hope you were smiling after you read it too. ;o) I'm going to have to check into Chapters. I'm wondering how often they run a special on picture books purchased with professional books. Bonus! My first graders loved "My Brave Year of Firsts." Last year, it was our very first read aloud.
Thanks for stopping,
Yes, the second year. Last year was the launching of our blog. Thanks for reading!ReplyDelete
The first year I went with my ten absolute favorites, but it has gotten so hard that a focus seems to help. It does add some interesting perspective to move from blog to blog. I find I often think about books I know in new ways. I'm so glad you could join us again. I think this is your "year 4"?
Clare and Tammy,ReplyDelete
I'm glad you were able to join the conversation again this year. I loved your post! I needed this in college!
There are so many great owl titles. I'm glad you found some books you will use. I'll have to stop over to read your SOL. I had good intentions about keeping up at the beginning of the summer, but that didn't go as planned. I need to get back to school so I can get more done. (That sounds crazy!)
I love this day too. I'm always amazed by the new titles I find as I travel from blog to blog. Since everyone has started choosing collections it has become even more interesting.
Love your idea,
You make me smile. I loved when my kids were little as I could spend time with them and read newly discovered picture books at the same time. I enjoyed having a "test audience." If you've been traveling from blog to blog you know there will be enough books to keep you and Isabelle busy for days and days and days.
Wishing her the best in preschool. Time flies!
Yay! Four years! This is such a fun event. I'm always beyond amazed at this community. The book choices are thoughtful and interesting. I love having a chance to see favorites and think about them in new ways. I enjoy finding new titles too and am often surprised to discover they've been around for awhile. How can there still be so many books I have yet to discover?
Great idea! I'm so glad you could join the conversation. I've enjoyed collaborating with you across the summer.
I woke up at 3 this morning and couldn't go back to sleep. Finally decided to get up and respond to some papers for a class I taught. The pb 10 for 10's, however, were a tiny bit distracting!ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you could join the conversation again. I love your selections!
Thank you for suggestion, Black Dog. I added it to my library list to check it out. I think I may have read it once, but I can't remember for sure. The Invisible Boy is beautiful -- and a bit sad.
Thanks for joining the conversation,
Welcome back for year two! The event began with the "what are ten books you can't live without" idea. Our hope was to see everyone's favorite must-have books. As the years have progressed, many have started to choose selections around a common topic or focus. One of my favorite things about the event is the variety in the posts.
It's a beautiful book, Holly. Of course, I'm a little partial to the illustrations of Ohio author/illustrator, Loren Long.ReplyDelete
Welcome to your first year of #pb10for10. I'm so glad you could join the fun and share your favorites.ReplyDelete
Here we go! I'm on time this year! My list of 10 for 10 books are themed "Picture Books to Open Your Heart".ReplyDelete
Glad you decided to join the fun. I hope your 5th grade friend joined too.
Thanks for joining the conversation, Alyson.ReplyDelete
Welcome to the conversation, Troy. Thanks for sharing your favorites.ReplyDelete
Glad you could join the conversation, Elisabeth. Great idea for a list.ReplyDelete
I've already maxed my library card. #pb10for10 problems. Sigh.
Loved your list.
Cathy, I love this list and your Be Brave Pinterest Board. I can't wait to request some titles that are new for me. My favorite book from your list is Courage by Bernard Waber, a great picture book to use with middle school students.ReplyDelete
I'm a bit late, but can't wait to start reading the posts. This year I chose to feature picture books with special memories for me. It was challenging to narrow down the list, but I finally did it - http://pleasuresfromthepage.blogspot.com/2014/08/pb-10-for-10-memories-as-precious-as.html
I'm glad you could join the fun!
Thanks, Holly. Glad you could join the conversation. You've been busy blogging today.ReplyDelete
Yay! Thanks for joining the conversation, Jacki.ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by. You are right, it may take a few days to get through all of these posts and give them the time they deserve. What a rich resource we'll have at the end. I'll be stopping by your blog soon.
I didn't think I would be able to get my post in on time but I made it! So excited to be back in the classroom and so my theme is "community."ReplyDelete
Welcome to the fun!ReplyDelete
Welcome to the fun! Please don't worry about not emailing in advance. That's actually something we started our first year to see if we had other blogs interested. Honestly, we should probably just take that out of our directions. We're glad you were able to find the time to post. I know you have had a busy week and weren't sure time would allow you to post. Yay! It worked out.
There are so many good books that it is nearly impossible to get the list down to 10. Whew, we made it again. :o)ReplyDelete
This is my 2nd year participating in this great event. I didn't think I'd make it as we've been traveling back home from vacation. I've shared my list of favorite wordless picture books for nurturing the narrative skills required for telling, reading, and writing good stories. The link is www.aliposner.wordpress.comReplyDelete
Thanks for joining the conversation. You have a lot of great titles about reading and writing on your post. I've added your post to our jog.
Can you believe it has been five years? I'm so excited you are back to blogging….and you have a new position. It's going to be an exciting year.
Loved your #heartprint titles.
Perfect! I'm so glad you were able to post in this conversation. I always enjoy your recommendations.ReplyDelete
This is a great idea. It seems you managed several ideas for writing for Slice of Life in reminiscing with books.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you could join us again this year,
I'm so glad you made it. Looking forward to chatting about your new journey.
How did you manage an Amazon Listmania? I was keeping Listmania lists, but a little over a year ago (I think) , I could no longer edit or build lists. When I researched I read Amazon was doing away with this feature. Did they bring it back? Did I have a different problem? Hmmm. I moved everything to Pinterest when this happened.
I'm so glad you were able to join the event. Welcome! Keep an eye out in February for our nonfiction event. I look forward to seeing you in the blogging community. Give me a shout when you get started.
Thanks for sharing your selections for you kindergarten classroom.
I'm excited to see the rise in using wordless picture books as well as the recent publication of newer titles. Thanks for sharing your tips and selections.
Cathy, thank you for your kind words! I will let you know about my blog once it is up and running. This was my first experience with Listmania, so I googled it and the page "Create a Listmania List" in Amazon's help section came up. Now, when I go to my Amazon profile page, my list is there.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Cathy! I have really enjoyed it too - looking forward to hopefully keeping it up as the school year progresses too.ReplyDelete
I'm a day late, but I was determined to participate after stalking your 10 for 10 lists every year. I have a cart full of new titles to add to my collection from browsing today. Thanks for hosting this great event! http://whyshouldshelistentoharold.blogspot.com/2014/08/picture-book-10-for-10-adventure-in.htmlReplyDelete
"I need to get back to school so I can get more done. (That sounds crazy!)" ...You made me laugh! I get it! :0)ReplyDelete
I think it was a part of a weekend special! I was lucky to grab such a treasure!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you made time to join the conversation again this year.
I wasn't able to participate this year, but I'm looking forward to reading everyone's posts. Thanks for organizing this each year. I always add many books to my Goodreads list!ReplyDelete
I'm really sad I missed this! Someone posted their list on my weekly all-things-book link-up, Booknificent Thursdays on Mommynificent.com. I would love to have you join us there, and I really hope to join this next year!ReplyDelete
So excited to be participating in my 3rd year of 10 for 10 picture books! Thanks so much for hosting this! I'm excited to read other people's lists as I always find new titles. I love your list of Brave Books! One of my favorites is Brave Irene by William Stieg. Do you know that one? Here is the link to my blog post: https://readingpowergear.wordpress.com/ Thanks again!ReplyDelete