May 30, 2009

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Books to Liven Up Every Library

For PhotoHunt this week, the theme is books. Over the summer, my colleagues and I cleaned up the school library and decided to allot one slot for our “favorite” books. From Guess How Much I Love You to The Rainbow Fish, the shelf is definitely the most overused section of our library.

dsc001782However, if I were to recommend books to liven up any kids library, it would definitely be those of Eric Carle.  These are but a few of his many fun and colorful books for children. My personal favorite is Brown Bear, Brown Bear because it provides a venue for active involvement with the kids I read it too. After the story, I extend the book to a class activity where I ask the kids to draw what they want to see then we make our own book about it. On a recent trip to FullyBooked bookstore here in the Philippines, I almost fainted at the wonderful Eric Carle selection they had!

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  1. I used to love the Hungry Catapillar book! Great photos for the theme this week.

    happy weekend-
    Amanda :)

  2. Great idea!

    I played too :)

  3. I have a copy of Hungry Caterpillar floating around somewhere, but my kids have outgrown it.

  4. Oh, I want to make a trip to the library! I remember my grade school favorites- Ramona, The Pest, Little House On The Prairie, The Black Stallion Series…
    Thanks for stopping by this morning!

  5. Nice! Your pupils are lucky to have all those books :) Hm, maybe Eric Carle books would make good gifts for inaanak *thinks*

    • Teacher Ria says:

      they would! I capitalize on the fact that Booksale sells them much cheaper than the brand new ones available at the brand new bookstores. thats the only way we can afford to fill the library! nonetheless many times the books in Booksale are in good condition!

  6. Eric Carle books are a favorite of the “grands”. How Much Do I Love You was my son’s favorite book. I’m very partial to Dr. Suess myself and Alexander and the Horrible, Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

  7. or is that Terrible, Horrible?? Either way…

    • Teacher Ria says:

      I love that book too! Actually it’s next on my list of book reviews for this site :-) Thanks for stopping by!

  8. I played, too. That is a terrific one: caterpillar. My granddaughter loves it.

  9. Aloha from Maui!
    I remember those days when we had to clean up the library and our classrooms before the school ended for the year. Great books. Eric Carl’s The hungry caterpillar was and is my favorite besides the King James Holy Bible.
    Happy photo hunting!
    Cindy O
    come by & visit:)

  10. Very cool. Up to now I love browsing and gawking at those beautifully illustrated children’s books.

  11. My daughter’s favorite out of the bunch was The Grouchy Ladybug. They are wonderful books. Mine is up here.

  12. I’ve always said that books are the best hand-held entertainment systems, ever!

    Thanks for dropping by – have a great week ahead!

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