I’m moving to a new school, and I couldn’t be happier with my fine arts academy and middle school staff. I am lucky to be a part of the arts integration movement, and the school library will be the best place to support our curriculum. Here are ten picture books I will share with my new staff and students.
To Start the Year/Build Community (We are the Bears, and we are Brave):
Mother Bruce, by Ryan T. Higgins (2015)
Jabari Jumps, by Gaia Cornwall (2017)
For The Visual Artists:
Drawn Together, by Minh Lê (2018)
Vincent Can’t Sleep, by Barb Rosenstock (2017)
I Cannot Forget My Math and Science Friends:
7 Ate 9, by Tara Lazar (2017)
The Most Magnificent Thing, by Ashley Spires (2014)
For My Choir and Band Buddies:
When Marian Sang, by Pam Munoz Ryan (2002)
Incorporate Beauty, Research, and a Little Love:
Red & Lulu, by Matt Tavares (2017)
It’s All About Perspective/The Joy of Learning:
They All Saw a Cat, by Brendan Wenzel (2016)
It’s NOT Jack and the Beanstalk, by Josh Funk (2017)
About the #PB10for10 Community:
“Picture Book 10 for 10” has been around since 2010. Love picture books? Then you’re in the right place. This community is dedicated to sharing picture book love. Please visit the hashtag, #PB10for10 to learn about picture books you’ll want to read next. Each August is the Picture Book 10 for 10 event, and in February the community hosts Nonfiction Picture Book 10 for 10. Have fun reading and enjoy all the resources shared.
August 10, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Love your idea, books for all the staff, Jennifer. I know most, and love They All Saw A Cat. Considering POV is important! Happy beginnings to you!
August 10, 2018 at 1:30 PM
A lucky staff. Good luck at your new school.