November 9, 2010

Virginia Readers Choice for K-3

The Virginia State Reading Association sent home a bookmark with E today. It listed the top 10 "reader's choice" picks for K-3. I was surprised by how few we've read!

1. Chester by Melanie Watt

2. Dog and Bear: Two Friends-Three Stories by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Dog and Bear (Neal Porter Books) (Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner-Best Picture Book) (Awards))

3. Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
 Duck! Rabbit!

4. Hansel and Gretel by Rachel Isadora
 Hansel and Gretel

5. I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen Beaumont
 I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! (Ala Notable Children's Books. Younger Readers (Awards))

6. I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry
 I'm The Biggest Thing in the Ocean

7. Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman
 Katie Loves the Kittens

8. Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas
 Rhyming Dust Bunnies

9. Too Many Toys by David Shannon
Too Many Toys

10. Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa by Jeanette Winter
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa

Only three out of ten!?! I'm slipping. :) You can read my reviews on I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!, Rhyming Dust Bunnies (which I have since read and love!), and Too Many Toys. The rest you're going to have to tell me about. Have you come across any of these? Which would you recommend?


  1. We have I am the Biggest Thing in the Ocean! And it is one of our favorite! Super cute!

    A giant squid goes around bragging about how he is bigger then most of the sea creatures until he runs into a whale! But you can't keep this squid down... he exclaims "I'm the biggest thing in this whale!"

    I will have to get working in this list!

  2. we've read them all and LOVE them some more then other but we really like them!!!

  3. I just discovered Duck! Rabbit! and Rhyming Dust Bunnies. My students love Too Many Toys. So many little time.

  4. We've only read one of those! My boys love Duck! Rabbit! They think it's silly.

  5. I haven't even heard of most of them. We just checked out the Katie book yesterday, but haven't read it yet. We've also checked out Chester's Masterpiece which looks like it's the same character and is really cute.

  6. We haven't read a lot of these either, but I love anything by Amy K Rosenthal!

  7. Wow, there's a bunch we haven't read either! Thanks for sharing this!!

  8. Melanie Watt is a Canadian author and has a series of Chester books as well as Scaredy Squirrel books. The kids in my Kindergarten class love all of these books...they are definitely "read it again" books.

  9. We love I aint gonna paint no more... saw it in a bookstore and had to take it home... it is so fun my 2 yo love it

  10. This list will give me ideas for so many blog posts.


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