Recently I attended an excellent workshop by Judy Freeman called What’s New In Children’s Literature and Strategies for Using It in Your Program. It includes a workbook with an list of the 150 Best Children’s Books published in 2015. I was excited to see some of the books I featured on the blog on the list. There were several that I started entries about last year; but wasn’t able to polish and publish the posts. Truthfully, some of the posts just have a title and author. Here are 10 books that Judy Freeman loved which I meant to share with you in 2015.
I love what Judy said on how to determine if a book is great. “Did the book leave you Surprised? Startled? Satisfied? Each of these books left me that way.
ML is not alone. Most kids love books featuring underwear. When One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld arrived at the library, I remembered my”Underwear Books” post in draft form. After a post about poop a few weeks ago and Captain Underpants on Monday, it’s only fitting I share the underwear post. I’m not giving summaries of the books, just a quick reason we love each book.
One Big Pair of Underwear by Laura Gehl and illustrated by Tom Lichentheld – A book about sharing and underwear. I know. Sounds gross; but it’s a funny way to talk about sharing with children. A clever, delightful story which might result in a piggyback ride. I know what your thinking. “What does underwear have to do with piggyback rides?” Read the book, it will make perfect sense.