20160302_125750I’ve been involved this month in ReFoReMo: Reading for Research Month. The goal is to look at mentor texts and read 150 picture books in March. It’s a great program. I’m in resource overload!

I wanted to list a few of my all time favorite picture books! I encourage anyone who is interested in writing for children to read as much as you can, research, gather resources and keep learning!! I know you’ll love these cute books!

Dear Mrs. LaRue (Letters from Obedience school) by Mark Teague

Shh! We Have A Plan! by Chris Haughton

Flora and the Flamingo and Flora and the Penguin by Molly Idle


Weslandia by Paul Fleischman; Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes

It’s a Spoon, Not a Shovel by Caralyn Buehner; illustrated by Mark Buehner

Over in the Garden by Jennifer Ward; illustrated by Kenneth J. Spengler


Antics! by Cathi Hepworth

A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon ( I love all his books!)


She’s Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head by Kathry Lasky; Illustrated by David Catrow.


How do Dinosaurs say Good Night? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague



I like Myself by Karen Beaumont; illustrated by David Catrow (love his work too!)

Please share any of your favorite books…I would love to read them!!

ALSO..I just visited Maja Sereda’s Etsy shop to purchase some of her remarkable prints…http://www.majasereda.biz¬†should direct you to her site…and YOU WILL BE AMAZED!!

These are mine and I love them!!