It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a meme created by The Broke and Bookish.
I haven’t participated in this meme for almost a year but today’s topic of course called to me.
This week’s topic? Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card
I would purchase a variety of titles – picture books and novels for my classroom. Some I would need to preorder.
Grandad’s Island by Benji Davies
I fell in love with this picture book this week. It surprised me in the best of ways and I can’t stop thinking about it.
We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen
This one is published in October of 2016 and I can’t wait. LOVE Klassen’s hat titles. They have the ideal amount of wit and dark charm in an engaging story.
Flying Frogs and Walking Fish by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
I love everything that Jenkins and Page do and own most of their titles. This one was released in May and I would love to add it to my collection.
Giant Squid by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohman
This one is released in September and it looks fantastic. Fleming does such interesting titles and paired with Eric Rohman? Can’t wait to see this book!
Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood with illustrations by Sally Wern Comport
I am so intrigued by everything I have heard about this book. I think it would make an ideal read aloud in an intermediate classroom.
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T Cook by Leslie Connor
I read and loved this book in April. Thinking I would like to read it as a read aloud with my new class so would need to have my own copy.
Dory Dory Black Sheep by Abby Hanlon
I so loved reading the first two Dory titles aloud to my class. Can’t wait to see what she gets up to next. This book hits shelves September 20th!
Wish by Barbara O’Connor
I have been waiting for another Barbara O’Connor title. Not always patiently. Because every book she writes is some kind of magic. I am the starring member of my own O’Connor fan club. This spring I almost met her in person. One day . . . This title is released at the end of the summer.
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
I heard Peter Brown talk about his first novel in February. I can’t wait to get my own copy!
Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eager
I read this earlier in the year from the library. It is one book I really think I need to own as I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it.
What about you? Where would your book shopping lead you?
I just used a Barnes and Noble gift card from a group of parents from last year’s class. I put books on hold and read a lot before I made my decisions. The titles that will be added to my huge bookshelf at school are What Do You Do With a Problem?, The Girls Who Never Made Mistakes, Ideas Are All Around, and Jack’s Worry.
I have The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes and really like it. Read it in June to my last year’s class and we had a lot of great discussions.
I adore your list! I’m going to add some of these to my wish list for my sons. I love your blog title! Daniel Tiger?
My Top Ten
I am not sure what Daniel Tiger is . . .? Happy reading!
Oh, sorry lol. It’s a kid’s show based off of Mr Roger’s Neighborhood. One of the character’s says ‘There’s a book for that’ often. 🙂
Loved the idea, and I might steal it for next week. I really enjoyed The Wild Robot, and am also looking forward to several books on your list.
Not my idea – The themes for Top Ten Tuesday are quite fun. I find I often participate in the summer.
I just learned that The Broke and The Bookish host that after I commented. Oops. Top 10 lists are kind of all over (David Lettermen, TSN does one nightly) so I thought people were just writing whatever they wanted, but now I understand its a community like It’s Monday… and Must read… Just one more thing I learned from reading your blog (that would be quite a list). Speaking of Must read in… I think I missed an update in June or July, did that happen? Thanks.
OMG these are so cute! I think I am getting Grandad’s Island and Dory Fantasmagory!
Grandad’s Island is wonderful.