Happy New Year, teachers! New year? New picture books! Here are three visually beautiful new books I got this year. For many of us teachers of young children, a picture book is the perfect motivation for creating a lesson. I looked at these books online, ordered them and cannot wait to delve into them deeper to create lessons inspired by them.
|Rosie Revere, Engineer written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts promises to be as good as my other favorite by this author-illustrator duo, Iggy Peck, Architect. I love that a female protagonist is starring!|
|Green written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger will be a great companion to a lesson on tints and shades in the early fall or spring. These lush, painterly pages make me want to get out my oils!|
|The Animal Book: A Collection of the Fastest, Fiercest, Toughest, Cleverest, Shyest--and Most Surprising--Animals on Earth written and illustrated by Steve Jenkins will be a great backup book to have when there are 5-10 extra minutes with a class and their teacher is nowhere in sight! If you are new to Littles you should know that they LOVE animals.|