I cannot think of a better first blog post! I’m excited to be participating in Picture Book 10 for 10 for the first time. Thank you Cathy Mere and Mandy Robek for creating this fabulous event for us to share our #booklove! This summer, I have been reading lots of picture books joining many other educators in #bookaday. Since the name of my blog is Beagles and Books, it is only fitting that my chosen books feature dogs and well, 1 wolf. But it’s ok. Dogs and wolves are related right?
Come with Me by Holly M. McGhee Illustrated by Pascal Lemaitre
Come with Me is an amazing story of hope. When a young girl expresses concern about the world in which she lives, she is answered with a simple “Come with me.” from her parents. Throughout the book, she is shown how to spread kindness and does her part by merely taking her dog on a walk. This book will be released September 5, 2017 so pre-order it now for the start of the school year.
Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio Illustrated by Christian Robinson
Mrs. Poodle and Mrs. Bulldog think there may be a mix up with their pups. But sometimes just because it LOOKS right doesn’t mean it FEELS right. Gaston’s message is simple. Just be yourself.
Stay by Kate Klise Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise
Stay is a heartwarming story of a girl, Astrid and her dog, Eli. As Astrid notices Eli getting older, she creates a bucket list of things for them to do together. The beauty of the book is that Eli only has 1 thing on his bucket list. Can you guess what it is?
This Book Just Ate My Dog by Richard Byrne
Uh oh! The girl’s dog disappears during a walk. Children will love how the author engages them in helping the girl find her dog. In addition, children are exposed to rich vocabulary to expand their oral language.
How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills
I love all the Rocket series books! This book is great for encouraging reluctant readers. Rocket was not interested in learning to read until the yellow bird began reading aloud a story that caught his attention. It’s true that readers grow through finding the right books!
It’s Okay to Make Mistakes by Todd Parr
Ok. It’s not exactly a dog book, but love how the dog reacts in this wonderfully illustrated book about the upside to making mistakes. Great book to read aloud to remind children that we all learn from those “uh-oh” moments.
Dog Breath by Dav Pilkey
A list of dog picture books would not be complete without this classic. Children love the amusing plot and awesome illustrations. This story also teaches children the lesson that sometimes a weakness can also be a strength!
Hello Goodbye Dog by Maria Gianferrari Illustrated by Patrice Barton
A beautiful story about the relationship between Zara and her dog Moose who hates saying goodbye while she is at school. This warmly illustrated book teaches students the “pawsitive” effect of therapy dogs. In her author’s note, Maria includes information about therapy reading dog programs.
Found Dogs by Erica Sirotich
This book holds a special place in my heart because it highlights rescue dogs who all are in need of a home. It is a read aloud for our youngest students learning how to count. The adorably illustrated dogs will also captivate students!
Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman Illustrated by Zachariah OHora
I am making an exception for Wolfie, since dogs are part of the wolf family, right? Dot the Bunny is NOT happy when her parents adopt a baby wolf. Why? Because wolves eat bunnies! I simply love the message of this fabulously illustrated book-Don’t judge others too quickly!
Thanks for reading my #pb10for10! If you have favorite dog books to add, please comment below!