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Miss Taylor's Book Picks

I am a student teacher at the University of Montevallo and graduate in May of 2019. I would like to use this blog to keep track of books that I hope to use in my future classroom.
Eric Carle, Eric Carle
September 2018
reviewed: The Nonsense Show
The Nonsense Show by Eric Carle has vivid illustrations of surrealism throughout the book. Birds think that it is silly for t...
The Nonsense Show - Eric Carle, Eric Carle
currently reading
reviewed: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Some silly lowercase letters get into some trouble when all letters from a-z climb up a coconut tree. The book has vibrant il...
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Bill Martin Jr., John Archambault, Lois Ehlert
read and rated
reviewed: Where The Wild Things Are
Max is a wild thing, according to his mom. After a night of mischief he is sent to bed without dinner. When Max get into his ...
Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak
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reviewed: Popcorn
Popcorn by Frank Asch is a story about a bear cub named Sam who throws a Halloween party while his parents are out for the ni...
reviewed: Red is Best
Red is Best is about a little girl, Kelly, who loves the color red. She believes that red just makes everything better. When ...
reviewed: I Like Me!
I Like Me is a book about a pig who is her own best friend. She likes the way she dances, the way she sings, and just everyth...
reviewed: Bud, Not Buddy
Bud is a determined to find his father despite what is thrown his way. He battles foster parents and siblings, his ability to...
Bud, Not Buddy - Christopher Paul Curtis
reviewed: One Came Home
One Came Home is the story of a strong willed teenager, Georgie, who would do anything for her family. Georgie’s sister Agath...
reviewed: Charlotte's Web
Charlotte’s Web is the story of a runt pig and his journey to stay alive. Wilbur was the smallest in his litter of piglets an...
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White, Garth Williams, Rosemary Wells
reviewed: A Bad Case of Stripes
In A Bad Case of Stripes, a girl named Camilla loves lima beans, but does not want anyone at school to know. Her secret caus...
A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon
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reviewed: The Little Red Hen
The Littel Red Hen is a classic book about about a hen and three of her friends. The hen’s friends use her to do all of the ...