Runde's Room is hosting a linky party where we can each share some of our favorite books. I love this--I love books, too! If you share your favorites and link up with her blog, you'll get a copy of her 30-Day Book Challenge packet, and you're entered into a great giveaway!
Childhood Favorites: I read anything I could get my hands on. I remember the Ramona series, Socks, all the Judy Blume books, plus those little historical novels written to tell the stories of historical figures in the form of a story...I loved those! I think my all-time favorite was The Witch of Blackbird Pond. I ordered that through the book club in third grade and read it repeatedly until it fell apart! I also read my Bible daily as a child and still do!
Classroom Favorites: Henry & Mudge series, Miss Malarkey Doesn't Live in Room 10 (great for teaching possessive nouns, contractions, use of apostrophes), Frindle, No Talking!, all the books by Andrew Clements, C.S. Lewis series which includes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Ralph S. Mouse books.
Reading to My Son Favorite: Worms Wiggle (a pop-up book) and the Sandra Boynton collection which includes Red Hat, Blue Hat; The Going to Bed Book; But not the Hippopatomus! I also read the C.S. Lewis "Lion" series with my son.
Professional Favorites: My very favorite professional book (I have two of them) is about reading and writing in the second grade classroom. I loaned one to someone, then loaned the other one (which was signed by the author for goodness' sake!) to someone else and cannot remember the author's name NOR the title of the book! :( 1, 2, 3 Magic for Teachers is also a favorite.
Guilty Pleasures Favorites: I like books period! I like magazines, too. My very favorite author is Francine Rivers. If you've never read Redeeming Love or The Atonement Child, you should! Get the tissues ready, though! I like Debbie Macomber and Danille Steele books. I suppose my guilty pleasure favorites are dog training books. I love my pets! I also like the 100% Klutz certified books...Lettering in Crazy Cool Quirky Style, Chalk the Block (not sure if this is 100% Klutz but, it's similar). I also love Max Lucado books. He is an amazing author!