Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Best Books 2016!

A student asked me this week what my favorite children's book of all time is. OF ALL TIME! Goodness, how can I choose just one? I can hardly choose a small handful for my favorite books of the YEAR!

Here are 14 books published in 2016 that made me squeal with delight, feel warm fuzzies, and/or want to hug them. Yes, it's a very personal and not at all objective list. Links to the "Best of 2016" lists from a variety of sources are located at the end of this post. Enjoy!



Natalie 's 2016-favorites book montage

Leave Me Alone
Lucy
Du Iz Tak?
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons
The Sound of Silence
Steamboat School
We Are Growing!
Wish
Yaks Yak: Animal Word Pairs
The Cookie Fiasco
Ghosts
Freedom in Congo Square
They All Saw a Cat
The Thank You Book


Natalie Sapkarov Harvey's favorite books »


Best of 2016 Lists



Sunday, November 13, 2016

#worldkindnessday is today

But kindness is something we spread and share every. single. day. So many children's books teach kindness through stories of friendship. One of my favorite picture books is A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead, illustrated by Erin Stead - the story of a zoo filled with animals who miss their friend on a day when he is not able to come to work and care for them. So, what do they do? Well, I won't spoil the story for you. :)

For more books with the theme of kindness, check out:

And a couple tweets to celebrate today especially:


With love and kindness,