Monday, November 22, 2010

NCTE Expert Educator Book List!

I am just home from an amazing NCTE conference in Orlando and learned so much from everyone there. I was honored to be able to present with my friends Katie DiCesare, Cathy Mere, and Kathy Collins on Picture Book Possibilities. I learned so much, and am thankful to the room full of people we admire being there to support us.

I'm attempting to post my book list from our session, so here goes! I'm still receiving great book recommendations from friends, so I'll update the list later in the week. It's already seven pages long! Enjoy! Thanks to all who contributed!

NCTE Expert Educator Book list

If you want to see our entire presentation online go to Cathy's blog or Katie's blog! (and Kathy KathyCollins15 is now on twitter so follow her along with all of us!)
As they say at Disney, Have a Magical Day! :)
Happy Thanksgiving to All!


  1. What a great list...and so many amazing educators contributing! Loved reading everyone's comments too. Thank you for sharing it!

  2. Thanks so much! I love your blog--I'm now following you and can't wait to learn more from you!

  3. Wow! What a wonderful idea and list! For various reasons, might I add:
    KNOCK AT A STAR: A CHILD'S INTRODUCTION TO POETRY (not a picture book) by X.J. Kennedy & Dorothy Kennedy
    ROXABOXEN by Alice McClerran
    OWL MOON by Jane Yolen
    THE SEEING STICK by Jane Yolen
    DOG HEAVEN by Cynthia Rylant
    CAT HEAVEN by Cynthia Rylant
    "LET'S GET A PUP" SAID KATE by Bob Graham
    KATIE LOVES THE KITTENS by Jon Himmelman
    Amy LV
    (Writing Teacher & author of the forthcoming FOREST HAS A SONG)

  4. AM-Thank you for this list! I bookmarked on delicious for later but so many people love my favorite which is How to Heal A Broken Wing by Bob Graham. I think his books are amazing.

  5. Ann Marie,
    Loved having the opportunity to chat alongside you.

    That's quite a list you compiled. The way you have it embedded in your blog is great. You're going to have to show me how to do that. See, we all already need another day together.

    Thanks for sharing this great resource.


  6. What a great list and wonderful experts you found to share. Thank you for sharing this list and your learning while at NCTE. I will have to refer back to this many times.

  7. I so enjoyed meeting you at NCTE and loved listening to your presentation. I told Cathy that I just sat there and nodded my head the whole time you were talking. Thanks for the list.

  8. Fabulous list! So sorry that life conspired against me adding my book(s), but I'm sure they're all there anyway!

    Happy Thanksgiving and Beyond!

  9. Oh what a beautiful list of books! I am in heaven seeing so many great titles. I will say that any book by Amy K. Rosenthal and Peter H. Reynolds would be a wonderful addition to any classroom library or a wonderful time to any hungry reader! Thanks for sharing this list with us!