Must Have Picture Book Linky and A Broken Heart

The Teacher Wife

Lindsey or better known as The Teacher Wife is having a linky party that is right up my alley because I LOVE picture books. I love reading them. I love looking at them. I love BUYING them. I love writing them (or dreaming about it). And I love SHARING them! What a great idea for a linky party. If you have never visited her blog you need to rush right over, and while you are there check out her TpT store. She has some awesome products.
So now onto a few of my favorite books, I promise I’ll keep it to just a few. OK....I’ll try. 
One of my newest favorite is The Beautiful Oops

 I read it to my kiddos last year and they asked for me to read it over and over again. We used it as a mentor text in writing workshop and just as a sweet reminder that everyone makes mistakes and something beautiful can and may come from those mistakes. 

I absolutely love ALL Cynthia Rylant books, but The Relatives Came is probably my MOST favorite of hers. The kiddos love it and like writing their own family vacation memories after we read it.  

Last is the Underwear book. Who doesn't love a good book about Underwear? The kiddos giggle through the whole book and as soon as it's done want it read again and gain. We always make a class book designing our own underwear! 

That's just a very small taste of some of my favorite books. There are so so many more. But right now I'm off to check out the rest of the linkers at the party! I'll be watching for yours!

This is where I get to say ************** squirrel***********
because I have a question. 
Anyone have some good advice as to what to tell a daughter that has just experienced her first break up? 
A band aide ain't gonna to fix this owie and this momma is at a loss! 


  1. Oh, great list and BOOOOO to the break out. We experienced it once and it was not pretty!! Cry with her, let her know she's loved, let her vent, listen and listen some more. Take her out for a pedicure and maybe a little yogurt (not TOO much comfort food!!!) . . . Poor thing; we feel her pain! Prayers coming your way . . . for peace and healing.

    The Corner On Character

  2. Oh no! I'm so sorry about your daughter's breakup. I agree with Barbara's advice. Just lend an ear to listen to her and keep her busy by taking her places to keep her mind off of everything. I hope she finds some peace and is able to move past this soon. :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Sorry to hear about the broken heart. She's in good hands.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  4. New follower here! Love your blog design! I love the book of my favorites!

    I'm so sorry about your daughter. I agree, just listen to her and be there for her. Go out and have some fun with her to help get her mind off it.

    Color Me Kinder

  5. Break-ups are hard. I've told my girls to remember the good stuff and try to learn from the bad stuff. We have a girls night with Ben and Jerry and The Gilmore Girls.

  6. I'm visiting through the Linky Party. Don't you just love picture books?!!? Oh, break ups are hard. I raised boys but they got their hearts broken a few times too. Just be there to listen to her, and remind her that it will get better in time. I'm your newest follower. Come by when you get a chance.

    Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,

  7. "The Relatives Came" is such a great book!!! I love your suggestions!

    Make sure to stop by and enter my giveaway

  8. Woot!!! I am a new follower! Great choices! Stop by and follow me back.