I’ll admit here that I’m a book fiend. I’ve built quite a library of titles and usually have some kind of literature link in at least one class I’m teaching every day. Incorporating books is effortless; there are so many titles you can connect to a lesson! Incorporating books is enriching; they provide deeper levels of learning into my lessons.
The following books are a little different from that; I read these titles usually at the end of the class period and they are unrelated to any lesson I am teaching. They provide a quiet teachable moment, a glimpse into the lives of the characters in the book and how their lives are enriched by art, or suggests a creative way of looking at the world.
I’ve listed my top three favorite books in a separate post. They stand out high above the rest of the books in this list (in the opinion of my students and myself) so they needed their own space. But the following seven books have proven to be very popular titles for my students as well, and worth sharing with you.
6. Peter's Painting, by Sally Moss. Richly colored images explore the idea of the more you paint, the more you love painting, and the more your imagination soars.
Okay, that’s my list… I can’t wait to hear your suggestions to expand it!