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The Power of Teaching in Children’s Books

By: Kristie Hinckley

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend the last Power of Teaching lecture of this semester. Michael O. Tunnell, BYU faculty member and children’s book author, presented about the power of teaching in children’s books. His presentation left me with an excitement about creating a library of books for my children in my future home and for my students in my future classroom. Here is a collection of my top ten books from when I was a child:

1.  The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood

Big Hungry Bear
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2. You Are Special by Max Lucado

You are Special
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3. Ruby the Copycat by Peggy Rathman, author of Officer Buckle and Gloria, 10 Minutes till Bedtime, and Good Night Gorilla

Ruby The Copycat
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4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

The Very Hungry
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5. The Napping House by Don and Audrey Wood

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6. Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

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7. Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

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8. Snoozers by Sandra Boynton

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9. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff

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10. Corduroy by Don Freeman

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What are some of your favorite children’s books?

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