Children’s Books to Fuel the Imagination

Happy New Year! I want to share with you a list of picture books & elementary chapter books to fuel the imagination. My post today on ClassroomTestedResources.com is a post about imagination. It’s something that can be all too easy for us to stifle in the classroom. So, hop on over to the post to read more and keep on scrolling to see a list of some books to inspire the imagination of young readers.

Click on the book cover to go to the link on Amazon. Don’t forget to read the post on Classroom Tested Resources to hear more about bringing imagination into your lessons!

1. Journey by Aaron Becker
2. It’s Only Stanley by Jon Agee
3. Tuesday by David Weisner


               

4. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
5. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
6. Stella, Fairy of the Forest by Marie-Louise Gay

                 

7. The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash by Trinka Hakes Noble
8. The Night I Followed the Dog by Nina Laden
9. The Secret Shortcut by Mark Teague

                                             


Click on the book cover to go to the link on Amazon. Don’t forget to read the post on Classroom Tested Resources to hear more about bringing imagination into your lessons!

1. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
2. Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
3. No Flying in the House by Betty Brock
                                                                            

4. Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary
5. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
6. The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

                                                                                                                                                     

7. Wings of Fire by Tui Sutherland
8. Secret Agent Jack Stalwart by Elizabeth Singer Hunt
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
                                       

Affiliate links: These book titles link to Amazon and I could potentially (hasn’t happened yet!) get a small return from Amazon for sending a customer their way! 🙂

Have a fantastic week!

Staples Teacher Limits

I am so sad that Staples has changed their teacher limit policy.  Last year, I was able to get many supplies at 1 cent each and used the majority of those supplies during the school year!  Teachers spend so much of their own money on supplies!  STAPLES, if you read this — please reconsider your policy!!  The NEW POLICY, as it was explained to me,  is that teachers can buy 2 items at the discounted 1 cent price and they can buy 23 more at the regular retail price.  They will then get the difference refunded in the form of Staples rewards (which can be spent at the store).  This definitely changes my shopping for this year.  This week the Rose Art crayons and glue were 1 cent each.  I only bought the minimum.  It will have to be something I really need for me to pay the extra money up front.  How about you?  Will you still buy with this new policy?  Staples is the main office store that I use. It was too difficult for me to keep up with 3 office stores– rewards policies, discount cards, submitting refunds by mail or online.  So, I try to stick to one store.  I appreciate that Staples is thinking about the teachers, but I hope that they will change this limit policy!

On another note, Staples has their Teacher Appreciation Day coming to a “store near you”!  Here is the link to find out the date of your store event: Staples – Teacher Appreciation.  I haven’t been to one of these yet – maybe this year! 
More later!
{Melissa}