Last Friday I hit that critical point - I was trying to find the perfect picture book for an upcoming interactive read aloud on character development using this graphic organizer from ReadWriteThink. I had developed very specific criteria because the picture books I had used in the past didn't quite cut it. So I spent hours googling, requesting help on Twitter, and reading book reviews. Several books sounded perfect, but I couldn't find them anywhere. Soon the lesson was only days away, and I didn't have an anchor text! Here's where isolation turns into overwhelming stress.
That's when I had a brainstorm: Ask the media specialist!
Not only was she eager to help, but she managed to find 3 fantastic books in our school library in just 24 hours. This morning I walked in to find a stack of books on my desk. I had never even heard of these books, but they were perfect! If you are looking for picture books that do a great job with characters changing over time, check out:
|The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill and Laura Huliska-Beith|
|Wallace's Lists by Barbara Bottner and Gerald Kruglik|
|Enemy Pie by Derek Munson|