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Writing Strong Beginnings using Picture Books as Models

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All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan
Babushka Baba-Yaga by Patricia Polacco
Bat Poet byRandall Jarrell
Bea and Mr. Jones by Amy Schwartz
Beasty Story by Bill Martin, Jr.- scary
Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco - starts with dialogue
Bigmama's by Donald Crews- someone asking a question
But I'll Be Back Again by Cynthia Rylant
Cabin Key by Gloria Rand
Charlie Anderson by Barbara Abercrombie - introduces characters and setting
Cinder-Elly by Frances Minters- reminds you of another book
Coyote Cry by Byrd Baylor
Cross-Country Cat by Mary Calhoun - makes you want to read it
Fireflies! by Julie Brinckloe
Frog Prince, Continued by Jon Scieszka
Ghosts Hour, Spooks Hour by Eve Bunting
Going Home by Eve Bunting - someone talking
Granpa by John Burningham
How Many Days to America by Eve Bunting
I Can Hear the Sun by Patricia Polacco
I Know A Lady by Charlotte Zolotow
I Know an Old Lady by G. Brian Karas funny
I Like To Be Little by Charlotte Zolotow
Imogene's Antlers by David Small- catches the reader's attention
Iron Man by Ted Hughes
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night by Janet Ahlberg
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Just a Dream by Chris van Allsburg
Liliana's Grandmothers by Leyla Torres
Louis the Fish by Arthur Yorinks
Math Curse by Jon Scieszka
Max Found Two Sticks by Brian Pinkney
Meteor! by Patricia Polacco
Million Fish... More or Less by Patricia C. McKissack -picture the story in your mind
Monster Mama by Liz Rosenberg
Mr. Grigg's Work by Cynthia Rylant
The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan -in the chapters, example, "The dogs loved her first."
Seashore Book by Charlotte Zolotow
Shreck! by William Steig
Sitti's Secrets by Naomi Shihab Nye
Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
Tar Beach by Faith Ringold
This Quiet Lady by Charlotte Zolotow
Thundercake by Patricia Polacco -Has setting, characters & descriptive language
Tiger Called Thomas by Charlotte Zolotow
To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda - introduces rhyme
Tree of Birds by Susan Meddaugh - helps you predict
Tree of Cranes by Allen Say
Tuesday by David Wiesner
We Are Best Friends by Aliki
Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
Willy the Wimp by Anthony Browne
Wilma Unlimited by Kathleen Krull
June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner 



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