Picture Books with Favorite Characters

Reading a book series is a wonderful way to get to know more about a recurring character, and to encourage a love of reading.  This week we are exploring books with favorite characters in a series.

Hop along through the blogs and put together a useful list of book series with favorite characters!

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Peter's Chair by Ezra Jack Keats
Peter has a new baby sister and things around his house are changing.  He becomes upset because his parents are painting his furniture pink!  He packs up his favorite possessions and runs away (to the front sidewalk). He soon realizes that he is now a BIG brother, and he doesn't even fit in his old furniture, so he finally decides to help his dad paint his favorite chair pink.
This book is perfect for your Families unit.

You can also find Peter in:

Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney
We love ALL of the llama llama books in my classroom, but I especially like this one since we spend a lot of time talking about bullying.
Llama Llama is getting teased at school by Gilroy Goat.  He walks away and tells his teacher, who gives Gilroy a time-out.  After taking time to think about his behavior, Gilroy is ready to be a friend to Llama Llama, and they play together the rest of the day.

Here are just a few of the many books that Llama Llama can be found in:

Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
This book is an absolute favorite in my class!
Bear is hibernating in his den when all of his friends begin to come in to take shelter from the cold stormy weather.  They build a fire, pop some corn, and have a party, all while Bear continues to sleep.  Finally some black pepper causes Bear to wake up and he joins the party with his friends.

You can pick up this sequencing freebie {HERE}.

There are a lot of other books with Bear including:

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate
This book is very popular at the beginning of Kindergarten.
As Miss Bindergarten transforms her room for the first day of Kindergarten, her students are getting ready in their own way.  The students are all different animals, whose names begin with sequential letters of the alphabet.  And it is written in a fun rhyming format.

Here are just a few of the books with Miss Bindergarten:

Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
This book contains 5 stories of friendship.  Frog and Toad greet the spring, tell stories, look for a lost button, take a swim in the stream, and wait for the mail.
My student enjoy listening to the silly adventures of Frog and Toad.

Some more books with Frog and Toad:

Now continue on the hop, by heading over to see what books Marypat of Just Add Students has for you!

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  1. I love your bear sequence activity! All great books thank you for sharing!

    1. You're welcome! I'm really enjoying each week's blog posts! Thanks again for hosting!

  2. I love Frog and Toad! I have used those stories for mentor texts for middle school -- a good story can work with many grade levels! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I bet your students really enjoy using books like Frog and Toad! It's neat that they can learn from the books even at the middle school level!

  3. Love the Bear books and also the Llama books! All of your listed book titles are great ones. Thanks for sharing! :) Karen

  4. Love Miss Bindergarten!!!! I'm also a big Frog and Toad fan. Have you ever seen one of the claymation Frog and Toad movies? Thanks for sharing!
    Over the 1st Grade Rainbow

    1. I will have to look for those Frog and Toad claymation movies! They sound like fun!

  5. How could I forget about the Bear books!!! We love those!! And your sequencing freebie is great! Thanks for sharing!