Great Picture Books to Teach Theme. I need to apologize. This post will be the longest one yet with the most suggestions of which picture books to use for something. But it makes sense; theme is one of those things that is present in so many great picture books, so when I started going through my classroom library, I ended up with a huge stack. Some of these books I use in guided groups with the students, meaning that their theme may need a little more thinking to find, others I hand to the students for them to use in their discussions and reflection.
Which ones depend on the class and the conversations we are having. I love how many of these picture books can be found on my other lists, this truly shows just how many times a picture book can be used in a classroom. These are investment books, not “just” for fun, and give us a shared experience that will shape our community and conversations all year.
If you would like just a list without images and theme suggestion, please go here. What’s in a name? Mr. Like this: Home.