Author Archives: Niki Barnes

Top 10 Back To School Books!

A huge thank you to Mandy Robek from Enjoy and Embrace Learning and Cathy Mere from Reflect and Refine: Building a Learning Community for hosting the Picture Book 10 for 10 event on August 10th! Here are my Top 10 … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 5-8-17

I had an amazing Saturday….which made me want to blog again!  Why was it amazing? 3 Reasons…. I saw Guardians of the Galaxy 2! And this Nerdy Girl LOVED it! I’ve been listening to the soundtrack all weekend.  2. I … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 1-2-17

What I’ve Been Reading: I had the pleasure of reading many easy reader and early chapter books the last few months for Cybils as a round 1 judge! Here is the link to the easy reader and early chapter book … Continue reading

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My Top 16 Books in 2016! (Part 4)

Over the next couple of days…I’m sharing my sweet 16! The top 16 books I read this year! Today I’m sharing my chapter book favorites!    Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story is a great middle grade book to help … Continue reading

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My Top 16 Books in 2016! (Part 3)

Over the next couple of days…I’m sharing my sweet 16! The top 16 books I read this year! Today I’m sharing my top early reader/chapter book favorites!  I love these new books created by Mo Willems called Piggie and Elephant … Continue reading

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My Top 16 Books in 2016! (Part 2)

Over the next couple of days…I’m sharing my sweet 16! The top 16 books I read this year! Today I’m sharing my top nonfiction picture book favorites!     The Secret Subway is visually stunning. I love this interesting story about … Continue reading

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My Top 16 Books in 2016!

Over the next couple of days…I’m sharing my sweet 16! The top 16 books I read this year! Today I’m sharing my top fiction picture book favorites!  I read They All Saw A Cat to all of my students in … Continue reading

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