Thursday, February 10, 2011

Great Books for February!

Here are two of my favorite books for Valentines' Day. 
  Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli
This is a great read-aloud for any age.
Summary: An anonymous valentine changes the life of the unsociable Mr. Hatch, turning him into a laughing friend who helps and appreciates all his neighbors.

This is a book all pre-readers as well as beginner readers can read and enjoy on their own
Every bird loves a tree,
Every flower loves a bee,
Every lock loves a key,
And I love you! 

This book provides a perfect model for the creation of an "instant" class book your students will enjoy reading over and over again. For directions and free downloadables go to this link:  


  1. I have not read the book yet, but a second grade teacher at my school was telling me about Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch today, and I'm planning on reading it to my first graders tomorrow!

  2. You will love it, Kim. It's such a sweet book with a heart-warming message. Do you have any fav Valentine books?

  3. I didn't have any favorite Valentine books, but I do now...LOVED Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch!