Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Fall Books

I love having seasonal books on hand and thought I'd share a few that I've pulled out recently as we move forward into Fall.

I adore the illustrations in this book and it's the perfect book for September.  

I seriously want the illustrations framed in our game room. LOVE THEM!

This book shows the chain of events that lead from an acorn to a forest...

... and again with those gorgeous illustrations.

The back of the book talked about the importance of taking care of the environment and gave some easy and practical ways that kids (and families) can help.

Hello, Fall!  was an obvious pick simply based on the cover alone :) 

It's packed full of #allthefallthings ;)  and if reading this doesn't make you happy I'm not sure what will.

I mean... there are twinkle lights strung in the trees, gorgeous Fall leaves, a basket of apples and pumpkins.  The end.  

Bonaparte Falls Apart is SO CUTE!!! 

Bonaparte is a skeleton who is literally falling apart and his friends come to his rescue to help hold himself together for the first day of school.

Skeleton Hiccups is Mason's FAVORITE Fall book.  It's silly and funny and he laughs every time we read it.  If you have an early reader this would be a great choice - Mason has experienced a LOT of success reading this to his siblings before bed because the text is simple and brief on each page.

The Scariest Book Ever is clever, has darling illustrations and will make you laugh out loud as you read.

Creepy Carrots was a library checkout that we had to add to our personal collection...

Jasper loves carrots TOO much and my kids think this book is hilarious.

While my kids are getting a little bit big for board books I couldn't resist The Ugly Pumpkin. 

He waits through October for someone to take him home but nobody does and at the end of the book he realizes...

... he's a squash.  SO CUTE!

Thanksgiving in the Woods  gives me ALLLLL the Fall feels.

It's based on the story of an actual NY family who hosted an outdoor Thanksgiving for their family every year and y'all... I want to be part of their family!

Balloons Over Broadway gives insight into the life and work of the puppeteer who started the tradition of the balloons in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

This book has beautiful illustrations and a great story but still has lots of fun facts and great information.

I'm excited for our kids to have some of this background knowledge before we watch the parade this year.

And here are some of my Halloween FAVES I shared last year...

Room on the Broom
 is a Halloween staple in our house.  It's such a sweet little story and it always generates lots of laughs.

B is for Boo is a recent find and I can't get enough of the vintage vibe.

The illustrations are incredibly fun and retro and Griffin likes that she can "read" it to her brothers.

Not only does this book have precious illustrations and a great message about pursuing your dreams - but the show JUST came out on Disney Jr so my kids are all about it even more.

I love a fold-out page and this one didn't disappoint...

This book is written as a how-to and has the BEST ending.  The illustrations are great and my kids ask for this one almost nightly.

Do you have any favorite Fall books at your house?  If so I'd love to know!  

Happy Wednesday, friends!!!

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  1. Ooh!!! I’d like to join that NY family for their Thanksgiving festivities too!

  2. I miss having littles to read to at night!! Great list -- thanks for sharing :)

  3. I just was introduced to Creepy Pair of Underwear by our children's librarian and it is so cute! It's by the same author as creepy carrots.

  4. My kids are older (14, 12, and 9), and I still love pulling out our seasonal books and putting them in a basket in our living room. Even if they don’t read them anymore! You have some great books listed here.

  5. Aw, I’m ordering some of these right now! So Sweet!

  6. Halloweiner is adorable! Crankenstein always gets a few giggles over here. & the message behind Spookly the square pumpkin is great!
    Can’t wait to try the ones you suggested:-)

  7. Just requested a ton of these at the library! We LOVE Creep Carrots. Creepy Pair of Underwear is super cute too.

  8. Love the idea of the seasonal book collections (why didn't I think of that when mine were little?). These all look amazing. I still love children's books and my kids are in their 20's now!

  9. Well just when I think our fall book collection is complete you introduced me to another gem...I am definitely getting Balloons over Broadway! We took the kids to the parade 2 years ago and I think it will remain in my min the most perfect Thanksgiving ever. I can't wait to read this book and relive that day for years to come. XO

  10. I loved reading seasonal books with my kids when they were younger and now I get the great joy of reading them with our grandchildren. Thanks so much for these suggestions!:).

  11. We always love to change our books based on the season! Two that we always love reading are Thanksgiving at the Tappletons by Eileen Spinelli ..such a fun,silly story. Your kids will enjoy it. The other is an oldie but a goodie,great for all kids but especially young girls..A Cranberry Thanksgiving by Sense and Harry Devlin. always a favorite in our house. Happ Reading!

  12. those are some really cute books. I need to add some more to our collection

  13. Andrea, your books posts are my absolute favorite! I have a 3 year old and am trying to encourage reading and these recommendations are always so helpful. Thank you thank you thank you! ❤️

  14. The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg is one of my absolute favorite fall books. There is this old set of books by Wende Devlin about a town called Cranberryport. We love those for various seasons! Cranberry Halloween, Cranberry Thanksgiving... Some are harder to get than others as they're all out of print. We also love Applesauce Season.

  15. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, Halloweiner, and Spookley the Square Pumpkin are favorites!

  16. Gosh, you always find the BEST books! Can't wait to share them with my nephew.

  17. I love books! As a reading teacher they a near and dear to my heart. The Fall of Freddie the Leaf is a great book for fall. Enjoy.

  18. Thank you, as always, for all the wonderful suggestions!! It looks like you have quite a stash of great reads. :) I m curious how you store all your different seasonal books...together on a bookshelf somewhere or do you have them in boxes with your seasonal decor? Thanks!! :)

  19. I cannot find Vampirina Ballerina on Disney Jr! Is this a show? My daughter loves Vampirina. After I read your blog post on this earlier this week, I searched and could not find it! Help! :-)

  20. Also--have you checked out the Ivy Kid's box?? It's a monthly box that includes a book with corresponding crafts. My kids LOVE it! I do not do the subscription, just order one from the website whenever we use one (which is more like every 2 months). It's great to occupy their time, especially on a rainy day when you're stuck inside!

  21. Even Monsters Need Haircuts is a great one I read to my first graders. Its by Matthew Mcelligott


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