Here in the south, our temperatures are still soaring, but inside I’m trying to harness the feeling of fall through some of my home decor. For many parts of the country, fall is the beginning of much cooler weather and significant changes in the way things look. Here, the changes are more subtle, but they are present, nonetheless.
Another way I welcome fall around my home is to switch out the seasonal children’s books that fill my living room basket! Today, I am highlighting a five of my very favorites, followed by five books that I would like to add to my shelves. These books are not only fun to read, but generally are a treat for your eyes as well. The ones I am highlighting today are NOT Halloween books, although a couple of them feature a jack-o-lantern in some way. I am including some affiliate links to these books on Amazon in case you are interested in looking at them further. (just click on the TITLE below the picture) Barnes & Noble also carries most of them, as well as other book stores.
Nuts to You by: Lois Ehlert
You can tell by the wear and tear on my copy that I love this book! From the large pages filled with beautiful images to the cute story of a squirrel that sneaks inside a city apartment window, every child I have ever shared it with enjoys it as much as me.
Fresh Fall Leaves by: Betsy Franco
Simple, colorful pictures and easy text describe the many things one can do with fallen leaves.
The Little Scarecrow Boy by: Margaret Wise Brown
Margaret Wise Brown tells the story of a young scarecrow boy and how he tries to be fierce enough to scare away the crows. The pictures by David Diaz are beautiful and the story, which is more lengthy than some, is sweet.
Pumpkin, Pumpkin by: Jeanne Titherington
Another one of my very favorites, this book is filled with beautiful soft paintings. It tells the life cycle of a pumpkin through they story of a young boy that tends it in his garden until it is big enough to be picked and then carved into a jack-o-lantern.
Going On A Leaf Hunt by: Steve Metzger
Based on the “going on a bear hunt” chant, this book explores many of the different leaves found on various trees and how they change in the fall. (*Sneak peek: This book will be included in the next Dot To Dot Subscription box!!)
I love the books pictured above, as well---it is so hard to narrow down my very favorites!!
While it could be argued that I definitely don’t need another children’s book, there are a couple that I have on my wish list regardless:
There Was An Old Lady That Swallowed Some Leaves by: Lucille Colandro
Ferdie and the Falling Leaves by: Julia Rawlinson
Leaf Man by: Lois Ehlert (I’m a sucker for a beautifully illustrated book)
Fall Mixed Up by: Bob Raczka
Dot and Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery by: Ellen Stoll Walsh
Do you have a favorite fall book that I haven't mentioned? Please comment below--I love browsing through great children's books!