Do you have any books that make you think of fall time? Fall is teasing us with it’s arrival, we had frosty rooftops a few days ago and now… it’s 86 degrees out. In the meantime I’m wearing a scarf with a tank top and pretending it’s chilly.
I’ve been displaying a few books from our library on top of Baby Babe’s toy shelf so she can see the book covers. I keep most of our kids’ books on our big bookshelf but seeing the covers of the books that I select is more inviting for her than the spines stacked on the shelf. I have picked out some books with leaves and pumpkins, a touch and feel book with animals, and one with vegetables for the harvest season. Now, if we could get some more rainy days that would be just right!
In My Den by Sara Gillingham I love this series! The first book I saw a few years ago was In My Nest which has a more springy feel. They have a lot of other animals: deer, butterfly, monkey, fish, owl, dolphin, bunny and more. In My Den has some leaves, acorns, and fall colors that I really like. Baby Babe loves to flip the pages and see how the openings line up with the baby bear finger puppet peeking through.
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell We read this book a lot before naps. The story takes place at night time so the illustrations are dark and cozy. I like the way the owls look real and not cartoony. At the same time the baby owls talk so it’s still imaginative and fun. It feels kind of Halloweenish to me.
I Like Vegetables by Lorena Siminovich I discovered this book at our library and came upon it because Siminovich is the illustrator of the “In My…” series. I saw I Like Vegetables online and requested that our library purchase it and they did! I love my library! 😀 This book is a fun touch and feel book with simple text. Opposites are explored in the book, including big and little pumpkins. We have been talking about pumpkins in preparation for our visit to the pumpkin patch.
Corduroy by Don Freeman I guess this classic reminds me of fall because of the fabric more than the actual story. I’ve noticed that the illustrations include snowy scenes but I’m sure we will get snow this fall. I can’t wait to explore snow themes this winter! We have this book in a giant version like they would read at story time and it’s pretty special.
If you have some favorite fall time books please let me know. I’d love to search our library for them!Share it!