Thursday, October 18, 2012

Favorite Fall Books

Fall is the season for cuddles, stories, and laughs.  Some of our favorite books have been displayed on the half-wall in the family room, and it reminds us to share some great stories during snack and lunch time.  Sometimes the stories lead to a craft or activity, and sometimes we just read them all, and sometimes one is enough.  It's fine to let the kids do the leading.  Here are some of the fall-themed book that we can't get enough of.



The Scarecrow's Dance



The Scarecrow's Dance talks of sacrificial love in a way that children can understand, and that right there is enough for me.  The illustrations and the prose are both top-notch.



From Seed to Pumpkin



This one explains the growing cycle while telling a fun story.  At the end are several activities and recipes, and we decided to try one on the spot.



The Pumpkin Gospel



The Pumpkin Gospel is easy enough for even the littlest ones, but the message is very pertinent.  It's a symbolic representation of the Gospel using the idea of carving a pumpkin.  Each page has a short rhyme and a one line scripture.  It is one of those great books where you can get silly and exaggerate the words to the children's' delight. 



Happy Halloween, Snoopy!


Snoopy always gets a smile!  This is all about Snoopy's search for a costume for the big costume contest.  Our favorite part is when everyone cheers, "Horray for Snoopy!  Happy Halloween!"  Any book that gives you an excuse to raise your voice in the house is a sure-fire hit!



What are your favorite books this fall?

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11 comments:

  1. Sound like some lovely books that really understand how a youngsters mind works. Just popping over from Happy Family Times

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    1. Thank you for thinking to link up to Country Kids, please do join me again the linky is Saturday to Thursday, however it is about outdoor adventures for the children. Any of these looks leading to an outdoor play or learning session would be perfect. Following you on twitter too!

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  2. the pumpkin gospel looks like such an amazing book! thanks so much for sharing at tip-toe thru tuesday!

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    1. Thank you for hosting! We really love the Pumpkin Gospel. We read it again this morning.

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    1. ...reading is so important! We love it too.

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  4. I love themed books for the season! Thanks for sharing these!

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    1. Thank you! It's fun to set out books in a theme for the kids!

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  5. Oh, some new books to check out. I always love new books for us to read. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  6. What great recommendations and I love that you have that shelf to display them on! Reminds me of the library! :)

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