A few weeks have gone by, and I’m still just as in love with Autumn. To continue with my love for this season, I would like to share with you some books to read to your crunchy babies this fall!
5 Great Books about Autum
1) How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow by Wendell Minor: Award-winning artist Wendell Minor imagines larger-than-life pumpkins decorating some of America’s favorite places— the Capitol dome, Mount Rushmore, the Brooklyn Bridge, even the Grand Canyon! This awesome book about pumpkins in full of fun facts and teaches a little about size and scale!
You can try one of these cute pumpkin crafts after reading. Be careful with the sharp edges.
2) Fall Leaves Colorful and Crunchy by Martha E.H. Rustad: A young girl sees leaves changing colors in Fall. She learns how the amount of sunshine affects how the leaves get food, grow, change colors, and fall. This is a cute book taking you on a leaf hunt!
3) Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert: Follow Leaf Man as the wind blows him in different directions, exploring beautiful landscapes. The illustrations are made from actual leaves. It’s a beautiful book that celebrates nature and your child’s imagination. This is a personal favorite for my boys, mostly because when we read this book, it’s usually followed by making our own leaf men!
4) Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller: Sophie takes a trip to the Farmer’s Market and gets herself a pet squash. She soon learns that her squash can’t last forever. Find out what she does when she notices changes in her new friend.
5) Before We Eat by Pat Brisson: This book gives children a better understanding of where their food comes from. Not “from the grocery store”. It takes you through the hard work involved in order to get the fruits, vegetables, grains, and meat they are eating, and helps them to realize how blessed they are to have food on the table. This book is perfect for Thanksgiving.
These are a few of my favorites and can be found on Amazon or FREE at your local library!