I can’t believe summer has come to an end and we’re already welcoming fall. We always celebrate the change of the seasons by putting away the previous season’s books and unpacking our new season’s books. Lucy has been looking forward to this for the past few weeks and has been talking about her favorites that will be coming out to be read and enjoyed for the next few months. Here are some of our favorites (with commentary by Lucy, age 4)~
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
“It’s about a leaf man and he blows away in the wind.”
“It’s about a squirrel that loves nuts! He got inside and so they had to get some nuts and say, ‘Nuts to you!’, so he would eat the nuts and come out.”
The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
“Look at me, Mommy. I’m holding on tight just like the little leaf.”
Autumn by Gerda Muller
“I like it because you can make up your own words.”
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson
“There’s lots of leaves that fall down from a tree. Fletcher tries to catch them. But then in winter his tree looks beautiful!”
Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills
“I think Theo likes when they are in the leaf pile.”
The illustrations in these books are amazing! I have to say my favorite of the bunch is The Little Yellow Leaf. I am in love with the illustrations and I find the story touching. Lucy would for sure choose Nuts to You! We’re still yelling, “Nuts to you!” at all the squirrels we see around the neighborhood! I’ve also noticed The Little Yellow Leaf and Fletcher and the Falling Leaves really lend themselves to great text-to-text connections. Lucy picked up on that immediately after we had read them for the first time this fall.
I would love to hear what your favorite fall books are. We are always looking to add to our collection!
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