Reading Fun in the Fall

Book coverAutumn brings a new season and the opportunity to read many wonderful books with your family. 

In addition to the changing seasons, Halloween, Harvest and Thanksgiving themes abound on library bookshelves.  

A new favorite is David Ezra Stein’s Leaves.  This gentle story is about a little bear in his first year and his dismay when the leaves begin to fall from his favorite tree. This book will help you explain seasonal changes to your young cubs.   

Many times stories can be extended by rhymes and finger plays. Children can act out what is happening in this season with the verse Little Leaves:
Little Leaves are falling down,
Round and round, round and round.
The little leaves are falling down,
Falling to the ground.

Author and illustrator Lois Ehlert has three picture book titles perfect for sharing. Leaf Man employs collage to chronicle seasonal migration.  While Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf and Nuts to You depict other Fall scenes.

It's Pumpkin Time book cover Apples and pumpkins are favorite themes at this time of year. Here are just a few favorites available at DC public libraries: