Autumn, Books and Literature

Last Week’s Book Basket

Whoops! Forgot all about the autumn creatures last week, so here we go!

Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
We just bought this one at Barnes and Noble, and the twins love the adventures of Duck, Cat, and Squirrel. They were disappointed it didn’t include a recipe for pumpkin soup! Do you have one?
You can hear the store read here in a lovely accent.

Yonie Wondernose by Marguerite de AngeliĀ  yonie
This is a Caldecott Honor Book and the twins are fascinated by the “medal” on the cover. I always like to point it out to them, telling them that the illustrations in this book are sooooo wonderful that it won an award. That always gets their attention!

The Deer in the Wood, a My First Little House book adapted by Renee Graef, has been a favorite at our house for years. And for a non-fiction option, we’ve had this Animal Homes board book from the First Discovery Look-It-Up series forever. They like using the tabs to “look things up” for research.

hedgehogMartin Waddell’s The Happy Hedgehog Band leads to some fun music times. While the text doesn’t rhyme, it has a great rhythm and beat to it. We love to repeat the refrain found in the story:


And finally, there’s Bats at the Library by Brian Lies, a very fortunate thrift store find. They loved it so much, they want to make some bats to add to our Halloween decorations. So I suppose we’ll be doing that sometime this week.

That’s last week’s book basket. This week we’re getting out some (not so scary!) Halloween books, so I’ll be sure to post those soon.