Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fall is Here!!!!

Kidz Korner
Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love putting on a sweater in the morning and taking it off in the middle of the day and putting it back on in the evening.  I love crispy apples and falling leaves.  Here are some books that will put you in the fall mood.

Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell

This is a simple little book that follows a little girl as she and her family choose apples and the right pumpkin.  The illustrations are simple and fun.  I would read this book to kids 2-6.
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
This book tells the story of a tree in the fall.  I love the illustrations that show the things that go on around the leaf.  The text is large and readable.  Did you know that you can paint the underside of a leaf red or yellow or orange, press it on to black paper and sprinkle on a little glitter and you will have a lovely design to hang up anywhere in your home....probably the fridge! I would read this book to kids 3-8.
The Little Yellow Leaf  by Carin Berger
The little yellow leaf watches all his friends fall to the ground but he just isn't ready.  He refuses and refuses until he is the last hold out...or is he?  When he finds red leaf, he finds the courage to let go.  Don't forget to iron some leaves between wax paper.  You know you want to.  Plenty of room left on the fridge, right? I would read this book to kids 3-6.
The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown
The little scarecrow is dying to get out there with his dad to scare those nasty crows.  Sadly, dad keeps telling him that he's too little.  He needs to grow.  One day, little scarecrow takes matters into his own hands and the results are not what he expected.
Did you ever make a scarecrow?  It's pretty easy once you have the sticks or poles made into a T.  Add some cast off clothes and a paper bag head with an old hat and no crows will darken your doorstep. I would read this story to kids 3-7.
There's lots of  things to do in the fall so get out there and have some fun with the kids.  And until next week, keep on reading.