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Fall is a great time to update your children’s bookshelves

18th Sep 2017

Jump Into Reading This Fall!Fall is a great time to update your children’s bookshelves.  Chances are if they are reading, they have increased in their reading abilities once they started back to school.  In addition, it’s fun to fill up those bookshelves with new reads before you take off on those long family road trips for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  That said, here are 7 children’s books that will not only help you update your children’s bookshelves but also get you in the mood for fall!

Children, clothes, and books--Do you update your books when you update your children's clothes? If not, here are a few reasons why you should.

10 Sensational Children’s Books for Fall

1. The Secrets of the Apple Tree

Suggested Ages:  4 to 8 years

When I think of fall, I immediately think of apples, applesauce, and apple pie so this apple tree book seems very appropriate at the turn of the season.  It is a non-fiction book that comes to life when you shine a light from behind the page.  Who is the bird about to grab?  Shine a flashlight to see.  What does the apple tree look like in the winter?  Shine a flashlight to see.  This book is filled with 15 secrets about the apple tree that make learning about the environment of the apple tree exciting and fun!

Secrets of the Apple Tree: A Shine-A-Light Book Using a flashlight on the backside of the pages reveals hidden images!

2.  The Wind in the Willows

Suggested Ages:  8 years and up

I love Usborne Illustrated originals.  These classic unabridged books add beautiful illustrations that entice the reader right from the beginning.  The Wind in the Willows is a classic tale of Rat, Mole, Badger, and Toad. Toad has a self-destructive obsession with all things fast, and this is the story of his near demise.  It emphasizes the need for friendship, self-control, and humility across the seasons making it a perfect read for older elementary students this fall.

The Usborne Illustrated Wind in the Willows

3.  The Gobble Gobble Moo Tractor Book

Suggested Ages:  2 to 6 years

In this story the farm animals all take a tractor ride while the farmer is asleep, and what a ride it is!  Each animal has a sound to match the sound of the tractor.  Your little ones will be laughing and echoing you as you try to keep up with all of these farm sounds.

Gobble Gobble Moo Tractor Book--a hysterical book of sounds

4.  1001 Things to Spot on the Farm

Suggest Ages: 3 years and up

Scarecrows, wheat fields, and corn shocks can all be found in this Things to Spot book as well as 998 other harvest season farm objects.  If your child likes this book, they may also like the companion 1001 Things to Spot on the Farm Sticker Book for even more interaction.

Things to Spot on the Farm Book

5.  See Inside Weather and Climate

Suggested Ages: 7 years and up

Most think of lift-a-flap books as books for younger children, but this book is definitely NOT that kind of book.  This weather book is filled with over 100 flaps and facts for your older elementary student.  It provides all sorts of amazing non-fiction weather information in an engaging format from the weather cycle and weather climates to where the weather comes from and everything in-between.   Why are there seasons?  Why is there fall?  Now they can know.

Usborne See Inside Weather and Climate Book for 7 years and up

6.  Classic Stories for Little Children

Suggested Ages:  3 years and up

Introduce your children to five of the best-loved children’s classics beautifully adapted into picture book form.  This book includes abridged versions of The Wind in the Willows, The Wizard of Oz, The Secret Garden, The Railway Children, and Heidi.

Usborne's Classic Stories for Little Children--5 classics in one beautifully illustrated book!

7.  The Complete Book of Farmyard Tales

Suggested Ages:  2 years and up

This still remains a favorite book of both my 4 and 6 year old.  Not only does it provide 20 fun bedtime stories, as the child grows older it provides a great dual reading opportunity for those learning to read (the parent reads the smaller words and the child reads the larger words).  In addition, it is a Stephen Cartwright original which means each page also contains a hidden duck that is fun to find.  Combined with an audio CD of the book, Farmyard Tales definitely remains a personal top recommendation.

Fantastic Fall Books for Your Little Pumpkins

Interested in getting some of these books for FREE?  Host an Usborne Facebook party with me in October or November, and I will give you one of these books free just for hosting!  That is in addition to all the hostess rewards you earn from your party.  Interested? Comment below to ask me how!

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