Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Seasonal Book Basket: Autumn

In celebration of the first day of fall, here's what you'll find in our seasonal book basket!

In a Nutshell is a beautifully illustrated story about the life cycle of an oak tree and the interconnectedness of all living things.

This Teacher's Choice award winner is a beautifully illustrated retelling of an old favorite from the Brothers Grimm. The paintings have a warm glow and I love how the needle and thread frames the page.

Darling is the best word to describe this book and has inspired us to build our own fairy houses. I think we will make our Halloween Pumpkin a fairy house this year. The Fairy House series has become a phenomenon and encourages children to use found objects from nature to create beautiful tiny houses. So wonderful!

Pumpkin Circle is a story about the life cycle of a pumpkin with beautiful photography by Shmuel Thaler. Treat yourself to a peek here!

Vincent's Colors is a beautiful way to explore the world of color through art...
and then go leaf peeping!

Soon the leaves will be will be falling...a perfect opportunity for learning to identify trees with this Fandex Family Field Guide. I love the die cut leaves.

Dem Bones! Is a fun way to teach children a bit about anatomy and good book to have handy for Halloween when all those creepy skeleton decorations start appearing. Would make a cool gift when given with this skeleton floor puzzle.

Gosh! I wish I had this when I was a kid! The Knit-it-kit for kids includes needles, yarn and simple instructions for several fun projects to work on during cold weather days.
I'm going too teach myself to knit...

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posted by Wendy at 6:07 AM


Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

i'm not sure how it is i missed you at squam...but i'm feeling ever so sad that i did.
thank you for this beautiful list..it's added a great feeling of warmth to my day.
love and blessings.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Stacy (mama-om) said...

Thank you for this list! I am continually looking for books that our whole family can truly enjoy.

Blessings for Autumn!

(p.s. I found you through Karen MommaZen...)

5:43 PM  

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