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Kids Activities: 12 Picture Books to Read This Fall


7. Flower Fairies of the Autumn is a collection of poems with exquisite illustrations of the early 20th century poet and artist Cecily Mary Barker. Every flower, every plant has a fairy living inside. In the autumn you will meet among others ; Crab-apple Fairy and Elderberry Fairy, Hawthorn Fairy and Acorn Fairy.

8. Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin Pie by Jill Esbaum is great for those children who want to know how everything is made. This book will tell them how a pumpkin pie is made: starting with a seed that people put in the soil in the spring. Perfect reading before making a pumpkin pie or carving a pumpkin this fall!

9. Strega Nona's Harvest continues the series of the Caldecott's medal winner Tomie dePaola about the Italian village and the old woman who was known as the Witch. In this witty book, Strega Nona and her helper, Big Anthony, are growing a garden. Two gardens, actually ; but shhh, that's a secret!

10. Hello, Harvest Moon by Ralph Fletcher is written in prose, but you do not realize it right away, looking for rhymes in the poetic descriptions of the autumn fields at night. This story tells us of the little adventure a girl and her cat have after waking up to the light of a big harvest moon.

11. Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes is for those children who are too young to understand the story of the early settlers, but would like to join the spirit of the autumn festivity. What are children thankful for? Mommy and Daddy, fall and beautiful leaves, school and friends, hugs and kisses, and of course, the holiday itself!

12. Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson is an autumn treat for all the lovers of the original Bear Snores On. The story takes us back to the forest where Bear wants to throw an autumn party for the animals. He does not have much, but together with his friends he makes quite a feast.

What is your favourite book to read in the fall?

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