Our Top Fall Reading Choices
- A Good Day by Kevin Henkes, I LOVE Kevin Henkes and hadn't read this book yet. It teaches such a great lesson that even if something bad or disappointing happens, you can end up having a good day.
- Thank You Bear by Greg Foley, This book would be a great one for discussing that some people won't appreciate things you consider to be great. Not everyone's opinion matters. Bear is such a cute character and there are more books with him.
- Will It Be a Baby Brother? by Eve Bunting, Bunting is such a great author! This book is so sweet. The boy really wants a brother. He ends up with a sister and realizes that she's just what he wanted all along.
- RRRALPH by Lois Ehlert, Such an adorable book! I love how the dog is making noises a dog would actually make, but they make sense with what the dog is being asked.
- Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh, This is a fun book to read when learning about what colors are made when you mix colors. I picture reading this book with Carter and then letting him mix paints to try it out.
- Baby Loves by William Lach, This book uses the art of Mary Cassatt to create an easy reader. It is a great way to introduce children to art and is also an easy enough read they can use the pictures and the repetition to read or help read the book.
- Sing by Joe Raposo and Tom Lichtenheld, The book is a song written by Raposo illustrated by Lichtenheld. I'm discovering how much I like Lichtenheld, he has some adorable books! The song is so sweet and Carter loved it. The book came with a CD which helped me figure out the tune to the song because I can't sing by looking at sheet music for the life of me. I was lucky to be successful playing the clarinet using sheet music, I don't push it by trying to figure out a pitch for my voice using it!
- Goodnight Goon by Michael Rex, Labeled a petrifying parody this book is a Halloween version of Goodnight Moon. It is spooky and fun, but not scary. I read this one to Carter multiple times just because I liked it so much.
- Thumb Love by Elise Primavera, I waffled back and forth with this book. It was kind of cute but really strange in some parts. I was weirded out by the conversations the child had with her thumb. Obviously I picked it up because of my little thumb sucker. I want to keep this book on a list just in case we have trouble getting Carter to stop sucking his thumb. I don't want to kick myself that I didn't save the name of this book. I have a sneaking suspicion there may be more appropriate books, but just in case there aren't I'm saving it.