Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall Books

October is the start of the holiday season, and in our house we have a special basket with holiday books to help us celebrate. Here are some of our favorites:

Where is Baby's Pumpkin? by Karen Katz. A lift-the-flap book perfect for the baby/toddler set.

Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins. We were introduced to this book at storytime last year, and loved it so much we added it to our home collection. It combines counting, animal sounds, and a poor farmer who just wants an apple from his tree!

Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper. I have loved this book since my friend Chiska introduced it to me in London about 9 years ago. A cat, a duck and a squirrel get together to make pumpkin soup...and learn something about sharing and friendship in the process.

A Very Hairy Scary Story by Rick Walton (who, incidentally, taught a picture book writing class at BYU that yours truly took years ago). A little girl lingers too long at a friend's house and has some scary (and hairy!) encounters on the way home.

Mrs. McMurphy's Pumpkin by Rick Walton. This is probably our most favorite Halloween book. Sweet Mrs. McMurphy is haunted by a mean pumpkin who threatens to eat her...don't worry though, the ending causes lots of laughs as we all shout the text on the final page together.

What are YOUR favorite Fall books?


The Silly Witch said...

Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White

The Littlest Pumpkin

Pumpkin Town

I can't wait to check out your picks.

DC Diva said...

Great tradition... I like this idea!

Sarah H said...

I don't remember books specific to Halloween. The closest one to halloween that I can remember and liked is the Old Black Witch. But I think it actually talks about Thanksgiving in the book...but it's been years, so I could be wrong.

Chiska said...

I love Pumpkin Soup too! Thanks for the reminder (I can't believe it's been 9 years!). I'm excited to check out the Rick Walton books--we're fans his. I'm going to have to try the basket idea for holiday books. We're liking the Hallo-weiner at our house at the moment. A weiner dog is a hot dog for halloween and after being made fun of he saves the day. Happy Halloween!

Natalie said...

Thanks for sharing!!!