I keep a basket of books in the living room for the children. I keep it stocked with seasonal books. Right now it is filled with autumn themed books. We are about to add Halloween titles, but for now I’ll share our fall reading list.
- “Let It Fall” by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
- “Leaf Jumpers” by Carole Gerber
- “The Fox and the Falling Leaves” by Julia Rawlinson
- “Joy” by Joyce Carol Thomas
“Let it Fall” is a sweet, short rhyming story about a family enjoying autumn activities. “Leaf Jumpers” is another rhyming book about the shapes and colors of different species of leaves. My son (3) really likes to compare the leaves we find outside. “The Fox and the Falling Leaves” is a lovely book (perhaps my favorite) about a little fox who worries about his favorite tree when the leaves begin to turn brown and fall off. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is so sweet. And “Joy” has been one of my son’s favorite books since he was just an infant so it hold a very special place in my heart. It is a board book and a poem about a child and his mother experiencing the seasons.
I have been catching up on my growing stack of magazines. A few of my favorites are Martha Stewart Living and Midwest Living and Family Fun and Renewal (Association of Waldorf Schools in North America). I’ve been reading some back issues lately. I am also enjoying rereading The Great Gatsby.
What are you and your kids reading?