Books About Autumn

Pumpkin Butterfly

Pumpkin Butterfly: Poems from the Other Side of Nature
Fall Is Fun

Fall Is Fun (First Graphics: Seasons)

Zelda and Ivy, The Runaways

The Runaways (Zelda and Ivy (Prebound)
Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic
Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic

These four books are good ones and I loved reading them with my grandson. This one is my favorite! We have this one in our library. It is available in paperback w/ story cd for $9.99

The Gigantic Turnip
 Find out what happens when the old woman, the old man, and all twenty-one animals on the farm try to harvest a rather large root vegetable. This well-loved Russian tale uses humor, counting and repetition to appeal to beginner readers. Book with CD editions include story read by Ellen Verenieks.

Ages 3 to 7 years
Let's have a peek inside:

Written By: Aleksei Tolstoy
Illustrated By: Niamh Sharkey

Narrated By: Ellen Verenieks

Children's Activity

You Will Need: 

1 group of children
1 enthusiastic adult
1 rope (6 feet or longer)
1 bag of vegetables

* Show a bag of vegetables. Get them to guess what's in the bag. Finally, show a turnip!
* Read story aloud and ask kids to listen carefully. Next time assign parts.
* You will need 6 yellow canaries, 5 white geese, 4 black cats, 2 pot-bellied pigs, 1 brown cow, 1 old man, 1 old woman and one old mouse.
* Get a rope and the children will line up in order as you call their names aloud, while the turnip is on the other side.
* Discuss who it was that pulled up the turnip!

This fun book meme theme is hosted by The Imagination Tree 

Taking a walk outside, I came across these "yellow thingies" and thought to myself, this image would go well with Mellow Yellow Monday!

Mellow Yellow Monday

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” — C. S. Lewis

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  1. I love the turnip book!! Esp the pictures :) Stopping in from the hop to follow - hope you can visit soon and return the favor.

  2. Love to read this books to my nieces and nephew. Just came from the library and they had $1/per bag of books pretty cheap. Came home with tons lol! Happy Monday!


  3. Nice collection of yellow!

    You are invited to taste some of the yummy yellow at my page. Have a great week!

  4. Interesting...Thank's for sharing:)

    Visiting from MYM! Hope you can visit me too if you have not done yet..

  5. LOVe love love that book! It was one of ours last week too! Illustrations are just beautiful beyond :-)


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