We have had our fall book basket put together for over a week, but never decorated it, so last night we made a sign to put on the front of our basket and that was enough to get my six year old very interested in the books inside.
We loved our Back to School Book Basket, so I think we will be continuing the tradition for the changes in seasons and holidays.
Our fall basket needed to include many types of books. We have apple books, pumpkin books, books about football and Halloween, Science books about leaves, books about spiders, gross books, alphabet books, spooky books, and monster books. It is all in there!
I will not list all of the books we have in there...it is a much bigger basket than our Back to School Basket, but here are some of the book titles and authors that I included.
Where is Baby's Pumpkin by Karen Katz
NFL Colors by DK Publishing
Nate the Great and The Halloween Hunt by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Flat Stanley and the Haunted House by Lori Haskins Houran
Johnny Appleseed by Jodie Shepherd
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum
Beware by R.L. Stine
Clifford's First Autumn by Norman Bridwell
Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
The Backyardigans Monster Halloween Party by Laura Driscoll
NFL Touch & Feel by DK Publishing
Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills
Colorful Leaves by Maria Fleming
J is for Jack-O'-Lantern by Denise Brennan-Nelson
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
ABCs of Halloween by Patricia Reeder Eubank
The M&M's Halloween Treat Book by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
Five Little Pumpkins pictures by Dan Yaccarino
The Berenstain Bears and The Spooky Old Tree by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Right now our favorite book in the Fall Book Basket is The Berenstain Bears and The Spooky Old Tree by Stan and Jan Berenstain. We got this book at the library this week and my three year old already reads it to me! This book takes you on a trip through the spooky old tree with three little bears. One bear has a light, one has a stick, and one has a rope, but as they continue through the spooky old tree they begin to lose their tools and start to get the shivers. Each time the bears encounter something scary the book asks, "Will the dare?" The next page reads, "Yes. They dare." My son yells "Yes. They dare." at the top of his lungs.
This book has very simple sentences so it is perfect for new readers (or three year olds who love to memorize books). Each time we read this book we notice something different in the pictures.
My boys are loving spooky books right now and are anxiously awaiting Halloween. They have a while to wait, but hopefully our Fall Book Basket will help the wait seem a little shorter.
Here are a few more fantastic lists of fall books to check out.
Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas has a great list of apple books for fall.
Be sure to visit the other lists so you have something to look for the next time you visit the library!