Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Fall favorites

Fall is my favorite season.  I've been a New Englander my whole life (minus the two times I've lived abroad), and I can't imagine autumn without the simple beauty of the changing leaves, apple picking, crisp days, and cool nights.  The first crackling fire of the season, wearing my slippers, pumpkin coffee.... ahhhh... fall is the best!

Here are a few of our favorite stories at this time of year.  What would you add to this list?

Happy reading!

The Ox Cart Man by Donald Hall -- one of my favorite children's books of all!

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert - Be sure to create your own "leaf people" after reading this one!

A Leaf Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas

 Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson -- our Halloween favorite!

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

 John Pig's Halloween by Jan L. Waldron

 Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead


laurasalas said...

I love Room on the Broom! I'm honored that A LEAF CAN BE... is on your fall favorites list. Thanks!

Lauren said...

We love A Leaf Can Be, Laura! Thank you for creating such a lovely book! All the best to you! ~ Lauren

Allison said...

I stumbled upon your blog while searching for John Pig's Halloween. Really enjoying reading your posts. We love Ten Timid Ghosts, in addition to a lot of the books already on your list.

Lauren said...

Allison, thanks so much for your comment! I'll have to look for Ten Timid Ghosts and add it to our Halloween reading for next year :)

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