Little Library Bookshelf: Fall Favorites from North Chicago Public Library


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Fall is my favorite season, and reading goes perfectly with it! I love curling up under a blanket and reading with my kids, and we are always looking for new books! Today guest Librarian John Heideman from the North Chicago Public Library is sharing his Favorite Fall Books with us!

Favorite Fall Books from a Librarian

The Tailypo: A Ghost Story by Joanna Galdone

A strange varmint haunts the woodsman who lopped off his tail and had it for dinner. Recommended for 4- 7 year olds.

A Big Spooky House by Donna Washington

Washington’s retelling of this traditional ghost story may be recognized as “Martin’s Coming” or “Pancho Villa.” A big, strong, fight-picking man who loves trouble seeks shelter from a thunderstorm in an old spooky house. A good read-aloud and discussion book, especially at Halloween. Recommended for 5-9 years old.

Boogie Knights by Lisa Wheeler

There’s a shindig brewing at the castle one night, as werewolves, zombies, mummies, and all manner of creepy characters make their way through silent halls to the Madcap Monster Ball. Recommended for ages 4-8 years old.

Brooms Are for Flying by Michael Rex

A funny, interactive Halloween story for preschoolers.

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll

A fun Halloween story recommended for ages 4-8.

We All Fall For Apples by Emmi S. Herman

In this easy-to-read book, a family enjoys a day of fall fun at an apple orchard. A level one reader it’s recommended for ages 4-8 years.

The Scarecrow’s Dance by Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen introduces us to the fickle scarecrow, who decides to leave his station and dance away the fall night. He leaps through the fields until he reaches the farmhouse, where he sees a small light in the window. Inside, a boy is saying his prayers, and he offers up a special prayer for the corn that will be harvested in the morning. Humbled, the scarecrow knows what he has to do: He returns to the field and watches over the corn as only he can. Masterfully told, with illustrations by award winner Bagram Ibatoulline. Recommended for ages 4-8.

Scarecrow! by Michael Rex.

Perfect for the newest reader! Each page of this Word by Word First Reader has just one word, so readers can read and enjoy this funny story about a scarecrow. Recommended for age 4-8.

What are your favorite Fall reads? Share them with us in the comments!

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