Friday, September 21, 2012

{Playing Through Autumn Day 11} Books We Love: Hooray for Harvest!

The celebration of harvest is one of the biggest ideas associated with fall and you can see it cropping up (no pun intended, but good one, right?) everywhere you go: pumpkins, apples, corn, the whole lot. For kids who are experiencing their first autumn, or in the case of my wee one, are just too young to remember it from last year, picture books offer an amazing way to activate some knowledge on the topic. We can't go anywhere - the grocery store, pharmacy, even our own school! - without running into pumpkins, so naturally L has lots to inquire about the subject. Here is a quick round up of some of our favorite books concerning pumpkins and apples that are perfect for informing those inquiring little minds.

Red Are the Apples
Written by Marc Harshman & Cheryl Ryan
Illustrated by Wade Zahares

It's Pumpkin Time!
Written by Zoe Hall
Illustrated by Shari Halpern

Apples and Pumpkins
Written by Anne Rockwell
Illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell

The Apple Pie Tree
Written by Zoe Hall
Illustrated by Shari Halpern

Apple Farmer Annie
Written & Illustrated by Monica Wellington

Pumpkin Day, Pumpkin Night
Written by Anne Rockwell
Illustrated by Megan Halsey

You can find even more autumn book love by checking out our fabulous fall board books post and our round up of awesome autumn nonfiction!

What books about harvest make you say "Hooray!"?


  1. Tall Corn: A Tall Tale by Dorothy O. Van Woerkom, I love the illustrations and the story is great. TGIF