Bookworm Kids: Harvesting Some Good Reads for Fall

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This month’s fall reading list is brought to you by the Elkins Public Library. The library is located at 352 N. Center Street, directly behind Chambers Bank and adjacent to the Elkins Elementary School.

 

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In the Middle of Fall

By Kevin Henkes

Grades: Pre-K to 2nd

The colors change so quickly in fall! This book shows how beautiful the fall season can be if we take time to stop and look at it.

 

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Thank you, Garden

By Liz Garton Scanlon

Grades: Pre-K to 2nd

There’s something special that happens when a community comes together to create their own garden. This book shows us what it’s like to plant and nurture a garden from seedling to harvest.

 

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Leaf Man

By Lois Ehlert

Grades: Pre-K to 3rd

This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a man made of leaves and acorns who goes where the wind takes him. With illustrations made from actual fall leaves, this book is perfect for celebrating the fall season.

 

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Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa

By Jeanette Winter

Grades: Pre-K to 3rd

A young girl in Kenya returns home to see that many of the trees she grew up knowing in her childhood home have disappeared. She decides to plant nine seeds in her backyard. This true story shows the impact that one person can have on their environment.

 

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Possum’s Harvest Moon

By Anne Hunter

Grades: Pre-K to 3rd

Possum wakes up one night and sees a beautiful harvest moon. He wants to throw a party to celebrate the moon, but everyone is so busy preparing the harvest that he isn’t sure anyone will be able to come.

 

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From Seed to Pumpkin

By Wendy Pfeffer

Grades: Pre-K to 3rd

During the fall season, we see pumpkins everywhere! But, how do pumpkins grow? This non-fiction book explores the life of a pumpkin from a seed to harvest.

 

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Leif and the Fall

By Allison Sweet Grant and Adam Grant

Grades: Kindergarten to 3rd

Leif the oak leaf is scared to fall down! What if he gets hurt when he falls? Leif and his friend Laurel experiment to find ways to make him fall safely. This book shows children that failing can be part of the learning process.

 

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Haunted Castle on Hallows Eve

By Mary Pope Osborne

Grades: 2nd to 5th

In Camelot, Jack and Annie try to solve the mystery of the disappearance of the Stone of Destiny. They face their fears in a haunted castle in order to get it back.

 

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The Pumpkin War

By Cathleen Young

Grades: 3rd to 7th

Billie and Sam were great friends, until Sam won their town’s famous pumpkin race. This year, Billie is determined to do everything she can to beat him.

 

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Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message

By Chief Jake Swamp

Grades: Kindergarten to 6th

Written by Chief Jake Swamp, this book gives the ceremonial thanksgiving address to Mother Nature from the Haudenosaunee people. Click here to watch a video and hear the author Chief Jake Swamp read the book.

 

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