COSY READING NOOKS AND AUTUMN-THEMED CHILDREN'S BOOKS
Hands up who's excited for autumn? We are!
It's a season that promises so much - crunchy leaves, golden sunsets, the need for chunky scarves, marshmallow-topped hot chocolates after family walks, and not forgetting children's favourites ... Halloween and Bonfire Night (we won't mention the build up to Christmas just yet).
COSY READING NOOKS
While it's wonderful to spend time outdoors when the weather is glorious, autumn is also the season where we start to turn our attention to the indoors and making our homes as cosy as possible. Extra cushions on the sofa, blankets over chair arms, the lights get switched on earlier, and we'll soon be turning up the thermostat or lighting the fire. And it's also the perfect time of year for storytelling and snuggling up with your little ones and reading them a brilliant story book. So, we've selected our best reading nook inspiration for you and also our favourite autumn-themed children's books. Read on!
AUTUMN-THEMED CHILDREN'S BOOKS
The Gruffalo Autumn and Winter Nature Trail by Julia Donaldson
Based on the bestselling picture book, The Gruffalo, this book teaches little ones about the world around them. Beautifully illustrated, it encourages activities based on outdoor adventures and learning about nature. Whether your child has just started toddling or already a keen explorer, it’s a book full of fun and suitable for the whole family.
Autumn by Gerda Muller
A beautiful picture book packed with stunning illustrations guaranteed to inspire the imagination. Your child will love making sounds of a crackling fire or the blistering wind and conjuring up the story for each exciting page. If they enjoy it, it’s one of four books in the series; one for each season.
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, Julia Rawlinson
Fletcher tries desperately to help a tree who is losing its leaves. He's worried that the tree is ill. This engaging book is a great read to help explain to children that falling leaves are normal. The final page with its shimmery tree full of icicles is reassuringly magical.
Leaves: An Autumn Pop-up Book. by Janet Lawler
If you love autumn, you will love this pop-up book. So full of colour, each page pops up like a piece of artwork with fun facts about autumn hidden on each page. Perfect for all ages; all parents, carers and teachers should own this book at this time of year.
Wakey Wakey Big Brown Bear, by Tracey Cordaroy
A wonderfully written book about kindness, love and friendship. Bear doesn't want to go to sleep for the Autumn/Winter as he doesn’t want to miss out on playing in the crunchy leaves and splashing in the puddles. Children will love this story along with the beautiful illustrations.
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Leaf man lives in a pile of leaves but what will happen when the wind blows them all away? A book guaranteed to make your children excited about autumn. It's great for prompting discussion in school or at home and inspiring little ones to perhaps make their own leaf man.
Look what I did with a Leaf by Morteza E Sohi
This book is full of craft ideas for rainy days or following a long autumn walk. It really fuels imaginations and prompts creativity whilst teaching children how to make the best leaf creation.
Pumpkin Soup, by Helen Cooper
Do you want to tempt your little one into trying pumpkin soup? This is a story about friendship as four friends make the soup together but one day, one of them wants to do something different. Will the soup taste the same? The book includes a recipe for pumpkin soup at the end.
Tales from Percy’s Park: After The Storm by Nick Butterworth
A glorious autumn story from Percy’s classic series. There is a wild storm; can Percy come to the rescue and help all of the animals? Little ones will love the fold out surprise at the end of the book.
Penguin and Pumpkin by Selina Yoon
Full of colour and beautiful illustrations, this book will get anyone excited about pumpkin picking this autumn. It's heart-warming story about how far one penguin will go to keep his little brother happy. It's a beautiful read for any child with siblings.
Does your child have a favourite autumn-themed book?
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