I love switching up Evie’s bookshelves. One of my first jobs was working in a children’s book shop and it really made me fall in love with the magic of children’s books. I’m hoping to write my own one day about the ‘Adventures of Evie and Lamb’. Watch this space!
As it’s Autumn, I thought I’d share with you what’s currently on the ‘front row’ of Evie’s bookshelf.
There are so many great autumn picture books to choose from. I may have had to stop myself from getting too carried away! (When I say I stopped myself, I may have actually been told off by my other half and told to stop! Eeek!)
We read seasonal books in Summer and noticed that it really helped to develop Evie’s recognition for things a lot quicker. She could easily spot the sea, sand, sun, seagulls etc, both in her books and outdoors.
We’ve been reading these fall themed books everyday for about a week and it’s already started to prove worthwhile (so there Jamie!). We went to the woods this week and she immediately pointed out some leaves and used the correct word.
There are lots of squirrels in her books this season, so when she came up close to a real life one she got really excited and made the same nibbly sound she does with the squirrels in her books. It was so cute!!!!
Here are the five books we have on our autumn bookshelf:
Let It Fall – is a stunningly illustrated poetic book that takes you all the way from the early stages of Autumn, through to the first snow drops of winter.
Can You Say It Too? Twit Twoo! – is fabulous for little ones who are just starting to copy words and learn about animals. The lift the flaps also encourage them to find the animal and help to turn the pages. Evie keeps finding the owl and saying ‘owwww’. We’re getting there.
Squirrels Busy Day – is a beautiful story about a squirrel who is so busy collecting acorns that he doesn’t have time to play with his friends. When his day takes a turn for the worse, Squirrel realises that his friends are more important and can actually help him to complete his task quicker.
The Gruffalo – Need I even explain this classic book? It’s a must have for any parent/child. It’s about a clever mouse who goes for a stroll in a deep dark wood. The book follows his journey as he comes across many other animals, including a Gruffalo!
The Best Gift of All (Mole and Friends) – It’s raining outside and Mole hasn’t seen Rabbit or any of his friends in ages. He decides to visit them by burrowing through tunnels underground. Along the way he meets his other friends and takes them with him to see a very poorly Rabbit.
Do you like to switch up your books? What books are on your autumn bookshelf? Do you have an all time favourite picture book?