McMullan, Kate. I'm Dirty! Illus. Jim McMullan. Joanna Cotler Books: An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2006.
A hardworking backhoe loader hauls away garbage, removes stumps, and flattens out a messy lot before enjoying a mud bath. A fun an entertaining read aloud for children ages 3-7. Embrace your inner dirt lover and enjoy!
Ehlert, Lois. Leaf Man. Harcourt, Inc., New York, 2005.
Follow the Leaf Man over marshes and meadows, on lakes and rivers and over mountains as the wind carries him north, south, east and west. This book is great for inspiring nature walks and learning about fall with beautiful illustrations of real autumn leaves. Where do you think the wind blows the Leaf Man?
Raczka, Bob. Fall Mixed Up . Illus. Chad Cameron. Scholastic, Inc., New York, 2012.
Bears gathering nuts and neighbors handing out drumsticks and stuffing? Help! Fall is mixed up. Can you help figure out what went wrong in the this silly mixed up tale? You're child will be squealing with delight over Raczka's rhymes. Review what really happens in Fall for ages 4-8.
Wheeler, Lisa. Runt and Turk: A Thanksgiving Comedy. Illus. Frank Ansley. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2005.
Turk is a strapping young turkey hoping to play football on Thanksgiving or star in Swan Lake. Runt, his younger and and smarter brother realizes that Turk is the perfect candidate for Thanksgiving dinner and saves his brother twice. But when a little old lady sets her sights on Runt, will Turk come to the rescue in time?
Pilkey, Dav. 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving. Scholastic, 2004.
What happens when a class takes a trip to a turkey farm the day before Thanksgiving? They take turkeys home for pets of course. Be sure to read this cute twist on an old classic.
Boynton, Sandra. Pajama Time! Workman Publishing, New York, 2000.
Animals pajammying around will make your toddler happy about getting ready for bed. This silly rhythmic read will have you rapping your kiddo to bed.
Christelow, Eileen. Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. HMH Books for Young Readers, 2012.
A fun rhyme to tell the story of the five monkeys who bump their heads. A great singsong story that toddlers will love. This story is not only fun to read, but excellent for acting out and retelling.
Classic Stories for All Ages
Dr. Seuss. How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Random House for Young Readers, 1957.
The classic Christmas tale of the Grinch and how he discovers that Christmas is more than just decorations, gifts and food. It's a time for gathering together and a special feeling inside. Will the Grinch follow through with his plan to steal Christmas or will he become the biggest Christmas lover of all?