Fall Feasting and other fun reads

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Tales for Very Picky Eaters

by Josh Schneider

published by Clarion Books in 2011

winner of Theodor Seuss Geisel Award

Theodor Seuss Geigel Honor

Theodor Seuss Geigel Honor

  • Roll on the floor laughing- this book is humorous!
  • A delight for parents of fussy eaters –  Schneider regales the audience in 5 short chapters titled:
  • The Tale of the Disgusting Broccoli, The Tale of the Smelly Lasagna, The Tale of the Repulsive Milk, The Tale of the Lumpy Oatmeal, The Tale of the Slimy Eggs
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  • Children might be convinced to try some food groups they have previously rebuffed…
  • This book reminded me of a childhood favorite- Mrs. Piggle Wiggle- by Betty MacDonald
the growing oatmeal threatens to take over the kitchen and possibly devour the delicious ice cream....

the growing oatmeal threatens to take over the kitchen and possibly devour the delicious ice cream….

Percy and TumTum

A Tale of Two Dogs

by Jen Hill

published by RP Kids in 2012

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  • Possibly one of the CUTEST books I have read in the last year- (I’m partial to books about dogs…)
  • Adorable illustrations- accompany this heartwarming story of a family whose first furbaby is less than happy when a fluffy white dog is brought home from the Animal Shelter to join their pack….
It wasn't long before a family came to take TumTum home with them. It was both a happy and sad occasion for all.

It wasn’t long before a family came to take TumTum home with them. It was both a happy and sad occasion for all.

  • Wonderful message about the importance of a cheerful attitude

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How To

by Julie Morstad

published by Simply Read Books in 2013

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  • This is a MUST read….
  • A simple book with gorgeous illustrations
  • Simple pleasures of childhood- Stunning
How to go slow

How to go slow

How to go fast

How to go fast

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how to make a sandwich

how to make a sandwich

Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin

by Lloyd Moss illustrated by Marjorie Priceman

published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers in 1995

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Caldecott Honor Book

Caldecott Honor Book

  • Lively text introduces young children to the different instruments in the orchestra
  • Bright illustrations make the musicians come to life

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  • Read this before your next outing to a sympony concert and little one’s will be thrilled that they can remember the names of BASSOON, and CLARINET –  you could pair this with an audio book of Peter and the Wolf for a fun music unit study

Give Thanks to the Lord

Celebrating Psalm 92

written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Amy June Bates

published by Zonderkidz in 2007

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  • Beautiful homage to Thanksgiving – the American Autumnal Holiday- centered around gratitude and family and accompanied by LOTS of food
  • Cozy illustrations-  of scenes which remind me of the wonderful smells and flavors of my childhood- cinnamon, pumpkin, pecan pie, turkey and cranberry sauce

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The day is lovely, cool and bright. Our house is filled with noisy cheer. A perfect day for giving thanks as we all gather here.  It is good to give thanks to the LORD!

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Winter is Coming

by Tony Johnston and illustrated by Jim LaMarche

published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers in 2014

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  • Lyrical text and luminous illustrations- make this book leap into life
  • Changing Seasons are showcased from the perspective of a young girl enjoying her time observing the woodland and it’s creatures

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