The last few days have felt like the end of summer and beginning of autumn. Some trees are changing colour and we are definitely in apple season..
The books that I have chosen for the children, this week, reflect this and include some of my favourite children's books.
The tiny seed by Eric Carle follows a seed through the year, starting in autumn.
Hepzibah's woolly fleece by Jill Dow is the story of a sheep and her coat through the seasons. Realistic illustrations-the blackberries look edible. Mr Exuberance, who loves blackberries, keeps talking about the pictures.
Out and about through the year by Shirley Hughes. This is a collection of poems about the seasons. I love this book-this is our second copy as the first wore out. I'm only planning to read the end of summer and autumn ones. There is a great one about the beach which fits in with an outing last week and plenty for the autumn.
Ox-cart man by Donald Hall has been one of our 5-a-Day choices before but this is such a beautiful, simple book about the seasons with a little history thrown in.
How to make an apple pie and see the world by Marjorie Priceman isn't really about the changing seasons but is about apples which are a frequent topic of conversation here, at present. Whilst this book doesn't talk about the seasons it covers so much else-geography, cooking, numbers and is fun too. I have frequent requests to read this book and cook apple pie with the children.
This is a Five in a Row book but we aren't formally "rowing" this week but may "row" this on another occasion.
For many more book choices, see 5-a-Day books.