Monday, 29 August 2011

Changing seasons

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.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I love the Ox-cart Man! Great choices. Blessings!