Does your familly some new book ideas for your nightly reading sessions? Explore the wonders of books with your child this fall. From infants to teenagers, here are a few suggestions to purchase or pick up at your local library.
Tap the Magic Tree
by Christie Matheson
A fun, interactive tale of the seasons amazes young children. Readers help a lonely tree change throughout the year by tapping, patting, clapping, wiggling and turning pages to see what the colorful illustrations show next. — Denise Koeth
Super Silly School Poems
by David Greenberg, illustrated by Liza Woodruff
A collection of poems that includes a recess secret, show-and-tell mystery, a handful of homework excuses, an escaped class pet and more. Get back in the school spirit with these silly, wacky poems that both parents and kids will enjoy. scholastic.com
Let me Finish
by Minj Le, illustrated by Isabel Roxas
Everyone has those books — the ones you want to finish and hear no spoilers. One young man runs away from some noisy animals who unintentionally ruin the ending of the story; but do they? A colorful book that has young readers learning and brings a twist of fun.
Are We There Yet by Dan Santat
Santat, who won the Newbury Award for The Adventures of Beekly: The Unimaginary Friend, takes us on another dive into his vast imagination. In Are We There Yet, a dull car ride is interrupted by pirates, princesses and dinosaurs. Recommended by Mentor Public Library
I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems
Mo Willems has won seven–seven–Geisel awards for his Elephant & Piggie series. Our favorite is I Broke My Trunk, in which Elephant relays the story of how he busted his proboscis. It involves a hippo, a rhino, another larger hippo, and a piano. Recommended by Mentor Public Library
Animal Colors by Beth Fielding
This board book (which can be ordered in a bilingual spanish edition) is a fun way to teach infants and toddlers about animals, colors, and a smackerel of Spanish. Recommended by Mentor Public Library