Fall into Reading with these Book Picks

Fall into Reading with these Book Picks

- in Education/Schools

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.

Mom’s Pick
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.

Nibbles –The Book Monster by Emma Yarlett
 Look out!  This adorable book monster is on the hunt and loves to munch on books.  The brilliantly vibrant pictures will take you on an adventure through three of your favorite fairy tales and will quickly steal a piece of your heart.  The perfect story for giggles of all ages. Find at www.myusbornebookshop.com,
Conspiracy 365 (January) by Gabrielle Lord
 Be prepared to be on the edge of your seat with this action packed mystery.  15 year old Callum Ormund is determined to find out the truth about what happened to his father and he is not going to let anything get in his way, but he only has the next 365 days.  12 books to find out what will happen during the next 12 months.  Perfect for 10-15 year old reluctant readers.  Find at www.myusbornebookshop.com
The Human Body (Shine-a-Light Book) by Carron Brown, Rachel Saunders
The human body has always been fascinating.  Now you can discover it in a whole new light!  Shine a flashlight behind the pages to see muscles flex, food travel and even a peek into your five sense.  Be sure to check out the entire Shine-a-Light series. Find at www.myusbornebookshop.com

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

About the author

Angela Gartner is the editor at Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine. She previously served as editor for family and general interest magazines in the region. As a journalist, her articles and columns have appeared in newspapers and other publications including The News-Herald, Sun Newspapers as well as the Chicago Tribune. She grew up in Northeast Ohio and is a mom of two boys. The whole family is busy each weekend with sports and finding new happenings around the region. She loves reading books, being a board member at the Cleveland Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and taking the family dog, a Scottish Terrier named Jagger, on his walks.

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