WINTERTIME BOOKS FOR KIDS

Autumn Storytime: Great Books for Kids to Read by the Fireplace

As the leaves change color and the air turns crisp, there’s something magical about autumn. It’s the perfect season for cozying up by the fireplace with a good book. Whether you’re an avid reader or just starting your reading journey, there are fantastic books waiting to transport you to new and exciting worlds this fall. In this article, we’ll introduce you to a selection of heartwarming, adventurous, and imaginative books that are sure to make your autumn story time unforgettable.

1. “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White

E.B. White’s classic story “Charlotte’s Web” is a timeless tale of friendship and adventure. Follow the story of Wilbur, the lovable pig, and his extraordinary friend Charlotte, a spider who weaves magical words into her web. Set on a farm in the autumn, this book will warm your heart and remind you of the beauty of the changing seasons.

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 2. “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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“The Secret Garden” is a mysterious and enchanting story about a girl named Mary Lennox who discovers a hidden, neglected garden. With the help of her friends, she brings the garden back to life, mirroring the way nature comes to life during the autumn season. This classic is a must-read for those who love exploring the magic in the ordinary.

3. “Land of the Midnight Sun” by Nabila Khashoggi

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In Book 5, Land of The Midnight Sun, Egg, the friendly live alien spaceship, creatively uses an enchanting art gallery to reveal the young adventurers’ next destination. Spartan, Katie, Max, Tor, and Grimm find themselves in Greenland, home to some of the biggest glaciers on earth, and known as The Land of the Midnight Sun because, in summer, the sun never sets. Greenland’s vast and daunting landscape is almost completely covered with ice and snow.

With the help of some friendly Greenland sled dogs, they arrive in the charming village of Siorapaluk and befriend a young Inuit, Malik, and his Family. They soon learn that Malik’s father and his group have gone missing while on an expedition. The team goes in search of them, at their own risk. Before long, they are caught up in a treacherous avalanche and trapped on a glacier that has broken off from the mainland. Hope arrives from a powerful source as they bear witness to an astonishing and beautiful miracle from the Earth’s living creatures. The book’s winter setting creates an atmosphere of suspense and fun, making it perfect for a cozy autumn evening with your family.

4. “Pumpkin Jack” by Will Hubbell

“Pumpkin Jack” is a delightful picture book that tells the story of a boy named Tim and his pumpkin. After Halloween, Tim watches as his pumpkin slowly decomposes, turning into a pumpkin jack. This book beautifully illustrates the cycle of life and nature’s changes, making it an ideal read for the autumn season.

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5. “Gus’ Fortunate Misfortune” by Sue Pepka

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How do you turn a Very Bad Day into a Hopeful New Beginning? Gus, an ordinary mouse, must find a way to do just that. Following a series of unfortunate events, Gus finds himself trapped, separated from his family, and transported far from home. Alone and frightened, the young mouse must confront his deepest fears. Using his wits Gus solves problems and makes discoveries. Adapting to his new surroundings, Gus receives help from an unexpected friend. Each trial brings a new lesson….but will Gus ultimately succeed? Will Gus find what he’s truly looking for? A great short read for younger children. The spooky and suspenseful nature lends itself well to the season.

6. “The Little Yellow Leaf” by Carin Berger

“The Little Yellow Leaf” is a touching and visually stunning picture book that captures the essence of autumn. Follow the journey of a little yellow leaf as it lets go of its branch and embarks on an adventure. This story beautifully captures the changing colors and falling leaves of the season.

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Have Fun Reading Together

Autumn is a time of wonder and transformation, and the perfect backdrop for heartwarming stories. These books, with their rich and engaging tales, will keep you company by the fireplace as you sip on warm apple cider and watch the leaves fall outside your window. Whether you’re reading about the friendship of Wilbur and Charlotte, the mysteries of a hidden garden, or the adventures of a small mouse, these autumn-inspired books will make your story time truly magical. So, grab your favorite blanket and immerse yourself in these tales, and let the beauty of autumn come to life in your imagination. Happy reading!

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