As part of our Focusing on Fall Series, we wanted to include some fun books for children. Every year I try to get some new fall books for the children to read as we welcome the season of Autumn. I love being able to curl up on a couch with a child or two (or three or four plus more) and read a story of look at pictures that help them to understand what it is all about.
Special moments with your family are so important to make with your children. They will always remember the time you spent to talk to them and teach them all the things they needed to know.
Some of our best moments are curling up with a good book and having a conversation about what is in it. Children learn so quickly and we love to fill their minds with good things!
Here are a few that might be of interest to you:
P is for Pumpkin: God's Harvest Alphabet
“For God made the Earth—He made everything! He makes all the wonders each season will bring. He changes the colors on leaves big and small, red, brown and yellow to tell us it’s Fall. He turns the fields into ribbons of Gold, sparkling with frost as the autumn grows cold.” Destined to become a family keepsake, this unique, jacketed hardcover celebrates the wonders of an entire season. With help from the alphabet, preschoolers journey through God’s harvest blessings—in the process discovering just how much there is to be thankful for.
A Pumpkin Prayer
Colorful pumpkins, crunching leaves, crisp breezes—celebrate the abundance of the harvest season through charming illustrations and sweet rhymes that are perfect for young hearts. Families will want to look for other titles in the new Time to Pray series including An "I Love You" Prayer.
The Pumpkin Patch Parable
This charming story for children illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God's transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light. Liz Curtis Higgs created this parable as a way to share the Good News with her own precious children each harvest season. . .and now with children everywhere.
The Fantastic Gifts of Fall
Playful rhymes leap off illustrated pages by Katherine Blackmore and give thanks to God for the wonderment created in fall. The infectious rhyming prose paired with scriptural passages, give gratitude and glory to God as early learners discover the Fantastic Gifts of Fall.
My Happy Pumpkin: God's Love Shining Through Me
Small children will eagerly open this pumpkin-shaped board book to discover the delightful story and colorful illustrations, by artist Claudine Gévry. Using sing-song rhyme, author Crystal Bowman describes a fun fall tradition―carving a pumpkin face. But she adds a twist that helps preschoolers grasp the concept of God’s life-changing love for them. Just like we scoop out the inside a pumpkin, God makes us clean on the inside too.
*Note: I know that many familes do not participate in pumpkin carving but many do so I am including this in here for them! Please, no debates on this issue--thank you.
God Bless Our Fall
Parents and children will want to cuddle up together again and again to hear the sweet rhyming story and see the snuggly animal families happy in their fall activities. Pumpkin patches, apple harvests, leaves that change color, hayrides, warm beverages, cozy clothes—God Bless Our Fall highlights all the wonderful things families get to enjoy together when the air turns crisp and cool.
You can find more Fall books at Amazon!
Have a blessed day snuggling up with your little ones!
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