Fall Back in Love With Books This Autumn

Whether your children are back at school, heading off to University or in my case not old enough to attend either yet, there’s one thing that every child can benefit from and that is a new set of books.

The Gruffalo and Guess How Much I Love You in the Autumn


What happened when we recently swapped out the books on our daughters’ bookcase for fall?

In swapping around or even inviting new books in you can guarantee that it will be refreshing and stimulating. They can educate your youngster about the season and act as a base in which to actively teach them about the world around them.

Which Autumnal Books Do We Have?

We introduced the following set of autumnal books to our daughters' bookcase.

Autumnal Books We are Reading


Autumnal Activities Inspired By Books

One such book that could provide the basis for an autumnal adventure is Guess How Much I Love You in the Autumn. A variant on the ever so popular Guess How Much I Love You book this book could be used to set the scene for exploring leaves. With time and patience this could lead you to talking about the different colours of the leaves and the shapes they come in. Perhaps you could collect some for creating rubbings or an Autumnal wreath. The possibilities for creative play are endless.

What adventures in Autumn will you get up to? What books will you read together? Do you have any recommendations? Why not pop a comment with your suggestions below. Thank you for reading and have a great Autumn.

This post was originally linked up to the following linky: Kids Love to Read.

Comments

  1. I love the idea of swapping out books. My daughter is amassing more and more because she loves them. But I can see she's less enthralled by some of her faves because she looks at them so often. I might pop them away for a bit! #MarvMondays

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  2. What a good idea to swap books in and out, I really hadn't thought of that. I do it with toys I just hadn't thought about it with books!
    There are certainly some books which come in and out of season in our household, and you're right the children do come at them with fresh eyes.
    Guess How Much I Love You in Autumn sounds like a lovely book - Autumn is one of my favourite seasons
    #MMBC

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    1. It definitely is although my childhood favourite has got to be The Autumn Story with the Bramley Hedge mice.

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  3. Ooo I love reading, I never thought of swapping books in and out as we often find ourselves reading the same ones over and over so this is a fab idea.

    #Marvmondays

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    1. If my daughter could she'd always be reading the same Julia Donaldson book. Fortunately, she's written others that tie in with different seasons.

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  4. Swapping the books is such a great idea. I love the books you have chosen. The Gruffalo is still one of our favourites x

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    1. Thank you. It is great isn't it, especially the tv version.

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  5. Now Evie is back at school we are getting back into daily reading together. I love listening to her. I've also started reading a bit more and have finished a couple of books recently! #marvmondays

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    1. That's great. I haven't got much time for personal reading at present. Sounds like you've got the best of both.

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  6. We read lots of books but at the moment our faves are the ones with dinosaurs in underpants #dreamteam

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    1. I've not come across that one. It sounds like great fun.

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  7. Hi Helena, I used to love reading with my two, one of our favs was 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'. My daughter is still an avid reader, which is something I had hoped for.

    I think refreshing your daughters' book case is a great idea. I can't think of a better way to encourage reading than with new books.

    #MMBC

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    1. That's a great book too. Although we haven't a copy here. Nor did I have it as a child. Great to read that your daughter is an avid reader today too.

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  8. I'm just about to do this, we read two books every night so it's time for some new ones! Luckily The Book People visited our office yesterday so I managed to pick up a great bedtime stories collection. I can't wait to get stuck in x #MarvMondays

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    1. That's great getting through 2 a night. Enjoy the new books too.

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  9. We regularly go to the library to get different books out so I guess we swap them out a lot. I love Autumn and hoping that the Robot starts to walk in time to stomp on fallen leaves! #kltr

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    1. You've conjured up a lovely image in my imagination.

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  10. thanks for sharing the selection. My daughter loves all the different seasons, and is excited about autumn coming. We'll definitely check these out. #DreamTeam

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    1. You're welcome. Autumn seems to be a favourite among many.

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  11. Such a great idea to create a seasonal bookshelf. I love all your picks.What small rabbit heard is a guarantee to send Little Button into hysterical laughter :-) Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam - I love ideas like this. xx

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  12. Great idea. We are about to do the same thing and get a couple of new seasonal books for our little ones. We have a few like the gruffalo and tales from accorn wood, but it would be nice to get a few more too so I love seeing your little list for some inspiration. Thanks for sharing this on #MarvMondays. Emily

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    1. You're welcome. Pleased to be of help and inspiration.

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  13. Guess How Much I Love You is such a gorgeous classic, I love books and luckily so does my hubby which has really helped all my children love books and reading too. Books really are a door to a magic world #mg

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    1. Ah great to hear that your hubby loves to read too. I do think it helps if you all enjoy it.

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  14. These are great suggestions! Ethan loves books and I think its time we do a swap too. Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost x

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  15. these are both fab books and two books i love, Guess how much I love you is the first book I ever blogged about :) Thanks for linking up to #KLTR

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  16. I didn't know Guess How Much I Love You had an autumn book - we love the original so much! Thanks for linking up to #kltr.

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    1. Yes it has and other seasonal variations

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