We've done this the last few seasons. I swiped the idea from SouleMama last winter. I think it's a Waldorf thing that kinda goes along with the nature table idea. Anyway, me likey.
Each season you get together season specific books and put them in a small basket in the family room. Include books about the national, religious or personal holidays and events that will be celebrated by your family that season, too. It's a great way to keep the family focused on what's going on outside and socially during that time period and to keep kids grounded in the natural world.
We've got quite an eclectic mix of really gorgeous and classic
autumn books balanced out with some silly Halloween ones as well. There's a full list of all our current autumn books in my Amazon Shop under Children's Books: Autumn.
And here are a few other we DON'T have, but I'd still love to add to our autumn collection at some point:
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
The Autumn Equinox, Celebrating the Harvest by Ellen Jackson
How Do You Know it's Fall? (A rookie Read-About Science book) by Allan Fowler
The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
Wild Child by Lynn Plourde
A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman
SouleMama's bookshop also has a nice list that includes many we don't have and Amazon has a few ListMania lists with autumn children's book for even more ideas. I also see that Mary Beth posted on her autumn book basket just last week, so check out Salt & Chocolate for books from their collection.
I also love and plan to acquire these 2 great multi-season books:
If you don't want to do a bunch of seasonal books, one of these would be great for discussing the seasons.
When the weather turned last weekend, I put out the autumn books, showed Huck the seasonal felt set I posted about, and made Ginger Molasses Cookies (recipe to come). It felt like a nice way to welcome my favorite season in the mountains.
Got any favorite autumn books?