I was waiting to share this list because I have not had time to write about all of the books that we read during week 9. I don't foresee having time to do so in the near future, so I am sharing the list as is.
Every Autumn Comes the Bear by Jim Arnosky
Thanks to Michael O'Brien's A Landscape With Dragons: The Battle for Your Child's Mind, we have been fans of Jim Arnosky's picture books for several years. Arnosky's realistic illustrations intrigue my children and his stories add to their knowledge of nature. Even my youngest listens to the books and points to the pictures, asking what things are.
Every Autumn Comes the Bear tells of the bear's visit each autumn. It tells how the other animals hide, but the bear knows that they are there. With wonderful detailed illustrations and simple language, it shares the bear's actions before "he sleeps all winter long."
Fall by Ron Hirschi
We stumbled upon Fall by Ron Hirschi (a local author). This book appeals to young children with its warm fall photos.
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World (Dragonfly Books) by Marjorie Priceman
Miss Suzy by Miriam Young
Ox Cart Man by Donald Hall, illustrated by Barbara Cooney