The Magic of Fall: Bring the Outside In! by Beth Panageotou

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The Magic of Fall: Bring the Outside In! by Beth Panageotou

I looked out the window the other day and it was raining leaves.  The colors were vibrant reds, yellows, greens and oranges…a veritable rainbow of autumn.  The wind grabbed a few before they hit ground and they looked to be dancing in time to the music of fall!  As the days grow shorter, time outside is definitely at a premium.  And time inside is perfect for snuggling with a cozy blanket and good book!

I wanted to share two things with you representing the Harvest season: a leaf craft utilizing all of those beautiful shapes and a list of picture books perfect for reading out loud!  I hope you and your little ones will be introduced to (or reacquainted with) characters that will capture both your hearts and your imaginations!  They will become staples you will want to read again and again!

The Magic of Fall: Bring the Outside In! by Beth Panageotou

Kiss Good Night Amy Hest, Anita Jeram (illustrator)


Give Thanks for Each Day Steve Metzger, Robert McPhillips (illustrator)


The Best Thanksgiving Ever! Teddy Slater, Ethan Long (illustrator)


The Little Yellow Leaf Carin Berger


Pumpkin Town Katie McKy, Pablo Bernasconi (illustrator)


Strega Nona’s Harvest Tomie dePaola

Pumpkin Countdown 
Joan Holub, Jan Smith (illustrator)


Leaves David Ezra Stein


We Planted a Tree Diane Muldrow, Bob Staake (illustrator)


Red Sings from Treetops Joyce Sidman, Pamela Zagarenski (illustrator)


Pete the Cat: The First Thanksgiving James Dean, Kimberly Dean (illustrator)


Thanks for Thanksgiving Julie Markes, Doris Barrette (illustrator)


Tea Party Rules Ame Dyckman,  KG Campbell (illustrator)


Awesome Autumn Bruce Goldstone


Stargazing in Autumn Aldith Olive McConney

1174992_711259038900710_367737446_n-1ABOUT BETH: Beth Panageotou is an Associate Editor at Bonbon Break.  With a background in public policy, education and business, Beth created Page’s Corner and the Mission Read campaign, an organic grassroots literacy campaign stressing the “need to read!”

Beth is an information junkie, has an obsession with seashells from the Jersey shore, secretly wishes to be JB Fletcher and loves the constant chaos of life with her two daughters! Bucket list item: to be on Sesame Street.

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