Tuesday, August 16, 2011

When Will It Be Fall Already?

Those last days of summer, when you've overdosed on corn on the cob and ice cream cones and endless games of tag and the air lies hot and heavy. Suddenly, crisp air and the thought of school doesn't seem as awful as it did back in June. Maybe a tiny bit of you actually looks forward to cracking open a book or two. At least that's how it was for me, back in the day.

I'm starting to get that same feeling of anticipation, and so I'm looking ahead to some of the new books for beginning readers due out this fall. I can't wait!

 Originally published in magazines, these seven stories by Dr. Seuss have been collected in one collection.  Yippee!

A bear has lost his hat. He wants it back. Jon Klassen's deadpan illustration make me itch to get my hands on this one.

Fifty cartoonists came together to create this book, each one transforming a classic nursery rhyme.  Nick Bruel, Gahan Wilson, David Macaulay, Jules Feiffer, the list goes on and on. What a great idea.

What would fall be without a book by Mo Willems? Luckily we won't have to find out. Elephant and Piggie are back and the festivities are about to begin. Hooray!

Next week I'll post some chapter books that are making me drool. What fall books are you looking forward to?


  1. I’ve been having the same feelings lately of looking forward to cozying up inside to read on a chilly autumn day. I've also been looking forward to several fall releases. NURSERY RHYME COMICS and I WANT MY HAT BACK are on my list, too. Plus, MUSTACHE! by Mac Barnett; SWIRL BY SWIRL by Joyce Sidman; THE PRINCESS OF BORSCHT by Leda Schubert; and IF YOU GIVE A DOG A DONUT by Laura Numeroff.

  2. I've read a lot of positive reviews about "I Want My Hat Back." That one is certainly on our want list.