A Favorite Autumn Children's Book

Janey and I read this book almost every evening.  I love the message behind it, written in form of a poem,  and the illustrations are beautiful.  (Thanks Mom, the world's best book-picker-outer.:)  It's a message of gratitude, appreciation, prayer, and duty.


  1. I've taken many of your book suggestions and loved them, so I thought I'd offer one back on the off chance you haven't seen it! It's called Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell. A little boy carves a pumpkin and names him Jack. He's sad when his mom says it's time to throw Jack out, so rather than put the pumpkin in the trash, he puts it in the garden. He watches Jack change (decompose) through late fall and winter, and then notices in spring that Jack's seeds have sprouted, so he cares for the new plants all summer and then shares the harvest with his friends, of course keeping one new "Jack" for himself. Very cute!
    Thank you for so many happy reading memories!

  2. Love this book! Sarah, I think you would love the Berenstain Bears books about fall/Harvest/Halloween/Thanksgiving. Splat the Cat has some great Halloween books, too. Here is a BIG list of Fall Favorites Picture Books: http://readtheseplease.blogspot.com/2017/10/halloween-round-up.html?m=1

  3. Thanks for the tip, Sarah.
    Have you read The Lonely Scarecrow?
    So beautiful. : )

  4. I have found so many treasures in your posts over the years. Have you read In November, by Cynthia Rylant? Such a lovely book. The pictures are stunning, but the text is even more beautiful. "In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon and can fill up a house in the morning, can pull everyone from bed in a fog."