Books for young children

It’s that time of year again when the summer starts cooling into mellow autumn, with leaves turning brown and the cool breeze blowing as you walk to school.

November is here!

Here are some great books that you can read to your kids as they gather around fire place!

Corn Is Maize by Aliki (Illustrator)


What’s so great about corn?

Popcorn, corn on the cob, cornbread, tacos, tamales, and tortillas. All of these and many other good things come from one amazing plant. Aliki tells the story of corn: How Native American farmers thousands of years ago found and nourished a wild grass plant and made it an important part of their lives. They learned the best ways to grow and store and use its fat yellow kernels. And then they shared this knowledge with the new settlers of America.

Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh, Kathy Jakobsen Hallquist (Illustrator)


Lindbergh’s poem tells the story of John Chapman’s crusade to spread apple seeds from Massachusetts to the Midwest. This poetic narrative is by a woman to her grandchildren. It tells the story of John Chapman’s life and travels. Details of his kindness and piety, his nonviolence and bravery, and his respect for all living things are shared through the text.

The Autumn Equinox by Ellen Jackson


The book provides a definition of the autumn equinox and shares historical perspectives as well as current celebrations from around the globe. The book includes crafts, recipes, and games for the season. Ellis’s folk-art illustrations portrays different cultures and how they share similarities of their observances.

Happy reading!