Kids’ books for fall

Welcome fall with a new kids’ book that celebrates it in “Wonderfall” by Michael Hall (HarperCollins, $17.99, ages 4-8.)

Children can follow through the simple story and watch as a tree goes through the changes from fall to winter and all of the fun activities that occur around it. With intricate artwork and some interesting nature facts in the back, this is the perfect book for the season.


Storytelling is celebrated in “I Am a Story” by Dan Yaccarino (HarperCollins, $17.99, ages 4-8.)

The book follows the art of storytelling through cavemen drawing pictures on walls to Egyptians to woodblocking techniques, tapestries, monks printing in books, the first bound books, to Shakespearean plays, public libraries and more.

An interesting and child-friendly look at the history of stories, the simple text and complex art will get kids thinking.


For older kids comes a non-fiction book, “Rad Women Worldwide” by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl (10 Speed Press, $15.99.)

This book contains 40 mini-biographies about diverse and notable women from around the world and different time periods.

From a young woman who was world’s oldest known author to the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize, these short biographies are a great jumping off point for kids interested in biographies and history and want to learn more about some pretty cool women.


Another biography available now for older kids is “Ugly” by Robert Hoge (Viking, $16.99, ages 8 and up.)

The TED talk and motivational speaker writes about his experiences for a younger set. Born with some physical deformities and a tumor on his face, his mother at first refused to bring him home from the hospital. But while this story starts off sad, the author’s friendly, funny and warm spirit comes through clear as he talks about body image in today’s society, along with stories from his childhood.


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