September is here, which means the first day of Fall is right around the corner. The cooler Autumn weather is perfect for snuggling up under a blanket and discovering new books to read with your little ones. This month we not only celebrate Fall, but also the first day of school, National Read a Book Day, Grandparents Day and National Colouring Day! Leave us a comment and let us know which your favourite book was this month and which ones should be featured next month.
1. Our Class is a Family, by Shannon Olsen
In this book, children discover that their classroom is a safe place to be themselves, make mistakes, and form important friendships with each other.
2. Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn, by Kenard Pak
Join a young girl as she walks through forest and town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. Striking up imaginative conversations with every flower, creature and gust of wind, she says good-bye to summer and welcomes autumn.
3. The Color Monster Goes to School, by Anna Llenas
Meet the Color Monster. He feels a little nervous because today is his first day at school . . . and he doesn’t even have a clue what school is! Guided by his young friend, his first day of school is saved! The Color Monster has a lot of new adventures and makes new friends — and looks forward to school tomorrow.
4. All Are Welcome, by Alexandra Kaufman
Readers will follow a group of children through a day in their school, where everyone is welcomed with open arms. In this school, students from all backgrounds learn from and celebrate each other’s traditions and shows that the world will be what we make it to be.
5. My Grandpa’s Chair, by Jiyeon Pak
Celebrate National Grandparents Day on September 12th with this beautifully illustrated book. When Julie’s grandpa isn’t happy in his old couch, she tries to help him find a new chair. In this picture book we learn about loss and how a family can heal a broken heart through love and companionship.
6. The Day You Begin, by Jacqueline Woodson
We are all different, but sometimes we feel the differences more than others. It could be how you look or sound, or even where you’re from. It isn’t an easy thing to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet, but somehow you do it.
What books should be featured in October’s Book Club?