Kids: Bring in the harvest this autumn with the following books, available at the Abington Community Library:
• Follow along as Chicken hunts for a walking stick for Scarecrow, who looks over the crops in “The Scarecrow’s Hat” by Ken Brown. The illustrations and repetition in this story make for a pleasing read.
• Learn how to grow your own beans, bulbs, potatoes, and more with “Growing Things” by Ting Morris. This informative book includes things to make, activities and facts.
• Big, small, round, tall-pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes. Learn about everything from how pumpkins grow and are harvested to carving your own pumpkin in “The Pumpkin Book” by Gail Gibbons.
• The farmer drives the tractor and the tractor tows the manure spreader and the plow and the disc. The picture book “Tractor” by Craig Brown tells the story of this farming machine.
• Want to grow what you eat and eat what you grow? One elementary school did! Read “It’s Our Garden: From Seeds to Harvest in a School Garden” by George Ancona to find out how students made a garden flourish as the seasons turned.
• “Marley and the Runaway Pumpkin” by Susan Hill is a great autumn story for someone still learning to read. Marley’s family has spent months growing a giant pumpkin to take to the fair. But with a dog like Marley around, will the pumpkin make it there?
• It is the perfect day for looking for a perfect pumpkin in “Pinky and Rex and the Perfect Pumpkin” by James Howe. In this story, Pinky, Rex and Amanda realize not only the value of a perfect pumpkin but also of family and friends.