It finally feels like autumn is really here, and if you’re anything like me, you’re ready to revel in fall family fun. Here we’ll show off a few of our fall favorites, like cookbooks, storybooks and pumpkin carving books to give you inspiration and ideas all month long!
My family hit the pumpkin patch and the apple orchard all in one day, so I have a counter filled with fresh-picked squash and apples, just waiting to be made into something delicious! One of my favorite things to make with my kiddos are pumpkin muffins- and we make them all year long! It’s amazing how easy it is to get even the youngest helpers on board when you’re making something sweet to eat. Our favorite recipe for pumpkin muffins comes from one of Moline Library’s very own kid cookbooks, called Fall Shakes to Harvest Bakes by Marilyn LaPenta and my favorite part is it takes only ten minutes to prepare, and the instructions use a lot of pictures, so my kids can clearly understand it and follow along. We also have a great selection of Halloween cookbooks for kids, including Wormy Apple Croissants and Other Halloween Recipes by Brekka Hervey Larrew, and A Halloween Cookbook by Sarah Schuette, and Halloween Sweets and Treats by Ruth Owen.
For those of you for whom fall means FOOTBALL, we even have football-themed kid cookbooks, featuring yummy recipes like sweet potato chips, BLTs and more! Check out Football Fuel: Recipes for Before, During, and After the Big Game and Football Tailgating Recipes: Tasty Treats for the Stadium Crowd both by Katrina Jorgensen.
So grab your kids and get cooking together! You’ll make tasty treats and sweet memories!
Fall is best for cuddling up together with a good book! So here’s a few of our fall favorites:
Hocus Pocus, It’s Fall! by Anne Sibley O’Brien
This book features lovely illustrations and pull-out surprises highlighting fall favorites, such as migration, hibernation and more!
Bella’s Fall Coat by Lynn Plourde
Darling illustrations and adorable story!
Ellen’s Apple Tree by Catarina Kruusval
A favorite at my house! A sweet tale about the life of an apple tree, and the family who loves it.
In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes
Simple text with large, colorful illustrations of fall scenes every child can relate to.
Awesome Autumn! by Bruce Goldstone
Chock full of fun fall facts paired with great pictures, this book covers all the things that are special about fall!
I don’t know about you, but pumpkin carving is not my forte, so when I found our pumpkin-carving idea books here at the library, I was ecstatic!
Pumpkin Decorating by Vickie Rhodes
How to Carve Freakishly Cool Pumpkins by Sarah L. Schuette
Click here for some other great Halloween Book suggestions from Amanda and Quad City Moms Blog!