Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff
Another grab bag with an autumn theme--
books about enjoying the season, celebrating our veterans, and even cooking up a warm meal!
Take a look:
byCynthia Rylant, illustrated by Jill Kastner
This lovely book, full of beautiful paintings and poetic language, reminds us of the traditional and seasonal activities that we all enjoy in November.
written and illustrated by Kevin O'Malley
A boy tries to catch the last leaf on the tree as it falls, thinking it will bring him good luck.
by Michael Morpurgo
An ironically named soldier, Private Thomas Peaceful, spends a sleepless night recalling his boyhood in rural England and his beloved brother Charlie. Exquisitely written vignettes explore bonds of brotherhood that cannot be broken by the physical and psychological horrors of the First World War in a novel that comes to a shattering, unexpected conclusion. A 2005 American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults and a Perrot Library Young Critics' Choice for 2004/2005.
by Carole Gerber, illustrated by Leslie Evans
Before all the leaves have fallen from the trees, read this lovely book that beautifully illustrates the many colors and types of leaves we see all around us. Then go outside, take a walk, and collect some leaves for yourself!
Thanksgiving at the Tappletons'
by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Holiday E SPINE
After a few accidents with their food preparation, the Tappletons realize that Thanksgiving is about much more than a turkey dinner!
Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers and Up
by Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson, illustrated by Mollie Katzen
J 641.5 KATZE
Blue Moon Soup: A Family Cookbook
by Gary Goss, illustrated by Jane Dyer
J 641.913 GOSS
Soup recipes for each season of the year, as well as several related recipes for bread, salads, snacks, and croutons. Jane Dyer's fanciful watercolor paintings appear throughout the book, offering visions of dancing squash, sunbathing tomatoes, and other food-related fantasies.
Check this page monthly for recommendations from our staff! Each month focuses on a different category or theme.
We'll pick our favorites, and tell you all about them! Each book cover is a link to that item in the catalog, so click there to place a hold.
Have questions about our picks, or need other recommendations? Call us! Our number is 203-637-8802.
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