Tuesday, October 21, 2014

12 Not So Scary Books about Scarecrows


There is something about fall that fascinates me!
The colors, the cooler air, the scarecrows...ahh, the scarecrows!
Love a scarecrow!

This week's Book Talk is all about scarecrows!
A few of these titles are brand new!
Hope you enjoy!




Barn Dance by Bill Martin, Jr.
You know him! Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Brown Bear!
Barn Dance is just as lovable!
There's music coming from the barn,

 and a young boy sets out to see what's happening! 
Fun!

The Happiest Hollisters and the Scarecrow Mystery
 by Jerry West
The tried and true! In the tradition of The Boxcar Children and The Bobbsey Twins-If you never had the opportunity to enjoy the adventures of these clean-cut families solving mysteries, here you go! Welcome to the club!

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything 
by Linda Williams
This book is just fun!
This very brave lady goes walking in the woods
and gets a little more than she bargained for...

Kiddos love this one!


The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown
If you are unfamiliar with this author, think Goodnight Moon.
The Little Scarecrow Boy thinks he is ready to scare the crows,
but his father assures him he isn't scary enough.
Sweet story.


The Lonely Scarecrow by Tim Preston
A lonely scarecrow would love to have a friend,
but all the animals are afraid of it.
See how all of that changes with the seasons.



Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long 
I met Otis the Tractor this summer searching for picture books, and I fell in love!
In this book, Otis and the farm animals try to make a scarecrow smile.


Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant
 Who doesn't love Cynthia Rylant?!
This sweet story shows life as viewed through the eyes of a scarecrow.
Adorable!


Scarecrow Pete by Mark Kimball Moulton
 Scarecrow Pete loves to read!
Need I say more??
This book is sure to enchant all your readers!


The Scarecrow's Dance by Jane Yolen
 Beautifully told story of a scarecrow
who decides to dance through the fields at night.
Sweet and inspiring!


The Scarecrow's Hat by Ken Brown
 In this story of deal-making, a clever chicken enlists the help of her friends to make scarecrow's hat her own. 

The Scarecrows' Wedding by Julia Donaldson
Written and illustrated by the pair from Room on the Broom,
this scarecrow book is a new favorite of mine.
Just read it! You won't be sorry!



There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed some Leaves
  by Lucille Colandro
It's that little old lady who eats anything. 
She's back. 
This time she's munching on all things fall.
And she burps. The kiddos love a good burp!

That's it for today, folks! 
Hope you found something you love!

Some of the titles here are Amazon affiliate links. These books are found on other websites, as well.

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