11 Fall Crafts + Book Pairings For Kids

harpercollinschildrens:

Fall is here and with it brings beautiful autumn colors. The fall season is one of our favorite times of the year for DIY projects and crafts with our kids. All you have to do is go outside and gather the crafting materials nature leaves for you. Of course, we paired some of our favorite crafts with our favorite fall books!

Fancy Nancy’s Fabulous Fall Storybook Collection + Handprint Leaf Wreath

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Fletcher and the Falling Leaves + Fall Leaf Print and Homemade Paper           

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Tap the Magic Tree + Colorful Leaf Printing           

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Autumnblings + Fall Leaf Sun Catcher   

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The Little Yellow Leaf + Fall Felt Trees and Leaves

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Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie + Apple Stamping

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Old Bear + Pumpkin Moon Sand

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Pumpkin Cat + Painted Pumpkins           

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Sky Tree: Seeing Science Through Art + Autumn Leaf Threading     

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Why Do Leaves Change Color? + Laminated Fall Leaf Magnets

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I Know It’s Autumn + Gingerbread Fall Leaf Cookies            

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Stop by and grab a book and then go home and try one of these great activities.

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epicreads:

prettybooks:

It’s Banned Books Week!I think I speak for all of us when I say that challenging or banning books just makes us want to read them more. Here’s what I’ve been reading this week so far on the subject of books and censorship:

Banned Books Week.orgThe Top 10 Challenged TitlesBooks Challenged or Banned 2012-2013 11 Quotes From Authors On Censorship & Banned Books15 Books Banned For The Most Absurd Reasons Ever12 Crazy Reasons Why Books Have Been Banned12 Signs You’re A Banned Book ReaderOn the “Banned” Wagon: The Month in Book ChallengesAmerica’s Most Surprising Banned Books A Chat With Rainbow Rowell About Love and CensorshipPenguin Presents: Authors Stand Up for Free SpeechPatrick Ness’s Top 10 ‘Unsuitable’ Books for TeenagersGiving Voice to the Voiceless: Author Ellen Hopkins


OH HEY, THAT’S OUR THING!!! Sad book is still sad that books are being banned.

epicreads:

prettybooks:

It’s Banned Books Week!
I think I speak for all of us when I say that challenging or banning books just makes us want to read them more. Here’s what I’ve been reading this week so far on the subject of books and censorship:

OH HEY, THAT’S OUR THING!!! Sad book is still sad that books are being banned.

(via epicreads)

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The reading habits of younger Americans vs. older

slcolibrarians:

pewinternet:

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Buzzfeed shares 9 facts that that show younger generations are more avid readers than any other age group.

LadyArwen: Interesting facts. I would never have guessed this because I see all ages of readers equally represented at our library—except for perhaps the teens :-(. Then again, I know they are reading. The books go out. They participate in Summer Reading. I just never SEE them. They’re ninjas!

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