Wednesday, August 10, 2016

3 Books I Want To Read in the Fall

I feel like I may have sold my soul.  Maddie asked to try out for a part in a community musical theater production this fall and we told her yes.  We're entering the era a life which involves many hours in the car, back and forth to one thing or another.  With one child in high school and one very social middle schooler, it is not a surprise, but it was out of my comfort zone until we practiced this way of life over the summer!  

Assuming I'll still have spare minutes for leisure amongst the craziness, here are three books I want to read when they are released.

{The links below
are Amazon affiliate links, but no one is asking me to promote these books. All opinions are my own.}


Releasing on September 6, this is a picture book biography of Louis Braille.  We are studying Helen Keller at the beginning of our school year and this book would fit perfectly with that topic. (I'm planning to have my kids try reading/writing Braille, too, for a sensory learning experience.)  This is one of my favorite genre of picture books, a book that tells a true story.  

In the same vein, for older readers, is this illustrated biography about E. B. White.  It releases October 4.  I've read Charlotte's Web aloud to my kids at least three times, but I'm interested to find out more about its author.

{While you are waiting for the above books to release, here are several other true-story books for children I have reviewed in the past.  Go herehere, and here, and here.}

This one isn't a biography and it isn't even a true story, but I've mentioned my love for Mr. Putter and Tabby many times over the years.  A new book in the series is coming out September 13.  We're adding it to our library list!


This last one is a bonus fourth book because I've already read it, but The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman is being made into a movie, and it (the movie) releases on Labor Day weekend.  My sister and I are planning to go see it together in September and several friends who have also read the book plan to join us. 

(If you are local and want to come along, too, let me know!)


  1. Looks like a great list! We love picture books about real life too. We just enjoyed Beatrix Potter and Her Paint Box. Have you read that one?

    1. No, I haven't, but I just put it on hold! Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. I often follow your recommendations for children's picture books! Anyone can learn new things from a well-told story!

    I am halfway through The Light Between Oceans so I am planning to see the movie with you. :)

  3. Eeeeee!!!

    SOOOO happy to know about The Light Between Oceans movie! I LOVED that book and did not even know the movie was due out. I am SO going. Thank you!

    Also, Mr. Putter & Tabby? PURE DELIGHT. I am forever wishing Cynthia Rylant would write more Mr. Putter books. Hooray for this news, too!

    Thank you!


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