An easy book rotation for kids-Fall is a simple method to rotate books for kids based on the seasons. Plus, some of the top Fall books for kids!
When the leaves fall down and crunch beneath your feet and the crisp of the air nips at face, this is the perfect time to draw inwards and make a cozy reading nook for kids. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by using an easy book rotation for kids. Books are set out based upon the seasons or themes of your choosing for about a month or so. This allows little ones to select books easily and not become overwhelmed. As a result, playrooms are cleaner and kids are more engaged.
Below are some of our top Fall books and a few tips for easy book rotation.
Cozy Tips for Easy Book Rotation for Kids
- Rotate books based on the seasons and holidays. Then add in one to three books on emotions.
- Use a medium size bin or small book shelve or rack to store the featured books. I purchased our bin from Target.
- Store the rest of the books in a plastic pin, cabinet, closet, or larger bookshelf away from sight.
- Keep the books out for about a month or two and then rotate them to new featured books.
- Add a small soft chair or a few cushions or pillows next to the bin or bookshelf if possible to create a sweet little reading nook!
- Incorporate library books into the rotation too!
Our Top 10 Fall Book List
- Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn: One of our absolute favorites, this beautifully illustrated story depicts the descent of Summer and the arrival of Autumn.
- Pick a Pumpkin : A fun book to get ready for pumpkin craving and trick or treating!
- Apple Cake: A beautiful story of gratefulness, plus a sweet apple cake recipe!
- The Scarecrow: Such a sweet story of friendship and kindness in unexpected places.
- The Little Kitten: This is also one of top favorites, a story of a little girl's adventure and kindness.
- Apple Farmer Annie: The perfect book for toddler about all of the different ways apples are used in the Fall.
- Little Acorn : A great educational story of an acorn's life cycle as it grows to a tree.
- We're Going on a Leaf Hunt: Both a fun and engaging story for toddler and younger kids.
- Too Many Pumpkins: While on the longer side of a story, this sweet tale shows the growth of overcoming past emotions by giving to others.
- A Fall Treasury: Recipes, Crafts, and Wisdom: This is such a great book to celebrate the season with easy crafts and recipes for kids!
- Coat of Many Colors: Although this is not exactly a Fall book, it is set in Autumn and is a great story of kindness and gratitude.
- In the Middle of Fall: A fun story of squirrels adventures.
- It's Pumpkin Day Mouse: The classic story of "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" with a Halloween twist.
For next season's book list check out Easy Book Rotation for Kids-Winter!
The Cozy Details
The system for an easy book rotation is about ten books (you can adjust this amount if you would like) . Five books are educational or seasonal and five books are based on emotional intelligence and holidays.
For our featured winter books, I replaced all of Christmas books with winter focused stories. I included one or two Valentine's Day books. For the most part, the books are educational based on the season and upcoming holidays.
Then I sprinkled in two books about kindness and one book about sharing. This was based on the emotional needs and growth of my girls.
I placed these books into our wooden bin facing them forwards. This keeps the books front and centered and easily accessible.
Now all you have to do is snuggle up next to your little ones with a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate and pick your Fall book to read!