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September 23, 2015

Happy First Day of Fall!

Written by Deborah B. Ford

fall leafThere’s a nip in the air. Leaves are beginning to turn. Baseball playoffs have begun. Christmas decor is on display at Lowe’s. (Seriously. I saw it myself.) It must be fall! Today marks the official first day of fall. Daylight Savings Time ends on November 1, though your hours of sunlight after work will be long gone by then. In the meantime let’s look at some great seasonal books to highlight in your displays, lessons, and storytimes.

My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington (NEK+)

Bramble and Maggie: Spooky Season by Jessie Haas, illus. by Alison Friend (I)

Fright Club by Ethan Long (HE)

Bow Wow’s Nightmare Neighbors by Mark Newgarden  (GE)

Charlie Bumpers vs. the Squeaking Skull by Bill Harley (A+)

The Whispering Skull by Jonathan Stroud

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier (B+)

The League of Outsider Baseball by Gary Cieradkowski (SH)

Ted & Me: A Baseball Adventure by Dan Gutman (SM)

 The Desperado Who Stole Baseball by John H. Ritter (SE)

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Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford

Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, is an award-winning library media specialist and international speaker with almost thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and librarian in K–12 schools. Traveling across North America, she does workshops, library coaching, and professional development for school and public libraries. Deborah is the author of JLG's Booktalks to Go @ SLJ. She also maintains an award-winning coordinating online resource at LiveBinders.com. Contact her at dford@juniorlibraryguild.com. Follow her on Twitter @jlgdeborahford.

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