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I absolutely adore reading - my love for books has had a huge impact on my life! I'm going to grad school to be a children's/YA librarian.

Fall Book Display

As part of my grad school program, I had the opportunity to get an internship with the children and youth services department of a local public library. I am so excited about it! I think it will be a really great experience and I can't wait to see what I'll be doing there over the course of the next year. I'm going to be posting blog entries about my experience there on this site, because 1) it's book related and 2) I want to be able to have a place where I can go back and see examples of everything that I've done. And, as an added bonus, I can get feedback from anyone on here who'd like to give it! I know there are plenty of library-goers on here :)


Today was my first day and I already was able to jump right in and start getting experience - first, I observed my supervisor's story time and then, I got to create a fall book display! 



I didn't get too specific in terms of a target audience for this display. It's in the children's room, so I stuck to picture books, but I didn't make any distinction as to if I was targeting toddlers or school age children. I included the following titles: 


  • Flower Fairies of the Autumn by Cicely Mary Barker
  • The Amazing Apple Book by Paulette Bourgeois
  • Clifford's First Autumn by Norman Bridwell
  • The Pumpkin Fair by Eve Bunting
  • Pick a Circle, Gather Squares by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
  • Harvest Festivals Around the World by Judith Hoffman Corwin
  • Stega Nona's Harvest by Tomie DePaola
  • An Apple Festival: Orchards in Autumn by Lisa Gabbert
  • Maple Sugar Festivals: Tapping for Sap by Lisa Gabbert
  • It's Fall by Linda Glaser
  • Folks Call Me Appleseed John by Andrew Glass
  • Possum's Harvest Moon by Anne Hunter
  • Picking Apples and Pumpkins by Amy and Richard Hutchings
  • The Autumn Equinox: Celebrating the Harvest by Ellen Jackson
  • Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro
  • Fall Ball by Peter McCarty
  • Ten Red Apples: A Bartholomew Bear Counting Book by Virginia Miller
  • How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? by Wendell Minor
  • Apple Cider Making Days by Ann Purmell
  • Pumpkins: A Story for a Field by Mary Lyn Ray
  • Plumply Dumply Pumpkin by Mary Serfozo
  • I Know It's Autumn by Eileen Spinelli
  • Pumpkins by Lynn M. Stone
  • Fall by Tanya Thayer
  • Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington
  • Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington


Hopefully, this gives parents who visit the library a good selection of fall books to choose from! I tried to get a wide variety of topics, while still staying within the confines of autumn and harvest books.