Family favorites for fall

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
A Garden Of Opposites

By Nancy Davis

This beautiful garden is full of opposites. Little ones will enjoy turning the sturdy pages and studying the brightly colored pictures to see what opposite pairs they can find. Ages 0-3.

Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life

By Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm

This beautifully illustrated book describes how plants capture energy from the sun and sustain life on earth. Easy to understand language describes the energy cycle and the interconnectedness of all living things. Ages 5-9.


By Ellen Potter

Owen is an overweight target for bullies who has his lunch stolen day after day. He's also a genius who is building an amazing invention - one that might help him solve the greatest and saddest mystery of his life. Ages 9-12.

When You Reach Me

By Rebecca Stead

Miranda has a normal life until she starts finding a series of strange, troubling notes. They're written by someone who seems to know about things before they happen. But knowing the future is impossible ... isn't it? Ages 10-14.


By Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Spoon is envious of his friends - Knife, Fork, and Chopsticks - and all the cool things they get to do. Maybe he needs to be reminded how lucky he is, after all, his friends never get to dive headfirst into a bowl of ice cream. Ages 3-7.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

By Carrie Ryan

Mary has spent her whole life in the village, surrounded by the fence that protects the living from the living dead. When she finally ventures through the gate, what will she find? And will it be worth the price she'll have to pay? Teen.

Spatulatta: Cooking 4 Kids Online

Spatulatta is a website that encourages kids to cook, eat healthy, un-processed foods, and spend time with their families. The best parts of the site are the online videos, starring kids who demonstrate every recipe along with basic cooking skills.