Library Book Haul: Favorite Check-Outs from September

September Library Book Haul Favorite Check-Outs

As promised from August, I’m continuing our series on our favorite library check-outs from each month.  September’s list was hard to narrow down to a handful, but here’s 10 of our favorites:


1. Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni This is a classic story of friendship and being content with who you are, a crowd favorite!We need to own this one.

2. The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood This is a cute, clever read about a mouse that does everything to keep his strawberry safe.

3. The Dark by Lemony Snicket We picked this one up off the “new books” shelf, and it was a fun read about a boy who conquers his fear of the dark basement, in Lemony Snicket’s style.

4. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan This was an easy, enjoyable chapter book to finish, and the boys could relate to Caleb in this story.  It’s a great historical fiction read with life lessons and values.

5. Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo Our favorite check-out of the month!  Such an enjoyable and funny read about a pig and his middle of the night adventure.

6. Frog and Toad All Year by Arnold Lobel We’ve loved the Frog and Toad books, and this one was just as great as the others! 

7. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl We also finished this chapter book this month, which the boys loved every chapter!  So much imagery, adventure, and a fun to read story.

8. Even More Parts by Tedd Arnold What boy wouldn’t love this book?!!!  I have to admit, I love it too.  I love the idioms and play on words, and humor.

9. Sam and the Firefly by P.D. Eastman This was an unexpected favorite.  Again, this one was fun to read together aloud. A great read on friendship, consequences, and loyalty.

10. The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds My friend Lindsey, highly recommended this book, and I’m so glad we snatched it up.  A great read on creativity, and making your mark. 

So what were your favorite kid book reads this month? Please share and we’ll add them to our list to check out this month! 

11 thoughts on "Library Book Haul: Favorite Check-Outs from September"

  1. Catherine says:

    When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic was read every other night for the period we had it from the library. My boys got a huge kick out of it.

  2. Diane says:

    I love Sam and the Firefly!! It looks like you had some really great picks for September.

  3. I love the idea of these posts! We check out library books like crazy. I know this past month we read two Charlie and Lola books a lot – Snow Is My Favorite and My Best and I Really, Really Need Actual Ice Skates. (Hmm, slightly weather-inappropriate, but oh well!) Libbie loves Charlie and Lola.

    We got Good Night Good Night Construction Site for the first time and David was of course a huge fan of it. Sometime recently we got Bantam of the Opera, which is about a rooster who loves opera, and I enjoyed that one. It’s probably aimed more at the 4-7 crowd, slightly more wordy.

  4. Also, I’ve never seen the Parts books but I am requesting at least one now! We’ve read The Twin Princes by Tedd Arnold during a fairly-tale “unit” at home, and it is a great one.

  5. Kate says:

    Oooh, this is great! Thanks so much for the suggestions. I just put 4 of those books on hold at the library. Mylo and Phin are both reading now and they can’t get enough of it, haha! Not a bad problem to have. 🙂
    Thanks friend…miss you!! xoxox Kate

  6. Oooh! I didn’t know about the Lemony Snicket book. Putting it on hold right now. I adore the Series books. 🙂

  7. Crystal says:

    We LOVE Lio Lionni books! I also really loved the Red, Ripe Strawberry. Great choices!

  8. I love this list. It’s getting tricky to find new stuff for my girls – and I found a few nuggets in this post…

  9. Sara C says:

    What a great list! James and the Giant Peach was my favorite – Roald Dahl continues to amaze me as an adult.

  10. We recently visited our son’s K class and I got to read Sam and the Firefly to the kids. It’s one of our faves!!

  11. Courtney says:

    So many good ones! Reminding me of my childhood… 🙂 Just wanted to let you know that there are more books in the Sarah, Plain and Tall series including one called Caleb’s Story.

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