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20 Scarecrow Books for Little Learners

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Teaching our little learners with the scarecrow unit is such a fun unit to go through this time of year! There are so many fun ways to explore this scarecrow unit. You’ll get to watch little minds be amazed as they learn all about scarecrows in the fall. It’s SO FUN to watch them read through scarecrow books, too!

Finding different scarecrow books to read along with them is a great addition to units just like these. And they get to learn all about scarecrows too!

Taking the time to read scarecrow books is so important for growing little minds as they go through this scarecrow unit! Our little learners will get to discover all kinds of new things about scarecrows. Some things they may already know, others might be totally new to them!

I found some really fun scarecrow books for you to use with this scarecrow unit that can easily be purchased on Amazon. Just click the links below and stock up on some of your favorite scarecrow books! I love to use my prime membership since I get FREE 2-day shipping and can have books in my hand quickly!

Scaredycrow

Meet one scarecrow who’s scared of everything in this uplifting picture book about fear and friendship that also includes a punch-out Scaredycrow paper doll! Scaredycrow is a scarecrow with a big problem. He’s scared of EVERYTHING! Scaredycrow is scared of the crows that fly by in the day. He’s scared of the bats that swoop down in the night, and he’s  scared of the barnyard animals, too. And the feeling is mutual! The crows, the bats, and other barnyard friends are all terribly afraid of the lonely, little scarecrow out in the field. But one day, when a little mouse named Tiny decides to bring everyone together, everyone learns that there is nothing scary about making new friends.

Otis and the Scarecrow

On the farm where Otis the tractor lives, the farmer has introduced someone new—a scarecrow to shoo away the pesky crows. But when Otis and the animals greet the scarecrow with friendly smiles, the scarecrow’s frown never leaves his face. So everyone leaves him alone. Then one day, when a cold autumn rain sets in, Otis and the animals snuggle close and play Otis’s favorite game: the quiet game. Otis knows the puppy and ducks can’t sit still for long, and soon the farm friends begin to giggle and squirm, feeling warmed by one another’s friendship . . . but on this day, Otis can’t seem to take his eyes off the lonely figure in the cornfield. A deeply resonant book about subtle acts of compassion and standing up for others, featuring everyone’s favorite tractor, Otis.

Scarecrows

Simple text and photographs describe scarecrows, their purpose, composition, and places where they are found.

The Little Scarecrow Boy

With words by the renowned Margaret Wise Brown and illustrations by David Diaz, this treasured picture book tells the tale of a little scarecrow boy and the lessons he learns from his scarecrow father about the worlduntil he decides to test his knowledge and himself.

The Scarecrow’s Hat

A resourceful chicken seeks the help of her farm animal friends to solve a problem, while giving something of herself along the way. Chicken really admires Scarecrow’s hat. Scarecrow would gladly trade his hat for a walking stick to rest his tired arms. Chicken doesn’’t have a walking stick to trade—but she knows someone who does. Thus begins her quest to find items to trade among her farm friends, all to obtain a walking stick to swap for Scarecrow’s hat. But why does Chicken want an old straw hat? This clever story written and illustrated by Ken Brown poses a problem and offers a creative solution that young children will delight in discovering. Brown’s bright watercolors and gentle tone will keep readers captivated.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life! With bouncy refrains and classic art, this timeless Halloween story is perfect for reading aloud.

Sammy the Scarecrow

Fun and fear mix charmingly in this tale of a scarecrow’s unexpected Halloween night’s adventure. Follow Sammy the Scarecrow as he experiences all the thrills and chills this holiday has to offer. This book is sure to become a seasonal favorite of all children.

Scarecrow

Scarecrows. They perch high above gardens and fields, with borrowed coats and button eyes and pie-pan hands that glint in the sun. What else is there to know about them? Perhaps more than we realize. Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant’s rich and poignant story, powerfully illustrated by Lauren Stringer, will resonate deeply in the hearts of readers, who just might find themselves seeing the world in a whole new way.

The Scarecrow’s Dance

Jane Yolen introduces us to the fickle scarecrow, who decides to leave his station and dance away the fall night. He leaps through the fields until he reaches the farmhouse, where he sees a small light in the window. Inside, a boy is saying his prayers, and he offers up a special prayer for the corn that will be harvested in the morning. Humbled, the scarecrow knows what he has to do: He returns to the field and watches over the corn as only he can.

The Scared Scarecrow

I can do it! I can do it! The Scared Scarecrow can only stand still on his perch. He finds Scarecrow School so hard, especially after being bullied. When the farm is invaded with crows and rabbits, he is too scared to help the other scarecrows. Will he find his courage and save the farm? Filled with farmyard scenes and animal noises. Here is the Scared Scarecrow – a homage to the power of finding one’s inner strength and courage. This story continues to be an ongoing favourite of kindergarten and primary school children.

I’m a Dingle-Dangle Scarecrow

Presents an illustrated version of a children’s song about a scarecrow in a floppy hat.

Scarecrow Magic

As night time falls and the moon appears, magic is building in the air. The time has finally come, and Scarecrow is ready to play. Slowly, all his friends start to arrive and they all have a good time. But soon, playtime is over and the sun starts to rise. Back at his post, Scarecrow bids his friends good night as he thinks of the next time the moon will rise and the magic will return.

Barn Dance

In an old farmhouse, bathed in the light of a full moon, a young boy creeps to his bedroom window and looks outside. Was that a voice he just heard, or the hooting of an owl? There it is again: Come a little closer… Come a little closer… Listen to the night… There’s music in the air… Beckoned by the voice, the boy sneaks downstairs, out the door, and walks toward the barn. As he gets closer he hears the sweet sound of a country fiddler and the rhythmic thumping of dancing feet. But who could possibly be having a barn dance in the middle of the night?

Scarecrows

In fall, scarecrows stand in the fields. See how these symbols of fall make it a fun season.

Scarecrow Pete

A friendly scarecrow with a suitcase encourages a young child to read, and together they explore such classics as “Moby Dick” and “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Told in rhyming verse.

Lonely Scarecrow

A lonely scarecrow with a scary face has trouble making friends with the animals who surround him, until a heavy snowfall transforms him into a jolly snowman

Scarecrow’s Secret

Describes how Mr. Boot and his two children, Poppy and Sam, build a scarecrow that is extraordinarily more effective than their neighbor’s.

Where’s the Pumpkin?

Spook, the black cat, has heard about pumpkins, but she isn’t sure what a pumpkin is. She sets out across the farmyard to try to find out. Each animal she meets tells her something different about pumpkins. “A pumpkin is orange,” says the dog, so Spook finds an orange hen. “I’m not a pumpkin!” clucks the hen. “A pumpkin is round.” Will Spook ever find out what a pumpkin really is?

Scarecrow’s Wedding

And so begin the plans for the best wedding the barnyard has ever seen! The scarecrow couple sets off for a hunt round the farm for everything they need for the festivities — a big white dress, rings, wedding bells (or, at least, cow bells)… But when Harry’s search for flowers takes him far, far away, villainous scarecrow rival Reginald Rake sees his chance to ruin this beautiful day… Hurry back, Harry! A rollicking read-aloud adventure from the beloved team behind STICK MAN, SUPERWORM, and ROOM ON THE BROOM.

Teaching the scarecrow unit is SO MUCH FUN for little learners as they explore all about scarecrows this time of year. It’s even more fun for us as we get to watch little minds learn and grow! Grab some fun and exciting scarecrow books to use with this scarecrow unit and explore all about scarecrows in the fall.

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