Story County by Derek Anderson - our Scholastic-sponsored Book of the Month!
A story about a farmer and his animals building their farm together, including a very pretty scarecrow!
New York Times bestselling illustrator Derek Anderson takes readers from white page to colorful farm in this charming tale of friendship (and teamwork), as five friends come together to create Story County- a special new home for young readers, where anything can happen!
Scarecrow by Michael Rex
Simple text and story, with one word on each page. Designed for early readers, but also works well to be read to very young children. Likely the reader would need to elaborate on each single word and picture, to ‘tell the story’ that is happening as the scarecrow loses his hat, then finds it again (along with a few other hats!)
Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant
Describes the life of a scarecrow, how he is made, and how is part of the work on a farm and all of the living things around him. More of a reflective text, recommend for older (preschool) children.
Alli Gator and the Mixed Up Scarecrow by Heather Alexander
Unique ‘turn the wheel’ book, enables children to put different things on the scarecrow, on each page, for example ‘pumpkin face, mitten hand’, etc. as the text progresses. In a group, the reader can turn the wheel and ask children ‘is this right’ – fun for kids as the scarecrow gets ‘mixed’ up! Board book.
I’m A Dingle Dangle Scarecrow by Annie Kuebler
Board book which illustrates part of the “Dingle Dangle” scarecrow song (see songs). Would be a great accompaniment to that song as part of a theme playgroup.
The Scarecrow’s Hat by Ken Brown
An entertaining story in which a chicken helps everyone out by swapping his friend’s items for what they really want. The scarecrow wants a walking stick, and someone else covets his hat, and so on. Fun for children to follow the story and figure out which items are going to which animals!