Storytime: Scarecrows

*For craft suggestions, check out these scarecrow craft ideas
from around the web!*
Jeb Scarecrow's Pumpkin Patch by Jana Dillion

Jeb Scarecrow's Pumpkin Patch by Jana Dillion

When some pesky, seed-guzzling, fruit-pecking crows decide to throw their October harvest celebration in Jeb Scarecrow’s pumpkin patch, Jeb is determined to save his crop, and he makes plans for crashing their party.

The Scarecrow's Hat by Ken Brown

The Scarecrow's Hat by Ken Brown

Chicken thinks Scarecrow’s hat will make a nice nest, but first she must swap with Badger, Crow, Sheep, Owl, and Donkey.

Nothing At All by Denys Cazet

Nothing At All by Denys Cazet

Used to the morning commotion on the farm, but having nothing to say about it, a scarecrow is launched into wild dancing and giddy, all-join-in verse when a mouse skitters up his pant leg.

Scarecrow Pete by Mark Kimball Moulton & illustrated by Karen Hillard Good

Scarecrow Pete by Mark Kimball Moulton & illustrated by Karen Hillard Good

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.”

The Scarecrow's Dance by Jane Yolen & illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

The Scarecrow's Dance by Jane Yolen & illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

The Scarecrow has always stood tall and straight, watching over the corn. Then one magical autumn night, he begins to stir. Free from his post, the scarecrow skips through the fields and leaps past the barn, dancing under the moon. But when he hears a young boy’s prayer for the farm, the scarecrow comes to understand where he belongs, and what he — only he — can do.

The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown & illustrated by David Diaz

The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown & illustrated by David Diaz

Early one morning, a little scarecrow whose father warns him that he is not fierce enough to frighten a crow goes out into the cornfield alone.

Witch Hazel by Alice Schertle & illustrated by Margot Tomes

Witch Hazel by Alice Schertle & illustrated by Margot Tomes

A young boy uses a witch hazel branch to make a scarecrow and has a mysterious encounter on the night of the harvest moon.

Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant & illustrated by Lauren Stringer

Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant & illustrated by Lauren Stringer

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.

Tattercoats by Bernadette Watts

Tattercoats by Bernadette Watts

The scarecrow Tattercoats is proud to be so well-attended by the farmer’s children until fall and winter find him friendless and bedraggled, but in the springtime his faith is renewed.

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