I’ve been waiting for College Football season to kick back up so I could share with you all of the fabulous Auburn children’s books we have in our collection.
And then football season went ahead and started before I was ready. Funny how September manages to sneak up on you!
If you have an Auburn fan in your life, you need to add a little War Eagle to their library.
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If you’re not an Auburn fan, maybe you should re-evaluate all of your life decisions. Just kidding. I would imagine a lot of these books have been created for multiple schools. To get you started, here’s a non-affiliate link to Mascot Books for an expansive collection of collegiate literature.
Aubie Teaches the Alphabet by Sherri Graves Smith
My mother-in-law got this book for Firecracker when he was just a baby and we would read it every Saturday during football season! W shares a page with V and I’ll never forget the moment he was able to point to the W with recognition (his first name starts with the letter).
Other versions of this book include: UGA, LSU, Alabama, and Kennesaw State.
Go Auburn Go by Brian R. Jones
This interactive book is a favorite of Firecracker’s. My little Auburn Tiger loves flipping the flaps, pulling the tabs, and touching Aubie’s soft white fur. Thanks to this book, he also has the first half of our fight song, War Eagle, down pat!
Other versions of this book include: Virginia Tech, Clemson, Alabama, and Appalachian State.
The Spirit Tree at Toomer’s Corner by Erin Lough and Mave Lough Duke
Honestly, this book is more for me.
The trees were poisoned the football season after I’d graduated. We were living in the Florida panhandle at the time and able to make it back to Auburn for the final rolling before they removed the unsaveable trees from Toomer’s Corner. It was an incredible experience being with thousands of other Auburn fans giving our beloved oaks a warm send off.
The Spirit Tree at Toomer’s Corner is the story of those trees, of what the trees meant to the Auburn family. I honestly can’t read this book without crying. My children don’t understand, but I hope one day they, too, will be proud students of Auburn University and know the joy of rolling Toomer’s Corners trees.
There is also a sequel to the book, The Spirit Tree at Toomer’s Corner 2: The Rebirth.
The War Eagle Story by Francesca Alder-Baeder and Patrick Baeder
This book is a long poem depicting the story of why Auburn Tiger fans declare “War Eagle.” I learned the story my first day of Orientation 11 years ago, but my children will not be ignorant about Auburn traditions when they attend 20 and 22 years from now. 😉
I get chills every time I read the part in the story where the little girl cries, “Waaaaaaaaaaar Eagle….Hey!!!!”