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Archive for October, 2018

Falling for Autumn

Crow Not Crow by Jane Yolen

Tells the story of a child’s first birding expedition on a golden autumn day.

Hello Autumn! By Shelley Rotner

All the signs of autumn including leaves turning colors, animals preparing for the winter or migrating, the harvesting of fall produce, cooler weather, and shorter days are noted in this photo-essay about the season.

A Kiss for Akaraka by Richard Jackson

When Lula begins to get tired of helping her father rake leaves, he suggests that her imaginary friend, Akaraka, might help.

Little Elliot, Fall Friends by Mike Curato

Elliot the little elephant and his best friend, Mouse, play hide-and-seek during an autumn vacation in the countryside.

In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes

Introduces concepts and vocabulary of fall–autumn colors, changes in plants and animals … and wind, which soon leads to the next season.

Full of Fall by  April Pulley Sayre

Simple text and photographs explore the science behind the transformation that trees undergo in the fall.

The Shadow in the Moon : a Tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival by Christina Matula

Two young sisters celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, admire their mooncakes decorated with a picture of a lady in the moon, and listen to their Ah-ma tell the ancient tale of how the holiday began.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak

In a simple, evocative conversation with nature, a young girl witnesses how the season changes from summer to autumn.

Hocus Pocus, it’s Fall! By Anne Sibley O’Brien

When the days begin to cool and the leaves change color, the magic of fall is in the air. Features gatefolds.

Fun preschool fall activities: https://teaching2and3yearolds.com/30-fall-activities-that-are-fun-for-preschoolers/


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