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Autumn 2012

  • Details about Autumn Leaves

    Autumn Leaves

    by Ken Robbins

    Ken Robbins departs from his signature hand-tinted photography to present preschoolers with a sharp, close-up look at thirteen types of trees ablaze with color.…more

  • Details about Why Do Leaves Change Color?

    Why Do Leaves Change Color?

    by Betsy Maestro ; illustrated by Loretta Krupinski

    Why do leaves turn from green to gold?It's fall! The leaves are changing color. This book explains the magical process of how leaves change their color in autumn. Also included are simple activities and places to visit so that you can enjoy the fall foliage with your family.…more

  • Details about The Busy Little Squirrel

    The Busy Little Squirrel

    Nancy Tafuri

    The leaves have started to fall. The air is cold. Squirrel needs to get ready for winter. He cannot nibble with the mice. He does not have time to hop with the frogs or run with the dogs. But there is one thing he can do!…more

  • Details about Mouse's First Fall

    Mouse's First Fall

    Lauren Thompson; illustrated by Buket Erdogan

    One cool day Mouse and Minka venture out to play. From leaves of all colors -- "red, yellow, orange, " and "brown" -- to leaves of all shapes and sizes -- from pointy to round -- Mouse learns that fall is a season full of fun! And before the day is done he just might take the biggest "leap" of all. "Hooray for fall!"…more

  • Details about I Love Fall!

    I Love Fall!

    by Alison Inches; illustrated by Hiroe Nakata

    From woolly scarves and plump orange pumpkins to crunchy leaves and smooth wicker baskets, readers will delight in all the different textures fall has to offer. With simple, rhyming verses and sweet, vibrant illustrations, youngsters can celebrate the season with this touch-and-feel board book that's perfect for small hands.…more

  • Details about Investigating Why Leaves Change Their Color

    Investigating Why Leaves Change Their Color

    Ellen Rene

    We all enjoy the beauty of fall, with the trees decked out in all those gorgeous colors. But kids want to understand what is behind this display. Important science concepts are introduced as readers uncover the mystery of why leaves change their color.…more

  • Details about A Fairy-Tale Fall

    A Fairy-Tale Fall

    by Apple Jordan; illustrated by Francesco Legramandi

    How do Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, and all the Disney princesses celebrate Halloween? Princess fans will love finding out in this original Step 2 reader!…more

  • Details about The Fall Festival

    The Fall Festival

    by Mercer Mayer

    Join Little Critter and his family on their exciting road trip to the Fall Festival! From apple picking to hayrides, discover how fun the harvest season can be.…more

  • Details about The Best Fall of All

    The Best Fall of All

    written by Laura Godwin ; pictures by Jane Chapman

    Level 1: Starting to Read - Simple stories - Increased vocabulary - Longer sentences Are you ready to play with Happy and Honey? They're ready to play with you! Fall is here and it's time to join Happy and Honey -- two loveable friends for children just beginning to recognize words on their own. Happy is a big, friendly dog. Honey is a little, playful kitten. Happy loves playing outside in the fall. But Honey is too cold! Happy shows Honey how to stay warm -- Run! Run! Run! With bright, bold pic……more

  • Details about Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus

    Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus

    by Barbara Park; illustrated by Denise Brunkus

    Illus. in black-and-white . Meet Junie B. who tells in her own words the hilarious story of how she gets locked in school after her first day of kindergarten. "It's hard for anyone to resist Junie B."-- Booklist. "It's a real hoot!"-- School Library Journal. "A genuinely funny, easily read story."-- Kirkus.  …more

  • Details about The Little Yellow Leaf

    The Little Yellow Leaf

    by Carin Berger

    As the autumn days get shorter and the nights grow colder, a little yellow leaf does not want to let go of its tree. Even as the first frost arrives, the little yellow leaf is determined to hang on. Berger's stunning cut-paper collage art tells a perennial and powerful story of courage, friendship, and the rewards of embracing change. Full color.…more

  • Details about We Gather Together: Celebrating the Harvest Season

    We Gather Together: Celebrating the Harvest Season

    by Wendy Pfeffer; illustrated by Linda Bleck

    The fall equinox signals the time of year when we gather our harvests and give thanks for their bounty. With accessible, lyrical prose and vibrant illustrations, this nonfiction picture book explains the science behind autumn and the social history of harvest-time celebrations. We Gather Together presents a remarkable range of cultural traditions throughout the ages and the world, many of which have influenced our contemporary Thanksgiving holiday. Simple science activities, ideas for celebratin……more