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Book Suggestions for the Beginning of Fall. – 08/29/13

Posted on: Thursday, August 29th, 2013

As the kids routine changes from a carefree summer to the routine of school, the weather changes too.  From the warm lazy days of summer to the brisk windy days of fall. These cooler temperatures and shorting days have their effects on people, animals and the rest of the world around us.  One of the most noticeable are the trees when they begin to turn color. Our book recommendations this week help explain these changes to the kids.  We’ll have more books about fall in future postings.

Fall Weather: Cooler Temperatures (Cloverleaf Books – Fall’s Here!) by Martha E. H. Rustad  is for kids age 5 and up.  “Brr! It’s starting to get chilly! Find out how weather changes during fall. See how people and animals get ready for cooler temperatures. Let’s grab our coats and mittens!
What happens in fall? Find out in the Fall’s Here! series, part of the Cloverleaf Books(tm) collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!”  Review from Amazon.

When The Leaf Blew In by Steve Metzger is for kids age 3 to 5.  “A wonderfully zany story about what happens on a farm when a leaf blows into the barn!
When the leaf blows into the barn,
The cow sneezes “Ah choo!”
And when the cow sneezes “Ah choo!”
The spider falls on top of the owl.
With simple, repetitive text and silly, expressive illustrations, children will fall for this hilarious autumn story about the way one leaf turns an entire barnyard upside down!”  Review from Amazon.

Why Do Leaves Change Color? (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science, Stage 2) by Betsy Maestro is for kids age 5 to 9.  “In the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science Stage 2 series, this is an informative concept book that explains what happens to leaves in autumn as they change colors and then separate from the tree. Krupinski’s bright gouache-and-colored pencil illustrations show a boy and a girl playing in a country landscape that changes with weather and light. There are also detailed pictures of leaves in different sizes, shapes, and colors. Maestro includes simple instructions for making a leaf rubbing and for pressing leaves, as well as suggestions for places to visit where the fall foliage is special. Hazel Rochman ”  Review from Amazon

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