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Picture Books (JE)

Author Title Call Number
EhlertNuts to You
A rascally squirrel has an indoor adventure in a city apartment.
JE Ehlert
EmmettThe Best Gift of All
Mole has not seen Rabbit for days, and he decides to tunnel to her home.
JE Emmett
GavinRoom for Bear
Bear and a family of ducks try to find the perfect home to share.
JE Gavin
Edgar's bad mood grows and sweeps through the entire town.
JE Greig
HawkCount Down to Fall
Count backwards from ten to one during one of the most colorful times of the year.
JE Hawk
NideyWhen Autumn Falls
Observe a fall season, characterized by falling leaves, falling apples, and more.
JE Nidey
PakGoodbye Summer, Hello Autumn
A child witnesses how the season changes from summer to autumn.
JE Pak
PlourdeBella's Fall Coat
A book about a girl who has outgrown but does not want to give up her favorite coat.
JE Plourde
RaczkaFall Mixed Up
The delights of autumn are described in mixed-up verse, and the reader is challenged to uncover the errors.
JE Raczka
RawlinsonFletcher and the Falling Leaves
When his favorite tree begins to lose its leaves, Fletcher the fox worries that it is sick.
JE Rawlinson
RockwellApples and Pumpkins
In preparation for Halloween night, a family visits a farm to pick apples and pumpkins.
JE Rockwell
SayreFull of Fall
The book explores the science behind the transformation that trees undergo in the fall.
JE Sayre
SchwartzPinny in Fall
Pinny's day includes a surprising encounter with the falling autumn leaves.
JE Schwartz
SpinelliI Know It's Autumn
A rhyming celebration of the sights, smells, and sounds of autumn.
JE Spinelli
SteadBear Has a Story to Tell
Bear, with the help of his friends, remembers the story he had hoped to tell before the onset of winter.
JE Stead
SwensonA Fall Ball for All
The autumn wind invites all the creatures of the forest to its Windfall Ball.
JE Swenson
TafuriThe Busy Little Squirrel
Squirrel is too busy getting ready for winter to play with any of the other animals.
JE Tafuri
TeckentrupSleep Tight, Little Bear
It is time for Bear to start his winter sleep, but not before he says good night to his forest friends.
JE Teckentrup
WilsonBear Says Thanks
Bear thanks his friends for bringing food dishes to his dinner party and finds a way of sharing something of his own.
JE Wilson
WilsonHedgehugs: Autumn Hide-and-Squeak
Hattie is unhappy that trees are losing their leaves, but her friends show her how much fun autumn can be.
JE Wilson
YoonPenguin and Pumpkin
Penguin and his friends are curious about what fall is like around the world.
JE Yoon

Nonfiction, Folktales & Poetry

Author Title Call Number
GoldstoneAwesome Autumn
A seasonal tribute to the qualities of autumn, combining photographs, text, and craft ideas that celebrate the season.
J508.23 GO
HicksWhy Do Leaves Change Color?
How and why leaves change color.
J582.16 HI
HollandFall Leaves
Wordplay with homonyms puts autumn on display and captures the art and science of season change.
J508.23 HO
KoontzApples, Apples Everywhere! : Learning About Apple Harvests
Find out how apples are picked and stored and learn which apples are best for munching.
JE634.11 KO
KoontzPick a Perfect Pumpkin: Learning About Pumpkin Harvests
Learn where pumpkins come from and how to store them.
JE635 KO
PfefferWe Gather Together: Celebrating the Harvest Season
The science behind autumn and the social history of harvest-time celebrations.
J508.23 PF
PosadaSummer Green to Autumn Gold: Uncovering Leaves' Hidden Colors
Fall is full of color! But why do leaves change color?
J581.4 PO
RotnerHello Autumn
All the signs of autumn are noted in this book about the season.
J508.23 RO
RustadFall Weather: Cooler Temperatures
Find out how weather changes in the fall, and see how people and animals get ready for cooler temperatures.
JE508.23 RU
Simple text and color photographs introduce the weather, sights, and activities associated with fall.
JE508.23 SM

Last Updated: 10/19


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