Fall is almost over, so why not spend these last few days of crisp weather and beautiful leafy colors outside by taking a walk? Squirrels, rabbits, and other little critters will soon be seeking their burrows for winter. On your hike, see if you can spot them collecting nuts and savoring the last leafy greens. These titles capture the colorful, active joy of fall.
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson
As the leaves fall from his favorite tree, Fletcher worries that something is terribly wrong. But then winter comes, and with it a wonderful surprise.
Do you know what it is? Join Fletcher and find out. . . .
Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro
As children jump into piles of leaves and help their parents rake the yard, they also wonder: Why do leaves change color? With bright illustrations from Loretta Krupinski and clear, simple text by Betsy Maestro, this book explains what happens to leaves in autumn. This informative concept book includes detailed pictures of leaves in different sizes, shapes, and colors and a list of activities that kids can do with leaves.
The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. by Kate Messner
Gianna Z. has less than one week to collect twenty-five leaves for a science project, or else she might lose her spot at cross-country sectionals. Finishing her project will be enough of a hurdle, but with a grandmother who keeps losing her teeth, a father who drives her to school in the family hearse, and an arch-nemesis intent on stealing her spot on the team, Gianna will need a stroke of brilliance to make everything fall into place.
We Gather Together: Celebrating the Harvest Season by Wendy Pfeffer
The official start of the harvest season, it occurs around September 21 each year. It marks the end of summer and the beginning of longer nights and shorter days. For many cultures around the world, the fall equinox represents a time to celebrate the harvest and begin collecting and storing crops.
Looking at both the science of weather and the history of how the fall equinox has been celebrated by various cultures throughout the world, this book will inspire a new understanding of autumn and the harvest season.
In the Woods: Who’s Been Here? by Lindsay Barrett George
Cammy and William don’t see any wildlife as they walk through the woods, yet there are signs everywhere that animals have been around. Help these young nature lovers Find the clues — an empty nest, a fallen branch with the bark gnawed off, bleached bones by a cave, and more — and join in guessing, “Who’s been here?”
On your hike, be sure to collect interesting and colorful leaves. When you get home, you can use these to make a beautiful autumn decoration for your home! The guide can be found at Crafts-for-All-Seasons.