Autumn is coming and the leaves are changing. Here are some fun books to get you and your kids in the mood for this fun upcoming season.
Leaves by David Ezra Stein
This simple, charming story of a young bear’s first autumn is perfectly suited to board book format. Bear is surprised when the leaves start falling off the trees, but when he tries to reattach them, it doesn’t work.
Eventually, he gets sleepy, and burrows into the fallen leaves for a long nap. When he wakes up, it’s spring-and there are suddenly brand-new leaves all around, seeming to welcome him.
With its childlike main character and graceful illustrations, Leaves is a great way to teach the youngest children about the changing seasons.
Fancy Nancy and the Fall Foliage by Jane O’Connor
Fancy Nancy loves fall–the fashion, the weather, and especially the colors of the leaves! As Fancy Nancy helps Mom and Dad rake up, she gets a stupendous idea to do something unique with the most beautiful leaves she has found.
Join Nancy as she celebrates the changing of the seasons in this storybook adventure–complete with a fabulous set of stickers!
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one’s quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man’s got to go where the wind blows.
With illustrations made from actual fall leaves and die-cut pages on every spread that reveal gorgeous landscape vistas, here is a playful, whimsical, and evocative book that celebrates the natural world and the rich imaginative life of children.
Ruby’s Falling Leaves by Rosemary Wells
Ruby is determined to have the best leaf-collection in the whole class! So, when Max builds a giant pile of leaves, Ruby thinks he is trying to help. But Max’s leaves aren’t for collecting–they’re for jumping in!
Based on the hit animated series on Nick Jr., this book features golden foil leaves on the cover and is full of color.