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Autumn Book List

September 20, 2009

autumnacrostic  Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur
Set the mood and visualize autumn by reading short, descriptive, playful acrostic poems.

seasonsfall  The Seasons: Fall published byBarrons
The Four Seasons Books are available in Spanish and English. The seasons are described in simple, easy to understand text.

fromseeds  From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer

What a fun way to learn about the delicious pumpkin! End this integrated Science and Language Arts unit by having parents come in to demonstrate baking a pumpkin pie. Yummy! There is a recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds and a simple science experiment included at the end of this book.

possomsharvest  Possum’s Harvest Moon
Words and pictures by Anne Hunter
Have one last dance in the moolight before the long winter arrives!

It'spumpkin  It’s Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall

A brother and sister explain how they plant a “jack-o-lantern” patch. The sequence of events is written with one to two sentences on a page.

listening walk  The Listening Walk by Paul Showers

A young girl enjoys the sounds of her neighborhood as she takes a Listening Walk with her father. After reading this book, the class takes an Autumn Walk and records the sounds and sights of the new season. We take another walk in October, and again in November, to record any changes that have taken place.

rylantscarecrow  Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylant’s poetic description of the life of a scarecrow will turn any reader into a “witness of life”.

The Shy Scarecrow by Mary Packard and The Stubborn Pumpkin by Laura Geringer are both published by Scholastic. These books give emotions and personalities to a scarecrow and pumpkin, and are great for teaching the Idea Writing Trait.

whyleaves  Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro

Betsy Maestro provides an easy to understand text that teaches the science concepts of autumn. The book also includes some art activities and a list of places to visit to observe the fall foliage.

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