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Early Literacy

Early literacy is what children know about communication, language—verbal and non-verbal—reading and writing before they can actually read and write.

Seasons: Autumn

A is for Autumn by Robert Maass
Photographs and simple text present a variety of things seen in the fall.


Apples for Little Fox by Ekaterina Trukhan
Fox, who hopes to become a famous detective one day, is excited about investigating his first case.


Bella's Fall Coat by Lynn Plourde
A picture book about the fall season, centering on Bella, a little girl who has outgrown but does not want to give up her favorite coat made by her grandmother, and how she deals with the inevitable change to something new.


Bella's Fall Coat

Fall Ball by Peter McCarty
Bobby and his friends wait all day for school to end and for their chance to play outdoors in the fall weather. Flying leaves, swirling colors and crisp air make the perfect setting for a game of football with Sparky the dog.


Fall Walk by Virginia Brimhall Snow
Take a stroll through the woods and learn to identify 24 different kinds of leaves by their shapes and autumn colors. Learn how to press the gathered leaves and how to make a leaf rubbing.


Hocus Pocus, It's Fall by Anne Sibley O'Brien
When the days begin to cool and the leaves change color, the magic of fall is in the air.


In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes
Introduces concepts and vocabulary of fall—autumn colors, changes in plants and animals and wind, which soon leads to the next season.


The Leaves Fall All Around by Scholastic/Children’s Press
This new twist on a favorite song celebrates seasonal changes.


Little Frog and the Scary Autumn Thing by Jane Yolen
It's Little Frog's first autumn, and she doesn't like it one bit. It is not the green world she loves so much, but something scarier and ominous, filled with red and gold and yellow. Mama Frog reminds her that "Most things that are scary are just new," so Little Frog bravely sets to explore.


Little Elliot, Fall Friends by Mike Curato
Elliot the little elephant and his best friend, Mouse, play hide-and-seek during an autumn vacation in the countryside.


Mouse Loves Fall by Lauren Thompson
One cool fall day, Mouse and Minka come out to play! They are greeted by red, yellow, orange and brown leaves of all shapes and sizes. Mouse runs and skips and kicks and swishes through all the leaves.


Say It! by Charlotte Zolotow
It's a golden, windy autumn day, and a mother a daughter set out walking among the swirling leaves. As they wend their way, they share little adventures—spying a kitten, seeing the trees filled with color, catching some floating milkweed and watching the setting sun color the clouds.

September 2018

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