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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.

Picture Book About Seasons: Autumn

Awesome Autumn by Bruce Goldstone 
A seasonal tribute to the qualities of autumn using photographs, text and craft ideas that celebrate falling leaves, migrating animals and more.

Fall Leaves Fall! by Zoe Hall
When fall comes, two brothers enjoy catching the falling leaves, stomping on them, kicking them, jumping in piles of them and using them to make pictures. Includes a description of how leaves change through the year.

Full of fall

Full of Fall by April Pulley Sayre
Simple text and photographs explore the science behind the transformation leaves undergo in the fall.

Hello Autumn! by Shelley Rotner 
All the signs of autumn including leaves turning colors, animals preparing for the winter or migrating, the harvesting of fall produce, cooler weather and shorter days are noted in this photo-essay about the season.

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

Lawrence in the Fall by Matthew Farina
Lawrence the fox accompanies his father into the forest to collect something to take to his school show-and-tell, and while briefly lost and alone, Lawrence encounters the beauty of nature and finds exactly what he needs.

Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky
During a harvest hayride at Pumpkin Farm, a family discovers circles, squares, ovals and other shapes all around.

Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin by Mary Serfozo
Peter finds the perfect pumpkin so that he and his Dad can make a jack-o-lantern.

Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
The Cat and the Squirrel come to blows with the Duck in arguing about who will perform what duty in preparing their pumpkin soup, and they almost lose the Duck's friendship when he decides to leave them.

Squirrels Leap, Squirrels Sleep by April Pulley Sayre 
A glimpse into the fascinating world of squirrels. Discover different kinds of squirrels as the scamper, eat and finally sleep.


November 2020

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