Can you believe it? Summer is almost over! For some people (I'll admit it, me!) it can be hard to say goodbye to summer.
But there is something that makes it easier: all the fall colors. I grew up in a place where seasons were not pronounced; there were no major variations between one season and the next. The very first time I experienced fall in the Northeast of the United States, I could not believe my eyes. The way trees changed colors—yellow, gold, ochre, orange, red—seemed almost too beautiful to be true! But it is true and the show is about to begin again.
To get your little ones ready for fall, look for these lovely picture books:
Full of Fall by April Pulley Sayre
Simple text and amazing photographs explore the science behind the transformation that trees undergo in the fall.
In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes ; illustrated by Laura Dronzek
Introduces concepts and vocabulary of fall: autumn colors, changes in plants and animals... and wind, which soon leads to the next season.
Yellow Time by Lauren Stringer
A lyrical ode to that magical time in autumn when the leaves turn yellow.
Visit your neighborhood library to find these books and more!