Picture Book Highlights | Fall Is in the Air

By Monica C. RSS Tue, September 22, 2020

Is Fall your favorite season? Many people would say yes!

Where I grew up, we didn’t have very defined seasons. That is, seasons would blend one into another, without any clear sign that something different was happening in our surroundings. This changed when I moved to the Northeast. My first fall brought an amazing new experience: the changing of the leaves. All that yellow and gold, red and orange – it’s as if someone used a paintbrush on the trees!

Here are some recent books to get you into the fall mood. Look at the trees around you. Can you see the magic unfold?

Summer Green to Autumn Gold by Mia Pousada

ebook available from Overdrive.

This nonfiction picture book beautifully explains why leaves change color in fall. It highlights both the eye-catching colors of the season and the science behind the colors. Back matter offers additional scientific details for curious readers as well as suggested further reading and links to hands-on activities.

Lawrence In the Fall written by Matthew Farina; illustrated by Doug Salati

ebook available from Overdrive

When Lawrence Fox's teacher announces that students will be presenting their collections at show-and-tell, Lawrence realizes he doesn't have anything to share. Luckily, Papa knows just what to do to help! Together, they venture into the woods. Lawrence is scared at first, but as he grows comfortable in the forest, he starts to recognize its magic, and how beautiful and unique each tree and leaf is, allowing him to gather a splendid, one-of-a-kind collection of his own!

Full of Fall by April Pulley Sayre

ebook available from Overdrive.

Discover the magic—and the science—behind fall leaves. This book takes readers through the leaves’ initial change from green to red, yellow, and orange, the shedding of the leaves, and the leaves crumbling as winter approaches. Extensive back matter explains the science behind this process to the youngest of budding scientists.


Yellow Time by Lauren Stringer

ebook available from Overdrive.

Children and animals alike excitedly anticipate "yellow time", when the trees release their colorful leaves to blanket the earth, crows raise their voices joyfully from the bare branches, and squirrels busy themselves preparing their nests for winter. This lyrical celebration of the beauty and fun of autumn is sure to become a perennial fall favorite.


Ask Me written by Bernard Waber; illustrated by Suzy Lee

ebook available from Overdrive.

A father and daughter walk through their neighborhood on a fall day, brimming with questions as they explore their world. With so many things to enjoy, and so many ways to ask—and talk—about them, it's a snapshot of an ordinary day in a world that's anything but. 


Be sure to check our catalog and Overdrive Kids eReading Room, for these titles and many more being added!

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