Fall Into Picture Books
Sleep Tight Farm: A Farm Prepares for Winter by Eugenie Doyle, illustrated by Becca Stadtlander
This picture book has a cozy feel with the words and illustrations. The author’s repetition of “good night” as the farming family buttons up for winter seems like a lullaby. “Good night, fields, peaceful and still.” Watch as the family works together to cut wood, fix the chicken coop, store equipment, and do these things that get the farm ready for “down quilts of snow.” Beautiful!
Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon
Simple wisdom shows nature’s interconnectedness. Acorns turn into trees. Birds carry seeds that turn into flowers. Flowers turn into fruit which squirrels eat. Gorgeous muted, earthy illustrations.
“Because of an acorn,
a tree. . .
Because of a seed,
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
As the girl and her dog walk through the forest and town, she greets the living creatures she sees, trees, foxes, insects, . . . and they share with the girl what they are doing as the season turns cooler.
Wonderfall by Michael Hall
Using the word “fall”, Hall playfully shows us the many sides of a tree, particularly in the season of fall when the leaves turn colors and fall off. The tree is forcefall, dutifall, plentifall, eventfall, and even wistfall.
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