Fall is definitely here, and I have been thinking of my favorite read-alouds for the season.
The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger is a top contender. Published just last year, it is a story about falling leaves, but also about the courage to face the unknown. As the dedication says: “To the Little Yellow Leaf in all of us and to the Little Scarlet Leaves that help us find our courage,” there is something for everyone in this sweet story.
Leaves, by David Ezra Stein, introduces a young bear experiencing his first fall. He worries about the falling leaves, and he tries to put them back on the trees. This proves to be futile and exhausting, and you can predict what happens…
A favorite non-fiction text is Ken Robbins’ Leaves. It’s almost a field guide in an easy picture book format. The photographs are stunning (be sure to see the photosynthesizing leaf on a back page), and everyone is guaranteed to learn at least one new leaf fact.
What are your favorites? Please share a title or two with us! Save the Halloween books for the weekend of October 31st…I am already making a list. 🙂
PS I have these and others in my office if you would like to borrow for a day or two.