This book has easy, rhyming text and fun sound effects that will delight and engage children. This book is a great tool to learn different types of leaves and trees. After reading, venture outside to see if you can find different trees and leaves of your own!
“Let It Fall” by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
This book depicts the colorful scenery of fall and celebrates all the seasonal awe of autumn. The vocabulary and cute pictures are great for preschool ages. This book plays into rhyming words, so you can work with your child to identify the rhyming words in the text.
This book talks about building a scarecrow. You can discuss the steps and items needed to build your own scarecrow while incorporating fall vocabulary. The receptive nature of this book along with the silliness is sure to be enjoyed by preschool and early elementary aged kids.
This story is a perfect book to read before going to an apple orchard or pumpkin patch. The little girl in this book spends a glorious fall day picking apples and searching for the perfect pumpkin.
Great pictures with repetitive language and simple sentences. The fall vocabulary makes this one a perfect fit for a large age range.
When the harvest moon rises, something magical takes place. The leaves begin to dance on the wind and soon the pumpkin patch is alive with leaf people celebrating the season. To extend the book, create activities that mimic what the leaf children do in the book such as “stacking the pumpkins” or make a dessert surprise like the leaf parents did.
This is a story about a little girl and her sister who likes to make apple pies with the apples from her apple tree. The young girl explains the process the tree must go through in order for the apples to be ready and then to be picked and made into apple pie. The last page of the book gives a recipe for homemade apple pie that would be fun to try with your child to work on following directions and sequencing skills.