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Autumn Tales

Welcome the fall season with your 3- to 8-year-old with these stories.
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Let It Fall
by Maryann Cocca-Leffler Illustrated by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
With soft colored art, adorable children, and colorful outdoor scenes, Let It Fall celebrates all the seasonal awe of autumn.
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I Know It's Autumn
by Eileen Spinelli Illustrated by Nancy Hayashi

A girl lists all the ways she recognizes it’s autumn, from her dad pulling her coat out of storage, to going apple picking with her family and enjoying a nighttime hayride, to watching the geese fly south. This delightful book includes Native American stories told around a campfire.

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Every Autumn Comes The Bear
by Jim Arnosky

Each autumn, just before the onset of winter, a bear shows up in the rugged woodland behind a family farm.

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For the Love of Autumn
by Patricia Polacco Illustrated by Patricia Polacco

Miss Parks just loves her new home, her new teaching job, and all her new students. But most of all, she loves Autumn, her perfect little kitten. Then one night, during a terrible storm, Autumn runs away. Miss Parks' students band together to search for Autumn, with no luck.

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Mouse's First Fall
by Lauren Thompson Illustrated by Buket Erdogan

One cool day Mouse and his sister Minka venture out to play. From leaves of all colors — red, yellow, orange, and brown — to leaves of all shapes and sizes — from pointy to round — Mouse learns that fall is a season full of fun! And before the day is done he just might take the biggest leap of all.

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Clifford's First Autumn
by Norman Bridwell Illustrated by Norman Bridwell

Summer is over, and Clifford the small red puppy, is curious about the changes that are happening all around him.

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Leaf Man
by Lois Ehlert

Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one's quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man's got to go where the wind blows.

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by David Ezra Stein Illustrated by David Ezra Stein
It's a young bear's first autumn, and the falling leaves surprise him. He tries to put them back on the trees, but it doesn't work. Eventually, he gets sleepy, and burrows into the fallen leaves for a long nap.
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Fall Leaves Fall!
by Zoe Hall Illustrated by Shari Halpern
In this brilliantly hued celebration of the fun of fall, two brothers enjoy everybody's favorite autumn activities: chasing leaves through the air, stomping on them, raking them into piles, and jumping in!
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The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
by Linda Williams Illustrated by Megan Lloyd

When a cheerful old lady heads out at dusk for a walk, she runs into a series of very eerie surprises in the middle of the dark forest. Shoes with no one inside them clomp, clomp behind her. Pants with no one inside them wiggle, wiggle after her as she walks along.

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The Leaves Fall All Around
by Steve Mack
In this original story read to the tune of "The Green Grass Grew All Around," preschoolers can follow the fall season in a single place as it progresses. The green leaves turn brown, the sky gets darker, the wind blows, the pumpkins are ready to pick, the leaves fall all around, and then it's winter.
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Autumn Is for Apples
by Michelle Knudsen

Apples are my favorite snack —
All juicy, red, and round.
I love how every tasty bite
Comes with a crunchy sound.

Sparse rhyming text details a child's impressions of a trip to go apple-picking, from the morning flapjacks to the last juicy bite of apple.

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Autumn Leaves
by Gail Saunders-Smith
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