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Autumn Tales

Welcome the fall season with your 3- to 5-year-old with these stories.
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Clifford's First Autumn
Series: Clifford
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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Autumn Leaves
by Gail Saunders-Smith
These four colorful books support units on fall themes and help beginning readers develop their skills. Rich photographs and simple texts explore changes in plants and animals. Readers also learn how people prepare for cooler weather and shorter days.
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I Know It's Autumn
by Eileen Spinelli Illustrated by Nancy Hayashi

Leaves are falling, geese are flying, and warm coats are (reluctantly) being worn to school. That can mean only one thing: It's autumn!

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Every Autumn Comes the Bear
by Jim Arnosky
A bear returns to a wooded hill behind a farm every autumn, going through a routine until it finally falls asleep in a den.
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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 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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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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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. When he wakes up, it's spring and there are suddenly brand-new leaves all around, welcoming him.

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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 , Linda D. Williams Illustrated by Megan Lloyd
0nce upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . CLOMP, CLOMP, SHAKE, SHAKE, CLAP, CLAP. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!
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