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Recommended Books for Fall
Apples
Apples and Pumpkins (ages 3-8)
Written by Anne Rockwell; illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell

In simple language, a young girl tells of her family's trip to a farm where they picked apples and pumpkins. The family samples fresh apple cider and returns home to carve the pumpkin into a Jack-o-Lantern, just in time for Halloween.

Apple Picking Time (ages 3-8)
Written by Michele Benoit Slawson; illustrated by Deborah Kogan Ray

Written from the perspective of a young girl, this book is based on the author's own apple-picking memories from her Washington childhood. Adults and children alike will love the lyrical quality of the text and the charming watercolor illustrations.

How Do Apples Grow? (ages 5-9)
Written by Betsy Maestro; illustrated by Giulio Maestro

Part of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out science series, this non-fiction book explains how apple blossoms become fruit, and how the seeds of the fruit, in turn, can become new trees. The book also introduces the concepts of pollination, fertilization, and photosynthesis.

Johnny Appleseed (ages 4-8)
Written by Reeve Lindbergh; illustrated by Kathy Jakobsen
This beautifully-illustrated book tells in poem form of Johnny Chapman's quest to spread apples throughout the Midwest. Beyond discussing Chapman's mission, it also highlights various aspects of his character, including his kindness, courage, compassion, and respect for all living things.

The Apple Pie Tree (ages 4-8)
Written by Zoe Hall; illustrated by Shari Halpern

This beautifully written and illustrated book recounts the adventures of two children as they follow an apple tree through the seasons, from bud to fruit. Of all the books in my personal library, this is one of the ones that has seen the most use. It's great for teaching about plants, life cycles, seasons, apples, food in general, etc.

The Seasons of Arnold's Apple Tree (ages 4-7)
Written by Gail Gibbons
Join Arnold and his dog as they interact with an apple tree and discover how it changes through the seasons.


Autumn
Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic (ages 3-8)
Written by Steven Schnur; illustrated by Leslie Evans

This beautifully illustrated book includes one acrostic poem about autumn for every letter of the alphabet.

Autumn (ages 4-8)
Written by Nicola Baxter

This simple book tells all about the season of fall, includes a list of things to talk about, and offers seasonal activities.

Clifford's First Autumn (ages 3-8)
Written and illustrated by Norman Bridwell

Young students will love this simple work featuring the wonders of autumn through the eyes of one of the world's most-lovable dogs.

How Do You Know It's Fall? (ages 3-8)
Written by Allan Fowler

Illustrated with photographs, this non-fiction work beautifully presents the many signs of fall, from migrating birds to falling leaves to people playing football.

In November (Ages 4-7)
Written by Cynthia Rylant; illustrated by Jill Kastner
This illustrated poem reflect on the earth's transition from fall to winter.

When Autumn Comes (ages 4-10)
Written by Robert Mass

Uncommonly rich photography, aided by simple text, bring New England autumns to life.


Leaves

Autumn Leaves (ages 3-7)
Written by Ken Robbins

Illustrated with full-color photographs, this book introduces young children to autumn leaves from thirteen different types of deciduous trees. Beginning readers will find the vocabulary very challenging, but even young children will enjoy listening and following the pictures as an adult reads it to them.

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf (ages 4-10)
Written by Lois Ehlert

In this classroom favorite, Ehlert relates the life cycle of a sugar maple from a child's perspective. The unique illustrations will grab the attention of the youngest listeners, while the captivating text will engage older readers.

Why Do Leaves Change Colors? (ages 5-9)
Written by Betsy Maestro; illustrated by Loretta Krupinski

In the simplest of terms, this book explains why leaves change colors and fall from the trees. Also included is a list of activities children can do with leaves.


Pumpkins

Note: Many of the books included in this section make reference to Jack-o-Lanterns and/or Halloween. If you do not wish to famliarize your children or students with this holiday, please check the Amazon.com reviews before puchasing any of the following books.

Apples and Pumpkins (ages 3-8)
Written by Anne Rockwell; illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell

In simple language, a young girl tells of her family's trip to a farm where they picked apples and pumpkins. The family samples fresh apple cider and returns home to carve the pumpkin into a Jack-o-Lantern, just in time for Halloween.

It's Pumpkin Time! (ages 3-7)
Written by Zoe Hall; illustrated by Shari Halpern
This story follows a brother and sister as they plant a tiny seed in the spring and watch it grow into a great big pumpkin by fall. The story ends with the parents helping the children to carve it into a Jack-o-Lantern.


For Parents and Teachers
Autumn: Creative Activities for Young Children (adults)
By Monica Marti Garbayo, Isabel Sanz Muelas, and Anna Galera Bassachs

This book for parents and teachers of young children includes detailed instructions and reproducible patterns for 17 imaginative seasonal projects. All activities are geared toward preschoolers and kindergartners and provide children with ample opportunity to exercise their own imaginations.

Crafts to Make in the Fall (adults or older children)
By Kathy Ross

This colorful book contains easy-to-follow directions for 29 original craft projects with an autumn theme. It's ideal for parents or teachers to use with preschoolers through elementary school students.

Everything for Fall: A Complete Activity Book for Teachers of Young Children (adults)
Edited by Kathy Charner

Another treasure from Gryphon House, this book provides almost 300 pages of educational activities suitable for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary students. The book is divided into fall themes, with cross-curricular activities provided for each.

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344447: Centered on Learning Series, Fall Centered on Learning Series, Fall
By The Mailbox Book Company

Energize your learning centers with the dynamic ideas in the Centered on Learning series. Organized around fall, winter, spring, and summer themes, each book is packed with over 90 sensational center activities. You'll find a wealth of ideas for your most popular centers: art, cooking, discovery, dramatic play, listening, literacy, math, motor skills, music and movement, science, and sensory. Each center idea includes instructions for setup as well as a list of the specific skills covered. We've even included helpful patterns and reproducibles.

Center themes in this book: Apples, Birthdays, Colors, Teddy Bears, Leaves, Nuts, Fire Safety, Spiders, Pumpkins, Babies, Houses & Homes, Turkeys, Pizza, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Dinosaurs.

343866t: I Can Make It! I Can Read It! Fall, Grades PreK-K I Can Make It! I Can Read It! Fall, Grades PreK-K
By The Mailbox Book Company

Your proud young readers will say, "I can make it and I can read it!" when they complete these irresistible, interactive booklets. These student-made booklets help develop essential early literacy skills through rhyming, repetitive, or predictable text. As they color, cut, paste, and write, your little ones will also be developing their fine-motor skills. Choose from 20 booklets to complete your favorite fall themes. 96 pages. Preschool-Kindergarten.
343355: Pumpkins, Grades PreK-K Pumpkins, Grades PreK-K
By The Mailbox Book Company

Select from popular themes to energize your current thematic units. Motivate your students all year long with The Best of The Mailbox. Theme series. 48 pages.
345540: Themes to Grow On Fall & Winter, Grades PreK-1 Themes to Grow On Fall & Winter, Grades PreK-1
By The Mailbox Book Company

You'll find it easy to add in these cross-curricular activites in the fall and winter; based on 19 popular themes, including farm aniamls, apples, seasons, pumpkins, Thanksgiving, Winter Festival, polar animals, Valentine's Day, Snow and more, they'll allign with your language arts, math, science, social studies or art classes. Make bulletin boards, fun recipes, sequencing lines, stories, mobiles and much more! 192 pages with reproducibles; softcover with glossy pages; Preschool-Kindergarten.
499607: Autumn Idea Book Autumn Idea Book
By Scholastic Teaching

Autumn patterns, crafts, activities and ideas for the elementary classroom! Dozens of open-ended activities! Celebrate all of the Autumn holidays plus a special chapter for the sport of football! All reproducible! A great resource for scout leaders, day care providers and Sunday School Teachers. Grades PreK-5.
341316: September Monthly Idea Book, Grades PreK-K September Monthly Idea Book, Grades PreK-K
By The Mailbox Book Company

Add some seasonal flair to your curriculum with hundreds ofcurriculum-based ideas. Skill lines, a handy index and access to brand-new internet sites that allow you to fill out forms and easily print patterns and reproducibles are now included. Topics for September are self-awareness, farm animals, grandparents, nursery rhymes, birthdays, friends and more! 96 pages, softcover. Grades PreK-K.
341219: September Monthly Idea Book Gr. 1-3 September Monthly Idea Book Gr. 1-3
By The Mailbox Book Company

Add pizzazz to your favorite seasonal and monthly themes with hundreds of curriculum-based ideas. We've included skill lines and a handy index, plus you'll have access to a brand-new Internet site that will allow you to fill out forms online and print patterns and reproducible easily. Topics include back-to-school, open house, Mexico, apples, owls, autumn and more! 96 pages, softcover. Grades 1-3, from Mailbox Book Co.
34272X: September Reproducible Activities, Grade K September Reproducible Activities, Grade K
By The Mailbox Book Company

Complement your curriculum with even more fun reproducible activities and ideas! This September-themed book focuses on Grandparent's Day, friendship, the farm and more. 64 pages, softcover, Kindergarten.
342606: September Reproducible Activities, Grade 1 September Reproducible Activities, Grade 1
By The Mailbox Book Company

Complement your curriculum with even more fun reproducible activities and ideas! This September-themed book focuses on back-to-school, apples, owls, citizenship and more. 64 pages, softcover, 1st Grade.
342673: September Monthly Reproducible Activities, Grades 2-3 September Monthly Reproducible Activities, Grades 2-3
By The Mailbox Book Company

Use even more fun reproducible activities and ideas! This September themed book focuses on Labor Day, Breakfast Week, ice cream, and more. 64 pages, Grades 2-3.
7361101: Daily Comprehension: September Daily Comprehension: September
By Remedia Publications

Reluctant readers of all ages and those reading below grade level are sure to have fun while they improve their reading skills with Remedia Publications' Daily Comprehension Series. Each 60-page book offers a different, non-fiction, short story for each day of the month, which was chosen because of its particular significance on that date. These high-interest/low-vocabulary stories are followed by hands-on activities designed to improve overall reading comprehension while focusing on specific skills, including reading for details, locating information, finding facts, and improving vocabulary. Reading Level: 3-4 Grade Level: 5-12
34336X: October Arts & Crafts, Grades PreK-K October Arts & Crafts, Grades PreK-K
By The Mailbox Book Company

Finally, a full month's worth of arts and crafts ideas in one book! This book is filled to the brim with teacher-approved and kid-friendly arts and crafts activities you can easily add to your thematic monthly plans with ease. 32 pages, softcover. PreK-K.
343386: October Arts & Crafts, Grades 1-3 October Arts & Crafts, Grades 1-3
By The Mailbox Book Company

Finally, a full month's worth of arts and crafts ideas in one book! This book is filled to the brim with teacher-approved and kid-friendly arts and crafts activitiesyou can easily add to your thematic monthly plans with ease.32 pages, softcover. Grades 1-3.
112091: Monthly Book Series: October, Grades 1-3 Monthly Book Series: October, Grades 1-3
By Homeschool / Carson-dellosa Publishing

Carson-Dellosa's colorful Monthly Books feature hundreds of ideas to make teaching more exciting than ever! In each Monthly Book you'll find everything you need to add creativity to your curriculum, including: Month-related themes featuring cross-curricular activities; Interesting facts and background information about each theme; Independent, small-group, and whole-group activities; Easy-to-complete crafts, games, and experiments; Writing activities; Literature lists; International holiday activities; Bulletin board ideas and patterns; Day-by-day calendar activities; Calendar grid; Newsletter; Awards and certificates; Patterns and worksheets; Notes home; and more. Some activities in October focus around Columbus Day, Pumpkins, Autumn, Nocturnal Neighbors plus others. Grades 1-3
343475: November Arts & Crafts, Grades PreK-K November Arts & Crafts, Grades PreK-K
By The Mailbox Book Company

Now you can have a full month's worth of arts and crafts ideas in one convenient source. These books are overflowing with teacher tested and kid pleasing arts and crafts activities you can add to your thematic monthly plans with ease. 32 pages.
341332: November Monthly Idea Book, Grades PreK-K November Monthly Idea Book, Grades PreK-K
By The Mailbox Book Company

Add some seasonal flair to your curriculum with hundreds of curriculum-based ideas. Skill lines, a handy index and access to brand-new internet sites that allow you to fill out forms and easily print patterns and reproducibles are now included. Topics for November include ABCs, peanut butter, Book Week, Turkeys, Thanksgiving, space and more! 96 pages, softcover. Grades PreK- K.
341235: November Monthly Idea Book, Grades 1-3 November Monthly Idea Book, Grades 1-3
By The Mailbox Book Company

Add some seasonal flair to your curriculum with hundreds of curriculum-based ideas. Skill lines, a handy index and access to brand-new internet sites that allow you to fill out forms and easily print patterns and reproducibles are now included. Topics for November include National Children's Book Week, Election Day, Thanksgiving, pioneer times, quilts, Native Americans, animals in winter and more! 96 pages, softcover. Grades 1-3.
342819: November Reproducible Activities, Grade K November Reproducible Activities, Grade K
By The Mailbox Book Company

Add some seasonal flair to your curriculum with this collection of fun reproducible activities and ideas. This November-themed book focuses on the alphabet, peanut butter, safety, space and more. 64 pages, softcover. Kindergarten.
33168: Early Themes: Apples, Pumpkins, And Harvest Early Themes: Apples, Pumpkins, And Harvest
By Scholastic Teaching

Celebrate the autumn season in the classroom with fresh bulletin board ideas, learning centers, poetry, easy science projects, no-cook recipes, hands-on math activities, reproducibles, and more.
99259: Math for Autumn: Grades 1-2 Daily Problem Solving, Big Book Chart Series Math for Autumn: Grades 1-2 Daily Problem Solving, Big Book Chart Series
By Evan-moor Educational Publishe

Children become better problem solvers with daily practice. By providing one 11" X 17" illustrated math problem each day, you'll help your students to feel good about their abilities and to have keener listening and reading skills. You can display these pages on a stand, or hang them on a bulletin board, chalkboard, or chart rack. Direction for guiding the daily practice sessions are provided.
95842: Math for Autumn: Grades 2-3 Daily Problem Solving, Big Book Chart Series Math for Autumn: Grades 2-3 Daily Problem Solving, Big Book Chart Series
By Evan-Moor Publishers / Evan-moor Educational Publishe

Math for Autumn for Grades 2-3 is a daily problem solving series of 44 charts which are designed to build thinking skills. By providing one 11x17 illustrated math problem for each day, you'll help your students to feel good about their abilities and to have keener listening and reading skills. You can display these pages on a stand, or hang them on a bulletin board, chalkboard, or chart rack. Directions for guiding the daily practice sessions are provided. Specific topics covered are computation, number patterns, fractions, time, money, and graphing.
510309: Autumn Harvest Accent Cut-Outs Autumn Harvest Accent Cut-Outs
By Scholastic Teaching

36 pieces in a single-design pack. Write-on, wipe-off surface. Can be used for name tags, notes, rewards, and much much more.
10091: Calendar Days- Pumpkins Calendar Days
Calendar Days- Pumpkins Calendar Days
By Scholastic Teaching

Ready-to-use calendar numbers; includes blanks.
810506: Pumpkin Mini Accents Pumpkin Mini Accents
By Trend Enterprises

36 per package; approximately 3 inches tall. Great for programming for matching games.
405176: Pumpkins Trimmer Pumpkins Trimmer
By School Specialty Publishing

Sure to draw attention, use these bright orange pumpkins with a holiday bulletin board, garden theme unit, or harvest study. Great for bulletin boards, windows, the classroom door, and more. Each package contains 12 trimmers that measure 3" x 39".
415437: Fall (60 Stickers) Fall (60 Stickers)
By Hayes School Publishing Co

Have fun with the season with these fall stickers. Students will love seeing the colorful leaves, apples and pumpkins with encouraging phrases. 60 stickers.
500028: November Year-Round Stickers November Year-Round Stickers
By Scholastic Teaching

A different pack of stickers for every month of the year! 120 dramatic, colorful Incentive Stickers in each pack. Ten different designs. These stickers are acid-free and self-adhesive, and have a high-gloss plastic finish.


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