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Full of fall, by April Pulley Sayre
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Simple text and photographs explore the science behind the transformation that trees undergo in the fall. (East, Chapin)
Winter is coming, by Tony Johnston
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Each day, from September through November, a girl quietly sitting in the woods with her sketchbook glimpses forest animals seeking food in preparation for the onset of winter, from a fox sniffing the last apple to a flock of wild turkeys that finds nothing. (East, Chapin)
Leaves fall down: learning about autumn leaves, by Lisa Bullard
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Two friends learn why leaves change colors and fall off the trees in autumn and enjoyraking them into a huge pile for jumping. (East, Chapin)

Bella's fall coat, by Lynn Plourde
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A picture book about the fall season, centering on Bella, a little girl who has outgrown but does not want to give up her favorite coat made by her grandmother, and how she deals with the inevitable change to something new. (East)

Apple, by Nikki McClure
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Simple words and cut paper illustrations follow an apple as it falls from a tree, becomes
part of a school girl's lunch, and is buried through the changing seasons until it sprouts anew. (East)

Let's Look at Fall series, by Rebecca Felix
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This series shows different aspects of what happens in the fall. (East)
I know it's autumn, by Eileen Spinelli
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A rhyming celebration of the sights, smells, and sounds of autumn, such as pumpkin muffins, turkey stickers on spelling papers, and piles of raked leaves. (East, Chapin)
Wonderfall, by Michael Hall
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Follows the story of a single tree through the changing of the seasons from fall to winter, as people, animals, and vehiclespass in front of the tree, celebrating holidays, playing in the leaves, and building nests. Includes blended words. (East)
In November, by Cynthia Rylant
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Describes the autumn activities and traditions that November's cooling temperatures bring. (East, Chapin)
Leaf trouble, by Jonathan Emmett
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A young squirrel panics when the leaves on his tree change color an fall, but hefeels better when his mother tells him about autumn. (East)
Apples, apples everywhere!, by Robin Koontz
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A simple introduction to apples, how they are harvested in the fall, and some of the ways they can be enjoyed. (East)
Pumpkin Circle: the story of a garden, by George Levinson
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Follow a pumpkin patch as it grows and changes, from seeds to plants to pumpkins ready to harvest, to jack-o-lanterns and then to seeds again. (Chapin, East)
Busy animals: learning about animals in autumn, by Lisa Bullard
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Learn about hibernation, migration, and other ways that animals cope with the change of the seasons. (East)
Count down to fall, by Fran Hawk
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Describes how the leaves from trees such as the birch, maple, and dogwood change during the fall while counting down from ten to one. (Chapin)
The apple orchard riddle, by Margaret McNamara
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When students in Mr. Tiffin's class are invited to solve a riddle during a field trip to an apple orchard, it is Tara's daydreams that may lead to the answer. (East)
Fall mixed up, by Bob Raczka
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The delights of autumn are described in mixed-up verse and illustrations, and the reader is challenged to uncover the errors. (East)
The scarecrow's hat, by Ken Brown
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Chicken thinks Scarecrow's hat will make a nice nest, but first she must swap with Badger, Crow, Sheep, Owl, and Donkey. (East, Chapin)
How do you know it's fall?, by Allan Fowler
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Presents the many signs of fall, including geese flying south, squirrels hiding acorns,and people playing football.(East Chapin)
Apple picking time, by Michele Benoit Slawson
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A young girl and her family spend a fall day picking apples with others from their small town. (East)
Apples and pumpkins, by Anne Rockwell
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In preparation for Halloween night, a family visits Mr. Comstock's farm to pick apples and pumpkins. (East, Chapin)
Fall, by Ann Herriges
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Introduces beginning readers to the characteristics of the season of fall. (East)

The little scarecrow boy, by Margaret Wise Brown
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Early one morning, a little scarecrow whose father warns him that he is not fierce enough to frightena crow goes out into the cornfield alone. (Chapin, East)
Leaf man, by Lois Ehlert
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A man made of leaves blows away, traveling wherever the wind may take him. (East, Chapin)
Pick a perfect pumpkin, by Robin Koontz
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Provides a simple introduction to how pumpkins grow, how they are harvested in the fall, and some of the ways they can be enjoyed. (East)

The stranger, by Chris Van Allsburg
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The enigmatic origins of the stranger Farmer Bailey hits with his truck and brings home to recuperate seem to have a mysterious relation to the changing season. (Chapin)
An apple's life, by Nancy Dickinson
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Introduces the life cycle of an apple, explaining how it begins life, grows, and reproduces.(Chapin, East)
How many seeds in a pumpkin? by Margaret McNamarahowmanyseeds.jpg
Charlie, the smallest child in his first grade class, is amazed to discover that of the three pumpkins his teacher brings to school, the tiniest one has the most seeds. (Chapin, East)
The wild leaf ride, by Judith Stamper
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Miss Frizzle's class is stuck in a tree. It's time for a wild leaf ride as with the help of the Magic School Bus they learn all about leaves. (Chapin, East)

Fletcher and the falling leaves, by Julia Rawlinson
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When his favorite tree begins to lose its leaves, Fletcher the fox worries that it is sick, but instead a magical sight is in store for him. (Chapin, East)
Scarecrow, by Cynthia Rylant
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Although made of straw and borrowed clothes, a scarecrow appreciates his peaceful, gentle life and the privilege of watching nature at work.(Chapin, East)
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