Diverse Autumn and Fall Picture Books
A new academic year means autumn is just around the corner. Read about this beautiful season with these fall picture books for children.
Why You Should Read Fall Picture Books
As well, as being one of my favourite books, this quote from Anne of Green Gables is how I feel about Autumn. I love the colder weather and the changing colours of the leaves.
Reading autumn and fall picture books in the classroom means you can explore the changes in nature as autumn arrives. You can also research global festivals and celebrations, such as Dia de Los Muertos, Guy Fawkes Night, Thanksgiving, Diwali, Halloween, Loy Krathong and Yi Peng and Moon Festival.
Facts about Autumn and Fall
Before we get to the list of fall picture books, here are a few facts about autumn and fall.
- Autumn begins on 22nd or 23rd September, but for meteorologists, autumn begins on 1st September.
- The word ‘Fall’ is seen as an American term for the autumnal season. But did you know it was actually used in England during the 17th Century? Autumn comes from the word ‘automne’ which became popular in the 18th century.
- The cooler weather and dark nights are a signal to birds to migrate to warmer climes and for other animals to hibernate.
- The first day of fall is known as the autumnal equinox and is usually on or around September 22nd. Fall lasts until the winter solstice on or around December 21st.
- In the northern hemisphere, nights get longer and the weather is chillier in autumn because the tilt of the planet points half the planet farther away from the sun.
Fall Picture Books
Autumn and Fall means back to school, a dip in temperature and dark nights. It is a beautiful season when the air turns crisp and the beautiful, vibrant colours of the changing leaves fill the skies. It is also a great excuse to snuggle up with some great autumn children’s books.
Bear Has a Story to Tell by Philip C. Stead
Hush Hush, Forest by Mary Casanova
Lila and the Crow by Gabrielle Grimard
The Lion and the Bird by Marianne Dubuc
The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry
Tidy by Emily Gravett
When The Wind Stops by Charlotte Zolotow
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