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When the Leaves Come Falling Down

by Dawn Stoops | Oct 04, 2016

It hasn't happened yet, but someday soon the fall colors will arrive and the foliage all around us will transform. There are countless books that feature trees and leaves and maybe at this time of year you'd like to enjoy some with your students or family. Here are just a few you might like.

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Leaf Man 
by Lois Ehlert
Lois Ehlert's fall tale of a man made of leaves is fun and imaginative. My favorite leaf creations were the fish. Maybe you'll be inspired to make your own leaf man (or leaf fish).

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A Leaf Can Be...
by Laura Purdie Salas
With poetic tone, this book simply and beautifully lists the amazing things a leaf can be. The note in the back gives interesting leaf facts. This book is a lovely read alound for preschoolers or a starting point for older kids doing nature research.

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Science Project Ideas About Tress
by Robert Gardner
This book is packed with experiments to help you learn about how leaves work and how trees grow. There are more than 20 projects each briefly explained with a list of materials needed.

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Applesauce Weather
by Helen Frost
Local author, Helen Frost, has a new book celebrating the season of fall. This great little chapter book,told in verse from varying perspectives, focuses on family, love, and the power of stories.
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Fancy Nancy and the Fall Foliage
by Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy's family is busy raking leaves. Those leaves sure are beautiful! What can Fancy Nancy do with the most beautiful ones she collects?

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