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Are you looking for literature to support classroom instruction about Fall? Check out Our Editors’ Choices for titles recommended by the Education World team. Then it's your turn to share books that you enjoy or use in your classroom in the Our Readers’ Voices section below. With your help, we will build the best list on the Internet of Best Books for teaching about Fall.

 

 

I Know It's Autumn
by Eileen Spinelli
"I know it's autumn when we rake the leaves in piles, when doorstep jack-o'-lanterns wear their crooked smiles." Leaves are falling, geese are flying, and warm coats are -- reluctantly -- being worn to school. That can mean only one thing: It's autumn! Eileen Spinelli and Nancy Hayashi invite you to enjoy autumn's many delights -- from warm socks worn on chilly mornings to tempting piles of crackly leaves on the lawn -- in this sweet, funny look at fall.


The Widow's Broom
by Chris Van Allsburg
"Witches' brooms don't last forever. They grow old, and even the best of them, one day, lose the power of flight.... On very rare occasions, however, a broom can lose its power without warning, and fall, with its passenger, to the earth below... which is just what happened one cold autumn night many years ago." So begins The Widow's Broom, the gentle, strangely captivating book by Chris Van Allsburg. The story gets underway when the lonely widow Minna Shaw finds a wounded, sky-fallen witch in her vegetable garden. The witch disappears before dawn, but leaves her old, presumably defunct broom behind, and Minna begins to use it around the house...


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Fall Is Not Easy
by Marty Kelley
Fall is a tough time of year for a lot of us. Kids have to go back to school, teachers and football players have to go back to work, and parents have to look for new places to hide holiday presents. But perhaps fall is hardest of all on trees. After all, they have to change their entire appearance every year! Fall Is Not Easy is the rhyming story of a tree's humorous struggles to change its colors for fall. And it's a perfect introduction to the seasons for young children.

In November
by Cynthia Rylant
In November, the air grows cold and the earth and all of its creatures prepare for winter. The animals seek food and shelter. And people gather together to celebrate their blessings with family and friends. Cynthia Rylant's lyrical language and Jill Kastner's rich, cozy paintings capture the cherished moments of this autumn month -- the moments we spend together and the ones we witness in the world around us.


The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
by Linda Williams
Once 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! This story is just spooky enough to keep youngsters on the edge of their seats.




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