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Seasons

Children and animals alike excitedly anticipate yellow time, when the trees release their colorful leaves to blanket the earth, crows raise their voices joyfully from the bare branches, and squirrels busy themselves preparing their nests for winter. This lyrical celebration of the beauty and fun of autumn is sure to become a perennial fall favorite.

So much can happen in a single day – rain, sun, work, and rest, and all of it is perfect and beautiful.

When a young girl moves to her new home far away from the sea, she feels lonely and out of place. But soon she meets an elderly woman next door, who shares her love of nature and art. An American Indian Youth Literature Honor Title by Cree-Métis author and illustrator Julie Flett.

On a cold winter morning, grandmother writes, “Dear Rebecca, winter is here”. Read on to experience the many swift changes of winter grandmother describes in her letter.

A great singalong, complete with a CD or access audio singalong and video animation online at barefootbooks.com/drivetractor. Learn about farming through the seasons. Sung by SteveSongs.

Billy can’t wait to start growing fruits and vegetables in his Grandpa’s garden. Read along as Billy learns all of Grandpa’s gardening tips, and enjoys the fruits (and veggies) of their labor.

Watch the seasons come to life in this comprehensive book of poetry.

Everything Pumpkin! This book offers multiple pumpkin projects, ranging from growing pumpkins in a garden to pumpkin seed jewelry.

In November the air turns crisp and cold. Families, animals, and insects all gather together for warmth. This is a great book to share with students to celebrate the month of November.

A fold-out rhyming book showing the progress of a seed, into a plant, then into a crop.