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"Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later." -Og Mandino
The Autumn Equinox: Celebrating the Harvest by
Call Number: S.394.264 J133a / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2000-06-26
Just as The Winter Solstice lent a multi-cultural aspect to the Christmas holiday season, so this book shows that giving thanks for nature's bounty is a virtually universal phenomena -- from the peoples of Africa and the Far East to Canadians and Americans. Includes a read-aloud harvest tale, recipes, and craft activities.
Awesome Autumn by
Call Number: S.508.2 G578a / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2012-08-07
Autumn is awesome! Leaves change color. Animals fly south or get ready to hibernate. People harvest crops and dress up as scary creatures for Halloween. And then there are pickup football games to play, Thanksgiving foods to eat, leaf piles to jump in--all the amazing things that happen as the air turns crisp and cool. With colorful photographs, lively explanations, and classic craft ideas, Bruce Goldstone has created a festive and fascinating exploration of autumn's awesomeness.
Call Number: S.599.4 M381b / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2003-09-01
How bats use their senses is just one of the thirteen topics in this clearly written look at the two main kinds of bats -- megabats and microbats. Kids find out where bats live, what they eat, how they move and much more. Easy-to-read text and accurate, detailed illustrations meet the research needs of young children and satisfy their curiosity about these unusual mammals.
Call Number: S.633.1 M964c / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
Introduces young readers to the life cycle of corn.
Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians by
Call Number: S.633 B733C1976 / SSHEL
Publication Date: 1986-01-10
Popcorn, corn on the cob, cornbread, tacos, tamales, and tortillas—all of these and many other good things come from one amazing plant. With simple prose and beautiful illustrations, award-winning author-illustrator Aliki tells the story of how Native American farmers thousands of years ago found and nourished a wild grass plant and made corn an important part of their lives. This is a Stage 2 Let's-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts for children in the primary grades. Let's-Read-And-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series. Supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards
The Halloween Book of Facts and Fun by
Call Number: S.394.2646 Ol12h / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2007-09-01
Every October 31, children--and even some adults--dress up in costumes. Some go door-to-door looking for a treat, some carve faces into pumpkins, and others tell scary stories about Dracula and Frankenstein. But where do these traditions come from?
I Know It's Autumn by
Call Number: SE. Sp465i / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2004-07-27
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.
A Is for Autumn by
Call Number: SE. M112a / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2011-08-16
Partake in the wonders of the fall through rich images of nature, family, and friends. Perfect for preschoolers, this alphabet book features the special and often magical moments of the season—complete with apples, leaves, frost and more.
Leaf by Leaf: Autumn Poems by
Call Number: S.811 L47 SSHEL
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
Offers verses by twenty-five poets that highlight the special characteristics of autumn, from the first signs of fall in September to the arrival of wintry weather.
The Moon by
Call Number: S.523.3 H831m / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
Explains the make up of a solar system and introduces the different kinds of moons in our solar system.
Call Number: S.598.9 M964o / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
An introduction to the history, physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of owls.
Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by
Call Number: SE. C4234p / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2013-09-01
Fall is here, with all its wonderful visual delights--not just colors, but shapes! This clever concept book follows a family on a trip to a pumpkin patch and invites children to pick out shapes from the seasonal scenery--apple bushel circles, square hay bales, diamond kites in the autumn sky! Felicia Sanzari Chernesky’s sweet verses are perfectly complemented by Susan Swan’s gorgeous collage-inspired art.
The Pumpkin Book by
Call Number: 635.62 G352p / SSHEL
Publication Date: 1999-09-01
How they grow, their traditional uses and cultural significance.
The Scarecrow's Dance by
Call Number: SE. Y78sc / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2009-08-25
Jane Yolen introduces us to the fickle scarecrow, who decides to leave his station and dance away the fall night. He leaps through the fields until he reaches the farmhouse, where he sees a small light in the window. Inside, a boy is saying his prayers, and he offers up a special prayer for the corn that will be harvested in the morning. Humbled, the scarecrow knows what he has to do: He returns to the field and watches over the corn as only he can. Masterfully told, with illustrations by award winner Bagram Ibatoulline, this book has all the makings of a new classic.
Spiders: Biggest! Littlest! by
Call Number: S.595.4 M341s / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2004-10-01
One spider is as big as a dinner plate. Another one is as tiny as the tiniest raindrop. How does it help a spider to be so big? And how could it help another spider to be so small? Spiders Biggest! Littlest! answers these and other fascinating questions. Stunning photos of spiders from around the world show how spiders live. Each kind has features--big or small--that help it live in its special part of the world. The variety of eight-legged silk spinners is amazing, and some of the most astonishing examples are here in the latest offering by internationally recognized science writer Sandra Markle. The photographs are by Dr. Simon Pollard, who has traveled the globe to study how spiders live and snap their photographs along the way. Young readers will quickly find themselves bitten by a new fascination for some of nature's most interesting creatures.
The Story of Thanksgiving by
Call Number: S.394.2649 B284s / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
Turkey and cranberry sauce. Pumpkin pie. Family and friends around the table. That's what Thanksgiving means to us today. But has it always been this way?
Everyone knows that in 1621 the English Pilgrims and the Native American Wampanoags gathered together for a feast. But do you know what they ate and what games they played? And do you know how George Washington and Abraham Lincoln helped make Thanksgiving into the holiday that we know today? From ancient Greece to medieval England to colonial America, people all over the world have celebrated their good fortune at harvesttime. Find out how their traditions have contributed to our modern Thanksgiving. And try your hand at making some delicious pumpkin muffins for your Thanksgiving table!
Thanking the Moon: Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival by
Call Number: SE. L631t / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
This simple, young, and satisfying story follows a Chinese American family as they celebrate the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Each member of the family lends a hand as they prepare a moonlit picnic with mooncakes, pomelos, cups of tea, and colorful lanterns. And everyone sends thanks and a secret wish up to the moon. Grace Lin's luminous and gloriously patterned artwork is perfect for this holiday tale. Her story is simple--tailor-made for reading aloud to young children. And she includes an informative author's note with further details on the customs and traditions of the Moon Festival for parents and teachers. The Moon Festival is one of the most important holidays of the year along with the Lunar New Year, so this book makes an excellent companion to Grace Lin's Bringing In the New Year, which features the same family.
Thanksgiving Is... by
Call Number: S.394.2649 G352t / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
Thanksgiving is turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. It is parades with giant balloons. It is a holiday for remembering the Pilgrims and the Indians they met. Most of all, it is a time to share with family and friends, and a time to give thanks for many blessings.
When Autumn Falls by
Call Number: SE. N549w / SSHEL
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
As September fades, a new season begins. Leaves and temperatures tumble. And, as autumn falls, new colors and smells gradually replace the heat and intensity that was summer. Autumn means the beginning of something new and crisp and familiar.
Why Do Leaves Change Color? by
Call Number: S.582.16 M268W / SSHEL
Publication Date: 1994-08-01
In clear text, this book explains the concepts of photosynthesis, pigments and chlorophyll. It also includes activities that children can do with leaves.