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Picture books that address seasons and holidays are a great way to begin teaching your children about nature, and the passage of time. We love books about fall, and here are a couple of favs.

Leaves by David Ezra Stein

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I love this book. The opening line is, “It was his first year.” Isn’t that a great line? Poor bear notices the leaves are falling. His world is starting to change. Everyone gets concerned about change, especially little ones. This is a good book, and a simple read that addresses just that issue.

Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka and illustrated by Chad Cameron is for a slightly older audience.

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To completely appreciate the silliness of this book kids need to already understand the normal order of things. They need to know that bears hibernate, geese fly south, and that squirrles gather nuts. Otherwise, instead of understanding the silliness, they will just be confused. This was a problem when we first got this book a few years ago. Ben just didn’t get it. Now he giggles and loves to point out all the silly things he sees in the beautiful illustrations. A great read!