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It has been officially fall for about two weeks, but now you can feel it in the air (I even saw a brown leaf yesterday). The days are getting shorter and colder and it’s only a matter of time until the birds have flown south and the trees are completely bare (except of course for the evergreens).

If you are looking for a seasonal read aloud, check out The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger. It’s the story of a little yellow leaf who just isn’t ready to fall off the tree, until the yellow leaf meets the clinging red leaf, and they decide to take the leap into winter together. The book is beautifully illustrated and talks not only about leaves but also about other seasonal change. Teachers studying trees could also use the detailed drawings to identify which leaves are pictured. In addition, the book leads perfectly into a discussion of difficult situations and how they are made better with the support of a friend. Overall, it is a lovely book that leads to discussion of seasonal change and character building.

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