Storytime: Leaves

Leaf Trouble by Jonathan Emmett &  illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

Leaf Trouble by Jonathan Emmett & illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

Leaf Trouble by Jonathan Emmett &  illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

When he wakes up one morning to find that his home tree is changing, the little squirrel is scared! Why are all the leaves falling off? Quickly he corrals his sister and they gather up the leaves in colorful pawfuls. But try as they may to stick them back on the branches, it’s hopeless: Yellow, orange, red, and brown, all the leaves keep falling down! It’s only when their wise mama explains what happens in autumn that the two little squirrels understand the seasons are changing. Green leaves will sprout anew in spring!

 

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

As the autumn days get shorter and the nights grow colder, a little yellow leaf does not want to let go of its tree. Even as the first frost arrives, the little yellow leaf is determined to hang on.

 

Leaves by David Ezra Stein

Leaves by David Ezra Stein

Leaves by David Ezra Stein

It’s a young bear’s first autumn, and the falling leaves surprise him. He tries to put them back on the trees, but it doesn’t work. Eventually, he gets sleepy, and burrows into the fallen leaves for a long nap. When he wakes up, it’s spring—and there are suddenly brand-new leaves all around, welcoming him.

 

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson & illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson & illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson & illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke

It’s autumn, and Fletcher’s favorite tree is slowly changing colors and losing its leaves. Fletcher is very worried. He tells the tree he’ll help. But when the very last leaf falls to the ground, Fletcher feels as though he’s let down his friend . . .until the first day of winter, when Fletcher sees that his tree has turned into a shining, glittering surprise.

 

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one’s quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man’s got to go where the wind blows.

 

Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelley

Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelley

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!

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