Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Display - Fall and Winter

By Ruth Owen
Describes some of the signs of autumn, including changes in light and temperature, leaves changing color and falling, the apple harvest, acorns and other seeds, animals preparing for winter, and other differences, and suggests related activities.

By Seymour Simon
Describes the signs of autumn that are seen in different parts of the United States, such as leaves changing color, migration of birds and insects, harvesting of crops, and changes in weather.

By Bruce Goldstone
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.

What Makes the Seasons?
By Megan Montague Cash
 Easy rhyming text describes how plants grow and respond to seasonal changes.

 A is for Autumn
By Robert Maasse
 Photographs and simple text present a variety of things seen in the fall.

Explore Winter
By Maxine Anderson
Young readers become scientists in the field when this activity book sends them off to answer the question Why do we have winter? with experiments and projects that mix real science with real fun. Combining hands-on learning with trivia, jokes, riddles, and terrific illustrations, chapters start with the "tools" of science-the scientific method and how to keep a science journal-and then investigate the winter constellations, long nights and long shadows, animal tracking in snow, and food-gathering behavior in birds.
Our Seasons
Written by Grace Lin and Ranida T. McKneally
Illustrated by Grace Lin
Follow Ki-ki, Owen, Lily, and Kevin through the year as they explore the four seasons. Cheerful haiku accompany season-related questions and answers about weather, the natural world, and the human body. Find out why we have seasons and how they vary around the world.

 Let's Look at Winter
By Sarah L. Schuette
Simple text and photographs present what happens to the weather, animals, and plants in winter.
How Do You Know It's Winter?
By Ruth Owen
 Describes some of the signs of winter, including changes in light and temperature, plants at rest, bare branches on trees, animals and birds responding to the cold and lack of food, and other differences, and suggests related activities.
Winter: An Alphabet Acrostic
By Steven Schnur
Illustrated by Leslie Evans
Sleds sailing downhill on newly fallen snow, animals nestled deep in underground burrows, and families gathered hearthside to share the joys of the season are among the alphabet of cold-weather delights celebrated in 26 acrostic poems, alphabetically arranged. The colors and textures of winter-the cool blue of icy ponds and the golden glow of holiday candles-are gloriously captured in linoleum-cut illustrations.

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