Fall Leaves

by Loretta Holland

illustrated by Elly MacKay

I know it’s still August but fall is just around the corner and if your libraries are like mine many times the seasonal books have a long list of holds on them. So I plan to share some fall themed books over the next week so you can get a jump-start on the holds and hopefully get them before fall. 


Wordplay with homonyms puts autumn on display and captures the art and science of season change.


Fall Leaves is like no other seasons book I’ve read. It almost reminds me of a fiction and nonfiction book together. Each 2 page spread starts with simple 2 words that makes it easy for the beginning reader. Then after the 2 words, it goes into further explanation as to how each of these are a part of fall.


The story is simple and easy for even the youngest to understand all the changes that the season brings. The illustrations are beautiful, and really capture all the changes. This book is my  favorite and go to book for fall/autumn reading, and lessons. Grab a copy of this book and add it to your bookshelf and classroom. I hope that Loretta Holland and Elly MacKay team up together for 3 more books about Spring, Winter and Summer. If they can capture fall so wonderfully I would love to see them collaborate on the other seasons!