Books to Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox and Harvest Time!

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This Was Our Pact

Title: This Was Our Pact
By: Ryan Andrews
Published: 2019

Ben and his friends are determined to find out where the paper lanterns of the annual Autumn Equinox Festival go, so they follow the river as far as they can until the only followers left are Ben and Nathaniel.

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Ages 9-up.

Harvest Celebrations

Title: Harvest Celebrations
By: Clare Chandler
Published: 1998

Discusses the significance of some of the harvest festivals around the world and describes how they are celebrated.

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Ages 7-9.

Harvest Festivals Around the World

Title: Harvest Festivals Around the World
By: Judith Hoffman Corwin
Published: 1995

Experience the various harvest festivals of the ancient Incas to those practiced in modern-day England and Canada.

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Ages 7 - 12.

Fall Friends

Title: Fall Friends
By: Mike Curato
Published: 2017

Elliot the little elephant and his best friend, Mouse, play hide-and-seek during an autumn vacation in the countryside.

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Ages 4-8.

Exploring the sky by day : the equinox guide to weather and the atmosphere

Title: Exploring the sky by day : the equinox guide to weather and the atmosphere
By: Terence Dickinson
Published: 1988

Brought to life with dozens of photographs and the color illustrations of John Bianchi the book provides an excellent introduction to weather and the atmosphere.

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Ages 10-up.

Thanking The Moon

Title: Thanking The Moon
By: Grace Lin
Published: 2010

Each member of a Chinese family contributes to the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Includes author's note explaining this festival's customs and traditions.

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Ages 3-7.

 Celebrating Harvest

Title: Celebrating Harvest
By: Ruth Nason
Published: 2005

Explores what harvest means and describes how some people celebrate it.

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Ages 3-5.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Title: Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn
By: Kenard Pak
Published: 2016

In a simple, evocative conversation with nature, a young girl witnesses how the season changes from summer to autumn.

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Ages 2- 5.

We Gather Together: Celebrating the Harvest Season

Title: We Gather Together: Celebrating the Harvest Season
By: Wendy Pfeffer
Published: 2006

With accessible, lyrical prose and vibrant illustrations, this nonfiction picture book explains the science behind autumn and the social history of harvest-time celebrations.

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Ages 6-8.

Hello Autumn!

Title: Hello Autumn!
By: Shelley Rotner
Published: 2017

All the signs of autumn including leaves turning colors, animals preparing for the winter or migrating, the harvesting of fall produce, cooler weather, and shorter days are noted in this photo-essay about the season.

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Ages 4-7.

My Leaf Book

Title: My Leaf Book
By: Monica Wellington
Published: 2015

A young girl visits an arboretum in the autumn to collect fallen leaves. She identifies various trees by the shapes of their leaves and pastes her collection into her own leaf book.

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Ages 3-5.

By The Light of the Harvest Moon

Title: By The Light of the Harvest Moon
By: Harriet Ziefert
Published: 2009

As the fall harvest moon shines on the farm, leaf families gather to celebrate the autumnal equinox.

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Ages 3-7.

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