Books to Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox and Harvest Time!
Title: This Was Our Pact
By: Ryan Andrews
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.
Title: Harvest Celebrations
By: Clare Chandler
Discusses the significance of some of the harvest festivals around the world and describes how they are celebrated.
Title: Harvest Festivals Around the World
By: Judith Hoffman Corwin
Experience the various harvest festivals of the ancient Incas to those practiced in modern-day England and Canada.
Ages 7 - 12.
Title: Fall Friends
By: Mike Curato
Elliot the little elephant and his best friend, Mouse, play hide-and-seek during an autumn vacation in the countryside.
Title: Exploring the sky by day : the equinox guide to weather and the atmosphere
By: Terence Dickinson
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.
Title: Thanking The Moon
By: Grace Lin
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.
Title: Celebrating Harvest
By: Ruth Nason
Explores what harvest means and describes how some people celebrate it.
Title: Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn
By: Kenard Pak
In a simple, evocative conversation with nature, a young girl witnesses how the season changes from summer to autumn.
Ages 2- 5.
Title: We Gather Together: Celebrating the Harvest Season
By: Wendy Pfeffer
With accessible, lyrical prose and vibrant illustrations, this nonfiction picture book explains the science behind autumn and the social history of harvest-time celebrations.
Title: Hello Autumn!
By: Shelley Rotner
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.
Title: My Leaf Book
By: Monica Wellington
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.
Title: By The Light of the Harvest Moon
By: Harriet Ziefert
As the fall harvest moon shines on the farm, leaf families gather to celebrate the autumnal equinox.