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Hi! I’m a G/T Bilingual teacher (EC-6th), passionate about bilingual/dual language education and language learning.
Goodbye summer, welcome fall! It has been so hot in Texas, my students and I are anxious to start the new season. We are ready to see the leaves change, to learn about pumpkins and to finally be able to go outside.
TIP FOR TEACHERS: If you have an awesome school librarian like I do, give this list to her and/or check your local library to see how many books you can check out. If you want them for your personal library, simply click on the links and get them on amazon, you can see a list of all the books we have added so far here.
When you see this 🏫, it means we have a great activity to accompany this book!
1. El otoño by Ulises Wensell
This book shows how autumn brings a change of colors from green to brown, falling leaves, a return to school, and shorter days.
4. Ana cultiva manzanas/ Apple Farmer Annie (Monica Wellington)
A delicious treat about America’s favorite fruit is now available in a Spanish bilingual format. Ana grows and sells apples, and she makes cider and applesauce and muffins. A glossary helps kids learn the names of Ana’s delicious ingredients in both languages. With tie-ins to math and science curricula and units on autumn, this book will be especially welcomed by teachers. Truly the pick of the crop!
5.Sopa de calabaza by Helen Cooper
Three friends live together in harmony. Each night they prepare pumpkin soup for dinner. The cat chops the pumpkin, the squirrel stirs the soup, and the duck adds the salt. Everyone is happy, until the duck decides it’s time to make a little change. Warmly illustrated, this story shows that even the best friendships have their ups and downs.
7.In Autumn / En Otoño (Seasons/Estaciones) by Susana Madinabeitia Manso
Celebrate autumn with this bilingual board book! Vibrant photographs paired with text in both English and Spanish follow one little girl as she personifies all of her favorite things about the season: leaves falling, wind blowing, and more. Welcome the autumn season and build language skills with In Autumn/En Otoño!
10.Diversión con manzanas en otoño by Marthan E. H. Rustad
Through charming illustrations and text, readers follow a young girl to the apple orchard where she learns how apples grow and makes cider and pie. Critical thinking and comprehension questions help readers engage with the story. Now available in Spanish! .
11. Colores del otoño by Mari Schuh
Falling leaves, round pumpkins, crisp apples―colors are everywhere in fall! Explore color in the world around you. What colors make you think of fall? What can you create with the colors of fall? Encourage readers to create fall-inspired art and discover the colors around them through bright photos and lively text.
12. Estamos en otoño by Celeste Bishop
When the leaves start falling and days get colder, Fall is officially here. In this engaging fiction title, a relatable narrator and their friends and family show readers everything that makes Fall unique. Readers learn about going back to school, raking leaves, hayrides, and more. With simple, straightforward language, this title is perfect for beginning readers and for reading out loud. Charming illustrations accompany the text, bringing this fun narrative to life.
13. El conteo regresivo del otoño by Fran Hawk
Count backwards from 10 to one during one of the most colorful times of year: fall. Learn about the bright, colorful leaves and the trees from which they fall: aspen, birch, maple, oak, chestnut, linden, pine, beech, dogwood, and sweet gum. Watch the animals frolicking in the crisp, autumn air as they get ready for the approaching cold winter.
14. La viejecita que no le tenia miedo a nada by Linda Williams
The story of a little old lady who was never afraid of anything, until one night while walking through the woods she has the scare of her life! ‘The little old lady’s fearless attitude and her clever solution as to what to do with the lively shoes, pants, shirt and pumpkin head that are chasing her will enchant young audiences. With brilliantly colored, detailed folk art illustrations.
15. El primer otoño de Clifford by Norman Bridwell
Clifford the Small Red Puppy leaps into autumn when he experiences the changing of the seasons for the first time, and he joyfully sniffs the falling leaves and enjoys the wonderful colors. Original.
From learning stations to poems and comprehension passages, here are some of our highlights for fall!
- Juliana Shoumbert