Help your children make leaf prints:
A Kitten Tale - (ISBN: 978-0517709153)
by Eric Rohmann
Four young kittens have never experienced snow. Three of them begin to dread winter's arrival as the fourth one persuades them to look on the bright side, eagerly anticipating his romp in the fluff. Talk with your children – and have them tell you -- about approaching fears by sharing the good things about something they dread.
Hate That Thunder/ Odio Ese Trueno! - (ISBN: 978-0977275717)
by William J. Adams
This bilingual book features Mandy who is afraid of noisy thunder. When she faces her fears, she realizes the result of thunder is welcome rain. Enjoy the rhyming lines in this humorous approach to a common phobia.
Leaf Man - (ISBN: 978-0152053048)
by Lois Ehlert
This beautiful book shows the different patterns created by leaves as they blow away; a narrator helps readers see the "leaf man" in the patterns of beautifully colored autumn leaf shapes. Ask your children what other pictures they see in the many arrangements on these pages. Take a walk outside and look for patterns in the leaves on the ground in the fall or the shadows from trees in summer.
Silly Lilly and the Four Seasons - (ISBN: 978-0979923814)
by Agnès Rosenstiehl
Lilly romps through the seasons on cartoon-style pages. Children will love “reading” this book themselves once they’ve gone through it with parents a few times. Try other Lilly titles if you enjoy this very simple approach to learning about the weather.
Snow - (ISBN: 978-0394800271)
by Roy McKie PD Eastman
Enjoy this Dr. Seuss-style book which playfully details many ways to enjoy snow. Ask your children if they can think of other ways to play in the white stuff.
Un-Brella - (ISBN: 978-1596431799)
by Scott E. Franson
Families will enjoy creating the words to go along with this wordless picture book that features a little girl with a magic umbrella. When she dons her bathing suit and ventures out on a cold day, the skies turn warm and sunny. She can create a snowstorm by simply putting on her snow pants. Children will delight in telling the story themselves once you have gone through it together a few times.