Fall & Winter
Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington
Annie is a busy apple farmer. She bakes, picks, counts, sorts, and sells her apples for all to enjoy.
Concepts and Themes: Fall, Growing, and Food
Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
It’s harvest time on the farm and a little girl and her parents go to pick apples and a pumpkin for Halloween.
Concepts and Themes: Harvest, Fall, Things that Grow, Halloween
Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson
Bear doesn't feel well and cannot play with his friends. Bear’s friends take care of him until he begins to feel better. A sweet story about friendship.
Concepts and Themes: Friendship, Forest Animals, Sharing, Caring for one another.
Bear SaysThanks by Karma Wilson
Bear has come up with the perfect way to say thanks—a nice big dinner! Bear’s friends show up one by one with different platters of delicious food to share.
Concepts and Themes: Gratitude, Sharing, Friendship, Thanksgiving
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Bear’s friends come together into Bear’s cave to warm up. But Bear is fast asleep and just snores on. He finally wakes up and Bear and his friends enjoy a festive meal together.
Concepts and Themes: Friendship, Forest Animals, Animal Habits, Sharing, Hibernation
The Hat by Jan Brett
Hedgie gets a stocking stuck on his prickles. At first the other animals laugh at the sight of him, but when they realize they might like something to keep their heads dry and ears warm, too, even more silliness ensues.
Concepts and Themes: Winter, Winter clothing, Animals
Four Friends in Autumn by Tomie DePaola
Mistress Pig invites her friends over for a fancy dinner to celebrate the season of Fall by cooking a big feast. But what happened to dinner? A funny ending to the story will delight everyone!
Concepts and Themes: Fall, Friendship, Food, Patience
Spring & Summer
Bear's New Friend by Karma Wilson
Bear heads out to find his friend, Mouse, but is startled by clatter in a tree. Determined to find out who is making all the noise, and his friends discover a new forest friend!
Concepts and Themes: Forest Animals, Friendship, Feelings, and New Life Experiences