On a Gold-Blooming Day

Finding Fall Treasures

This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.

Buy this Book on

You must sign in to see if this title is available for request.
Send NetGalley books directly to your Kindle or Kindle app

To read on a Kindle or Kindle app, please add kindle@netgalley.com as an approved email address to receive files in your Amazon account. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
Also find your Kindle email address within your Amazon account, and enter it here.
Pub Date 06 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 31 Aug 2022
Lerner Publishing Group, Millbrook Press ™

Talking about this book? Use #OnaGoldBloomingDay #NetGalley. More hashtag tips!


On a gold-blooming, bee-zooming, sun-dazzling day . . . / Snakes glide. / Spiders hide. / Crickets chirp. / Butterflies slurp. From Buffy Silverman, author of On a Snow-Melting Day, comes an exciting companion book. As autumn begins, plants and animals in nature begin to change in all kinds of ways to prepare for winter. Brilliant photos and rhyming text work together in this engaging read-aloud to highlight these changes, and back matter offers more information about each creature and change featured.
On a gold-blooming, bee-zooming, sun-dazzling day . . . / Snakes glide. / Spiders hide. / Crickets chirp. / Butterflies slurp. From Buffy Silverman, author of On a Snow-Melting Day, comes an...

Available Editions

EDITION Other Format
ISBN 9781728442983
PRICE $29.32 (USD)

Available on NetGalley

NetGalley Shelf App (PDF)
Download (PDF)

Average rating from 7 members

Featured Reviews

This book is perfect for fall and would be great followed by a nature hike in the woods discovering all the changes happening in the fall. The photographs are beautiful and the rhyming is fun. The information in the back of the book was a great addition.

Was this review helpful?

Beautiful combination of poetry and nature around us. Beautiful combination of poetry and nature around us. Could easily be a mentor text for student creations. #EcoPhotography #NatureWalk

Was this review helpful?

Remember On A Snow-Melting Day: Seeking Signs of Spring? Buffy Silverman is giving us another wonderfully poetic look at a season, this time, it's On A Gold-Blooming Day: Finding Fall Treasures which will be out on September 6th. I was thrilled when Buffy sent an advanced copy, wishing I could be in a classroom of younger students, starting them off with this book's challenge to search all through these coming weeks into September, for those "treasures" of fall that Buffy shares.
Buffy, along with other photographers, shows beautiful photos and clever brief poems that celebrate fall in a special "leaf-peeping" way. Pages include "leaf-lunching' by a moose and "hole-digging" by a squirrel. Plants and animals "lift" and "drift", "rattle" and "skedaddle". The action shown cannot be ignored on any page, inviting searches during the beginning weeks of school, or at home with children, and perhaps with journals for recording each discovery.
In the backmatter, Buffy takes time to explain the actions that are shown in the book, like "crickets chirp" and "mushrooms pop", and adds a glossary and a list for further reading.
It's a don't-miss book for fall, inspirational to see, then do some of one's own searching on those "gold-blooming" days!

Was this review helpful?

Beautiful rhyming verse, full of autumn imagery.

Lush, gorgeous photographs that draw the reader into the heart of nature.

"On a frog-leaping,
Goose-honking day...
Cattails sway,
Otters play"

No matter where you live, this book will help you experience autumn wildlife. Even if you're surrounded by desert or snow, or live in a big city where nature experiences are scarce.

The wildlife flora and fauna in the book are found in the United States, in the midwest and northeast regions. Whether this is where you live, or a place that's new to you, this gorgeous book is the perfect way to experience a fall visit. Have you ever wanted to dive into a pile of fall leaves? Pick apples or pumpkins? Watch a fall rainstorm roll in? It's here in these pages, ablaze with color.

The end of the book offers some great info about each of the scenes in the book, from apples to woodpeckers.

Was this review helpful?

Readers who liked this book also liked: