Fall Feast

Nature's Harvest

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Pub Date Aug 06 2024 | Archive Date Jun 14 2024

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Description

Discover the wonder of fall and learn how wildlife prepares for the colder months ahead with this heartwarming non-fiction picture book.

The wind is blowing. Golden leaves are falling. Animals are busy gathering food to store away. It’s time to celebrate nature during the cooler, fall months

In this beautiful, blustery fall story, join two young children and their moms as they go on an autumnal adventure in their local park. They spot amazing plants and animals, and are enchanted by the sights and sounds around them—crunchy leaves, vibrant fall colors, and a feast of nuts, berries, and fruit.

They pass through several wildlife habitats and begin to see that nature is full of life during this time of plenty. They notice the little things—seeds blowing in the wind, mushrooms on the ground, and empty shells all around.

Co-authors Sean Taylor (best-selling picture book author) and Alex Morss (ecologist, journalist, and educator) offer a gentle introduction to the concept of the fall harvest and different animal behaviors, including annotated illustrations. In the golden park, the fruit and leaves have fallen from the trees and the animals are collecting food. Why are the animals doing this? Where are they going?

Filled with fascinating facts and stunning illustrations, the books in this popular series encourage children to discover more about nature and the seasons. This is the fourth and final book, following Winter Sleep, Busy Spring, and Wild Summer.
Discover the wonder of fall and learn how wildlife prepares for the colder months ahead with this heartwarming non-fiction picture book.

The wind is blowing. Golden leaves are falling. Animals are...

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ISBN 9780711278660
PRICE $19.99 (USD)
PAGES 32

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This is a beautiful picture book about the beauty of autumn. It is a bit more wordy than expected, but nothing that is too difficult. It is packed with trivia knowledge about nature in autumn and it is beautifully illustrated.

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Time to share my weekly children’s book reviews. My kids get so excited to see what books I have to read before naps, bedtime, or at breakfast. There are some really cute ones to add to your children’s summer reading book lists!

Scooper and Dumper and the Pumpkin Parade by Lindsay Ward comes out July 8th. My three boys loved the trucks adventures with the pumpkins.

A Rubbish Journey by Jonah Rideout was a really cute chapter book my daughter loved. The story was fun, and entertaining. It comes out June 24.

Keep Trucking by Raven Howell was an adorable book. The illustrations were super cute and my boys again loved the truck story. It comes out May 10.

Ain’t It Funny by Margaret Gurevich was another fun chapter book about following your dreams. My daughter really enjoyed this one. It comes out October 14.

What Are They Feeling by the School of Life is one that is so sweet and great to explain emotions. The kids and I had some fun conversations to follow this one. It comes out September 11.

The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Kar is a wonderful story of friendship, and takes you back to 1860. It comes out October 7.

Hailma Superhero Princess by Emily Joof was adorable. The storyline and illustrations were very exciting for the kids. It comes out September 2.

The Sun Never Hurries by Roxane Turcotte was my favorite. Such a precious story and the illustrations were darling. It comes out June 24.

Make a Little Wave by Kerry O’Malley Cerra is a really exciting story! My daughter said this was her favorite. She loved the characters. It comes out September 30.

To Mimi’s House We Go by Susan Meissner was another of my favorite. The story, the pictures, the adventure it took you on was absolutely precious. A fun one for the holidays. Comes out Sept 9.

Leonardo Cohen by Maria Isabel Sanchez-Vegara was a cute story! My kids love to learn new things and these are always so full of knowledge to take away. It comes out August 5.

Fall Feast by Sean Taylor made our family very excited for playing in the leaves. It comes out August 5.

Diwali by Sital Gorasia Chapman was such a good one for kids to learn about another culture. It comes out August 5.

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Look everywhere outside among the trees, leaves, grasses, small animals, birds and more to see the wonderful feast that autumn is providing! Enjoy the fine details in the artwork! The last few pages are depictions of things along with a paragraph of helpfulness.
The illustrations by Cinyee Chiu are fun, brilliantly colorful, and delightful.
Well suited for reading WITH someone of any age including ESL, and great for gifting to anyone, but especially to a school or your local public library!
I requested and received a free temporary e-book on Adobe Digital Editions from Quarto Publishing Group/Frances Lincoln Children's Books/HappyYak via NetGalley. Thank you!
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What an adorable and accessible book! It provides insights to what kids would ask about fall & give a nugget of info that catalyzes further convos when fall comes and we’re out for family walks. I also appreciate the picture guide at the end.

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A read-aloud recommendation for fall storytimes for public and school librarians. Mom and Mama know that their kids need a walk outside in the woods even though the temperature has shifted from summer to chill fall. Mama takes the kids on a woodland walk filled with bite-sized facts about the animals, plants, and fungi all around them. Includes a visual glossary with additional facts.

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This was a really fun and informative book! First off the illustrations were absolutely stunning and definitely captured the essence of Autumn through the reds and yellows. I liked that the story seemed to flow very naturally whilst still being informational and it didn't feel like they were shoe horning facts in. The more fact based section at the end was interesting to read and I liked the formatting of this book as it didn't contain huge chunks of text so it felt a lot more digestible.

Overall this was a fun, beautifully illustrated book which succeeded in making me wish it was Autumn!

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Fall Feast: Nature's Harvest was a wonderful look at the natural world in Fall. It follows 2 children and their mother exploring the park on a fall day. I loved that there was casual inclusion of LGBTQIA+ characters and that each critter and organism that was found was so well appreciated.

I would definitely recommend this one to anyone with young kiddos! It was a delightful read!

Thanks to NetGalley, Sean Taylor, Alex Morss, and Quarto Publishing for the chance to review

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Step into the enchanting world of autumn with a delightful celebration of nature's bounty during the cooler months. Through the eyes of two young children and their mothers, young readers are taken on a journey through vibrant landscapes teeming with life and color. From the rustling of crunchy leaves to the sight of animals busily gathering food, the story beautifully captures the magic of fall.

As the children explore various habitats, they encounter a rich tapestry of plants and wildlife preparing for the colder months ahead. The author skillfully blend engaging storytelling with cute, captivating illustrations, inviting readers to immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the season.

Moreover, the inclusion of a section at the end of the book that defines fall, fall colors, animals, and decomposers etc adds an educational element, enriching the reading experience and providing valuable insights for young learners. Fall Feast is not only an enchanting exploration of nature but also a valuable resource for fostering curiosity and understanding of the natural world. This charming book is sure to spark curiosity and appreciation for the changing seasons in readers of all ages.

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⭐️5 Stars⭐️

Fall Feast is a beautiful children’s story full of fall knowledge and learning. This book is excellent for teaching a loved one about the different environmental changes that occur in fall, while keeping the story fun and exciting. I found myself, an adult, learning things I never knew about fall either!

Apart from the story, in the back of the book are a couple of pages explaining different decomposers, as well as fall concepts like migrating, plants dying for the winter, hibernation, etc. I found this knowledge to make the book fantastic for both younger audiences, and for older children who might want a deeper understanding of the information in the story.

Lastly, I want to applaud the author and the illustrators for their wonderful representation of a family with same-sex parents. I was happy to see a children’s book display LGBTQ+ families in such a normalized light. It was beautiful to see their happy family dynamic, just as that same happiness is commonly seen in children’s books with opposite-sex parents.

Thank you for this opportunity to read your book, I genuinely enjoyed it.

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I wanted to read this because of the gorgeous colors but it ended up being a cute family story with a lot of nature facts. Win, win, win! The pictures were so bright and beautiful, just like you see in fall. It was fun reading about the family, and the kids who didn't want to go out in the cold or clean up today. Of course, once they were outside, they had a great time, and they got to learn a lot about how the world was changing with the season. Thanks to NetGalley for letting me read this

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I really loved this book. It is one I would definitely buy for my own children. The story was really nice and I enjoyed the pictures. My favorite part was the last few pages that showcase animals and different things that you see during the fall season!

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First the illustrations are gorgeous! Second, this was such an informative children's book. You get so much valuable information about autumn and nature around us. Absolutely adorable family book.

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I love this book about the processes of nature happening in the fall. From leaves to fungus on nurse trees, I would definitely put this in the classroom if it's in physical book form. Beautiful images too

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Fall Feast is a sweet, informative and bright children’s book about exploring nature as autumn sets in.

I loved the early messaging about the kids not wanting to go out but having a great time when they did. It’s a lovely reminder that there are adventures to be had, even after the weather turns cold.

The mother’s gentle narration through the nature walk was an informative and accessible way to learn about and appreciate the changing environment as autumn approaches. The illustrations beautifully supported the story, and were rich and beautifully textured.

I loved the casual representation with the children’s two mothers, highlighting their characters without making their relationship the focus of the story.

Thank you Quarto Publishing Group and NetGalley for a copy of this book. Opinions expressed are my own.

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As a mother I would definitely buy this book for my kid, I think it would also make the perfect gift, I loved the animations and the fact that it was informative, It will definitely encourage younger children outside to look at nature.

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This book is great for 3 reasons:
1. First, the depiction of a two-mom family, which by now should be common but in my experience is not. I loved seeing it and I am very happy that many children will feel represented by it.
2. The illustrations oh my god!!! They are very pretty and full of details, I personally love autumn and its aesthetics, so this was wonderful.
3. It is a very informative book in disguise. I'm not going to lie, at the end there were quite a few fun facts I didn't know about animals and fall in general. I really appreciate how it will make children more aware of the planet and how we can take care of it.

*Thanks to NetGalley uk, the publishers and the author for the ARC*

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What a great book for children to explain all about nature and what happens during Fall. It explains why some animals store food and get ready to hibernate. On a walk with children in the fall time, the pictures in the back show many things you can look for and find during fall hikes.

Thank you NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group for the arc copy.

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A bright, colourful and educational read. This seasonal book is both entertaining and enlightening. It will keep young readers engaged as they explore the world around them and learn about nature and tpseasonal changes. A lovely addition to any personal or school library. Highly recommend.

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As the cover page suggests, this book is about fall/autumn and the illustrations are a nice mix of watercolour to copic art looking digital illustrations. They have amazing colours of fall and depict tender, curious and lovely moments of family life and the season.

The glossary/guide and the how you can help sections are a nice addition.

An inclusive book, told from the POV of a child in a family of four, with Mom and Mama and two siblings.

Enjoyed it plenty and will revisit it.

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