It's Fall! (Celebrate the Seasons #1)

by Renée Kurilla (Author)

It's Fall! (Celebrate the Seasons #1)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
An homage to the joys of the season—from jumping into piles of leaves, to trick-or-treating, to baking tasty meals—written in sweet and simple verse.

Colors bursting, shadows tall. There’s lots to celebrate—it’s fall!

Break out your fuzzy socks and cozy scarves! Bring on the doughnuts, cider, and pies! It’s time for corn mazes, trick-or-treating, and all the Thanksgiving food you can eat.… It’s fall! With playful rhymes and lively illustrations, this celebratory book shows the many ways we welcome and enjoy a special season.
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Kirkus Reviews

Uplifting seasonal verse focusing on well-known customs and conventions.


An appealing read-aloud choice.

Publishers Weekly

Starred Review

Golden hues lend an idyllic quality to Kurilla's adorable rhyming celebration of autumn. A teacher's prompt provides the narrative frame ("In class, our teacher asks to hear/ what things we love this time of year"), in response to which children of varying abilities and skin tones cite a range of emblematic pleasures. These include "fuzzy socks and/ cozy clothes.// A scarf around/ my chilly nose," a pumpkin patch and a corn maze, candy buckets for trick-or-treating, "honking geese," and watching the Thanksgiving parade on TV. With a limited palette of blacks, oranges, reds, and yellows, delicate digital illustrations capture the crisp warmth of the season as well as an appealing hint of youthful exuberance in cheerful community-oriented scenes. When a final line asks readers to reflect on their own favorite pastimes, it's welcome cause to reexperience the book's endearing tribute. Ages 4-8. (Aug.)

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Throughout the book, the art creates an atmosphere of warmth and fun with its rounded forms and cheerful portrayal of kids reveling in the season. In the end, the classmates ask listeners what they love about fall, a question that children will surely want to answer. An appealing read-aloud choice. —Booklist
Renée Kurilla
Renée Kurilla is the illustrator of many books for children, including Chicks Rule! and Chicks Rock! She is the author-illustrator of One Springy, Singy Day. Kurilla was a lead artist at FableVision Studios for nearly 10 years. She lives just south of Boston with her family.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date
August 20, 2023
Celebrate the Seasons
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV035000 - Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
JUV009100 - Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Seasons
JUV017060 - Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Thanksgiving
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Stories in rhyme

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