The following books are listed according to seasons. Holidays celebrated within the season are listed as subtitles respectively. These books have been featured on Book Savors and are not a complete list of the fabulous books you could read.


Autumn:  An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schur:  autumn activities

The Cemetery Keepers of Gettysburg by Linda Oatman High; November 19, 1863 Gettysburg Address

Fall is Here!  I Love It! by Elaine W. Good:  season; country setting

Henry and Mudge:  Under the Yellow Moon by Cynthia Rylant

In November by Cynthia Rylant:  autumn season

Leaves by David Ezra Stein:  autumn; hibernation

Old Bear by Kevin Henkes:  hibernation; seasons

Patty’s Pumpkin Patch by Teri Sloat

Peepers by Eve Bunting:  fall description

Pumpkin Town by Katie McKy

Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming:  hibernation

When Autumn Comes by Robert Mass:  fall weather and activities

September 11th:

14 Cows for America by Carman Agra Deedy

Fireboat:  the Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey by Maira Kalman


The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin by Margaret Wise Brown:  autumn; changing of the season; Halloween

The Hallo-Wiener by Dav Pilkey; bullying; name-calling; voice

Halloween Howls Holiday Poetry by Lee Bennett Hopkins: great poems to connect to

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams

The Mystery of the Grindlecat by Valiska Gregory

Pokenstein by Kathryn Lasky

Pumpkin Eye by Denise Fleming

Skeleton Hiccups by Margaery Cuyler

Trick or Treat by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson


How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Story by Eve Bunting

The Most Thankful Thing by Lisa McCourt

An Outlaw Thanksgiving by Emily Arnold McCully:  American frontier; historical narrative

Pilgrim Cat by Carol Antoinette Peacock:   pilgrims and early establishment

A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman

Squanto’s Journey by Joseph Bruchac:  Native American’s perspective

Thank You, Sara:  The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson:  American History

Turk and Runt by Lisa Wheeler

‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey

The Very First Thanksgiving Day by Rhonda Gowler Greene:  pilgrims

Veteran’s Day:

America’s White Table by Margot Theis Raven

The Wall by Eve Bunting:  Vietnam War


Dadblamed Union Army Cow by Susan Fletcher; Indiana’s Statehood December 11th

December by Eve Bunting

My Penguin, Osbert by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

Old Bear by Kevin Henkes:  hibernation; seasons

Snow Ponies by Jason Cockcroft

Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin

The Snowman’s Path by Helena Pittman

Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buchner

Stranger in the Woods by Carl R Sams II and Jean Stoick:  winter; animal behavior

Testing the Ice: true story about Jackie Robinson by Sharon Robinson:  baseball history; courage

The Turning of the Year by Bill Martin Jr.

Winter Lullaby by Barbara Seuling:  changing of fall season to winter


Bear’s First Christmas by Robert Kinerk

Cat and Bear by Carol Greene; ill. Anne Mortimer

Christmas in the Country by Cynthia Rylant

Christmas in the Trenches by John McCutcheon

The Christmas Sweater: a Picture Book by Glen Beck

Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo

A Pussycat’s Christmas by Margaret Wise Brown

Santa’s Stuck by Rhonda Gowler Greene

Silver Packages:  An Appalachian Christmas Story by Cynthia Rylant

What Dogs Want for Christmas by Kandy Radzinski

Black History:

Granddaddy’s Gift by Margaree King Mitchell

I Am Rosa Parks by Rosa Parks

More Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby

My Brother Martin by Christine King Farris

Rosa by Nikki Giovanni

A Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson

This is the Dream by Diane Shore

Uncle Jed’s Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell

Presidents’ Day:

Abe Lincoln’s Hat by Martha Brenner

Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchuio

If I Ran for President by Catherine Stier

Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country) by Kathleen Krull

Presidents’ Day by Anne Rockwell

Valentine’s Day:

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinelli


April Foolishness by Teresa Bateman

Mud by Mary Lyn Ray:  spring, earth awakening after the rain

The Secret Place by Eve Bunting: animal habitat displaced in a city; observation of the world around you

Stuck in the Mud by Jane Clarke

Yucky Worms by Vivian French: what worms do in the earth


Air Show by Treat Williams

City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems

Fluffy and Baron by Laura Rankin

My Farm Friends by Wendell Minor

Peter Spit a Seed at Sue by Jackie French Koller

Pictures from Our Vacation by Lynn Rae Perkins

Stick by Steve Breen

Storm is Coming by Heather Tekavec

4 Responses to Seasons/Holidays

  1. Linda Baie says:

    Wonderful, wonderful list! I will use it and use it! My favorite book is often by Cynthia Rylant, and this time it’s In November.

    • Kmart says:

      In November is an amazing book! I am a big Cynthia Rylant Fan and it is beautifully illustrated, you can use it for a mini-lesson, and simply enjoy it as a read aloud.

  2. Bethany says:

    Thank you, MH:):) You are a wealth of knowledge! Yes, I have a blog again! AND now a “blogspot” in my room…stay tuned for 2nd grade writers:)

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