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Gorgeously illustrated with felted art by Kiki van der Heiden and children from Haida Gwaii, Taan’s Moons follows a bear through the year and the different stages of the moon. Although neither author nor illustrator are of Haida descent, this book and the art work were completed in consultation and collaboration with elders, teachers, and children of Haida Gwaii. There are print and audio translations available in the Skidegate Haida dialect.

When teachers request a book that will explore Aboriginal understandings of seasons and this is what I will recommend. This book was chosen as the book given to prospective Kindergarten students during Welcome to Kindergarten.

 

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Here’s another great book about seasons. I like the short text that explores the five senses through the four seasons. The students love the highly stylized illustrations.

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This is such a delicious, gorgeous information storybook. The children have been eating it up. I love the illustrations and the wonderful discoveries you make about animals. The ending, with notes on each animal is fascinating to the children.

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Beautiful ABC fall book, great vocabulary building for young ones and English language learners.

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Nothing like cherry blossoms blooming, crocuses poking their heads up, and birds chirping in the early morning to tell us spring is here. There are many lovely books about spring, and Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms is one.

Enjoying a spring day, Fletcher bounces along and to his great surprise, he finds snow! Worried for his friends, he hurries off to warn each one of them, all of whom were enjoying the sping day. When the reach the orchard, instead od snow, they find blossoms covering ths ground!

A lovely book to read with children that can be read quickly, with one or two desciptive lines per page, or in more detail that explain why seasons happen.

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