Bruce Goldstone splits his time between two hemispheres, so he often enjoys two autumns a year, the first in May in Buenos Aires and the second in October in New York City. With over twenty years of experience in educational publishing, he knows school curriculums well. His many books include the critically acclaimed Great Estimations, Greater Estimations, and 100 Ways to Celebrate 100 Days.
Autumn is awesome! Leaves change color. Animals fly south or get ready to hibernate. People harvest crops and dress up as scary creatures for Halloween. And then there are pickup football games to play, Thanksgiving foods to eat, leaf piles to jump in—all the amazing things that happen as the air turns crisp and cool.
With colorful photographs, lively explanations, and classic craft ideas, Bruce Goldstone has created a festive and fascinating exploration of autumn’s awesomeness.
* "One of the most comprehensive books about autumn available for kids. . . . A solid choice for audiences of mixed ages. . . . Wonderfully apropos pictures, solid information and sheer breadth are sure to make this an elementary-classroom staple." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Goldstone delivers a thorough overview of the season of autumn and what it entails in terms of the environment and weather, plants and animals, and human traditions and experiences. . . . Encourage[s] kids to actively embrace the season with all their senses, and a list of fall activities carries that idea through to the end." —Publishers Weekly
"Will do well in the laps of or on the desks of the children who are reading it. . . . This is a good reference book for young scholars who will love both the photos and the fun facts." —School Library Journal
"Goldstone offers a richly varied view of autumn . . . which is sure to be popular with classroom teachers." —Booklist
] uses gorgeous photography to show little ones all that happens during autumn. . . . The book touches on all the aspects of fall without being overwhelming for a young child, but full of enough information that an older child, or even an adult, can learn something new." —PW ShelfTalker
"This accessible introduction to autumn features a wealth of interesting tidbits about the season in vivid photo-dense pages. . . . This visually and narratively engaging exploration of the season offers the perfect jumpstart for autumnal studies in the classroom or library." —BCCB
"[An] attractive guide to fall, which is sure to be popular with classroom teachers." —Booklist
Praise for 100 Ways to Celebrate 100 Days
:"A more clever collection of 100 ideas is hard to imagine. A must-have for schools celebrating this special day." —School Library Journal
Praise for Greater Estimations
:"With an appealing layout that lends itself equally well to browsing or curriculum support, this lively book would be an excellent addition." —School Library Journal
Praise for Great Estimations
:"A model of how to do it right." —The New York Times Book Review