Why Do Leaves Change Color?

written by Betsy Maestro, illustrated by Loretta Krupinski

A Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book that explains how and why leaves change their color in autumn.

This Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book contains background information on trees and detailed explanation of the processes involved in changing   colors of autumn leaves. The illustrations support the text and include name labels for the various leaves presented. At the end of the book are simple activities with fall leaves and places to visit that are known for spectacular fall foliage vistas.

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I usually do not read this book as a story but use it as a  resource for information about fall leaves. The text is scientifically accurate yet written in terms that younger children can relate to and understand.

Pat Gramling