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For Nonfiction Monday -- "Fall leaves: colorful and crunchy" by Martha E. H. Rustad with illustrations by Amanda Enright."
Fall Leaves is one book in a series by Rustad that includes: Animals in Fall, Fall Weather, Fall Pumpkins, Fall Harvests, and Fall Apples. Each of these books is very accessible for young readers. Short sentences and simple language is paired with colorful, child-friendly illustrations.
Fall leaves introduces children to the process of photosynthesis through a discussion of leaves and how they perform vital functions in nature from their first appearance in the spring through their colorful appearance in the fall. The text is enhanced with sidebars that provide additional detail. A leaf activity, glossary and index complete the book.