Fall Picture Books

Four Seasons Make a Year by Anne Rockwell

The Reasons for the Seasons by Gail Gibbons

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger

Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro

Fall Leaves Colorful and Crunchy by Martha E. H. Runstad

Fall Leaves Fall by Martha E. H. Rustad

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

Leaves by David Ezra Stein

Look What I Did with a Leaf by Morteza E. Sohi

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Leaves Fall Down by Lisa Marie Bullard

Apples and Pumpkins by Julia Rawlinson

Nuts to You! by Lois Ehlert

Fall Walk by Virginia Brimhall Snow

How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro

Apples for Everyone by Jill Esbaum

Apples by Gail Gibbons

Apples, Apples Everywhere Learning about Apple Harvest by Robin Koontz

Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) Across the Plains by Deborah Hopkinson

Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin Pie by Jill Esbaum

Little Boo by Steven Wunderli

Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White

God’s Blessings of Fall-Cover Reveal


I’m so proud of this beautiful work. Thank you, Olya Badulina for the beautiful artwork in God’s Blessings of Fall.

This is the first book in my Bountiful Blessings series. It will be available in paperback and hardcover. CAN. NOT. WAIT.

Thank you for praying with me and encouraging me during the process of bringing this book to life.

Blessings to you, my friends.

God’s Blessings of Fall-One More Day

Tomorrow is the big day! My first picture book, God’s Blessings of Fall, published by Little Lamb Books will be revealed.

YOU’ll be the first to see the beautiful cover.

Can you tell I’m excited?

God’s Blessings of Fall-Almost There

Only 2 DAYS until the cover reveal for God’s Blessings of Fall. 

You’ll love Olya Badulina’s gorgeous illustrations.

Share the excitement with me here and on social media, please.


God’s Blessings of Fall-Count Down

Just 3 more days until I reveal the cover of my debut picture book, God’s Blessings of Fall. 

I think the children in your life will love gettin up close to the sights, sounds and smells of fall.

I’m excited! Hoping you are getting excited about it, too. Please share on your social media.

God’s Blessings of Fall – Count Down

In just 4 days everyone will get their first glimpse of God’s Blessings of Fall, the first book in my Bountiful Blessings series.

Can’t wait!


God’s Blessings of Fall-Cover Reveal

Just 5 days until I share the cover of my debut picture book God’s Blessings of Fall. 

It’s a celebration of the bounteous beauty of fall that we receive from our Heavenly Father.

Children’s Poetry

Your local library is a lovely place to find these books of poems for children. Please pay them a visit.


Cracks in the Sidewalk by Crystal Bowman

A Spider Bought a Bicycle chosen by Michael Rosen

Lemonade Sun by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

In the Spin of Things by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Thanksgiving Day at Our House by Nancy White Carlstrom

Silly Street by Jeff Foxworthy

A Humble Life by Linda Oatman High

Thinker My Puppy Poet and Me by Eloise Greenfield

In the Middle of the Night by Laura Purdie Salas

Pony Poems for Little Pony Lovers by Cari Meister

The Day the Universe Exploded My Head by AllanWolf

Underneath My Bed List Poems by Brian P. Cleary

Bark in the Park Poems for Dog Lovers by Avery Corman

BOOM! BELLOW! BLEAT! Animal Poems for Two or More Voices by Georgia Heard

The Big Beyond by James Carter

Trees by Verlie Hutchens

The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How-To Poems by Paul B. Janeczko

New Blog Look

I think we’re ready to celebrate my redesigned website! Break out the balloons and noise-makers!

I’ve been prayerfully redesigning and repurposing my website. I hope you like it.

How about the banner? It was created by Kim Sponaugle of Picture Kitchen Studio. She captured my vision perfectly.

Please check out the Menu Tabs, too. I’ve reorganized some information for writers.  I’ve added some fun pages for kids. As it becomes available I’ll be adding other stuff for teachers and conference leaders.

And my blog “Writing Encouraging Words” is still up and running. I hope to post a variety of things:

  • Information about my writing, books, school visits, etc.
  • Articles of interest to writers
  • Articles to encourage parents
  • An occasional original poem
  • Articles to celebrate holidays
  • Introductions to new books by my writing buddies

I’ll post every Wednesday.

girl-balloons2I hope you’ll help me celebrate by leaving comments and sharing my website with others. I’m headed for FB and Twitter to post it. Will you leave a comment there, too?

Thanks, dear friends.

Picture Books – Family

Jean Matthew Hall has reviewed about 200 picture books over the past two years. The next few blog posts will list these picture books by theme and/or category for your easy reference. The titles are linked to the reviews.

If I Didn’t Have You
The Manic Panic
Love Is Kind
Ocean Meets Sky
Papa’s Mechanical Fish
How to Grow a Dinosaur
Snow Dance
Daddy Depot
A Piece of Home
Still a Family
Josie Jo’s Got to Know

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