Summer Green to Autumn Gold

Uncovering Leaves' Hidden Colors

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Yellow and red, orange and brown—fall is full of color!

This nonfiction picture book, written and illustrated by Mia Posada, beautifully explains why leaves change color in fall. It highlights both the eye-catching colors of the season and the science behind the colors. Back matter offers additional scientific details for curious readers as well as suggested further reading and links to hands-on activities.

“A visually appealing and unusually informative picture book for curious kids.”—starred, Booklist

“[G]lorious art . . .”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books, Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2019-08-06
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF013020, JNF037040, JNF013090
Dewey 581.4/8
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 590
Guided Reading Level O
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 505399
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Glossary, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews


  • AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books Longlist, Long-listed, 2020



“A visually appealing and unusually informative picture book for curious kids.”—starred, Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“[G]lorious art . . .”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Author, Illustrator: Mia Posada

Mia Posada grew up in Minneapolis, then studied art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduating, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she lived until 2007 when she moved back to Minneapolis with her husband and children. Mia has written and illustrated numerous books including: Ladybugs: Red, Fiery and Bright, Robins: Songbirds of Spring, Guess What is Growing Inside This Egg, and Plants Can't Sit Still. She also wrote and illustrated Summer Green to Autumn Gold: Uncovering Leaves' Hidden Colors.