On a Gold-Blooming Day

Finding Fall Treasures

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

On a gold-blooming, bee-zooming, sun-dazzling day . . . / Snakes glide. / Spiders hide. / Crickets chirp. / Butterflies slurp.

From Buffy Silverman, author of On a Snow-Melting Day, comes an exciting companion book. As autumn begins, plants and animals in nature begin to change in all kinds of ways to prepare for winter. Brilliant photos and rhyming text work together in this engaging read-aloud to highlight these changes, and back matter offers more information about each creature and change featured.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-09-06
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JNF051100, JNF042000, JNF013090
Dewey 508.2
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 150
Guided Reading Level K
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, and Reviewed

Author: Buffy Silverman

Buffy Silverman is the author of more than 90 nonfiction books for children, featuring topics from alligators to video games. Look for her nature-inspired poetry in anthologies and children's magazines, and visit her at www.buffysilverman.com.

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  • NCTE Notable Children's Book in the Language Arts, Winner, 2023
  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2023


Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“Revel in the beauty of the fall season with this lyrical picture book for young children. On a gold-blooming day, readers are invited to look at a bee sipping nectar from a flower, watch the sun through branches on a tree, and see a snake glide, a spider hide, cricket chirp, and a butterfly slurp. Silky milkweed seeds drift from a seed pod and squirrels crunch nuts. A moose munches a leaf, raindrops fall, and mushrooms pop up out of the ground. Readers can witness other fall wonders such as fawns grazing, cattails swaying, and a family apple-picking. Pumpkins, leaf piles, and a breezy chill all signal the season of fall in all its glory. Each phrase is accompanied by photographs that truly capture the season. This is a wonderful book to celebrate the season of fall and to identify new vocabulary words for young readers. A beautiful book that can be read almost like a poem or a song and should be on every bookshelf leading up to and during the season of fall! Reviewer Rating: 5” –Children’s Literature


“A good read-aloud choice for preschool and early primary classes noting seasonal touchstones.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“Sun-dazzling!”—Kirkus Reviews