Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday: Hello, fall

Raisa Masood  //  Oct 17, 2019

Throwback Thursday: Hello, fall

The leaves have begun to change colors and the pumpkin-spiced treats are out, which means it's officially fall! 

Here are some autumnal throwbacks to celebrate the season. This week, I found books to match the red and orange hues of the trees here in the Northeast. The oldest book in the collection below is an anthology of plays by Scholastic Book Services, a division of Scholastic Magazines, Inc. You’ll also see some articles from Instructor, a Scholastic Classroom Magazine for educators, which has fun activity ideas for the classroom. And of course, what season or holiday would be complete without a Clifford book?

Appalachian Autumn and Other Plays, selected by the editors of Scholastic Scope magazine, 1971

An abandoned mine. Pillars of coal have been left to support the roof. Jared and Hugh are removing a pillar, piece by piece. They are loading it onto a cart, hitched to a pony.

“Big Creative Patterns With Skill-Building Activities,” Instructor, August 1991

This fall, capture your students’ imagination and develop their basic skills with reproducible patterns, projects and activities that make learning fun.

A Leaf Sample,” Instructor, October 1991

Autumn is the time when the leaves of many deciduous trees change from green to red, yellow, and orange.

Baby-sitters Little Sister #32: Karen’s Pumpkin Patch by Ann M. Martin, 1992

Karen’s daddy has given Karen a special job for Halloween. She is in charge of the pumpkin patch. And there are so many pumpkins!

It’s Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall, illustrated by Shari Halpern, 1994

All summer long, my brother and I get ready for our favorite holiday.

Can you guess what it is?


Fresh Fall Leaves, written by Betsy Franco, illustrated by Shari Halpern, 1994

Fresh fall leaves…

Watching them fall,

And collecting them.

Clifford’s First Autumn by Norman Bridwell, 1997

The flowers were gone, and there were pumpkins in their place. Clifford had never seen pumpkins before.


Special thanks to Gina Asprocolas and the Scholastic librarians for their help with this series!

Raisa Masood