Skip to Content

Book Study: Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak highlights the transition before fall and winter with beautiful words. 

Book Study: Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter

This is another free resource for teachers from The Curriculum Corner.

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter contains beautiful illustrations, also by the author. Children will enjoy connecting with familiar highlights of the changing seasons.

This book takes readers through the transition of seasons. It lends itself to making connections and visualizing during reading.

Children will learn about traditions that have been passed through families over the years. The definitions found at the end of the book provide readers with more meaning behind events touched on in the story.

We suggest adding this book to your fall and winter collection.

This literacy set focuses on exploring the text. Book Study: Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter

Within our Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter collection you will find the following resources:

Autumn & Winter Anchor Chart 

Print as a poster and have students add words to identify each season. Instead of printing, you might choose to display on your smartboard. 

Task Cards

This collection of 10 cards can be used to guide your literacy centers. Choose the activities that meet the needs of your students. Some of these task cards can be used to accompany other resources you will find in the download.

Living or Nonliving Science Sort

Students will sort the words from the book into the categories of living and nonliving. You will also find an anchor chart and graphic organizer to accompany this activity.

Book Searches

These four bookmarks can be a way for students to mark specific spots in the text. We included the headings visualize, word choice, illustration and connection. These could also be used for other books.


Children will draw what they picture as they read. These ideas can also provide a prompt or two to lead group discussions.

Making Connections

If students need direction you might encourage them to think about Thanksgiving or family traditions.

Other Lined Pages & a Booklet

Use the remaining pages as they fit into your classroom. Some will have directions while others are more open ended.

For the booklet, you can have students write their own version of the book using what they see around them as the seasons change.

You can download your free Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter set here:
Book Study

If you are looking to purchase the book, you can find it below (contains affiliate link):