AWESOME FALL BOOKS FOR KIDS! These children’s books about fall are geared towards toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary. We can dive into the feels of the season with the beautiful colors and messages included in this list of autumn books for kids.
Reading fall-themed books aloud is a fun way to embrace the changing seasons and spend some quality time together. Reading these books together allows us to share in conversations and talk about connections to our lives. Below is a collection of books that celebrate the ever-changing autumn.
Children’s Books about Fall We Love
We hope you enjoy this autumn booklist for kids filled with our favorite fall books for toddlers, preschoolers and children of all ages. Reading books about the fall is an easy way to help children learn about the season and all of the beautiful colors, sights, and sounds that this beautiful season has to offer. Reading books centered around a theme seems to get my boys excited about both the season and reading. Check out how we had a little fun Falling into Fall Books!
Check out your local library for these popular titles or buy them to build your own collection! I love to add to my collection of season books throughout the year. I keep my holiday/season titles in a separate storage bin to pull out when it’s time. It’s fun to add a few decorations to a shelf as well which I usually pick up at the local dollar store.
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This is a charming book for younger kids! Penguin’s curiosity about fall sends him on a journey to a faraway farm. But his younger brother Pumpkin is too little to come along! Can Penguin find a perfect way to bring the joys of the season back home so Pumpkin can join the fun?
This is a picture book with half pages that hide and reveal how Sammy and Hob enjoy the season. This book is also great for toddlers and up with a focus on the child’s world.
Explore AUTUMN in the forest with this lively, interactive Lift-a-Flap Surprise board book! Little ones will love learning all about fall fun in the forest while following an adorable little chipmunk busy collecting walnuts, acorns, and buckeyes in preparation for winter.
Another great find for the younger crowd that fits in with our fall books for children! Carve out family time for this Halloween read — go on a pumpkin hunt with Duck & Goose in this oversized board book!
This is a recommended book for ages 3-5! Froggy can’t wait to pick a pumpkin. He plans to carve a jack-o’-lantern and make a pumpkin pie. Prizes are given for the biggest, smallest, and prettiest pumpkin, but when Froggy trips and smashes his pumpkin, he takes home a special prize–for the ugliest pumpkin!
This is a great fall read-aloud book for early elementary school-aged children! It’s autumn in the Big City! Little Elliot and Mouse love the hustle and bustle of the city streets. But sometimes it feels like there are too many people, too many noises―just too much! The best friends decide to get out of town for a vacation in the countryside. There, they’ll discover the sights and smells of autumn in the country.
Think of all the ways to incorporate additional learning activities with this story! A perfect story for a compare and contrast activity. And also a great book to identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Both of my sons enjoyed this book, grades 1 and 3! With colorful photographs, lively explanations, and classic craft ideas, Bruce Goldstone has created a festive and fascinating exploration of autumn’s awesomeness.
An artistic picture book about an autumn leaf’s journey that beautifully evokes the season. It travels up and over the world and down again—where it finally lands on the page of a little girl’s open book and becomes a keepsake.
A beautiful, lyrical picture book about a father, his daughter, and her imaginary friend raking leaves on a crisp fall day. With gorgeous pictures by E. B. Goodale, the illustrator of the acclaimed Windows, this book about family, fatherhood, friendship, and imagination is perfect for storytime and bedtime sharing all year round.
The Leaf Thief is a funny picture book that teaches kids about autumn, adapting to change, and the seasons.
Squirrel loves counting the leaves on his tree–red leaves, gold leaves, orange, and more. But hold on! One of his leaves is missing! On a quest to find the missing leaf, Squirrel teams up with his friend Bird to discover who the leaf thief could be among their forest friends.
While tired farmers and their families are in bed, the harvest moon silently climbs into the sky and starts working its magic. For some, it is the nightly signal to rise and shine. It is time to hunt, to work, or to play in the shadows. For a little girl and her cat, it is an invitation to enjoy the wonders of the night and a last flood of light before the short days of winter set in.
Award-winning artist Wendell Minor celebrates America’s love for giant pumpkins alongside famous American landmarks and landscapes
Every year, giant pumpkin contests take place at fairs across the country! The latest craze is to carve the most enormous pumpkins into racing boats. But what’s next? Why not think really big? Award-winning artist Wendell Minor does just that as he imagines larger-than-life pumpkins decorating some of America’s favorite places—as immense as the Capitol dome, Mount Rushmore, the Brooklyn Bridge, even the Grand Canyon! This celebration of famous landmarks and landscapes plays with concepts of size and scale and is full of fun facts.
Lance Cottonwood is the best and brightest of the leaves, but even the top students on the tree have worries. Can Lance conquer his fear of falling and just let go when the time comes for his final exam, or will he let his worries take over? In this funny and encouraging picture book, best-selling author Stef Wade tells an engaging story and deftly addresses social and emotional struggles many kids encounter each day…feeling anxious, wanting to be perfect, facing fears, etc.
As the leaves fall from his favorite tree, Fletcher worries that something is terribly wrong. But then winter comes and with it a wonderful surprise. Do you know what it is?
From award-winning author Louise Greig and acclaimed illustrator, Júlia Sardà comes an uplifting story about how to confront big emotions.
Ed’s bad mood begins as something really small, hardly a thing at all. But before long it grows, gathers pace, and spreads through the whole town. Can Ed sweep his troubles away?
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