Children of all ages are sure to enjoy this list of fall books for kids. It’s fun to read autumn books for kids to help them learn about fall and share in the beauty of this colorful season.
Best Fall Books for Kids! Here’s a list of our favorite fall-themed books for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners to help kids learn about autumn and the fall. Share the season’s beautiful colors and magical secrets with children at home or in the classroom with this list of autumn-themed books for kids. You might also enjoy this bucket list of fun fall arts, crafts, and nature activities for kids from toddlers to teens.
Reading fall-themed books to toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and young elementary school-aged kids is also a great way to nurture a growing child’s intelligence and sense of self. Even after children begin reading on their own, it’s a good idea to spend time sharing autumn nature stories or reading them aloud to share meaning and connection throughout the passing seasons of our lives.
Best Fall Books for Preschoolers
We hope you enjoy this autumn booklist for kids filled with our favorite fall books for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and young elementary-aged school kids.
Reading books about the fall aloud to kids is an easy way to help children learn about autumn and all the beautiful colors, sights, and sounds this magical season offers.
You might also enjoy this list of fun ways to celebrate the Fall Autumnal Equinox (and learn more about it!)
20 Awesome Autumn Books for Kids
Our favorite fall books for kids are listed below. You may also enjoy Gratitude books that inspire thankfulness.
**Click on the title, or image, for any of the autumn books for kids on this list to learn more about them.**
1. Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
Take a walk with a young girl greeting all the signs of the coming season. Then, conversing with every flower, creature, and gust of wind, she says goodbye to summer and welcomes autumn.
My daughter and I love this fall book for kids because it reminds us of our signs of the fall scavenger hunt. We like to search for the signs of the changing seasons before each equinox and solstice and have a scavenger hunt for each season!
2. Autumn by
This fall book for preschoolers is one in a series of four books about each season. A magical collection of picture books without text recreates each season’s spirit so even toddlers can read them independently. And Gerda Muller’s “Autumn” book does not disappoint. It’s a beautiful fall-themed book for kids full of fun, active illustrations, including the joys of playing in leaves, flying kites, making a jam, and more!
3. We Gather Together by Windy Pfeffer
For many cultures worldwide, the fall equinox has been a time to celebrate the harvest and begin collecting and storing crops. Reading this fall book about the autumnal equinox with your children can help inspire a new understanding of autumn and the harvest season.
4. Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
This autumn book for preschoolers has been a great source of artistic inspiration for my daughter and I. We created our fall leaf art after gazing upon the amazing nature art found in this gorgeous book. The rich pictures and evocative autumn imagery make this fall book a magical place for children.
5. Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf – another wonderful book by Lois Ehlert
Lois Ehlert uses watercolor collages and pieces of actual seeds, fabric, wire, and roots in this wonderful fall book about the life of a tree. Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf also contains a glossary explaining how roots absorb nutrients, photosynthesis, sap circulates, and other fun and interesting educational facts about trees.
6. Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
This wonderful fall book for kids is about a girl who spends the day picking apples and searching for the perfect pumpkin. Apples and Pumpkins is a refreshing autumn book for preschoolers about the fall season.
7. Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka
The author mixes up the sights and sounds of autumn in this silly little fall book for preschoolers from Bob Raczka! Can you find his mistakes in the words and pictures?
8. Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
This Autumn story shows what happens when one thrifty gardener figures out how to make others happy with the squash she can’t stomach. Too Many Pumpkins is filled with colorful illustrations and a wonderful lesson about helping others that can be appreciated by children of all ages in the classroom or at home.
9. Why do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro
It’s fall, and the leaves are changing color. This classic autumn picture book features graceful text and simple, fun diagrams to explain concepts like photosynthesis and the different types of leaves. This book also includes simple ideas and activities to do with leaves during the fall.
10. We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
Three friends go on a big adventure over a mountain and through a forest to collect fall leaves of all kinds and colors. Can you guess what they will do with all the gorgeous fall leaves they have collected? You might also enjoy 10 Ways to Have Fun Outside with Fall Leaves.
More Autumn Books for Children
11. It’s Fall by Linda Glaser
This beautiful autumn book uses paper sculpture to illustrate animal life, plant life, weather, colors, clothing, and feelings associated with the fall season. You might also enjoy this list of Fall Activities with a printable Bucket List to help you have the Best Autumn Ever!
12. The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
This sweet autumn tale is a fall-themed story for anyone who has ever been afraid of facing the unknown—and a celebration of the friends who help us leap into the unknown.
13. Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer
Enchanting illustrations enhance the vital connections between the layers of an ecosystem in this magical autumn book. Because of an Acorn, a tree grows, a bird nests, and a seed becomes a flower. Wander through this autumn book for kids by going down the forest path. Children can learn how every tree, flower, plant, and animal connect in spiraling circles of life between its covers. But, an acorn is just the beginning.
14. Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson
In this lovely fall story, as the leaves fall from his favorite tree, Fletcher begins to worry that something is wrong. But when winter comes with a wonderful surprise, he realizes that everything is not only okay–it’s beautiful!
15. In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes
The unique changing nature of the beauty that defines the season of Autumn is captured in this book about the fall for preschoolers. In the middle of the fall, it takes only one gust of wind to turn the whole world yellow, red, and orange.
16. Count Down to Fall by Fran Hawk
Count backward from 10 to one with the author of this book about autumn. First, learn about the bright, colorful leaves and the trees from which they fall. Then, watch the animals frolicking in the crisp autumn air as they prepare for the approaching cold winter in this sweet little book about fall.
17. Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber
In this book about fall, the author brings us a wonderful introduction to the science of seasons for leaf jumpers everywhere. The poetic simple text shares facts about different types of fall leaves. Reading this autumn book for preschoolers makes it easy for children to learn about leaves and identify them.
18. The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
What is the busy little squirrel doing? Why doesn’t he have time, and why does he look so busy? Find out–in this sweet little fall story for preschoolers–about a busy little squirrel.
19. Fall Leaves by Loretta Holland
This gorgeous fall storybook puts the colorful autumn season on display and captures the spirit of change that stays with us long after fall leaves. Unlock the secrets of this busy and beautiful time of year as the natural world makes way for winter in this magical fall book for preschoolers and children of all ages.
20. Autumn is Here
Enjoy the signs that Autumn is Here! in this fall-themed book for preschoolers with watercolor illustrations. A sweet fall story about the world of incredible changes that occur during the autumn season.
Fall-Themed Books for Preschoolers
Reading autumn-themed books to preschoolers and children of all ages is a fun and easy way to help them learn about fall.
For more autumn books focused on giving thanks for Thanksgiving, hop over to look at Gratitude books that Inspire Thankfulness.
Don’t forget to check out our Fall bucket list filled with fun fall activities for the best Autumn EVER!!
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