Best Fall Books for Children of All Ages
Our list of the best fall books welcomes the beauty and wonder in changing seasons. Depending on where you live, fall comes with crisper temperatures, apple and pumpkin picking, corn mazes, hayrides, and more. From collecting and jumping in leaves to picking and carving pumpkins, autumn is full of fun sensory experiences. These fall books allow children to discover the many ways to celebrate and enjoy the change in seasons. Here are 15 Reading Boots favorite fall books for readers of all ages.
Best Fall Books for Ages 0-3
I Love Fall!: A Touch-and-Feel Board Book, by Alison Inches. Explore fall through orange pumpkins, crunchy leaves, and more. The simple rhymes, colorful images, and playful textures will engage the youngest readers.
Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin, by Tad Hills. Picking pumpkins is a popular fall activity and Duck and Goose want to join the fun. However, they cannot find a pumpkin. Your child will enjoy following along on the silly adventures in this colorful board book.
Baby Loves Fall!, by Karen Katz. Now you can make fall fun and interactive for your youngest readers. Discover apple pies, acorns, scarves, hats, and more in this seasonal book. This sturdy lift-the-flap book allows children to discover the colorful joys of autumn.
The Busy Little Squirrel, by Nancy Tafuri. When fall comes, the little squirrel has much to do to prepare for winter. Will he ever slow down? Available as a board book, this sweet story showcases the best features of the season.
Mouse’s First Fall, by Lauren Thompson. Join Mouse and Minka on a cool fall day. Now readers can discover the colors, shapes, and sizes of leaves as Mouse takes a big leap of fun. This colorful board book with simple text is great for the youngest readers.
Best Fall Books for Ages 3-6
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt, by Steve Metzger. Fans of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt will love this fun fall adaptation. A trio of friends overcome obstacles on their mission to find leaves. Not only will your child enjoy the rhymes and sound effects, but also they will discover various leaves and trees.
Clifford’s First Autumn, by Norman Bridwell. Join everyone’s favorite red dog during his puppy day adventures. With crisp air, apples, leaf piles, and football, Clifford is learning all about the fall season. The bright images and simple sentences are easy to follow.
Because of an Acorn, by Lola Schaefer. From acorn to tree, from seeds to fruit and the animals they attract, this book tells a descriptive story. Using very simple text and beautifully illustrated images, this story shows the interconnectedness of nature.
The Roll-Away Pumpkin, by Junia Wonders. “Diddle-dee-doo! Oh, what shall I do?” When Maria’s pumpkin rolls away, the rest of the town tries to help her catch it. The repetitive text is great for young readers to chime in or for those who are beginning to read independently.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves, by Lucille Colandro. Our favorite old lady is back and this time she is swallowing pieces of fall. The repetitive phrases will have your child laughing along and chiming in with this silly tale.
Autumn is Here!, by Heidi Pross Gray. Celebrate the beautiful changes as summer turns to autumn. Simple, yet descriptive, this book gives a charming introduction to the beauty of nature. The rhythmic text, repetitive phrases, and beautiful images will keep kids engaged throughout this book.
Best Fall Books for Ages 6-8
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn, by Kenard Pak. Discover the seasons as a young girl walks through a forest and town welcoming the signs of autumn. Because the photos are beautiful and the text is simple and descriptive, this is popular with kids and adults alike.
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, by Julia Rawlinson. When Fletcher the fox sees leaves falling, he thinks something is wrong. Like any curious child, Fletcher collects the leaves, watches, and wonders what is happening. With sweet pictures and soothing, gentle text, this book tells the story of the changes throughout fall.
Pumpkin Jack, by Will Hubbell. Tim carved a pumpkin and named him Jack. What happens after Halloween when Jack is put back into the garden as he rots? Children will enjoy the pictures and story as they learn the life cycle of one of our favorite fall plants.
Too Many Pumpkins, by Linda White. Rebecca Estelle hates pumpkins, so what can she do when an enormous pumpkin crashes into her yard? This classic fall book will keep your child laughing as Rebecca discovers how to make others happy with her pumpkins. The paragraph format is good for children who enjoy being read to or those who are starting to read independently.
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