Check out my giant list of fall books for preschool and up!
Over the years, I’ve shared quite a few book lists about fall – because I absolutely love this season! I’ll start this post with a list of general books about fall. Down below, you can click on any of the images for even more books about fall … apples, pumpkins, leaves, scarecrows, Halloween, and Thanksgiving!
Here we go!
Fall Is Not Easy, by Marty Kelley
This is a delightful rhyming book about a tree who struggles to change its colors for fall. Instead of turning into traditional fall colors, its leaves are colored like a rainbow, a giant smiling emoticon, polka dots, a hamburger (our favorite!) and more. Lots of silly fun while also teaching kids about the seasons.
Fall Mixed Up, by Bob Raczka
My Four and I giggled as we read this funny book about things that aren’t quite right during the Fall season. We get a hint that things are mixed up on the very first page: “Every Septober, every Octember, Fall fills my senses with scenes to remember.” The rhymes are cute, but it’s the illustrations that steal the show. Our favorites were the pictures of squirrels flying south for the winter (suspended by red balloons), and kids taking big bites out of caramel pumpkins.
Bella’s Fall Coat, by Lynn Plourde
Bella loves her Fall coat – that Grams made especially for her – to last forever. But the coat is worn out, and Bella is too big for it. Thankfully, Grams has a solution. This sweet, vibrantly colored book was a favorite of my Four.
This is a gorgeous book with hinged pages. My Two and Four loved taking turns opening them after the magic words. I love the simple, cheerful text – and the fact that it rhymes, which is always a plus when choosing books for toddlers and preschoolers.
The Busy Little Squirrel, by Nancy Tafuri
This is a simple book about a squirrel getting ready for winter. He’s too busy to nibble a pumpkin with Mouse, rest on a branch with Bird, or hop rocks with Frog. He’s too busy! The short story and sweet illustrations make this perfect for toddlers.
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn, by Kenard Pak
I love the way the young girl has conversations with the flowers, creatures, and weather as the season changes into winter.
“Hello! Now that the cool winds have come, we love how our branches sway in the sun.”
This would be a great mentor text for teaching kids to write their own books in the same style. I will be honest, though, and tell you that my Four disliked it. She thought it was boring.
Yellow Time, by Lauren Stringer
My Two is learning to name all his colors, and the first one he latched onto was yellow – making this a perfect book for us! While my Four felt the story was boring, I liked the delightful artwork and gentle text.
I Know It’s Autumn, by Eileen Spinelli
This is a cheerful book that may be worth owning, especially if you are a classroom teacher of preschool through first grade. It has engaging pictures and just the right amount of text.
On each page, the narrator notices something different that tells her autumn is here. “When the morning light comes late … when Daddy brings my jacket from the storage box … when the class makes acorn art …” and so it goes. A bonus is that the book features a multi-racial family (a Caucasian mother and an Asian father).
In the Middle of Fall, by Kevin Henkes
I love the simple text and gorgeous, soft illustrations in this gentle introduction to Fall. Perfect for kids with short attention spans.
Hello, Fall! by Deborah Diesen
This is a sweet book about a little girl and her grandpa. Together, they find beauty and wonder in the fall foliage.
Owl Sees Owl, by Laura Godwin & Rob Dunlavey
You’ll fall in love with the sweet baby owl in this poetic book about a young owl’s nighttime adventure. What’s very cool is that book is written as a reverso poem. A reverso poem is one in which the second half repeats the lines from the first half. You’ll have to check this book out to see what I mean. 😉
Click on an image below to get another book list for fall!
Do you have our Fall theme yet?
Fall Theme Pack for Pre-K/K
This 245-page theme pack has a huge variety of activities for your apple, pumpkin, and leaf unit in preschool or kindergarten! You’ll get printable vocabulary cards and nonfiction books with real photos, emergent readers that your child can color and read all by himself, clip cards, beginning reading games, activity pages, and more.
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