Every fall, we love to pull out some old favorite books about fall leaves to welcome the season!
Although the trees are a brilliant green, Fall is just around the corner. And while the first hint is usually a cooler breeze in the air, the changing of the colors is an unmistakable sign of Autumn.
In addition to recommending books about fall leaves, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and classroom leaves unit study resources! You can find these books about fall leaves for children at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Books about Fall Leaves for Children
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves: 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? Join Fletcher and find out. . . .
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt: Join three friends on a fun leaf-finding adventure! This bouncy new version of the popular song begs to be read out loud. There are lots of beautiful fall leaves to find! Three friends have a big adventure hiking over a mountain and through a forest to collect leaves of all kinds and colors. What will they do with all their leaves at the end of the story? Jump and play in them, of course! With easy rhyming text and fun sound effects, children will delight in this rollicking autumn story.
Leaf Jumpers: Graceful, poetic text celebrates the beauty of autumn leaves, while the simple text at the end explains why leaves change color. Readers learn how to identify all sorts of leaves from red maple to sycamore by their color, shape, and other characteristics. A great choice for science units and autumn displays.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!: Our favorite old lady is back and swallowing autumn items! That wild old lady is back swallowing fall-themed items. What can you make from leaves, clothes, a pumpkin, and rope? That’s right, a scarecrow! Perfect for back-to-school time.
I Love Fall!: A Touch-and-Feel Board Book: From woolly scarves and plump orange pumpkins to crunchy leaves and smooth wicker baskets, readers will delight in all the different textures fall has to offer. With simple, rhyming verses and sweet, vibrant illustrations, youngsters can celebrate the season with this touch-and-feel board book that’s perfect for small hands.
Fall Leaves: Part poem, part silent stage, this luminous picture book puts autumn 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.
Leaves! Leaves! Leaves!: Join Mama and Buddy Bear’s stroll through the seasons as they examine the development of leaves on their favorite trees. In early spring, Buddy wonders when the leaves will emerge from their buds and blossom into the wonderful shapes he and Mama like to collect in the summer months. Mama, a treasure trove of tree facts, shares Buddy’s love of leaves and encourages him to use his eyes and hands to explore how a tree produces, maintains, and then sheds its foliage. With a wealth of information tucked into an engaging story, this informational picture book is a perfect pick for classroom investigations or story time.
Fall Leaves (Clavis Toddler: Daily Life): Filled with the recognizable images of a brisk fall day, this charming board book takes toddlers on an autumn adventure. Whether observing squirrels gathering nuts, dodging falling leaves, or splashing in puddles, children will delight in the vivid images while they learn about the world around them. Bright illustrations and simple yet engaging text help young readers develop vocabulary and improve language skills.
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf: Lois Ehlert uses watercolor collage and pieces of actual seeds, fabric, wire, and roots in this innovative and rich introduction to the life of a tree. A special glossary explains how roots absorb nutrients, what photosynthesis is, how sap circulates, and other facts about trees.
Fall Leaves: Colorful and Crunchy (Cloverleaf Books – Fall’s Here!): Look at all the brightly colored trees! Fall weather causes leaves to change colors. Follow a leaf as it grows, changes color, and falls to the ground. Let’s grab a rake! What happens in fall? Find out in the Fall’s Here! series, part of the Cloverleaf Books collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!
Leaves: This simple, charming story of a young bear’s first autumn is perfectly suited to board book format. Bear is surprised when the leaves start falling off the trees, but when he tries to reattach them, it doesn’t work. Eventually, he gets sleepy, and burrows into the fallen leaves for a long nap. When he wakes up, it’s spring-and there are suddenly brand-new leaves all around, seeming to welcome him. With its childlike main character and graceful illustrations, Leaves is a great way to teach the youngest children about the changing seasons.
The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages: This story by Leo Buscaglia is a warm, wonderfully wise and strikingly simple story about a leaf names Freddie. How Freddie and his companion leaves change with the passing seasons, finally falling to the ground with winter’s snow, is an inspiring allegory illustrating the delicate balance between life and death.
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FREE Leaves Study Unit
In addition to recommending books about fall leaves, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and classroom leaves unit study resources! These unit study resources may contain affiliate links.
- Fall Leaf Theme Preschool Classroom Lesson Plans
- Leaves Home Preschool Lesson Plan
- Leaf Writing Journal Prompts
For further leaves study unit resources and ideas, consider the following affiliate links:
- Fall Leaves Printable Play Dough Mat Pack from Play Dough & Popsicles
- Festive Fall Children’s Books about Leaves from Crafty Mama in ME
- Learn About Leaves from Faith and Good Works
- The Sugar Science of Autumn Leaves from FrogMom
- Leaf Activities for Kids from Look! We’re Learning!
- Building a “Real” Family Tree from Extremely Good Parenting
- Leaf Science Activities for Kids from iGameMom
- Leaves Read and Play from My Storytime Corner
- Leaf Chromatography STEM Activity: Remove Color from Leaves! from Schooling a Monkey
- Why Do Leaves Change Colors? from Slap Dash Mom
- Fibonacci Fall LEGO Garden from Planet Smarty Pants
- Emergent Reader: Leaves
- Fall Leaves Fall Literacy and Math Center Activities
- Parts of Speech Leaves
- Leaves – Numbers (0-20) and Number Words (zero-ten) Sequencing
- Finally It’s Fall for 1st & 2nd Grade!