What is it about fall? The changing of the colors? The smell? The crispness of the air? Whatever it is, I know that my kids love reading books about fall!
In addition to offering recommendations for children’s books about fall, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class resources to teach kids about Autumn!
You can find these fun books for kids at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.
Children’s Books About Fall
Fall (Seasons – All Year Round): Each season has something special about it, and in these books we explore each one. What shall we wear, where shall we go and what will we see? New sensations, noises and tastes; so much that is new! Follow the children as they spend time discovering the joys of indoor and outdoor play. Creative and inventive, interesting and funny, you will find lots of things to inspire you.
Fall is Not Easy: You’ve got to feel sorry for your average tree. It’s got a lot to worry about: squirrels, thunderstorms, kids building forts. Oh, yes, and then there’s that pesky business about changing colors for the fall… Main character in Fall Is Not Easy is a tree that has its share of troubles with its fall colors. No matter what pattern its leaves change into–a smiley face, a a spotted cow, an “Eat at Joe’s” sign–nothing seems to work out quite right. How will the tree solve its seasonal dilemma?
In the Middle of Fall: Caldecott Medalist and award-winning author Kevin Henkes’s striking text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the fall season. Laura Dronzek’s expressive paintings illuminate pumpkins, apples, falling leaves, busy squirrels, and the transformation from colorful autumn to frosty winter.
Fall (Bright Baby Touch and Feel): With seasonal pictures for Fall and Thanksgiving, this is an engaging book to share with babies and toddlers. There are Fall leaves, pumpkins, cranberries and photographs of other familiar things to look at, and the pages have different touch-and-feel textures, which little fingers will love to explore.
I Love Fall!: A Touch-and-Feel Board Book: From plump orange pumpkins to crunchy leaves, readers will love all the textures fall has to offer in this delightful touch-and-feel board book. 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.
Awesome Autumn: All Kinds of Fall Facts and Fun: Autumn is awesome! Leaves change color. Animals fly south or get ready to hibernate. People harvest crops and dress up as scary creatures for Halloween. And then there are pickup football games to play, Thanksgiving foods to eat, leaf piles to jump in―all the amazing things that happen as the air turns crisp and cool.
Hello, Harvest Moon: 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. With an evocative text and radiant illustrations, this companion to Twilight Comes Twice offers a glimpse of nature’s nightlife long after bedtime.
Mouse’s First Fall: One cool day Mouse and Minka venture out to play. From leaves of all colors—red, yellow, orange to brown—to leaves of all shapes and sizes—Mouse learns what makes fall such a special season! Before their fun, fall day is over, Mouse takes a big “leap!” Now featuring the newly redesigned Classic Board Book logo, this sturdy book is perfect for little ones learning about the seasons!
How Do You Know It’s Fall? (Rookie Read-About Science): Through vivid photos and engaging nonfiction text, this fun and fact-filled Rookie Read-About Science book answers the question, How do you know its fall? Covering everything from weather patterns to animal behaviors to seasonal activities, How Do You Know Its Fall? gives kids an in-depth look at this season of change.
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!
Little Critter Fall Storybook Collection: 7 Classic Stories: This new paper-over-board storybook collection features seven of the best-loved stories starring Little Critter®. Join this classic character as he celebrates his favorite teacher, attends a fall festival, visits the firehouse, and so much more! Fans of Little Critter’s signature charm will love these autumn adventures.
Why Do Leaves Change Color? (Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2): It’s fall! The leaves are changing color. This Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out picture book explains the magical process of how leaves change their color in autumn. This classic 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 activities to do with leaves like leaf rubbings. Both the text and art were expert-vetted for accuracy.
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Fall Study Unit Resources
In addition to offering recommendations for children’s books about fall, I’ve teamed up with some fellow bloggers to offer you homeschool and in-class resources to teach kids about Autumn! The following resources may include affiliate links.
- Complete Fall Leaves Unit Study
- Learning About Fall with Children’s Literature
- Fall Multisensory Handwriting Activities
- Fall Handwriting Activities
- Fall Leaf Theme Preschool Classroom Lesson Plans
- Fall Literacy Activities
- Fall Math Activities