20 Best Books About Autumn Update 05/2022

Before you start reading, print out a fall reading log for kids to keep track of how many books they’ve read this season!

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

One of our favorite fall books is Leaf Man. It’s because of the beautiful real images and die-cuts of leaves that make them stand out. This text will make you think about how leaves might move with the wind. You can add to the text by making your own leaf man with leaves.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro.

Awesome Autumn: All Kinds of Fall Facts and Fun is a great book to use to teach kids about fall in a nonfiction way. A forest with changing leaves, animals that start to hibernate when the weather gets colder, and even how their own clothes might look when it’s colder outside will be fun for kids to look at.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro

There Was an Old Lady Who ate Some Leaves is one of our favorite fall stories. People are entertained by the rhythmic and repetitive text as they watch the old lady swallow more and more. There are some good endings in this show, but as with many of the endings, the best part is what she gets. Check out this book to find out why she ate leaves, clothes, and rope!

Fall is Not Easy by Marty Kelley

Fall Is Not Easy is a comical look at how difficult it can be to change the leaves. It comes from a personified tree. Children will laugh when they see how the leaves make weird shapes as they fall off the tree.

The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown

This is a story about a young scarecrow boy who is told that he’s too small to scare any crows. The Little Scarecrow Boy is about this boy. He tries to show that he is better than he thought he was by making all the angry faces his father taught him. It finally works! A great read aloud text for fall will be drawn in by the illustrations.

Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell

Apples and Pumpkins is a favorite fall book because it takes readers to the farm to pick apples from the orchard and find the perfect pumpkin in the pumpkin patch, both of which are on the farm. The fun at the farm leads to planning for fall Halloween events.

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

Take a trip through the sugar maple’s life with Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf. In this book, young readers learn about how trees grow from seeds and how their leaves change and fall. They make this book a great way to show people how beautiful fall leaves can be. You can make beautiful fall art with this rolling pin and some paint.

The Autumn Visitors by Karel Hayes

The Autumn Visitors shows you how a family of bears have fun at all kinds of fall events. To see how they go to the county fair, trick or treat on Halloween, and eat Thanksgiving dinner with the local forest animals will be fun.

Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber

Leaf Jumpers is a poem that describes how the leaves fall off the trees and how the kids enjoy raking and jumping in the piles. This book will also teach kids about the different types of leaves and why leaves fall off trees. You should read this book if you want to learn more about how fall foliage works.

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

This is the story of one leaf who doesn’t want to leave. Even though all the other leaves have fallen, he isn’t ready to go outside and play yet. This story lets you know how it feels to go into the unknown and adds in a sweet story of friendship to help you through.

Leaves by David Ezra Stein

When a young bear meets autumn for the first time, it’s very cute. With his curiosity piqued, he tries to put back on the leaves on the trees. That is, until he gets so tired that he ends up hibernating through the cold winter months. When he wakes up, it’s a new season and he’s excited about the leaves again. As a curious bear, this book is a great way to teach about seasonal changes and why fall is called “fall.”

Leaves: An Autumn Pop-Up Book by Janet Lawler

Leaves: An Autumn Pop-Up Book is a beautiful book with a lot of interesting pop-ups for kids to look at. It has fun pop-ups, educational information, and interactive elements that change and surprise you on every page.

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger

In We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt, the “bear hunt” story is told in rhyme, repetition, and with sounds. Children will enjoy going over the mountain and through the forest to find different types and colors of leaves. Getting to jump and play in them at the end is the best part!

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak

Young girl: We go on a nature walk with her in Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn. She looks at the changes that nature makes when it goes from summer to fall, and we follow her.

Fall Weather: Cooler Temperaturesby Martha E. H. Rustad

In Fall Weather: Cooler Temperatures, kids learn about how the weather changes. This isn’t the only thing that kids learn. They also learn about how people and animals deal with the changing weather.

Full of Fall by April Pulley Sayer

Photos in Full of Fall show how a tree changes in the fall and how it looks different. It will be fun for young scientists to learn about the science of how things change at the end of the book.

Hello, Fall! by Deborah Diesen

It’s Fall! It tells us to look for the beauty in everything. A lot of kids enjoy the beautiful pictures in this book.

Fall (Bright Baby Touch and Feel) by Roger Priddy

Touch and feel board books are a favorite of babies and toddlers, and they love them even more. To teach young children about fall and Thanksgiving, use Fall.

I Love Fall!: A Touch-and-Feel Board Book by Alison Inches

I Love Fall! is another board book for babies and toddlers that lets them touch and feel things. Rhyming text and items for kids to touch on each page show some of the signs of fall inside and outside.

How Do Apples Grow? By Betsy Maestro

A favorite nonfiction book for fall is How Do Apples Grow. It explains how an apple grows from a small bud to a flower, and then to a juicy, crunchy fruit. Love this book because it takes you through the seasons of a fruit-producing tree, all the way to fall, when we can pick apples and eat them for dinner!

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