With the change of the seasons, your toddler will be able to see, hear, and experience things that are new to them. Toddlers get to try out things they haven’t tried before, like the sound of leaves underfoot and the chill of a crisp fall day. They also get to touch and feel pumpkins in a pumpkin patch and see how they look. Fall books for toddlers let your child explore the fall season through textures, illustrations, and text. These books are a great way to bring the outside in.
Fall (Bright Baby Touch and Feel) by Roger Priddy
With your toddler, read about cranberry bogs, fall leaves, and cold weather. With bright pictures and simple words, your toddler will be able to touch and feel the story.
I Love Fall!: A Touch-and-Feel Board Book by Alison Inches, Illustrated by Hiroe Nakata
As a touch and feel book, this one takes toddlers through a fall orchard. They can touch the crinkling leaves, wooly scarves, and smooth baskets that are all around them. Before or after going to the pumpkin patch, read!
Touch and Feel Fall from Scholastic Books
Using this padded board book is a great way to show your child the sights and sounds of fall. This is going to be a great addition to your fall library because it has a lot of different ways to touch and look at things.
Jump into Fall! by Gareth Llewhellin
In this board book, Bear goes on a journey through the fall season. The center of the book has circles cut out of it. More and more of Bear’s fall adventures will be shown to your toddler as he or she turns the pages in this fun and engaging story format that encourages kids to start the new season!
Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills
If you want to read this book over and over again, you’ll need a sturdy board book like this one. Toddlers are sure to love this story about a duck and goose looking for the perfect pumpkin.
Día de los Muertos (Celebrate the World) by Hannah Elliot and Jorge Gutierrez
This book is a great way to introduce and celebrate Da de los Muertos with your child. It talks about the tradition of honoring ancestors on this holiday with beautiful illustrations and fun text that explains some of the symbols.
Leaves by David Ezra Stein
I love this story about a little bear who is confused by the falling leaves. Bear thinks he can put the leaves back on the trees. Then what will he do? You can teach toddlers about the seasons with this cute board book. The text is simple and the illustrations are very relaxing for young children.
Penguin and Pumpkin by Salina Yoon
How can he bring the fun of fall back to his little brother? If you want to get your toddler’s imagination going about the fall, this is the book for you! It has simple text and bright pictures, which will get their brains working.
Hello, Fall!: A Picture Book by Deborah Diesen and Lucy Fleming
It is a fun story about a grandfather and granddaughter who enjoy the colors and sights of fall. It will make families want to go on their own fall adventures!
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger and Miki Sakamoto
For fall, this book is a great choice for reading aloud. It adapts the classic, rhyming text to fit the season. It has rhythmic words, interesting pictures, and a story about kids having fun. Toddlers will love it! Before you go on a leaf hunt of your own, read this!
In the Leaves by Huy Voun Lee
This walk through fall on a farm is a good way to teach toddlers about the rhythms of the harvest and how Chinese characters look. In this book, your child will see how the Chinese language shows common fall terms and learn about what it’s like to be a farmer.
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
This is a great place to start if you want to make some leaf people of your own. Make up your own stories with the leaves outside. Leaf Man will take you on a journey to see ducks, prairies, and forests.
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson and Tiphanie Beeke
He’s back in this book about how the seasons change. As Fletcher sees the trees lose their leaves, he wonders what’s going on. As it turns out, each new season brings a lot of good things.
Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell and Lizzy Rockwell
You can read this picture book to your child before going to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard. This is how it works: A young girl picks out and carves a pumpkin while talking about the colors of fall and meeting different animals.
My Autumn Book by Wong Herbert Yee
Explore the sights, sounds, and smells of fall with this lesson. A look at the natural beauty that is found in the fall. You’ll see insects, squirrel’s, and geese.
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
In this book, you and your toddler can learn about the first signs of fall together. It has beautiful, watercolor illustrations. As the seasons change, the art in the store moves through a range of colors that will keep young readers interested in the story.
Hello Fall – Deborah Dieson
The same author wrote the Pout Pout Fish book, and this lovely picture book is sure to become a favorite, too. Fall is a great time of year for kids to read this book, and the illustrations are beautiful. It also has a great story to go with it.
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt – Steve Metzger
If you haven’t read We’re Going on a Bear Hunt yet, you should. It’s a great book for kids who are learning how to read. New We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt is just as good as the old one. Before you go outside and look for real leaves, read this one. This is a song that you’ll be hearing all day, but that’s part of the fun.