Fall is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time to jump in the leaves, eat some apples and snuggle in your comfiest clothes. This collection of Fall books for kids celebrates all of the beautiful sights, sounds and traditions of the season. So curl up with a stack of these books and get ready for the cool season ahead!
23 Fall Books for Kids
Fall is such a wonderful season.. and if you live in an area that doesn’t transform into the beauty that is fall, you can always decorate a little book nook section at home. In California fall isn’t as beautiful as it is in Chicago.
Mouse’s First Fall was written by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Buket Erdogan. Join Mouse and Minka as they experience the signs of Fall in this colorful board book. The illustrations are eye catching, making this a great one for introducing Fall to very young readers.
Apples and Pumpkins was written by Anne Rockwell and illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. Follow a young girl and her family as they go to a local farm to pick apples and pumpkins, then take their treasures home and celebrate Fall traditions together. The illustrations that accompany the simple text are full of beautiful fall colors, making you want to plan your own trip to the local orchard.
Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin was written and illustrated by Tad Hills. When Duck and Goose spot their friend carrying a pumpkin, they decide that they want one too. They search high and low for their own pumpkin before the simple answer is provided by a friend. The simple text provides an opportunity to practice important concepts like up, down, over and under, while the ending will surely have kids laughing.
Leaves was written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein. It’s Bear’s first autumn, so he is completely shocked when the leaves start falling off the trees. After frantically trying to “fix” them, he falls asleep, waking up to find that Spring has returned again. This is a great way to introduce the changing seasons to little ones who may be worried about the changes they are seeing.
I Love Fall!: A Touch-and-Feel Board Book was written by Alison Inches and illustrated by Hiroe Nakata. This colorful touch-and-feel board book introduces lots of the sights, sounds and textures of the Fall season. As the young girl in the book jumps in the leaves and tries her Grandma’s baked goods, she invites the reader to feel the textures of things as she experiences them.
The Busy Little Squirrel was written and illustrated by Nancy Tafuri. As the leaves start falling, Squirrel realizes that he must get ready for winter. He passes lots of friends along the way who want him to stop and play, but he is on a mission. The beautiful illustrations show lots of signs of autumn, while the repetitive text makes it a good one to read aloud with little ones.
Baby Loves Fall!: A Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Book was written and illustrated by Karen Katz. Join Baby as she finds all different signs of Fall. Little ones will love lifting the flaps to reveal the signs of the season hidden underneath.
Fall (Bright Baby Touch and Feel) was written by Roger Priddy. This touch and feel book introduces kids to signs and symbols of Fall with large, clear photographs, bold text and textured pages. While there isn’t a story, these books are great for building vocabulary for young readers.
Daniel Loves Fall! was written by Natalie Shaw and illustrated by Jason Fruchter. Join Daniel Tiger as he attempts to help Miss Elaina create new decorations for the Neighborhood Fall Festival, and learns an important lesson along the way.
Fall Is Here! was written by Fhiona Galloway. Introduce little readers to the sights and traditions of the Fall season with this sweet board book featuring an adorable little puppy. The text is simple, while the illustrations are vibrant and colorful.
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves was written by Julia Rawlinson and illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke. In this sweet story, an adorable little fox named Fletcher becomes very worried when the leaves on his tree start turning brown and falling off. He makes it his mission to keep the leaves on the tree, but finds that it’s impossible. However, when the winter comes, he gets a beautiful surprise.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! was written by Lucille Colandro and illustrated by Jared Lee. This seasonal spin on the classic story shows the Old Lady swallowing a variety of fall themed things, only to create something new at the end!
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt was written by Steve Metzger and illustrated by Miki Sakamoto. This fun story is an autumn themed take on the classic rhyme “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt”. As 3 friends go on a hunt for leaves, they encounter a variety of obstacles that they overcome with an upbeat text that will inspire you to sing along.
Leaf Man was written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert. Follow the travels of Leaf Man as the wind blows him away from the leaf pile and over various landmarks and animals. The illustrations are created out of actual leaves, inspiring kids to imagine about the leaves outside their homes.
Fall Mixed Up was written by Robert Raczka and illustrated by Chad Cameron. This silly book is full of mixed up mistakes and hilarious illustrations, all celebrating the best parts of fall. Kids will love finding the mistakes throughout the book.
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf was written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert. This story tells the life of a sugar maple tree through the voice of a child. The collage style illustrations accompanying the story are created out of a variety of materials.
Leaf Jumpers was written by Carole Gerber and illustrated by Leslie Evans. This celebration of autumn leaves recognizes the beautiful sights, smells and textures of the Fall season. The lyrical text describes the characteristics of various leaves, giving kids an introduction to the types of leaves all around them.
Awesome Autumn: All Kinds of Fall Facts and Fun was written and photographed by Bruce Goldstone. This nonfiction look at the autumn season shows all of the changes that occur during the transition from summer to winter. From changing leaves to heavier clothes, the easy text explains all about the Fall season.
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn was written and illustrated by Kenard Pak. Join a young girl as she walks through the woods, greeting all the plants and animals that are preparing for the changing seasons. The text is conversational in tone, while the illustrations are vibrant and incredibly colorful.
Fall Weather: Cooler Temperatures was written by Martha E.H. Rustad and illustrated by Amanda Enright. Find out why the Fall season brings cooler temperatures in this explanation of how the weather changes in autumn. The text is easy to understand, while the illustrations show kids partaking in typical fall activities.
It’s Fall (Celebrate the Seasons) was written by Linda Glaser and illustrated by Susan Swan. Celebrate the sights and sounds of fall in this lyrical story accompanied by beautiful paper sculpture illustrations. The story introduces some of the typical activities and changes that fall brings, while the eye catching illustrations encourage the reader to want to jump in.
Count Down to Fall was written by Fran Hawk and illustrated by Sherry Neidigh. This counting book introduces a variety of fall leaves through lilting rhyming text and beautiful illustrations. Each page introduces a new type of leaf, and includes more details of the tree in the four corners of the page.
In the Middle of Fall was written by Kevin Henkes and illustrated by Laura Dronzek. In the middle of fall, the world changes colors. This story celebrates the beauty of the fall season through descriptive text and vivid illustrations that will inspire you to remember falls past and encourage you to head outside to play in the leaves.
Yellow Time .- This beautiful picture book will make you want to take out your paints and create what you see on the pages!
Ask Me – this gorgeous fall themed book is about a father and daughter relationship. Children at this age are so curious and this father loves answering his daughters questions.
Let’s Go Home – while this is not necessarily a fall themed book, it showcases what life in a home is like. It goes through different areas of the house and what each section of the house may look like.