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Fall Books for Kids

Now that autumn is just around the corner, it’s time to add some fall books for kids to our family library! (Unless you’re ready for the best of Halloween list!)

We love reading – and we really like to make literature a celebration as often as possible!

Related: MUST-Do Reading Activities at Home

Building up our book nook (or book baskets!) is a great source of excitement as the seasons turn.  It’s a cost-effective way to include the kids and it helps us focus on family time while building up those literacy skills.   (Mamas, I’ve got a super list of books ready for you, too!)

By making a big production of taking out our fall books, the kids see reading as part of the seasonal celebration. 

Autumn Book List for Kids

Fall Books for Kids: Preschoolers

These autumn books are so great for the littlest readers in our families.  These would be wonderful choices for read-alouds, as many of them include gorgeous illustrations and rhyming cadences.  No doubt about it, these fall books have preschoolers in mind!

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt | Steve Metzger

We're Going on a Leaf Hunt

A super fun adventure to find leaves with three little friends!  Your preschoolers will love facing the obstacles in this fall tale.

Apples and Pumpkins | Anne Rockwell

Apples and Pumpkins

All about a family’s fall tradition to go pick apples and pumpkins at the farm.

Leaves: An Autumn Pop-Up Book | Janet Lawler

Leaves: An Autumn Pop-Up Book

A gorgeous pop-up book filled with paper art for children to love!  Especially lovely for kids who may not have color-changing leaves in their part of the world.

Ten Orange Pumpkins | Stephen Savage

Ten Orange Pumpkins

An awesome choice for a fall read aloud, this rhyming tale will delight little ones over and over again!

Thankful | Eileen Spinelli

Thankful by Eileen Spinelli

An adorable tale about finding gratitude for things in our daily lives. This story does have a religious theme and is a great option for Autumn – or all year-round!

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

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves

Uh-oh, that famous old lady is back!  …but this time she is swallowing some autumn-themed items! 

Fall Books for Kids: Elementary

This collection of books is aimed for the emerging and middle readers.  These texts might be great for independent selections, or maybe they are better suited to a family snuggle night with your older kids this Fall!

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn | Kenard Pak

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Could this be a better fit for the changing seasons?!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone | J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

It would be a crime not to include Harry Potter on a list of fall books for kids – and this gem is illustrated!  If you haven’t already, start your collection of these beauties now!

Because of an Acorn | Lola M. Schaefer

Because of an Acorn

This story uses very few words, but links the eco-system from layer-to-layer. Children can quickly see a simple lesson in the life cycle, beginning with an acorn!

Ready for Pumpkins | Kate Duke

Ready for Pumpkins

Hercules, the classroom guinea pig, plants some seeds and waits for a sweet surprise!

Fancy Nancy and the Fall Foliage | Jane O’Connor

Fancy Nancy and the Fall Foliage

Cutie pie Fancy Nancy is at it again, this time with some fall flair!  And – includes 30 fun stickers!

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves | Julia Rawlinson

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves

The little fox Fletcher can’t understand why his favorite tree is losing leaves!  Great option for the transition from Fall to Winter.

Wrap Up

Now, your little ones both big and small will be ready to celebrate the start of a new season with a touch of literature!  Your home will be bursting with smiles from these fall books for kids!


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The Merry Kate

Katie Johansen is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with her M.A.Ed in Children’s Literature.  She spent 6 years as an elementary school teacher in South Florida before transitioning to stay-at-home #momlife.  Now, it’s all things PB&J – with an extra large cup of coffee on the side.


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