17 Best Fall Books for Kids

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Do you love finding books to share with your child that explore the wonderful fall season? If so, this list of best fall books for kids will help you pick ones that everybody is sure to enjoy!

two boys reading books together outside on a fall day

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Books are a great way to learn more about a topic and teach kids about the world around us. However, when it comes to picking what books to read, it can be overwhelming…there are so many choices! This is true for many topics, and books about the fall season are no exception!

I hope that this list of 17 best fall books for kids can help you narrow down all those choices and maybe even find some new family favorites to read together.

I’ve divided this list into two groups so that you can pick the books based on what you are looking for; either non-fiction books or picture books that tell a fun story. So without further ado, here are my choices for the 17 best fall books for kids!

Picture Books:

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by: Steve Metzger

In We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt, you will follow a group of friends on an exciting leaf finding adventure. Children will enjoy the rhyming text and playful story that follows the classic “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” style of book.

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

In the book There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves, you will find your favorite silly old lady swallowing some interesting fall items! A book that is sure to make kids laugh!

Too Many Pumpkins by: Linda White

Too Many Pumpkins is a sweet book about a lady who hates eating pumpkins, but one year finds herself with more pumpkins than she can handle! So she learns how to turn those pumpkins into something that can help others and make them happy.

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The Scarecrow by: Beth Ferry

The story of The Scarecrow is a touching story about an unlikely friendship and the power and joy of being kind to others.

The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming

In The Leaf Thief you will read about a squirrel who thinks that someone has stolen his leaf! He asks his bird friend for help and together they try and discover what happened to squirrel’s leaf. A cute (and funny!) way to learn about how things change in fall.

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by: Julia Rawlinson

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves is a cute story about a fox who is worried as he watches the leaves fall from his favorite tree and in doing so, he learn more about the changing of the seasons.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by: Kenard Pak

The book Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn is a sweet book about a girl who, as she walks through the forest and town, welcomes the changes she sees as summer turns into fall.

Applesauce Day by: Lisa Amstutz

For a touching story about fall family traditions, you can’t go wrong with Applesauce Day. Follow Maria and her family as they visit the apple orchard to get the apples they need to make applesauce together.

Leaf Man by: Lois Ehlert

Follow the Leaf Man to see where the wind will take him next! This is a fun story with creative, playful illustrations using leaves. You can even try to make your own leaf creations similar to the ones in this book! And for even more leaf creation inspiration, check out Look What I Did with a Leaf! to see how you can make cool things using leaves.

In the Middle of Fall by: Kevin Henkes

In the Middle of Fall is a cute story that shows the changes that take place around the forest when fall comes. (And if you like this book, you’re in luck because there’s one for each season – Winter is Here, When Spring Comes, Summer Song, and of course In the Middle of Fall!)

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fall scavenger hunt printable

Non-Fiction Books

Red leaf, Yellow Leaf by: Lois Ehlert

Another classic fall book by Lois Ehlert, Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf gives facts about leaves and trees and the changes they go through. And of course, the illustrations are wonderful too!

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden by: George Levenson

Learn all about the life cycle of a pumpkin in this informative, yet easy to understand book, Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden.

Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by: Jill Esbaum

Learn even more about how pumpkins go from seeds to pie in this non-fiction book by National Geographic, Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie.

Apples for Everyone by: Jill Esbaum

Another National Geographic book written by Jill Esbaum, Apples for Everyone looks at all the ways apples are a part of the fall season.

Why Do Leaves Change Color? by: Betsy Maestro

In Why Do Leaves Change Color? your child will learn about what makes the leaves change color in the fall using easy to follow text and pictures. There are also ideas for fun fall activities!

Awesome Autumn: All Kinds of Fall Facts and Fun by: Bruce Goldstone

Explore all of the things we see in fall in Awesome Autumn: All Kinds of Fall Facts and Fun. This book has both facts and activities to make the season even more fun!

From Seed to Pumpkin by: Wendy Pfeffer

From Seed to Pumpkin looks at how pumpkins grow from a tiny seed into something much bigger. There are also activities to do that will add to the fall fun!

There are so many awesome books about autumn that I could never list them all, but I hope that this list of 17 best fall books for kids was helpful to you! What are some of your child’s favorite fall books?

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