Fall is the perfect time for curling up in comfy clothes with some great books. This list is full of board books and children’s books that celebrate the sights, sounds and traditions of the Fall season. Welcome the cooler season as a family with some quality Fall Picture Books and reading time! Perfect for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2 students.
Fall Picture Books
I just love fall – the falling leaves, leaves changing to brilliant red, orange and yellow colors, delicious homemade apple goodies, and back to school. These Fall Picture Books are perfect to check out and read with your toddlers, preschoolers, pre k, kindergarteners, first grade, and 2nd graders.
Fall Board Books
Mouse’s First Fall (Classic Board Books) was written by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Buket Erdogan. This colorful board book follows Mouse and Minka, two little mice who head out to play in the fall leaves. The simple text and cute illustrations make this a great fall book for young readers.
Fall Is Here! was written and illustrated by Fhiona Galloway. This board book explores all of the signs and traditions of the fall season through brightly colored illustrations of a cute dog and cat, and a few words per page.
Fall Picture Books
Hello, Harvest Moon was written by Ralph Fletcher and illustrated by Kate Kiesler. This beautifully illustrated book shows how life carries on when the harvest moon has risen. The lyrical text is accompanied by colorful illustrations that show the beautiful colors of the fall season.
Leaf Jumpers was written by Carole Gerber and illustrated by Leslie Evans. Take a look at all the different kinds of leaves that lend their bright colors to the fall foliage. The poetic text and bold illustrations introduce kids to various leaf types, as well as the beauty of the fall season.
Autumn is here! was written and illustrated by Heidi Pross Gray. This book introduces the changes that fall brings. From changing trees to the way animals prepare for the winter, the easy text and lovely illustrations offer a great introduction to signs of fall.
Leaves was written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein. This adorable story follows a little bear who gets worried when the leaves start to fall off the trees. He tries to reattach them, but they won’t stay. After he wakes up from his winter nap, he is pleased to see new leaves on the trees. This sweet story is a great way to introduce kids to the changes that occur between seasons. Check out these fun leaf activities to pair with this book!
Leaves: An Autumn Pop-up Book was written by Janet Lawler and illustrated by Lindsay Dale-Scott and Yoojin Kim. This vividly illustrated pop up book explores all the sights of fall through beautiful illustrations that expand right off the pages. The simple text embraces the coziness of the season, while also providing educational information.
It’s Fall was written by Linda Glaser and illustrated by Susan Swan. Celebrate the sights, sounds and traditions of the fall season with this book. The descriptive text is accompanied by beautiful paper sculpture illustrations.
Hungry Bunny was written and illustrated by Claudia Rueda. This interactive book follows a hungry bunny as he attempts to pick apples. As he tries to reach the apples, he asks the reader to help by twisting and manipulating the book. There is even a ribbon attached to the book that acts as the bunny’s scarf and becomes a part of the story.
Apples and Pumpkins was written by Anne Rockwell and illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. Join a young girl and her parents as they venture out to a farm where they pick apples and pumpkins. The simple text and gentle illustrations follow them as they take their treasures home and create fun fall memories together.
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves was written by Julia Rawlinson and illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke. Fletcher is a sweet little fox who begins to worry about his favorite tree when it’s leaves start to turn brown. He comforts the tree and saves the last leaf, promising the take care of it. When winter comes, he gets a beautiful surprise. The colorful illustrations showcase the beautiful colors of fall, while the story highlights the sweet nature of the adorable little fox.
The Apple Pie Tree was written by Zoe Hall and illustrated by Shari Halpern. This story follows two young kids as they watch all of the changes that their favorite apple tree goes through season after season. When the apples are finally ready to be picked, the kids make a delicious apple pie with them. This sweet story is a great introduction to the changing seasons for young readers. Check out these fun activities to pair with the story!
Animals in Fall: Preparing for Winter (Cloverleaf Books: Fall’s Here!) was written by Martha E.H. Rustad and illustrated by Amanda Enright. The fall season is a time of change for animals too! This book explores how animals in the wild prepare for the winter season.
The Little Yellow Leaf was written and illustrated by Carin Berger. This story follows a small yellow leaf as it clings to the tree and refuses to fall. It watches as winter comes and the world changes, but it still isn’t ready to let go. Finally a friendly leaf high above him encourages him to overcome his fear. This story about friendship and facing fears is accompanied by beautiful collage style illustrations.
Tractor Mac Harvest Time was written and illustrated by Billy Steers. Tractor Mac, the friendly tractor, watches the Pumpkin Picking Festival across the road and wishes that he could take a break from picking apples to join in the fun. At the same time, Small Fred, the tractor at the festival, wishes that he could be in the apple orchard. This story of teamwork and fall traditions is paired with beautiful, detailed illustrations.
Fall Is Not Easy was written and illustrated by Marty Kelley. The little tree narrating this story explains why fall is the hardest season of all for a tree. The simple rhyming text walks readers through the changes in the seasons. However, the hilarious illustrations of the tree’s confused attempts to change colors will surely have kids laughing.
Awesome Autumn: All Kinds of Fall Facts and Fun was written and photographed by Bruce Goldstone. This nonfiction book is a colorful explanation of all things fall. From the different clothes and activities to the beautiful leaves on the trees, the straightforward explanations and vivid photographs give kids a good amount of information.
The Autumn Visitors was written and illustrated by Karel Hayes. Join a bear family as they follow along after a human family, enjoying a fall festival, Halloween trick-or-treating, and a delicious Thanksgiving feast. The illustrations are beautiful, highlighting the wilderness setting and showing the adorable bears performing activities like humans.
Apple Farmer Annie was written and illustrated by Monica Wellington. Annie the farmer loves to pick apples and bake them into delicious treats. This sweet board book follows her through her day as she plucks the apples off the trees, sorts them, makes them into yummy treats, and sells them at the market.
Hello, Fall!: A Picture Book was written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Lucy Fleming. This sweet celebration of fall follows a young girl and her grandfather as they take a walk and notice the signs of fall. The colorful illustrations and descriptive language highlight the fall season, as well as the magical times spent with loved ones.
One More Acorn was written by Don and Roy Freeman. This story, set in Washington D.C., follows a young squirrel named Earl as he starts gathering acorns for wintertime. His mission to find a big acorn leads him around the city on a big adventure. The illustrations are beautiful, showing the city full of activity and fall colors.
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? (Mr. Tiffin’s Classroom Series) was written by Margaret McNamara and illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Join Mr. Tiffin and his class as they learn about pumpkins, and attempt to guess how many seeds are inside. The class uses pumpkins to practice estimation and skip counting, and they also learn an important lesson about not judging something based on appearances. Check out these pumpkin activities inspired by the story!
The Apple Orchard Riddle (Mr. Tiffin’s Classroom Series) was written by Margaret McNamara and illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Mr. Tiffin and his class are headed to an apple orchard in the follow up to How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? As the class explores and learns about apples, they search for the answer to Mr. Tiffin’s latest riddle.
Autumn Snow: (Premium Color Paperback) was written by Flitzy Books. This fun and colorful book follows a young girl named Ginger, as she and her brother play in the leaves, or the “Autumn Snowflakes”. The rhyming text is paired with illustrations that are full of fall colors.
Strega Nona’s Harvest was written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. Strega Nona and Big Anthony are back in this story about the harvest time. Each of them plants their own garden, and when they flourish, they decide to share the wealth of their crops. The story of generosity and cooperation is accompanied by illustrations done in dePaola’s signature style.
Fall Leaves was written by Loretta Holland and illustrated by Elly MacKay. This gorgeous book explores the fall season and all the changes that happen when summer melts into autumn. The poetic text is paired with lush and vivid illustrations that really steal the show.