Looking for books about fall for preschoolers, school kids… or even for yourself?
Here’s a list of the best picture books about fall-
And these are the kind of books that book-lovers of every age will enjoy!
Speaking for myself, I enjoy cozying up with a stack of picture books just as much as one of my kids. *wink*
–> A bit about my reading guides:
All of my reading guides highlight books from our family’s personal library. The books you’ll see featured on this blog are ones we personally read and love.
My children’s book lists feature books with whimsical, old-fashioned or watercolor illustrations (as that’s what draws me to a picture book).
For this particular collection, I featured books with themes about apples, pumpkins, leaves and nature… these speak “autumn” to me. xoxo
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Best Picture Books About Fall
Check out your local library or book stores for these beautiful picture books…you can also find each of the books in this guide on Amazon Prime.
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Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert, is a best-seller in children’s literature this season. I think you’ll see why once you open the covers of this book!
Leaf Man made me long to go on a leaf hunt and see what creatures I could create from beautiful autumn leaves. xoxo
This simple board book- Autumn, by Gerda Muller- is wordless and showcases engaging watercolor images of the season.
Perfect for curious preschoolers or even toddlers. Makes a lovely coffee table or reading basket book too.
Because of An Acorn
Through whimsical imagery and simple words, Because of An Acorn relates the sequence of how a mighty forest grows from something as small as an acorn.
A beautiful nature tale by Lola M. and Adam Schaefer.
Tales of the adorable Little Bear, by Elsa Holmelund Minarik, are some of my personal favorites from childhood.
This particular story book feels especially enjoyable during the cozy autumn season.
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
What says “fall” like a savory apple pie?
This book- How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, by Marjorie Priceman- is so fun and just a bit funky… and there’s even an apple pie recipe at the end!
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt
When I discovered We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt, by Steve Metzger, I knew we needed a copy! The book does not disappoint.
In November, by Cynthia Rylant, celebrates the beauty of nature, family, and food during autumn.
The watercolor illustrations in this book are among my favorites.
Autumn Story [Brambly Hedge]
Autumn Story is part of the Year in Brambly Hedge collection, by Jill Barklem, which features a storybook about each season of the year.
My kids and I immensely enjoy the whimsical, Beatrix-Potter style illustrations in these books.
Moon and Tree
These books are truly timeless, but I think children (and adults!) will especially enjoy the beauty of these elaborately illustrated books during the dark evenings of fall or winter.
Apple Cake: a Gratitude
Apple Cake: A Gratitude, by Dawn Casey, is a sweet picture book I discovered at our local library this fall. I ordered my own copy because because I loved it so much!
The illustrations are warm and captivating, and the simple rhythms of the story remind readers to give thanks for the joys of this season.
In the Middle of Fall
If you’re a fan of leaves and pumpkins and anything orange, you’ll love In the Middle of Fall, by Keven Henkes. This book celebrates autumn’s colors and foliage with expressive paintings and simple language that younger readers can enjoy.
The Year At Maple Hill Farm
The Year At Maple Hill Farm, by Alice and Martin Provensen, is a book for all seasons. I love the folksy artwork featured on each of the pages as this book showcases life on a farm through each of the months of the year.
This is an ideal book for a reading basket.
A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus & Follow the Dream: the Story of Christopher Columbus
A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus, by David A. Adler, and Follow the Dream: the Story of Christopher Columbus are perfect books to read with your kids on Columbus day.
A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus narrates the life of Columbus from his childhood until his discovery of North America and his death. Beautifully illustrated.
Follow the Dream tells Columbus’s story from his birth until the discovery of the New World. I especially enjoy the authentic illustrations in this particular book.
- See A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus on Amazon.
- See Follow the Dream: the Story of Christopher Columbus on Amazon.
I’m always adding more books to our family library, so be sure and check out my reading guides for read aloud inspiration. xoxo
I have a few more books to add to this particular book list, so be sure to pin this post for future reference!
What book would you add to this list?
Do you have a favorite picture book about fall? Drop a comment below so I can check it out!
Here’s to reading well-