These picture book about autumn are great for your kiddos. These are great for preschoolers, toddlers, and children.
We love books at our house. I have always made it a priority for us to have lots of books. A huge parenting goal of mine from the beginning was that my kids would love to read.
Reading seasonal books is always exciting. These are books the kids don’t look at throughout the year, so even if they have read the books before, they often feel like new.
For seasonal books, I have always relied heavily on the library for books, but I have also built up our collection over the years.
Initially, I purchased a few so we would have some of our own always at our house. Then I moved to purchasing one or two books each season to add to our collection.
- Fall Picture Books for Kids
- The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons
- Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie by Herman Parish
- Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson
- Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills
- The Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Margery Cuyler
- Let it Fall by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
- Apples and Pumpkins by Ann Rockwell
- Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
- There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro
- Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
- We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
- Ten Apples On Top! by Dr. Seuss
- Fall Leaf Project by Margaret McNamara
- Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
- Apples by Gail Gibbons
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Fall Picture Books for Kids
Here are 15 of our very favorite fall picture books. In addition to what I discuss here, don’t forget to look into books that include your child’s favorite characters.
Kaitlyn LOVED Clifford the Big Red Dog when she was a toddler and preschooler, so we have a Clifford Apple Picking Day book.
If your child has a favorite book, television, or movie character that has a fall book, it is worth getting. Your ultimate goal with reading is to get your kids to LOVE to read. Then they will read anything.
The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons
This book is one of my favorites. It shows a tree through all seasons of the year. Every so often, a page has a box with extra information. For this reason, it makes it a great book for the younger crowd as well as the older. You can keep it simple or add more info.
Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie by Herman Parish
Amelia Bedelia is always a fun read. If anyone can make apples fun, it is Amelia Bedelia. This picture book is a great introduction to Amelia Bedelia to get your child interested in her character young before moving on to the pre-chapter books later in preschool years.
Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson
Learn about colors and shapes of leaves with this book. It is a book that celebrates how great fall is.
Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills
These characters might be familiar to your child. This is a funny book your child will love. It is fun to get seasonal or holiday books with familiar characters of other books they already know and love.
The Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Margery Cuyler
This is another book with characters your child might be familiar with. These characters are in The Biggest, Best Snowman. In line with the other book, this is a story about loving something for what it is and not judging by appearances.
Let it Fall by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
This was once Kaitlyn’s favorite fall book. She loved the bouncy rhymes in this book.
Apples and Pumpkins by Ann Rockwell
In fall, I love apples and I love pumpkins. I love that this book combines the apple and pumpkin themes. It goes through fall activities you do with your family, also.
Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
This has fiction and nonfiction mixed together. This is about the cycle of leaves throughout the year, so a great science-focus book.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro
A funny, silly book with a familiar character–the swallowing lady. My kids always have loved these “old lady who swallowed” books.
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
I remember when this book came out. At this point, this book is a classic. This story manages to be artistic, informational, and slightly funny at all at once. A great activity to do with this book is to read it, collect leaves, and make your own leaf man at home. You can read more about this idea here.
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
This is like the bear hunt, but this time it is a leaf hunt! This has lots of rhymes in it.
Ten Apples On Top! by Dr. Seuss
This is a fun counting book full of apples. This book is easy to read and counts to ten, which is great exposure for kids learning to count.
Fall Leaf Project by Margaret McNamara
This is a sweet reader about children doing service for other kids in states that do not have fall leaves. This is a book that is easy to read and good for budding readers.
Apples, Apples, Apples by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
This is a fun book that is also very educational about apples. It is a fun one for kiddos.
Apples by Gail Gibbons
This is a bestseller picture book about apples. It is super informative and educational. This is a great one to add to your fall rotation.
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