10 Fall Themed Books for Kids

As the season is changing, schedules changing for back to school, extra curricular activities, the leaves changing, even the timing of the sun going down. It’s a lot of change at once for little ones! These books are cute ways of helping them understand the change and give fun ideas to help adjust! My girls LOVE books and we want to share some our of finds!! Click the titles to be taken to Amazon to learn more about them and purchase your favorites! Many of them had $1 off coupons attached when I shared this!

Ten Little Leaves

by  Kelly Pickford  (Author, Illustrator)

A rhyming story to the tune of five little ducks brings to life the magic of autumn—when leaves move with the wind in their dance to the ground.A fun book to use with your preschooler to develop numeracy and literacy skills. Take the book outside and find leaves to count as they fall to the ground! 

Applesauce Day

by  Lisa J. Amstutz  (Author), Talitha Shipman  (Illustrator)

Applesauce Day is here! Maria and her family visit an apple orchard and pick apples. Then it’s time to turn the apples into applesauce. Every year they use a special pot that has been in the family for generations. Follow along as everyone helps to make delicious applesauce.

The Leaf Thief

by  Alice Hemming  (Author), Nicola Slater  (Illustrator)

With vibrant art and captivating characters, the magic of autumn is captured beautifully on each page as readers tag along Squirrel’s forest adventure. Is there truly a leaf thief afoot, or is something else going on in Squirrel’s forest? A perfect exploration of change–both seasonal, and the anxiety that change sometimes causes. Bonus material explaining about the changing of the seasons. Poised to be a new fall classic.

Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship 

by  Edward Hemingway  (Author, Illustrator)

When Mac, an apple, meets Will, a worm, they become fast friends, teaching each other games and even finishing each other’s sentences. But apples aren’t supposed to like worms, and Mac gets called “rotten” and “bad apple.” At first, Mac doesn’t know what to do—it’s never easy standing up to bullies–but after a lonely day without Will, Mac decides he’d rather be a bad apple with Will than a sad apple without.

Hello, Harvest Moon 

by  Ralph Fletcher  (Author), Kate Kiesler  (Illustrator)

While tired farmers and their families are in bed, the harvest moon silently climbs into the sky and starts working its magic. For some, it is the nightly signal to rise and shine. It is time to hunt, to work, or to play in the shadows. For a little girl and her cat, it is an invitation to enjoy the wonders of the night and a last flood of light before the short days of winter set in. With an evocative text and radiant illustrations, this companion to Twilight Comes Twice offers a glimpse of nature’s nightlife long after bedtime.

The Scarecrow

by  Beth Ferry  (Author), Eric Fan  (Illustrator), Terry Fan  (Illustrator)

All the animals know not to mess with old Scarecrow. But when a small, scared crow falls from midair, Scarecrow does the strangest thing.… 

He saves the tiny baby crow.

Soon a loving bond grows between the two unlikely friends. But is it strong enough to weather the changing of the seasons?

Tractor Mac Harvest Time 

by  Billy Steers  (Author)

When the nights start to get cooler and the corn is ready for picking, it’s time for autumn fun at the farm! Tractor Mac loves the fall, but he’s just too big for the orchard, where he is stuck harvesting apples that Farmer Bill will make into delicious treats. Across the road, Small Fred the tractor is busy with the Pumpkin Picking Festival, but he’s just too small to pull all of the people who want to go on a hayride. Working together, Tractor Mac and Small Fred figure out a way to share their chores and share the fun.

If You Find a Leaf 

by  Aimee Sicuro  (Author)

n this story a young artist draws inspiration from the leaves she collects and every leaf sparks a new idea. She imagines turning a Japanese Zelkova leaf into a boat to sail far away, a Honey Locust leaf into a swing to sway in the gentle breeze, and an American Basswood leaf into a hot air balloon to float high above the trees.
 
Any young reader who turns the pages of this beautiful book will be inspired to use their own imagination as they hunt for leaves this fall. And for young readers who want to make their own leaf creations there are tips for including leaves in their artwork and additional fun craft ideas. 

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn 

by  Kenard Pak  (Author, Illustrator)

As trees sway in the cool breeze, blue jays head south, and leaves change their colors, everyone knows–autumn is on its way! 

Join a young girl as she takes a walk through forest and town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with every flower and creature and gust of wind, she says good-bye to summer and welcomes autumn.

A Very Big Fall 

by  Emmy Kastner  (Author)

The squirrels take pleasure in warning the leaves about the transformations to come: new colors! And more … an actual fall. But will the ground be the end? Or a new beginning? 

New situations can be scary but also thrilling, as three adorable autumn leaves, surprised by their turning colors and the promise of the fall to come, discover in this funny and heartwarming story, the perfect tool for any child who struggles with change.

Do you have a favorite Fall themed book? Please share them in the comments with us!

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