Fall is my favorite season! I like to tuck seasonal books away for most of the year and then pull them out in the appropriate season. I just pulled out our fall books and thought I’d share the best fall books for kids! You could use these books to create your own unit study or to just have some good fall reads this autumn season. You don’t have to homeschool to rotate seasonal books in your home!
I can’t resist a good fall book. The colorful leaves, pumpkins…. there’s nothing I don’t love about fall, and these books capture all that goodness! I prefer not to have many Halloween related books, just because I they tend to be kind of commercialized and don’t generally have the most high-quality storylines.
One thing you’ll notice is that I don’t include any Thanksgiving related books here. I like to pull those out when we get to November, so they are still fresh and exciting by the time Thanksgiving rolls around.
Best Fall Books for Kids
When the Leaf Blew In by Steve Metzger
Fall is Here! I Love It! by Elaine W. Good
Yellow Time by Lauren Stringer
Sara Squirrel and the Lost Acorns by Julie and Catherine Waters Sykes
Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro
The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
From Seed to Pumpkin by Pfeffer
Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie by Robbin Gourley
Goodbye Summer Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum
Fall Leaves Change Colors by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Lonely Scarecrow by Tim Preston
The Scarecrow’s Dance by Jane Yolen
Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber
Leaves by David Ezra Stein
Welcome Fall Apples by Marilyn Easton
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlison
The Scarebird by Sid Fleischman
Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh
Seeds and Trees by Brandon Walden
Strega Nona’s Harvest by Tomie de Paola
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
I have linked all these books from Amazon, but I highly recommend looking for them used or utilizing your local library. You can often find used copies on Amazon, or I love to buy books from Thrift Books. You can see my tips for building a home library in this post.
Fall is also a great time to do a nature study of trees, leaves, and seeds! In my Cultivate Your Home membership, you can find a guide to doing a tree nature study (with book lists, activity ideas, resource recommendations, and printables).