Favorite Fall Books for Kids


Here in the south, our temperatures are still soaring, but inside I’m trying to harness the feeling of fall through some of my home decor. For many parts of the country, fall is the beginning of much cooler weather and significant changes in the way things look. Here, the changes are more subtle, but they are present, nonetheless. 

Another way I welcome fall around my home is to switch out the seasonal children’s books that fill my living room basket! Today, I am highlighting a five of my very favorites, followed by five books that I would like to add to my shelves. These books are not only fun to read, but generally are a treat for your eyes as well. The ones I am highlighting today are NOT Halloween books, although a couple of them feature a jack-o-lantern in some way. I am including some affiliate links to these books on Amazon in case you are interested in looking at them further. (just click on the TITLE below the picture) Barnes & Noble also carries most of them, as well as other book stores.


Nuts to You  by: Lois Ehlert

You can tell by the wear and tear on my copy that I love this book! From the large pages filled with beautiful images to the cute story of a squirrel that sneaks inside a city apartment window, every child I have ever shared it with enjoys it as much as me.


Fresh Fall Leaves   by:  Betsy Franco

Simple, colorful pictures and easy text describe the many things one can do with fallen leaves.


The Little Scarecrow Boy   by: Margaret Wise Brown

Margaret Wise Brown tells the story of a young scarecrow boy and how he tries to be fierce enough to scare away the crows. The pictures by David Diaz are beautiful and the story, which is more lengthy than some, is sweet.


Pumpkin, Pumpkin   by: Jeanne Titherington

Another one of my very favorites, this book is filled with beautiful soft paintings. It tells the life cycle of a pumpkin through they story of a young boy that tends it in his garden until it is big enough to be picked and then carved into a jack-o-lantern.


Going On A Leaf Hunt   by: Steve Metzger

Based on the “going on a bear hunt” chant, this book explores many of the different leaves found on various trees and how they change in the fall.  (*Sneak peek:  This book will be included in the next Dot To Dot Subscription box!!)


I love the books pictured above, as well---it is so hard to narrow down my very favorites!!

While it could be argued that I definitely don’t need another children’s book, there are a couple that I have on my wish list regardless:

            There Was An Old Lady That Swallowed Some Leaves   by: Lucille Colandro

            Ferdie and the Falling Leaves   by:  Julia Rawlinson

            Leaf Man  by: Lois Ehlert (I’m a sucker for a beautifully illustrated book)

            Fall Mixed Up   by: Bob Raczka

            Dot and Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery   by: Ellen Stoll Walsh

Do you have a favorite fall book that I haven't mentioned? Please comment below--I love browsing through great children's books!