Fall is a time of bright colors, cooler weather, apples, pumpkins, and harvest. There are so many wonderful children’s books about fall that celebrate all of the beauty and tradition of the harvest season. This list of fall books for kids explores the sights, sounds, and tastes of the autumn season.
Fall Books for Preschoolers
We’ve got the 20 BEST Fall Books for Preschoolers for you! So grab them from your library or Amazon snuggle up with your kids!
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn was written and illustrated by Kenard Pak. As a young girl takes a walk in the woods, she says hello to the many signs of autumn around her. The illustrations are full of bright, vibrant colors, and the color palette changes as the seasons shift.
Fall Is Not Easy was written and illustrated by Marty Kelley. This book explores the seasons from the point of view of a tree. The simple text shares how the tree feels about the different seasons, while the colorful illustrations are full of entertaining images of the tree trying out different styles.
Fall Mixed Up was written by Robert Raczka and illustrated by Chad Cameron. This entertaining story is full of mixed up words and images. The engaging text and illustrations will have kids laughing along as they discover the oddities and mistakes spread throughout.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! was written by Lucille Colandro and illustrated by Jared Lee. This seasonal spin on the classic children’s rhyme follows the little old lady as she swallows up all kinds of fall themed objects. Kids will love the silly story and the fun twist at the end.
Leaves was written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein. When Bear notices the leaves falling off the trees, he tries to reattach them. He eventually gets overwhelmed, and curls up for a nap. The ending is a great way to introduce kids to the changing seasons. Check out these fun activities to pair with the book!
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt was written by Steve Metzger and illustrated by Miki Sakamoto. Join a group of friends as they hunt for different kinds of leaves. This adaptation of the familiar children’s song is fun to act out, and includes information on different types of leaves.
Leaf Man was written and illustrated by Lois Ehlert. This playful book encourages kids to look differently at the leaves covering the ground. The simple text is poetic, while the illustrations show different shapes and colors of leaves creating fun images.
Mouse’s First Fall was written by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Buket Erdogan. Join Mouse and his friend Minka as they head out on a cool fall day to play. The text explores the sights and traditions of the fall season, while the illustrations feature vibrant fall colors.
Apples and Pumpkins was written by Anne Rockwell and illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. Follow a young girl as she goes to the farm with her parents. Once they are home, they enjoy carving the pumpkin they picked and celebrating Halloween.
Little Elliot, Fall Friends was written and illustrated by Mike Curato. When Elliot and Mouse decide that the city is too loud for them, they venture out to the countryside and explore all that autumn has to offer. The illustrations are beautiful, and put the reader right in the busy city and the calm country.
Hello, Fall! was written by Deborah Diesen and illustrated by Lucy Fleming. In this sweet story, a young girl and her grandfather explore all of the beautiful sights of fall. They listen to the many sounds of the season, explore the changes in nature, and find beauty everywhere.
Apple Farmer Annie was written by Monica Wellington. This brightly colored board book follows Annie as she picks apples on her farm and uses them to create delicious treats. The page borders are full of fun details, and the text shows the process from harvesting apples to selling at a farmer’s market. Click here for more apple picking books for kids!
In the Middle of Fall was written by Kevin Henkes and illustrated by Laura Dronzek. This colorful book uses simple language and bright colors to showcase the sights, sounds, and changes of the fall season. The illustrations are large, and feature vibrant colors that signify the seasons.
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves was written by Julia Rawlinson and illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke. When the leaves start falling from his favorite tree, Fletcher is upset and tries to saves the leaves. The story is a great way to introduce the changing seasons to little ones, who may understand the worries of the sweet fox.
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? was written by Margaret McNamara and illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Join Mr. Tiffin’s class as they explore pumpkins, skip counting and estimation. The story is a fun way to introduce these topics to young readers, and the illustrations feature a diverse group of students who are eager to learn and compete. Check out these fun activities to pair with the book!
Hedgehugs: Autumn Hide-and-Squeak was written by Steve Wilson and illustrated by Lucy Tapper. Horace and Hattie are adorable hedgehogs who are best friends. They enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities together, and learn about the changes that come with the fall season.
Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin was written and illustrated by Tad Hills. Join these adorable friends as they go on a hunt to find a pumpkin. The simple text explores different directional words (in, under, up, etc), and the ending has a fun and simple twist that kids will love.
Bear Picks a Pumpkin was written by Katelyn VanKooten and illustrated by Gill Guile. Bear is trying to find the perfect pumpkin. The text introduces lots of descriptive language for little ones, and the adorable animals in the illustrations will keep kids engaged.
Hungry Bunny was written and illustrated by Claudia Rueda. This interactive book follows a cute little bunny who wants an apple for his hungry tummy. The text encourages kids to turn, tap, and interact with the pages to help the story along. Kids will love helping the cute bunny, and participating in the storytelling.
The Busy Little Squirrel was written and illustrated by Nancy Tafuri. As the seasons turn to fall, Squirrel needs to prepare for the winter. The illustrations are full of detail, and the story touches on some of the changes that animals make when the seasons change.
Looking for more fun, fall printables to make leaning fun for prek kids? Take a peak at these:
- Pumpkin Shape Matching Game for Preschoolers
- Fall Do a Dot Printables
- Pumpkin Pie Count and Trace
- Fall Number Sticker Worksheets
- Printable, Fall Color by Number Worksheets
- Fall Playdough Cards
- Count to 20 Corn Playdough Mats
- Pumpkin traceable Letters
- Fall Number Mats
- Printable Fall Sequencing Cards
- Fall Printable Sight Words Game