Best Children's Books About Fall

46 Children's Books About Fall

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear book
#1
Sleepover with Beatrice & Bear
Written and illustrated by Monica Carnesi
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Beatrice & Bear meet one spring day and become best buddies. They play together through summer and fall. Then winter comes and Beatrice can't find Bear anywhere. She hears he's gone to hibernate -- but where on earth is that? When Beatrice learns that hibernation is not a place and that Bear will be sleeping all winter long, she fears it will be a lonely season...unless she can come up with a brilliant plan. This delightful story of an irrepressible bunny will engage readers on many levels as it celebrates creativity, making the best of circumstances, and the joy of the changing seasons.

One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me! book
#2
One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me!
Written by John Micklos and illustrated by Clive McFarland
picture book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

This playful counting book shares the colorful highlights of the four seasons in charming illustrations. Count your way through the seasons! In spring, the tree’s leaves appear, one by one. By summer, there’s a glorious canopy. And when autumn winds blow, leaves fly from the tree, one after another, leading us into winter. There’s a world of activity to spy in and around this beautiful tree as the wild creatures, and one little boy, celebrate the cycles of nature. As little ones count leaves, look for animals, and enjoy the changing seasonal landscape, bouncy rhymes and bold illustrations make learning to count easy—corresponding numerals reinforcing the learning fun.

My Leaf Book book
#3
My Leaf Book
Written and illustrated by Monica Wellington
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

The brilliant colors of fall foliage take center stage in this picture book perfect for fans of the classic Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf.With her trademark bold, graphic style Monica Wellington has created a picture book about autumn, trees, and leaves.aaWhen the seasons change, a young girl visits the arboretum to collect fallen leaves and make a book with them. Brilliant illustrations show each variety of tree the girl encounters, from the common oak to the lesser known gingko.a Spreads silhouetting leaves up-close help young children learn to identify them. Like the girl in the book, young readers will be eager to make their very own leaf books.

Squirrel Round and Round book
#4
Squirrel Round and Round
Written and illustrated by Belle Yang
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

In English and Mandarin Chinese, Belle Yang’s bilingual board books celebrate the natural world with simple concepts and beautiful, bold illustrations. Squirrel is busy all year long, from one season into the next and back again. Birds feed their babies in spring, fireflies wink on a summer night, yellow leaves flutter in fall, and squirrel makes fresh tracks in winter’s snow. Look for an explanation of tonal marks at the end of the story, along with a pinyin translation of the Chinese characters.

Outside Your Window book
#5
Outside Your Window
Written by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Mark Hearld
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Introduces the sights and sounds of the changing seasons, along city streets and in country meadow.

Fall book
#6
Fall
Written and illustrated by Ailie Busby
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

Children describe their favorite things to do during the fall, from collecting acorns to baking pies.

Flower Fairies of the Autumn book
#7
Flower Fairies of the Autumn
Written and illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Experience the beauty and the magic of Cicely Mary Barker’s famous Flower Fairies, with a new edition of Flower Fairies of the Autumn. The magic and loveliness of Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies, newly rejacketed and updated with a contemporary look, is a perfect gift for Flower Fairies fans and a new generation of readers. First published in the 1920s, Cicely Mary Barker’s original Flower Fairies books have been loved for generations. The book features poems and full-color illustrations of over 20 flowers and their guardian fairies.

Through the Forest in Fall book
#8
Through the Forest in Fall
Written and illustrated by Anne Passchier
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Winter is almost here—and it’s time for all the animals in the forest to get ready for the cold. Squirrel gathers nuts, furry Fox makes sure his den is nice and cozy for the family, and all the birds line their nests with feathers and moss. The clever see-through element will delight readers as they spy sweet details in Anne Passchier’s charming illustrations.

Halloween Colors book
#9
Halloween Colors
Written and illustrated by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

A colorful choice for the littlest trick-or-treaters. A bright and fun selection for baby’s first Halloween introducing the youngest of readers to a variety of colors as they encounter seasonal staples like pumpkins, ghosts, and trick-or-treating.

The Ugly Pumpkin book
#10
The Ugly Pumpkin
Written and illustrated by Dave Horowitz
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

In time for Thanksgiving, a wacky twist on The Ugly Duckling. The Ugly Pumpkin has waited all through October for someone to take him home, but no one wants him. He doesn’t look like other pumpkins. So the lonely Ugly Pumpkin leaves the patch in search of a place where he’ll fit in. By the time Thanksgiving arrives, he discovers the truth about who he is–but it’s not what he expected!

Fairy Friends: Seasons book
#11
Fairy Friends: Seasons
Written and illustrated by Merrilee Liddiard
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Fairy Friends Be the first to review this product From the creators of BabyLit® . . . Parents and children alike will be swept away by the whimsical imaginings of Merilee Liddiard’s Fairy Friends: A Seasons Primer. Springtime fairies are robed in flower petals, summer sprites float on leaves, autumn fairies gather falling leaves, and winter fairies skate on ice. Discover, play, and spark your imagination at any time of year with Fairy Friends' enchanting illustrations to lead the way.

Tree book
#12
Tree
Written and illustrated by Britta Teckentrup
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Through a hole in the book’s cover, an owl invites you inside to meet a majestic tree and all its forest inhabitants during the changing seasons. With clever peekaboo holes throughout, each page reveals a new set of animals playing and living in the tree—baby bears frolicking in the spring, bees buzzing around apples in the summer, squirrels storing nuts in the fall, and finally the lone owl keeping warm during the winter chill—until another year begins… . Children will love seeing a new set of animals appear and then disappear as each page is turned, and along the way they’ll learn about the seasons and how a forest and its inhabitants change throughout the year.

Leaves book
#13
Leaves
Written and illustrated by David Stein
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

This simple, charming story of a young bear’s first autumn is perfectly suited to board book format. Bear is surprised when the leaves start falling off the trees, but when he tries to reattach them, it doesn’t work. Eventually, he gets sleepy, and burrows into the fallen leaves for a long nap. When he wakes up, it’s spring-and there are suddenly brand-new leaves all around, seeming to welcome him. With its childlike main character and graceful illustrations, Leaves is a great way to teach the youngest children about the changing seasons.

Walk and See: 123 book
#14
Walk and See: 123
Written by Nosy Crow and illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

This elegant counting board book will teach little ones all about nature. The talented Rosalind Beardshaw's beautiful illustrations and visual storytelling follow two children on an autumnal day in the countryside, bringing a narrative feel to this simple book for very young readers. The second in a series of seasonal concept books, this is a board book to visit again and again.

Adventures with Barefoot Critters book
#15
Adventures with Barefoot Critters
Written and illustrated by Teagan White
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

A seasonal romp through the alphabet features a cast of adorable animal characters who gather honey in the springtime, build cozy campfires in the fall and share other indoor and outdoor activities that correspond with their letters.

The Squirrels' Busy Year book
#16
The Squirrels' Busy Year
Written by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Richard Jones
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-6

Budding scientists will enjoy a gentle introduction to the seasons as squirrels scamper through the winter, spring, summer, and fall. It's winter. It's cold! The squirrels are digging up acorns to eat. But what will they eat in the spring, when the acorns are gone? As the bushy-tailed creatures weather snowstorms, thunderstorms, and hot summer days, this gentle story uses simple, clear language and beautiful illustrations to introduce very young readers to the seasons and the changing weather they bring. Basic questions at the end help children remember and expand on what they've learned, and back matter includes an index.

A Fall for Friendship book
#17
A Fall for Friendship
Written by Megan Atwood
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Olive doesn’t believe in ghosts, but something weird is definitely going on at the orchard and she wants to get to the bottom of it in this third novel of a sweet series about the bonds of friendship. Olive, Peter, Sarah, and Lizzie are getting ready for Halloween. This year, they’re planning a zombie hayride and a haunted barn party. As they set up, Lizzie’s older sister, Gloria tells them that a ghost haunts the very barn they’re decorating. According to Gloria, the ghost is angry and desperate for revenge. Lizzie, Sarah, and Peter are fascinated, but Olive doesn’t believe any of it. Not even when strange, ghostly things keep happening all around them. Olive sets out to prove that ghosts don’t exist and that Gloria and her friends are behind it all. But the more Olive investigates, the scarier things become. Could Gloria be telling the truth? Is the orchard really haunted?

Jane Foster's Halloween book
#18
Jane Foster's Halloween
Written and illustrated by Jane Foster
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Introduce little ones to Halloween in this bold and graphic board book by illustrator and textile designer Jane Foster. In this beautiful and sophisticated board book, children will be introduced to bold images of Easter and Fall, such as pumpkins, black cats, bats, witches, haunted houses, and more! Praise for Jane Foster's ABC and Jane Foster's 123: "Both titles are stunningly simple, but Foster is able to create some truly arresting images here, making both books pleasurable repeat reads. A fetching and effective introduction to the world of numbers." -starred review, Kirkus Reviews "It's a book that style-minded parents and kids can appreciate equally." -starred review, Publishers Weekly "This unusually attractive counting board book from the British illustrator and textile designer Jane Foster shows off her style in a way that will catch-and hold-the eye of grown-ups and younger children alike." -New York Times Children's Board Book roundup review

Sometimes Rain book
#19
Sometimes Rain
Written by Meg Fleming and illustrated by Diana Sudyka
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Celebrate the four seasons of the year and all of the fun that comes with them with this lyrical, rhyming picture book from the author of I Heart You. Sometimes it rains, sometimes it snows, sometimes the sun shines, and sometimes the trees change color. But no matter what the seasons bring, there is lots of fun to be had! This lyrical exploration of the four seasons and all of the wonder that they bring is illustrated with vibrant watercolors.

When Green Becomes Tomatoes book
#20
When Green Becomes Tomatoes
Written by Julie Fogliano and illustrated by Julie Morstad
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-10

december 29 and i woke to a morning that was quiet and white the first snow (just like magic) came on tip toes overnight Flowers blooming in sheets of snow make way for happy frogs dancing in the rain. Summer swims move over for autumn sweaters until the snow comes back again. In Julie Fogliano's skilled hand and illustrated by Julie Morstad's charming pictures, the seasons come to life in this gorgeous and comprehensive book of poetry.

Tractor Mac Harvest Time book
#21
Tractor Mac Harvest Time
Written and illustrated by Billy Steers
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

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.

Little Elliot, Fall Friends book
#22
Little Elliot, Fall Friends
Written and illustrated by Mike Curato
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

It's autumn in the Big City! Little Elliot and Mouse love the hustle and bustle of the city streets. But sometimes it feels like there are too many people, too many noises—just too much! The best friends decide to get out of town for a vacation in the countryside. There, they'll discover the sights and smells of autumn in the country. Everything is more fun when shared with a friend!

Martha the Little Mouse book
#23
Martha the Little Mouse
Written and illustrated by Janey Louise Jones
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

When the Autumn Queen ushers in a big storm, and little Martha Mouse is swept away by the big wind, it is up to the Superfairies to rescue her.

Hello, Fall! book
#24
Hello, Fall!
Written and illustrated by Deborah Diesen
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

A grandparent and child recall the beautiful and wonderful sights and sounds of a fall day spent together.

The Weather Girls book
#25
The Weather Girls
Written and illustrated by Aki
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

It's summer time. We rise and shine!/ All set to go. We form a line.// A big bright sun. Let's have some fun./ We sing and dive and splash and run. Summer, Fall, Winter, or Spring--the Weather Girls are ready for whatever the seasons might bring! Follow these busy girls as they climb mountains, fly hot-air balloons, and soak in a rainbow-sky sunset. Charming rhyming verse and adorable art make this picture book irresistible--and perfect for sharing! - GODWIN BOOKS -

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