Our Favorite 8 Board Books to Read With Your Kids About Fall

Updated Apr. 23, 2019

When leaves change colors and the air turns cool and crisp it can mean only one thing... it's fall! Picking apples and pumpkins, jumping in leaves, baking pies, going for hayrides and so much more accompany this fantastic season—what's your favorite part? We've compiled a list of some of our favorite fall books to share with you to get you fully in the spirit of the season. Enjoy!

My Pet Giraffe book
#1
My Pet Giraffe
Written and illustrated by Mark Iacolina
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3
Thoughts from The Book Snob Mom

Cute illustrations, great rhymes, and sweet little premise. It's a super fast read that's also highly enjoyable. I love this whole series (My Pet Giraffe, My Pet Penguins, & My Pet Polar Bear), but this one specifically highlights the wonders of fall!

Giraffes make the best pets! Follow a little girl and boy and their pet giraffe as they spy, dress up for Halloween, and play hide-and-seek!

Mouse's First Fall book
#2
Mouse's First Fall
Written by Lauren Thompson and illustrated by Buket Erdogan
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Lauren Thompson and Bucket Erdogan show what makes fall so much fun in Classic Board Book edition of Mouse's First Fall!

The Busy Little Squirrel book
#3
The Busy Little Squirrel
Written and illustrated by Nancy Tafuri
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

The leaves have started to fall. The air is cold. Squirrel needs to get ready for winter. He cannot nibble with the mice. He does not have time to hop with the frogs or run with the dogs. Will this busy little squirrel ever slow down? Focusing on all the charming features of the fall season, this sweetly illustrated story features country animals, pumpkins, leaves, apples and other signs of autumn. Now available as a sturdy board book, the newly redesigned Classic Board Book logo calls out this title's seasonal theme on the front cover.

Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin book
#4
Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin
Written and illustrated by Tad Hills
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-2

After seeing Thistle carrying a pumpkin, Duck and Goose decide they must find one for themselves and search in such places as in a log, in a tree, and under the water. On board pages.

Fall book
#5
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.

Tap the Magic Tree book
#6
Tap the Magic Tree
Written and illustrated by Christie Matheson
board book
Recommend Ages: 4-8
Thoughts from The Goodfather

This is such a fun, interactive book to enjoy with a little reader. The Magic Tree will certainly appear magic to young readers as their tapping, shaking, and patting help the tree move through the new buds of spring, to the crisp apples of summer, and the bright leaves of fall.

The acclaimed interactive picture book about the changing seasons. “Like Hervé Tullet’s Press Here, Matheson’s Tap the Magic Tree proves you don’t need apps for interactivity,” praised the New York Times. Every book needs you to turn the pages. But not every book needs you to tap it, shake it, jiggle it, or even blow it a kiss

Autumn book
#7
Autumn
Written and illustrated by David A. Carter
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Just in time for autumn, David A. Carter delivers the third book in his pop-up book series about the seasons. Each spread has a brief verse and depicts flora and fauna commonly found during the fall. Pictures of turkeys, wheat, pumpkins, sage, and more are labeled with simple text, making the book easy for young readers to understand and enjoy. David A. Carter is an American author and illustrator. He is best known for his pop-up books for both children and adults. David Carter's Bugs series has sold more than six million copies. He lives in Auburn, California. Visit Carter at cartermultimedia.us.com.

Walk and See: 123 book
#8
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.

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