13 Children's Books About Leaves

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
Tidy book
#1
Tidy
Written by Emily Gravett
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Pete the badger learns that being tidy isn’t always the best thing in this save-the-environment picture book from award-winning author and illustrator Emily Gravett. Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates quickly and ends with the complete destruction of the forest. Will Pete realize the error of his ways and reverse his tidying habit?

Hello, Fall! book
#2
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.

Leaves book
#3
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.

Fall book
#4
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.

Ping-Ping Panda's Bamboo Journey book
#5
Ping-Ping Panda's Bamboo Journey
Written by and illustrated by Maurice Pledger
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Join Ping-Ping Panda and her hummingbird friend as they search for tasty treats! Ping-Ping Panda is searching for some tasty leaves with the help of her hummingbird friend, but as they roam through the forest, all they find are other animals' favorite foods. Will Ping-Ping find something to satisfy her rumbling tummy? Help Ping-Ping and her friends explore the forest in this interactive story with flaps to lift and colorful, detailed scenes by best-selling nature illustrator Maurice Pledger.

Jane Foster's Halloween book
#6
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

My Autumn Book book
#7
My Autumn Book
Written and illustrated by Wong Herbert Yee
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

A young girl rushes outside when the air is crisp and the sky turns gray to observe all of the changes that autumn brings.

Leaves book
#8
Leaves
Written by Carol Lawrence and illustrated by Francesco Zito
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

What are leaves? Why do some trees shed leaves in winter? How do leaves make food? Baby Explorer is a series of board books for little ones that encourages them to explore the world around them. The books are based on things in their world they can see, touch, hear, smell, or taste—things they can relate to and understand.

The Book of Fall book
#9
The Book of Fall
Written and illustrated by Agnese Baruzzi
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-4

What is fall? The wind rises and we get brightly colored leaves on the trees, pumpkins ready for harvest, mushrooms to gather, and fruits like the pomegranate to eat.

Leaves book
#10
Leaves
Written by Janet Lawler and illustrated by Lindsay Dale-Scott
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-8

Readers of all ages will enjoy the timeless wonder of autumn leaves in this amazing new pop-up book from paper engineer Yoojin Kim―her first―teamed with award-winning author Janet Lawler and artist Lindsay Dale-Scott. This book, which can be considered a seasonal companion with Jumping Jack Press’ all-time best seller and award winning, Snowflakes, includes amazing pop-ups, educational information, and delightful interactive elements that offer change and surprise on every page in this lyrical look at Autumn.

Leaf Jumpers book
#11
Leaf Jumpers
Written by Carole Gerber and illustrated by Leslie Evans
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Graceful, poetic text celebrates the beauty of autumn leaves, while the simple text at the end explains why leaves change color. Readers learn how to identify all sorts of leaves from red maple to sycamore by their color, shape, and other characteristics. A great choice for science units and autumn displays.

This Little Pumpkin book
#12
This Little Pumpkin
Written by Aly Fronis and illustrated by Luke Flowers
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Celebrate the season with pumpkins doing fall activities in this Halloween-themed twist on the classic nursery rhyme "This Little Piggy"! This little pumpkin went to market. This little pumpkin cuddled with bats. This little pumpkin played in the leaves. This little pumpkin tried on some hats. The pumpkins are getting ready for their Halloween adventure! In this Halloween twist on "This Little Piggy," these little pumpkins are enjoying fun fall activities! With pumpkins cuddling with bats, playing in the leaves, trying on hats, scaring mice, gobbling treats, and wishing readers a Happy Halloween, little readers will love this creative, flowing twist on a favorite classic nursery rhyme!

My Book of Green book
#13
My Book of Green
Written and illustrated by Little Bee Books
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Introduce little ones to all sorts of green objects in their world with this new concept board book! In My Book of Green, little ones will be introduced to all sorts of different green objects that they can encounter in their world, such as frogs, peapods, four-leaf clovers, caterpillars, and more! The pages of this book are filled with familiar, kid-friendly objects, and kids will be invited to identify other green objects on the last spread!

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