Fall Books

Fall Books


Books are listed by difficulty to help you find appropriate reading for your little reader.  Hope you find some new books to add to your fall book collection 🙂

Fall by Priddy Books

This one is a “touch and feel” book – great for toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners.

Duck & Goose Find A Pumpkin by Tad Hills

Fun predictable text for toddlers – first grade.

Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington

Classic story that talks about the process of growing a pumpkin in very simple terms. This is great for preschool – second grade.

Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell

Simple story about a family going apple and pumpkin picking and then carving their jack-o-lanterns. Great for preschool – second grade.

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger

Similar to the classic “We’re Going on A Bear Hunt,” this book talks about children going on a walk and all the fall related things they see and hear. Great for preschool – second grade.

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

This is one of my all-time favorite books to read with students in fall and is so fun to pair with an art project. This book is beautifully illustrated and tells the story of where “Leaf Man” travels when the wind blows. Great for preschool – third grade.

Fall Mixed Up by Bob Racska

Silly book that will grab students’ attention. Good for kindergarten – third grade.

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlers

Another fall classic with beautiful illustrations by Lois Ehlert- this book talks about the process of how trees grow. Tree leaves, birds and other pictures are labeled throughout book. Great for kindergarten – third grade.

Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum

This book is full of real pictures and describes how pumpkins are grown, the different types of pumpkins and what pumpkins are used for. Great for kindergarten – third graders.

Nuts to You! by Lois Ehlers

The beautiful page spreads and lively storytelling in this book make it a great read for little ones to mid elementary.

The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall

This book tells the story of an apple tree throughout the seasons and ends with the children picking the apples in fall and making an apple pie with their family. This book would be good for preschool – third grade.

Little Tree by Loren Long

This is a story about a tree that didn’t want to part with its leaves. Eventually it sees that in order to grow it must let go of its leaves. This book would be good for kindergarten – third grade.

Pie in the Sky by Lois Ehlers

Another beautifully illustrated fall book by Lois Ehlert. This one one talks about watching a cherry tree throughout the seasons and harvesting the cherries at the end of the summer to make a delicious pie. Great for kindergarten – third grade.

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

This is a beautiful story about a bat who gets separated from its mother and is raised with birds. Throughout the story she feels different than the birds and like she is not good enough. That is, until one night when she reconnects with the other bats and realizes she is a bat and that different animals have different strengths and weaknesses as well likes and dislikes.

A is for Autumn by Robert Maas

Alphabet book about things you do and see in fall. Great for preschool – third grade.

Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro

Ever wonder why leaves change color? This book explains and shows why in a simple way. Great for first – fourth graders. 

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas

This book tells the story of a class that counts the seeds inside three different sized pumpkins. Will the biggest pumpkin have the most seeds? This is a fun read for kindergarten – fourth grade students, especially if you are looking for pumpkin books and activities for math and science.

The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons

This book goes into detail about how a pumpkin is grown and the history of pumpkins in terms that are digestible for first – fourth graders.


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This post was originally published on September 26, 2018.