Come find out our favorite fall picture books for children! Cozy up with a quilt on the sofa and enjoy reading together.
Fall picture books are something that we look forward to when the weather begins to cool. Although we are well into our homeschool year and getting into a nice daily rhythm, when fall comes, we enjoy changing things up a little and doing some things we don’t do any other time of the year. Like making our annual pumpkin cake, putting together a fall puzzle on Thanksgiving Day, leaf rubbings, and of course reading our favorite fall picture books! (Our personal family preference is to not celebrate Halloween, and sometimes it can be a little tricky to find fall books that do not contain reference to Halloween. So if that is the same for your family, I want you to know that every book below is Halloween free.) You will find delightful illustrations and topics in this book list; as well as some newer books and classics.
Happy fall and happy reading!
Fall Picture Books for Children:
1: Autumn Story by Jill Barklem
In this story, Primrose Woodmouse wanders off and has an unexpected adventure. This adorable book is filled with lovely fall illustrations.
2: Woody, Hazel, and Little Pip by Elsa Beskow
Woody and Little Pip, the acorn children, set off on an adventure flying through the air on an autumn leaf. This charming imaginative tale has delightful full page illustrations that bring the story to life.
3: The High Hills by Jill Barklem
Little Wilfred sets out to find gold, but when an autumn fog arises arises he and Mr. Apple have to find their way home. This adventure story is filled with wonderful illustrations.
4: The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter
Based on an American story of squirrels traveling on little rafts and using their bushy tails as sails. Classic illustrations bring this squirrely adventure to life.
5: Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
A classic New-England fall story of a farmer packing up his summer bounty and taking it to town to sell. Colorful full-page illustrations on every page turn.
6: In November by Cynthia Rylant
A beautiful description of the month through words and pictures. See how everyone begins to transition from fall to winter.
7: Every Autumn Comes the Bear by Jim Arnosky
Enthralling illustrations brings the bear’s movements to life. Readers will be delighted in the many creatures discovered through this tale.
8: Fall Walk by Virginia Snow
Children take a walk with their grandmother and discover many different fall leaves. In this book, 24 different species are identified by shape and color.
9: Full of Fall by April Sayre
A simple storyline, but positively beautiful photographs that bring fall to life! This is especially a great book for those of us who do not get a colorful fall in our area.
10: Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant
This sweet story shares all about the life of a scarecrow. After the story, you see the world in a whole new way!
11: Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
The Leaf Man goes wherever the wind blows him. Fall leaves make up the creative illustrations in this imaginative story.
12: Henny Penny by Paul Galdone
After a fall acorn lands on her head, Henny Penny is convinced the sky is falling! This rollicking tale will bring giggles and smiles to all.
13: The Fox Went Out On a Chilly Night by Peter Spier
A classic American folk song put into book form and stunningly illustrated. Each page is filled with autumnal colors and details to bring the song to life.
14: The Story of the Wind Children by Sybille von Olfer
The fanciful story of how the “wind children” work. They take George on an adventure to show him their ways.
I hope that you and the children in your life enjoy reading these books together this fall! Do you have some favorite fall books that didn’t make the list? Share the titles in the comments below and I will review them for next year!
Other posts that you may enjoy for the fall season:
- Learn how to make Simple Beeswax Candles that will add a cozy ambiance to your fall decor.
- Make this delicious Homemade Pumpkin Cake, sure to please all ages.
- Find the perfect Fall & Winter Essential Oils for Diffusing in your home during the holiday seasons to keep everything smelling fresh.
- Enjoy some warm Pumpkin Spice Muffins, sure to brighten any dreary fall day.
- Cozy up and read our favorite Apple Themed Children’s Books together.
- Make this SIMPLE Gluten-Free Apple Crisp – it is perfect to make with children.
- Find some new Children’s Thanksgiving Books to read to the little ones as you celebrate the day.
- If you are craving a sweet potato dish, look no further than my delectable, real food Sweet Potato Casserole.