Fall books for Kids:
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Fall books for kids (seasons)
This is a collection of 7 Little Critter favorite stories including; The Fall Festival, Just a Big Storm, Going to the Fire House, Just Critters Who Care, The Lost Dinosaur Bone, Snowball Soup.
This is an excellent resource for budding scientists. It’s a great emergent reader (short & simple text) with beautiful photographs & simple explanations of the seasons for young readers. I like to include a “big picture” concept book with each unit study I do and this one is perfect for preschool- Kindergarteners to read any time of the year!
Fall books for kids
This is a great Preschool- Kindergarten book about fall. The text is short & it discusses important fall information like “I know its fall when…” . This is a weather series & the author has one book for each season. The pictures are great and the book offers ideas for fall activities.
A simple board book that includes all of your fall favorites; pumpkins, scarecrows, acorns, fall leaves & costumes.
This paper back book has beautiful water color illustrations and celebrates the signs of fall!
When my son was 3 he began noticing the changes from summer to fall, most notably all of the leaves falling and asked “why are all of the trees dying?” This was a great book to compliment his observations as mother nature prepares for winter. The illustrations in this book are truly fantastic!
This is one for the home book shelf! The Fall of Freddie the Leaf is a story about the circle of life & it’s (seasonal) changes in a heartfelt & thought provoking way. It is a beautiful (non-religious) way to open up the topic of helping children work through loss.
Roger Priddy is one of my all time favorite authors! His board books are amazing and the baby touch and feel series was my sons favorite to date! He still enjoys interacting with these books sometimes (& he’s 5 years old now).
Hands down the funniest fall book for kids! This book is a fun interactive book where kids discover what is “all mixed up” in the words & pictures. A super fun way to build vocabulary & reading comprehension.
Edward Hemingway’s Bad Apple is a tale of an unlikely friendship & how the world (of apples) responds to it. The apple befriends a worm & is called names like “rotten” or “bad apple” for doing so. This is a simple story that helps teach kids about tolerance, bullying & accepting your friends for who they are (no matter what others may say or do).
Annie is a VERY busy apple farmer. This book walks you through the daily life of an apple farmer it offers intricate detail in the illustrations for example you can count the number of apples it even includes some recipes in the back that you can make together. This book is best for preschool ages 2-4 or anyone with an apple tree in their yard.
This is a great peek-through book about the seasons suitable for toddlers through preschool.
An excellent series for our youngest of readers. This book helps readers think about the changes in the seasons and how people react to those changes (what we wear, etc.). Very cute book & I love Jill Macdonald’s Hello World series (this one is less factual about weather if you own any of her other books they are great factual introductions to the concepts!) Still a fun read though!
Everyone’s favorite bear talks about the seasons!
Starting a new school year:
The simple upbeat humor and everyone’s favorite cat makes this a great book to start a new school year!
Kevin Henkes writes a wonderful story about a little mouse girl’s first day of school. She has an unusual name and is teased. Her feelings are (obviously) hurt until she learns to accept herself just the way she is (another character also has an unusual name that helps her realize it.)
Duck and Goose are great friends who have different feelings about celebrating Halloween. This book is best suited
Llama Llama is a really fun series. This board book is perfect for toddlers or preschoolers because of the rhyme & shorter story length.
A Thanksgiving/ Halloween twist on the old fable The Ugly Duckling. Nobody wants the Ugly Pumpkin and he doesn’t get picked for Halloween. When Thanksgiving rolls around he discovers why.
Every year county fairs & pumpkin patches nation wide hold the “biggest pumpkin” contests. The award winning author Wendell Minor takes that a step further and carves into our memory what other things we can do with a giant pumpkin.
A childhood right of passage is what this book is as far as I am concerned. It speaks to several important life long lessons including friendship, cooperation, what happens when friends disagree and how to reconcile relationships.
Great (non scary) story to celebrate the seasonal activities that happen in fall, including Halloween.
Our favorite feathered duo search high and low for a pumpkin.
Thanksgiving books for kids
The kids learn to about gratitude in this seasonal board book.
One of my all time favorite fall books! The illustrations are beautiful and the story is a calming sense of fall joy!
It a great book for starting the conversation about what it means to be thankful and beginning to learn about gratitude. Try making a gratitude jar after reading this book!
Who doesn’t love Tommie de Paola’s stories?!? His illustrations are a personal favorite of mine & I love how simple and effective his writing is for young readers. This book discusses common Thanksgiving traditions.
This book is great as a mentor text for writing about what you’re thankful for. It discusses being thankful for the simple everyday things we enjoy.
I like this book because it reminds me of my childhood thanksgiving memories. We hosted Thanksgiving every year for over a decade. What was my mom thinking!?!
Rhyming text and pretty illustrations inspire young readers think of the things in life they are most grateful for.
A Lift-the-flap book this is a super fun & interactive Thanksgiving story.
Fall books for kids (ages 9+):