I have been moaning and groaning about summer coming to an end, but I love fall just as much as summer. I love everything about the autumn season; the crisp air and colors, the boots and scarves, the visits to the apple orchard and pumpkin farm. To truly embrace the fall season with my children, each year I like to visit the library and check out every single book they have on fall. I always buy a few new ones each year as well to add to our collection. I find that reading about the season with my children adds to their excitement and helps us choose which activities sound the most fun to us. Here are my suggestions for the best fall books for toddlers and preschoolers.
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This book is absolutely wonderful and I enjoy it as much as my children to. The illustrations in the book are made from actual fall leaves and are just gorgeous. The storyline is both simple and whimsical. It’s a perfect fall book!
If your children are fans of the book “Going on a Bear Hunt” then this is one of the BEST fall books for them! It is the same poem/song as “Bear Hunt.” The story follows three friends who go on a hike over a mountain and through a forest to collect leaves. At the end, they make a giant leaf pile to play in!
This is a perfect fall book for toddlers and babies. The story is simple, making it easy to follow and a great introduction to autumn. The textures and colors of the book are so fun! Touch-and-feel books are always a favorite in our house.
This is Theo’s Favorite fall book so far this year. I suppose that isn’t saying much because we’ve only been reading books about autumn for a week, so I’ll update if he find a new favorite! The storyline of the book is simple: Mouse goes out to play and discovers the leaves have fallen. Mouse notices all of the different colors and shapes of the leaves and makes a big pile of leaves to jump in!
Little Elliot and Mouse take a trip to the country to enjoy the fall colors. I love the beautiful illustrations of the countryside during the autumn season in this book. This is one of our favorites!
This is a fantastic, educational book about the changes that take place during autumn. It is full of facts as well as fun ideas of activities to do during fall.
This is another educational book. It explains the process of leaves changing colors as well as activity ideas. This book better for Kindergarteners and older.
The colors in this book are simply stunning. The story about a child who plants a tree and watches it grow…. the best time of year to watch the tree is fall, of course!
No book list would be complete without a classic such as Berenstain Bears. In the Harvest Festival, the Bear Family gathers at Farmer Ben’s farm to enjoy all the season has to offer.
Discover the fall season with this cute little board book. This is another book that is great for babies and toddlers. It’s very sweet and simple, and younger ones will love the dog and cat in the book.
If your children love Daniel Tiger, they will love this book! Daniel loves the decorations that Music Man Stan has put up. When a gust of wind knocks everything over, Daniel and Miss Elaina do their best to help put them back together. In true Daniel Tiger fashion, there are lessons in helpfulness and doing your best along with the fall theme.
This is such a sweet story. A little bear becomes is when the leaves start falling from the trees, and he tries to put them back on! Bear becomes tired from his work and curls up in the leaves inside a cave to take a nap. When he wakes up, it is spring! This is an excellent book to teach the changing of the seasons.
We love the entire Duck and Goose series for toddlers. This is a fun, adorable board book that is perfect to read before going to the pumpkin farm.
What is your favorite childrens book for fall? I’d love to add it to my list if it’s not already on here!