15 Favorite Fall Books

15 Fall Favorites
Fall is here and the cooler weather means its the perfect time to snuggle up with some favorite books!  Here are a few of the fall books my kids and I have enjoyed over the years!

autumnWe’ve loved all of Steven Schnur’s season acrostic books.  Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic features many of our favorite autumn things along with beautiful, vivid illustrations.  You can read these short poems all together in one sitting or share one each day.

apple farmer annieI’ve shared about Apple Farmer Annie before, but it’s such a favorite in our house that I had to include it again!  Don’t forget to check out the Apples Connections page on Homeschool Share!

i know and old ladyThere are quite a few of these books out now, but one of my daughter’s favorites was There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves.  Your little ones will love to guess what will happen at the end!

nuts to youFall is the busy season for squirrels, so you’ve got to have some squirrel books on your fall reading list!  Nuts to You! is a great book for little ones.  The rhyming text is simple and easy to read and Lois Ehlert’s collage illustrations are always fun to see!

earl the squirrelEarl the Squirrel was my son’s favorite squirrel book when he was little.  We even made him a little red scarf like Earl’s!  There is so much fun to be had with this book, and you can even check out our Squirrel Unit Study & Lapbook!

miss suzyMy favorite squirrel story is Miss Suzy.  I love her cozy little house and always look forward to pulling this book out each fall!

pumpkinsOf course you need to have some books about pumpkins, too!  Jacqueline Farmer’s Pumpkins is a book that has nice, simple illustrations and lots of good information about fall’s most popular fruit!

from seed to pumpkinI love the Let’s-Read-And-Find-Out Science books and this one is no exception!  From Seed to Pumpkin walks readers through the growing process of a pumpkin.  The text is simple and the illustrations are nice and cheery.

pumpkin circlePumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden also follows the steps in a pumpkin’s life cycle, but it also does a good job of bringing the story back to the seed and beginning a new pumpkin at the end.  I really like the photographs in the book, too!

red leaf yellow leafFall is also the time to enjoy all the gorgeous leaves!  Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf has beautiful illustrations that really capture fall’s brilliant palette!  There are also instructions in the back for a fun craft to make with your kids.

leaf manIn case you can’t tell by now, let me tell you that I love Lois Ehlert’s books!  In Leaf Man, she takes ordinary leaves and turns them into all kinds of different creatures.  Your kids are sure to be inspired to make some of their own!  We also have a unit on leaves at Homeschool Share you may want to try!

leaves leaves leavesLeaves! Leaves! Leaves! is a book that combines fun illustrations with a good amount of information.  As Buddy and Mama go for a walk, he learns all about trees and leaves and how they change through the seasons.

why do leaves change colorWhy Do Leaves Change Color? is another Let’s-Read-And-Find-Out Science book that gives a good explanation of why we see all of those wonderful colors each fall!

fletcher and the falling leavesI’ve loved Fletcher and the Falling Leaves since my son was tiny!  Fletcher races to save the leaves as the fall from the trees.  At the end of the book, there’s a beautiful surprise!

in novemberIn November is the perfect book for the transition from fall to winter.  Cynthia Rylant’s beautiful words as accompanied by rich, warm illustrations that make you want to snuggle up and read some more!

Happy reading and happy fall!


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One thought on “15 Favorite Fall Books”

  1. Thank you for the book list. We love these and it keeps us reading. 😀 Appreciate all the time invested in passing this along.

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