Top 20 Books About Fall & Leaves

20 Picture Books About Fall & Leaves

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Awesome Autumn by Bruce Goldstone-Beautiful color photographs are paired with kid-friendly, factual information about fall in this non-fiction book by Bruce Goldstone.

Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson- a beloved fictional character in Mouse, who appears throughout her playful series. In this edition, Mouse and Minka discover that fall is a season of fun!

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by: Steve Metzger- There are lots of beautiful fall leaves to find! Three friends have a big adventure hiking over a mountain and through a forest to collect leaves of all kinds and colors. What will they do with all their leaves at the end of the story? Jump and play in them, of course! With easy rhyming text and fun sound effects, children will delight in this rollicking autumn story.

I Love Fall!: A Touch-and-Feel Board Book by: Alison Inches-From woolly scarves and plump orange pumpkins to crunchy leaves and smooth wicker baskets, readers will delight in all the different textures fall has to offer. With simple, rhyming verses and sweet, vibrant illustrations, youngsters can celebrate the season with this touch-and-feel board book that’s perfect for small hands.

Leaves by David Ezra Stein– Your children will enjoy watching bear, who is experiencing fall for the first time- attempt to put the leaves back on the trees in this fictional story with lovely pen and ink illustrations.

Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro- As children jump into piles of leaves and help their parents rake the yard, they also wonder: Why do leaves change color? With bright illustrations from Loretta Krupinski and clear, simple text by Betsy Maestro, this book explains what happens to leaves in autumn. This informative concept book includes detailed pictures of leaves in different sizes, shapes, and colors and a list of activities that kids can do with leaves.

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois EhlertAnother classic from Lois Ehlert, Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf always mesmerizes children with its vibrant colors and cut out pages.

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson– As the leaves fall from his favorite tree, Fletcher worries that something is terribly wrong. But then winter comes, and with it a wonderful surprise

Fall Leaves by: Loretta Holland-Part poem, part silent stage, this luminous picture book puts autumn on display and captures the spirit of change that stays with us long after fall leaves. Unlock the secrets of this busy and beautiful time of year as the natural world makes way for winter.

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert-From favorite children’s author Lois Ehlert, Leaf Man is perhaps my favorite fall book not only because of the beautiful illustrations made from real leaves but also because it provides you with an instant activity- making leaf people!

Let it fall by:Maryann Cocca-Leffler-The leaves turn red, brown, and orange, then drift down from the trees. It is time to go apple picking and on hayrides at the county fair. Fall is finally here! With soft colored art, adorable children, and colorful outdoor scenes, LET IT FALL celebrates all the seasonal awe of autumn.

It’s Fall! by Linda GlaserThe stunning cut-paper art in this book is both beautiful and fascinating. Take the time to ask your students how they think the author/illustrator created the pictures and invite them to do the same- lots of fun!

Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson-In the style of Press Here, Tap the Magic Tree is the newest member of the interactive read-aloud genre. This fun and playful book invites readers to tap the pages to make the tree change with the seasons- without any mechanical components!

Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber– The vibrant watercolor and block print illustrations paired with rich, descriptive text will captivate your students and pique their interest in leaves and changing seasons.

Autumn is Here! by Heidi Pross GrayAuthor Heidi Pross Gray has paired beautiful watercolor illustrations with text that is simple and repetitive yet still full of rich vocabulary words such as flutter, bundled, scattered, chattering, and hoard.

Autumn Leaves by Ken RobbinsThe life-size, full color photographs in this book introduce the reader to thirteen different varieties of leaves and trees. Another great non-fiction book for young children to help spark interest in the changing seasons.

Fancy Nancy and the Fall Foliage by:Jane O’Connor-Fancy Nancy is back in New York Times bestselling team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser’s picture book series. Fancy Nancy loves fall—the fashion, the weather, and especially the colors of the leaves! As Fancy Nancy helps Mom and Dad rake the leaves outside in Fancy Nancy and the Fall Foliage, she gets a stupendous idea to do something unique with the most beautiful leaves she finds. Join Nancy as she celebrates the changing of the seasons in this storybook adventure—complete with a fabulous set of stickers!

Apples and Pumpkins by:Anne Rockwell-“When red and yellow leaves are on the trees,” a little girl goes with her parents to a farm where they pick apples and choose “the best pumpkin of them all.” Back home, she helps to carve a grinning jack-o’-lantern face on the big orange pumpkin, which guards their doorstep on halloween night while her mother hands out shiny red apples and she and her father go trick-or-treating with the neighborhood ghosts and goblins. Bold, autumn-colored paintings and a simple but lively story capture a little girl’s joy and satisfaction as she shares in the excitement of the fall season.

Fall Mixed Up by:Bob Raczka-“Every Septober, Every Octember, Fall fills my senses with scenes to remember.” “Bears gather nuts. Geese hibernate. Squirrels fly south in big figure eights.” Fall is all mixed up in this silly book from Bob Raczka! Can you find his mistakes in the words and pictures?


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6 Responses to “Top 20 Books About Fall & Leaves”

  1. Tiffiny Says:

    This is a lovely list. I didn’t realize there was a Mouse’s First Autumn! We will have to find a copy of that. Thanks.

  2. Kersandra Rettig Says:

    Tiffiny- We just read it and did a little spin off study off of it. We were having some much fun. I also made a free printable that goes along with the book Hope you enjoy it!

  3. Debbie @ Bible Fun For Kids Says:

    LOVE this list! Found several new ones that I just ordered from the library! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Michelle - The Happiness Blogger Says:

    Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! Your post has been pinned to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board 🙂

  5. Lou Lou Girls Says:

    Hello cute lady! Love your list. Pinned. We couldn’t think of anyone better to party with. We hope to see you tomorrow at 7 pm.
    Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  6. Jessica Says:

    Thanks for linking up this week to Totally Terrific Tuesday Link Party!! I love books and I am ordering some of these stat. I pinned them to a few group boards! Remember party starts again monday at 10pm to see who was picked for features and link up new content!
    If you follow me on Google+ I send out a reminder, and I try to follow everyone back that adds me 🙂
    There were so many inspiring links this week, hope you found a few that inspired you as well!
    Thanks again