Children’s Books for Fall…
Fall is my favorite season! I love sweater weather. I love the colors. I love the holidays. I love new school years and good intentions. I know that next comes winter with its cold, dark, long months but somehow I am always a little in denial of that inevitability.
So to celebrate fall I want to share a handful of our favorite fall picture books! Click on the book cover to go to my affiliate AMAZON page!
Fall Leaves Fall! by Zoe Hall and illustrated by Shari Halpern
When fall comes, two brothers enjoy catching the falling leaves, stomping on them, kicking them, jumping in piles of them, and using them to make pictures. Includes a description of how leaves change through the year (Amazon description).
Now it’s Fall by Lois Lenski
School bells and apples and big ripe pumpkins-all the pleasures of fall come alive in this newly reissued classic by award winner Lois Lenski. First published in 1948, Now It’s Fall is a timeless celebration of autumn that will enchant a whole new generation of young readers with its gently recolored illustrations (Amazon description).
Leaf Man by Lois Elhert
Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one’s quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man’s got to go where the wind blows.
With illustrations made from actual fall leaves and die-cut pages on every spread that reveal gorgeous landscape vistas, here is a playful, whimsical, and evocative book that celebrates the natural world and the rich imaginative life of children (Amazon description).
Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell and illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell
A young girl spends a glorious fall day picking apples and searching for the perfect pumpkin in this refreshed classic.
“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 (Amazon description).
Autumnblings written and illustrated by Douglas Florian
I am a big fan of Douglas Florian’s whimsical paintings and poetry!
What do you like about autumn?
Trick or treat?
What do you not like about autumn?
Back to school?
Winds that gust?
Rains that rust?
This collection of poems and paintings welcomes fall with all the crisp energy of a joyful tumbling run. A companion volume to the highly praised Winter Eyes and Summersaults, Autumnblings proves once again that Douglas Florian is a poet for all seasons (Amazon description).
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Do you have fall favorites? Please share!
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