Fall is my favorite time of the year. In my area, the leaves turn into beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows. The air get cool and crisp. It’s time to break out the sweaters and fuzzy socks. Pumpkin flavored everything hits the shelves. Children (and their parents) start thinking about Halloween costumes. Reading fall books with your preschool and early elementary aged kids can make your fall fun!
Fall Books for Preschool and Early Elementary Learning Fun
Autumn is a fun time for learning with your little ones. Why do the leaves change colors? Why do they fall off of the trees? What is a harvest? Why are the animals gathering food? And why are the birds flying south? I’m sure you can think of so many fun activities to do with your little ones during the fall that will make learning fun.
Here are some great fall books for preschool and early elementary that you can share with the children in your homes or classrooms. They have great illustrations and are wonderful, fun teaching tools.
Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall
In this fall book for preschool, the trees sway in the cool breeze, blue jays head south, and leaves change their colors and everyone knows–autumn is on its way!
Join a young girl as she takes a walk through forest and town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with every flower and creature and gust of wind, she says good-bye to summer and welcomes autumn.
The Busy Little Squirrel
The leaves have started to fall. The air is cold. Squirrel needs to get ready for winter. He cannot nibble with the mice. He does not have time to hop with the frogs or run with the dogs. Will this busy little squirrel ever slow down?
Focusing on all the charming features of the fall season, this sweetly illustrated story features country animals, pumpkins, leaves, apples and other signs of autumn. Now available as a sturdy board book, the newly redesigned Classic Board Book logo calls out this title’s seasonal theme on the front cover.
Classic Fall Book for Preschool: Leaf Man
Leaf Man is a classic fall book for preschool and early elementary children.
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.
Each season has something special about it, and in these books we explore each one. What shall we wear, where shall we go and what will we see? New sensations, noises and tastes; so much that is new! Follow the children as they spend time discovering the joys of indoor and outdoor play. Creative and inventive, interesting and funny, you will find lots of things to inspire you.
Lift a Flap Fall Book for Preschool – Autumn in the Forest
t’s AUTUMN in the forest so come and explore today. Learn about autumn in the forest alongside a busy little chipmunk in this lift-a-flap pop-up board book. The little chipmunk journeys around the forest watching the trees dropping their walnuts, acorns, and buckeyes and gathering the nuts for winter food.
The pumpkins are growing in the farm and pears and apples are ripe and falling from the trees. Such a busy day gathering food the happy little chipmunk is all snug in its burrow for an afternoon rest. What a wonderful day to be a little chipmunk in the forest. Autumn is here!
Autumn is in the air: days grow shorter and nights are long. Birds leave, flowers, too. Apples and temperatures fall—then snow!
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.
We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt
We’re going on a bear hunt…we’re not scared… I’ll bet you can quote most of that fun book because of how many times you’ve read it! Well, this fall book for preschool is a fun adaptation.
Join three friends on a fun leaf-finding adventure! This bouncy new version of the popular song begs to be read out loud.
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.
The Autumn Visitors
In this fourth and final book in Karel Hayes’s acclaimed Visitors series, the beloved family of bears gets in another round of adventures as they experience the full enjoyment of a New England autumn. First up the country fair–the bears sneak onto the midway after hours to play the games and be thrilled by the rides. Next comes Halloween, for which the bears all cleverly disguise themselves to gather a load of trick-or-treat candy. And finally there’s a big Thanksgiving feast for all the friends of the forest. As always, the bears manage to have all their fun while carefully avoiding detection.
Autumn: A Pop-Up Book (Seasons Pop-up)
Each spread has a brief verse and depicts flora and fauna commonly found during the fall. Pictures of turkeys, wheat, pumpkins, sage, and more are labeled with simple text, making the
book easy for young readers to understand and enjoy.
Hello, Harvest Moon
While tired farmers and their families are in bed, the harvest moon silently climbs into the sky and starts working its magic. For some, it is the nightly signal to rise and shine. It is time to hunt, to work, or to play in the shadows. For a little girl and her cat, it is an invitation to enjoy the wonders of the night and a last flood of light before the short days of winter set in.
Lawrence in the Fall
When Lawrence Fox’s teacher announces that students will be presenting their collections at show-and-tell, Lawrence realizes he doesn’t have anything to share.
Luckily, Papa knows just what to do to help! Together, they venture into the woods. Lawrence is scared at first, but as he grows comfortable in the forest, he starts to recognize its magic, and how beautiful and unique each tree and leaf is, allowing him to gather a splendid, one-of-a-kind collection of his own!
In the Middle of Fall
In the middle of fall, it takes only one gust of wind to turn the whole world yellow and red and orange. Caldecott Medalist and award-winning author Kevin Henkes’s striking text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the fall season. Laura Dronzek’s expressive paintings illuminate pumpkins, apples, falling leaves, busy squirrels, and the transformation from colorful autumn to frosty winter.
Silly Fall Book for Preschool – There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves
This funny fall book for preschoolers is, obviously, a silly fall version of There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly. Your kids will love it!
Our favorite old lady is back and swallowing autumn items!
That wild old lady is back swallowing fall-themed items. What can you make from leaves, clothes, a pumpkin, and rope? That’s right, a scarecrow!
Perfect for back-to-school time.
Fall Board Book for Preschool – I Love Fall!: A Touch-and-Feel Board Book
From plump orange pumpkins to crunchy leaves, readers will love all the textures fall has to offer in this delightful touch-and-feel board book.
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.
Fall Is Here!
Celebrate Fall in this adorable board book!
Fall is here! Discover colorful leaves, friendly scarecrows, yummy pies, and all the things that make Fall so special in this beautiful board book.
Make learning fun with fall books for preschool
As you can see, there are a huge variety of fall books for preschool and early elementary aged kids. I think that children learn better when they are exposed to “real” books. Textbooks may have their place, but books written by authors who love what they are writing about give children information in a way that is much more exciting. Check these out from your local library or buy them to add to your child’s library. Most of all, have fun! Make learning fun and children will love learning!