21 Best Cozy Fall Picture Books for Kids
Do you enjoy curling up and reading cozy fall picture books with your kids? I do! It’s a wonderful way to enjoy a chilly and drizzly afternoon with my kids. We can drink some apple cider, bake pumpkin pies, and enjoy the cooler temperatures after the heat of summer.
So today, I’m sharing some great picture books about the wonder of the changing seasons that you and your kids will love. You can explore how the different kinds of leaves change color, what happens to a little acorn on a little tree, and when kids can expect to see brand-new leaves in the spring.
21 Cozy Fall Picture Books to Enjoy with Your Kids
This list of fall books is perfect for curling up on the sofa with your kids. They include simple text, an engaging story, and beautiful illustrations.
You and your kids will have a wonderful time discovering new fall picture books to read together on a chilly autumn day. Be sure to make big mugs of hot chocolate to enjoy together while you curl up and read on a chilly autumn afternoon.
Autumn Books to Introduce the New Season
You’ll find a great selection of books to read to your kids about the changing season. Even older kids will love reading through these beautiful books.
They focus on the signs that happen as summer fades away into fall. Your children will be able to bid farewell to the summer and great the autumn season in style!
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak | Join a young girl as she takes a walk in the woods by her house. As she walks, she notes the natural world around her and the changing season. This is a great book to read at the beginning of the fall.
Every Autumn Comes the Bear by Jim Arnosky | Every Autumn Comes the Bear is a delightful book about what happens to bears every fall. So if you’re looking for a great way to start a conversation about signs of the coming season, this one is a winner!
The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry | The Scarecrow guards the field, and all the animals know not to go in there. So he stands alone season after season. Until something drops from the sky. A small scared crow is lying on the ground at the scarecrow’s feet. What will happen to it? Will the scarecrow make a new friend?
Favorite Fall Books about Harvest Time
Head down to your local library to check out a fun book discussing the harvest season. These fall picture books are ones that kids of all ages will enjoy, especially while enjoying a slice of apple pie! If you don’t care for apple pie, then declare that it’s an applesauce day and make a big pot of sauce to enjoy with your children.
We Gather Together: Celebrating the Harvest Season by Wendy Pfeffer | We Gather Together is a graceful text which takes a look at how the fall equinox and the harvest season have been celebrated throughout the world. Old and young readers alike will enjoy reading about how different cultures collect the harvest and prepare for winter.
Strega Nona’s Harvest by Tomie dePaola | Strega Nona’s Harvest is a delightful story that actually begins in the spring. Your children will see Strega Nona pulling out the seeds and preparing the ground before planting. Strega Nona’s Harvest is a lovely way to introduce your children to how vegetables and plants grow before they head out to enjoy the harvest.
Hello, Harvest Moon by Ralph Fletcher | Do you know what happens outside when the harvest moon rises? In Hello, Harvest Moon, a little girl and her cat head outside to enjoy an evening among nature’s nightlife. You and your kids will love reading about what happens next.
Cozy Autumn Picture Books About Leaves
Did a gust of wind send a little yellow leaf floating to the ground? Then pick up a beautiful book with a sweet story about leaves in the fall. Your children will adore listening to any of these marvelous stories.
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson | Fletcher the fox is upset. The leaves keep falling. Clearly, something is wrong! So Fletcher realizes he must save the leaves. But can he? Read and find out!
The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade | Lance Cottonwood is a very smart leaf. After all, he has managed to pass all the tests so far. But he’s worried about the big final coming up. Will he be able to pass it? Your children will enjoy reading about how Lance deals with his worries and learns to let go.
The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming | The Leaf Thief is a lovely book and a funny tale about a little squirrel who loves counting the leaves on his tree. But one day, he discovers a missing leaf! Who could have stolen his leaf? Read The Leaf Thief with your children and find out just who the naughty thief is.
More Children’s Books About Autumn Leaves
What happens to a red leaf after it falls from your child’s favorite tree? Do you make a pile of leaves? These fun stories explore what happens as leaves change color and fall to the ground in a different way.
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger | If you’re looking for a fun leaf book, then you’ve come to the right place! Three friends have gone on a leaf-finding and collecting adventure. What are they going to do with all the fallen leaves they find on the way? Read and find out!
Leif and the Fall by Allison Sweet Grant and Adam Grant | Leif is a leaf who must fall, but he’s scared. Leif doesn’t want to get hurt! This is a great book to discuss emotional struggles with your kids. Plus, you and your kids will love reading about how Leif figures out a solution to his problems!
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert | Another good book to enjoy with your kids is Leaf Man. It’s fall and Leaf Man is on the move, drifting with the wind. Where will he go? Leaf Man is a delightful book with colorful illustrations that will inspire your children to head outside and create their own leaf men using different types of leaves.
Perfect Pumpkin Books for Kids
The fall season means more than pumpkin spice lattes and corn mazes. It’s also the season for pumpkin patches! So before you head out to the local pumpkin patch, grab an autumn book about pumpkins.
Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper | A duck, a squirrel, and a cat enjoy making pumpkin soup the same way every day. But what happens when one friend wants to change the way they make soup? Will the others be able to adapt? Your children will love watching the three friends resolve their differences.
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White | Rebecca Estelle doesn’t like pumpkins. She hates pumpkins. In fact, she loathes pumpkins! And then, one day, her yard is full of pumpkins. What is she to do? You and your kids will love Rebecca Estelle’s solution to a yard full of pumpkins!
The Roll-Away Pumpkin by Junia Wonders | Maria Little’s pumpkin is rolling away and will not stop. And it’s not a little pumpkin, either. It’s a giant pumpkin! What will Maria Little do?
Best Fall Books Featuring Pumpkins
While autumn can mean apple picking, it also means heading out to the local pumpkin patch to find a pumpkin. These books discuss autumn and pumpkins. Find out how big a pumpkin can grow, the different types of pumpkins, and how many seeds are in one in these amazing fall picture books!
How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow by Wendell Minor | The autumn season means it’s pumpkin time! Have you been to a giant pumpkin festival? Those pumpkins are huge! It begs the question of how big a pumpkin can grow. And just what would you do with a giant pumpkin?
The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons | Fall is the perfect time to teach your kids all about pumpkins and their growth cycle. In addition, Gail Gibbons includes information your kids will love learning about the history of pumpkins, the types of pumpkins, and even how to grow their own pumpkins!
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara | Have your children asked you how many seeds are in a pumpkin? Mine have! In How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin, a classroom of kids guess how many seeds are in three pumpkins sitting on their teacher’s desk. So they open up the pumpkins to find out!
More Favorite Books to Read in the Middle of Fall
Before heading out on a fall walk, pick up a wonderful book about autumn. These fall picture books will help your children explore the changes that happen as the seasons shift. Kids can explore the fun events of the autumn season, understand why the seasons change, and even make a few crafts.
The Autumn Visitors by Karel Hayes | A family of bears is determined not to allow humans to have all the fun of the autumn season. So they carefully sneak into the county fair, trick-or-treat, and finally enjoy a festive Thanksgiving with their forest friends. Your kids will love the joyful manner this family of bears enjoys autumn.
Hello Autumn! by Shelley Rotner | Hello Autumn! uses simple words and beautiful pictures to explain to children the changes that happen in the fall. It’s a fabulous book to help young kids understand the changing seasons.
Awesome Autumn: All Kinds of Fall Facts and Fun by Bruce Goldstone | Awesome Autumn is the perfect book to round off a look into the fall season and the various traditions surrounding it. The book includes vivid images and crafts to bring the harvest season to life for your family.
What is your favorite fall-themed book to read with your kids?
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