50 Fabulous Children’s Books for Fall

Over the past few weeks I’ve been collecting some fun children’s book titles for Fall to read with the kids. We ordered a whole bunch from our local library and have definitely found some new family favourites! Here’s our list of 50 fabulous books to read this Fall and a short review of each of our very favourites! Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a printable list of all 50 titles. Enjoy!
1. Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic
2. Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
3. We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt
4. When The Leaf Blew In

6. It’s Fall (Celebrate the Seasons)
7. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!

9. Apple Farmer Annie

12. T is for Turkey: A True Thanksgiving Story
13. Too Many Pumpkins

42. The Busy Little Squirrel
48. Awesome Autumn
50. Fancy Nancy: Halloween…or Bust!

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

This book was voted our #1 favourite book for Fall. I fell head over heals in love with its beautiful illustrations! Each page of this book truly is a work of art! This sweet story about finding the courage to face the unknown and the friends that are there to help us along the way will be one I’m purchasing to add to our family library as soon as possible.

Fall Mixed Up! by Bob Raczka

Fall Mixed Up! had all of us giggling each time we read it – and we’ve read it A LOT! It was a hit with my ten year old all the way down to my toddler. The silly rhymes and mixed up story line along with its beautiful illustrations make this book a Fall favourite for sure!

A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman

Another silly book for Fall, A Plump and Perky Turkey is such a fun read! The rhythmic poetry makes this the perfect read aloud story and the silly storyline is definitely a crowd pleaser. I found myself thoroughly entertained as I read this book with the kids!

South by Patrick McDonnell

Without a word, this sweet book tugs at the heartstrings sharing valuable lessons about change, friendship and goodbyes. I loved this book with all its the darling illustrations and the way it opened up  some really thought provoking dialogue among my children.

Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes

I’m a sucker for clever rhyming books and we all loved this book and it’s clever rhymes so much. The illustrations are gorgeous – the rich colours and detail truly capture the essence of Fall and Thanksgiving. I loved how reading this book with the kids opened up a whole conversation about the things each of us are thankful for. I can’t wait to read this with my kids again and again as Thanksgiving approaches.

You can download a printable list here of all 50 Fall books to tuck in your purse for the next time you’re at the library or local bookstore!

And there you have our list of favourite children’s books for Fall. I hope you have as much fun exploring this list as I had putting it together!

 Do you have a favourite Fall book that’s missing from this list? 
Be sure to leave a comment and tell us what it is!

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Rebecca Cooper is a 38-year-old wife and mother of four from Alberta, Canada. As a photographer, crafter, author, and blogger, she finds joy and fulfillment in celebrating everyday moments. She loves to read and eat chocolate, and is a firm believer in afternoon naps. Rebecca shares her family’s adventures, photo tips, simple craft projects + more right here at Simple as That.

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  1. Anonymous says

    I really like ” the little old lady who was not afraid of anything” It is a fall/halloween book about a lady who goes for a walk in the woods, and finds she is being followed, she returns home and sets the shoes, hat, pants, shirt and pumpkin head that follow her home to work scaring crows in her garden.

    Another book that I love the illustrations in the story is “The Pumpkin Blanket”. It’s a story of a girl with a favorite blanket that over time gets cut down and ends up covering the pumpkins from frost, very sweet story of growing up.

    • Keri Ann Brown says

      I rarely comment on blogs, and I don’t think I’ve ever replied to another person’s comment, ever. But yours made me smile, and I had to say something. I feel the same way about Christmas picture books. Granted, my kids are younger than yours are (6, 8 and 10), but I really don’t foresee myself ever stopping the Christmas picture book collecting. :) Blessings to you!

  2. says

    Rebecca, thank you so much for taking the time to write this post! We enjoyed so many of the books from your last list. I’ve printed this new list and am ready to make the reservation list for library books. Super cute photos of your girls reading too!

  3. michelle @ this little light says

    I just love book posts … thank you for this, Rebecca! And I agree: The Little Yellow Leaf is one of our favorites, too. It was given to us as a gift and it’s a fall coffee table book for The Boy!

  4. lisacng @ expandng.com says

    Which one is the book photographed in the 2nd photo? I love the numbers and illustration and it’d be great for my 2YO to learn more vocab! Tremendous list!

  5. Amy - while wearing heels says

    What a great list of books, accompanied by the sweetest pictures of your kids reading them. Sweet and inspiring the books and your photography.

  6. Lisa says

    Great list! Thanks for sharing. I love seeing what other families are reading. In fact, I just did a post about our favorite books, too. Not all fall related, but what my three girls have been reaching for time and again. It’s always nice to get some fresh ideas. Thanks for taking the time to put this list together!

  7. Anonymous says

    Thank you so much for the list. I take my girls to the library every week and now that we are (finally) about to get cooler here in CA we can look for this list of books!

  8. Shelley. says

    I did a Fall booklist too – and The Little Yellow Leaf was our #1 too! I love a good surprise find. It was a beauty in every way! I’ve been dying to check out South, but so far it’s been checked out of our library — probably time for a hold. =)

  9. Atwood-Family of FIVE says

    I just want to say I love this post so much! I printed out your list and took it to the library and we’ve been working through all the books! I love that some are Halloween specific, which we’ve been getting recently, some are Thanksgiving and some are generic fall. I really hope you do a similar list for Winter and/or Christmas!

  10. Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard says

    Great list! I’m out of the child-rearing years but still appreciate good picture books. Too Many Pumpkins was one of our favorites, and until my daughter went away to college, we still read it ever year around Halloween. The Biggest Pumpkin Ever is also cute.

    Last year, I posted a short list of Halloween reading for all ages, which has a few books for older children and young adults as well as adults.

  11. says

    Thanks so much for this list! I instantly requested a bunch of your selections from the library.

    These are a few others we really love:
    Thanksgiving Mice, Bethany Roberts
    Give Thanks to the Lord, Karma Wilson
    The First Thanksgiving: A Counting Story, Laura Krauss Melmed
    Autumn Walk (Small Seasons), Ann Burg
    Fall is Here!: I Love It!, Elaine W. Good
    Thanksgiving: A Harvest Celebration, Julie Stiegemeyer
    Thankful Together, Holly Davis

  12. Allie says

    Oh my gosh! LOVE this list! I’m a kindergarten teacher and I LOVE fall, but for some reason don’t have enough books. I’m loving so many of these. I bought Ghosts in the House by Kohara last year and it’s one of my new faves-so cute and sweet. Leaves is another really really good one! Great post! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Keri Ann Brown says

    Thanks for this list! I’ll be checking out the ones I’m not familiar with! We have a “Welcome Fall!” party every year, during which we get out all of our Fall books and read as many of them as we can at one sitting, followed by a simple Fall craft, a Fall-themed snack, and a trip to the park. I’ll use your list to add some new books to our fun! Also, I wanted to recommend our two family favorite Thanksgiving books: Cranberry Thanksgiving and A Turkey for Thanksgiving. It wouldn’t be Fall without them! :)

  14. Penny says

    Thank you so much. Going to the library before my 8 grandkids come for Thanksgiving was on my to do list. I sat down this morning on our library’s website and reserved several. Reading together is our favorite activity.


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