12 Great Fall Books to Read to Your Children

I love reading to my boys as often as they will let me. As the weather becomes cooler and we can snuggle up on the couch together, I love it even more. There are so many great children’s books that can be utilized to explore the new season and have fun with the fall holidays.

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Here are 12 of our favorite fall books to read.

The Napping House
This book is an older book but a lovely fun story. I like read it in the Fall because everyone is trying to get comfy by sleeping in the same bed. The end result is amusing and the illustrations in this book are beautiful.The book is written by Audrey Wood with illustrations by Don Wood. The Napping House can be viewed on Youtube and is sold on Amazon.

Fletcher and The Falling Leaves
This book is written by Julia Rawlinson and illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke. It is a lovely book that keeps the attention of young children and addresses the curious question of the leaves all falling off the trees. Children are curious and sometimes frightened as their favorite tree loses all its leaves. In this book, Fletcher is frightened at first as the leaves fall from his favorite tree but then realizes new wonderful opportunities are ahead. This book may be viewed on Youtube and Fletcher and the Falling Leaves is available for purchase on Amazon.

Apples and Pumpkins
This is a great book to read before you spend a day at the local farm picking apples and deciding on what pumpkins to purchase for carving. This time of the season is so exciting and fun, the book Apples and Pumpkins just adds to the excitement. The book is written by Anne Rockwell and illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell. The book can be viewed on Youtube and is available for purchase on Amazon.

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
This is a great educational book that teaches about the life cycle of a tree. It is simple to understand and has a great glossary of terms. My children love this book and ask to hear it over and over. It is written by Lois Ehlert and may be viewed on Youtube. It may be purchased on Amazon. There are many possibilities for hands-on learning with a nature walk or a great science project on sap circulation. The Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf book is a must-read for Fall.

Too Many Pumpkins
This book, written by Linda White and illustrated by Megan Lloyd, is delightful and funny, all rolled into one. Every child will delight in the story of Rebecca, not liking pumpkins since she grew up eating them all the time. A pumpkin rolls off of a local truck into her yard and she decides to just bury it in the dirt so she never has to look at it again. Well if you want to teach the basics of gardening and seeds growing this book is a delight. The pumpkins just grow and grow since the seeds were buried in the ground.This book may be viewed on Youtube and purchased on Amazon.

Clifford’s First Autumn
The book, Clifford’s First Autumn, is a Fall favorite with the younger crowd. Clifford explores the fall leaves, pumpkins and chasing birds in the cooler Fall weather and finds out he has a lot to learn about the changing seasons. The book is written and illustrated by Norman Bridwell and it is just as delightful as every other Clifford book. It may be viewed on Youtube and purchased on Amazon.

Pumpkin Jack
The perfect book to read, especially if you are studying pumpkins, for an engaging and easy to understand explanation of a pumpkins life cycle. This book is written and illustrated by Will Hubbell. The book, Pumpkin Jack may be viewed on Youtube and can be purchased on Amazon.

Click Clack Boo
A fun Halloween book to read that is not scary and teaches the true meaning of Trick or Treat. Poor Farmer Joe does not like Halloween and he wants to pull the shades and relax but his farm animals refuse to allow him to relax. This book, Click Clack Boo by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewis, will make your little ones giggle time and time again. I always felt this was a lovely way to teach children the enjoyment of books. This book may be viewed on Youtube and is sold on Amazon.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves
This is one of our all-time favorites when it comes to a fun fall book. The little old lady who swallowed a fly is back, this time she is swallowing fall-themed items. Why Oh Why, did she swallow some leaves? The book, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves, was written by Lucille Collandro and illustrated by Jared Lee may be listened to on Youtube and is for sale on Amazon.

Thanksgiving Is For Giving Thanks
This book is not about the history of Thanksgiving but about a day to give thanks for family, friends and our current life. It is a nice family book to help promote the idea of having your own family list of things all of you are thankful for at this time of year. This book was written by Margaret Sutherland and illustrated by Sonja Lamut. This book can be viewed on Youtube and purchase on Amazon.

The Great Turkey Race
Although this book was not one of my first picks, my boys think the illustrations are hilarious. So I am adding this book for all the children that love a good laugh. This book is about three turkeys that think they want to be the prize turkey on the table for Thanksgiving. Once they slowly figure out what it means to be the prize turkey, they don’t really want to be the winner. The illustrations are fun and are by Jim Paillot and the book was written by Steve Metzger.The Great Turkey Race may be watched on Youtube and purchased on Amazon.

Creepy Carrots
This is a great tale that sounds kind of scary for Halloween but it isn’t really scary. It is about a rabbit that loves to eat carrots and dreams about being followed by creepy carrots. It is a fun entertaining book that allows your children to use their imagination. This book was written by Aaron Reynolds and illustrated by Peter Brown. The book Creepy Carrots may be viewed on Youtube or purchased on Amazon.

Do you have any favorite fall books that you enjoy reading aloud to your children?

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