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Looking for children’s fall books? There are several autumn-themed books to pick from. Fall is a lovely season, especially for youngsters. There’s the wonder (and science!) of changing leaves and falling from trees. The flavor of freshly harvested apples, farmer’s market squash, and handmade pumpkin pies. The excitement and nervousness of returning to school. Halloween, Mooncake Festival, Thanksgiving, and many more holidays are celebrated. There are many intriguing themes for youngsters to read about this fall.
GOODBYE SUMMER, HELLO AUTUMN
BY KENDARD PAK
This picture book depicts a little girl going through the forest and seeing the signs of the seasons shifting from summer to fall, using lyrical writing and stunning pictures.
WE’RE GOING ON A LEAF HUNT
BY STEVE METZGER AND MIKI SAKAMOTO
A rhyming picture book with plenty of opportunity to express hilarious side effects and repeat lines. Three pals go on an excursion, trekking up a mountain in search of leaves. You and your young readers will be able to join them on their search if you read this aloud.
BY PAT ZIETLOW MILLER AND AND ANNE WILSDORF
Sophie’s family is intended to get dinner from a trip to the farmer’s market. Instead, she refers to the squash her mother buys as Bernice and argues that she is a friend, not food. Sophie’s parents and friends warn her that she will not last. She doesn’t believe them, but the squash quickly becomes mushy and squishy.
THE SHADOW IN THE MOON: A TALE OF THE MID-AUTUMN FESTIVAL
BY CHRISTINA MATULA AND PEARL LAW
This autumn picture book depicts two sisters who are ecstatic to celebrate an autumn Chinese holiday. They are looking forward to hearing their Ah-ma’s stories and eating mooncakes.
BY BETH FERRY AND THE FAN BROTHERS
The scarecrow frightens all of the animals. He spends season after season by himself. However, a baby crow lands near the scarecrow one autumn. He helps the young crow live until it is time for him to migrate for the winter.
BY CLAUDIA RUEDA
This interactive narrative, half book, part toy, depicts rabbit attempting to pick apples for Mama’s pie. However, bunny is too short to reach the apples on the towering tree. That’s where young readers come in, with a variety of ways to assist bunny in reaching his goal.
IN THE LEAVES
BY HUY VOUN LEE
Xiao Ming and his companions are sent to a farm by his mother. He draws Chinese characters in the mud to demonstrate his buddies how they connect to the words they represent. Collage images beautifully depict the fall scenery behind their lesson.
THE MAGICAL YET
BY ANGELA DITERLIZZI AND LORENA ALVAREZ
This rhyming picture book about adjusting to new abilities and activities is ideal for the fall, back-to-school season. Everyone in the narrative has a wonderful yet. To remind kids that if they don’t think they can accomplish something (from riding a bike to playing the bassoon), they simply can’t.
BELLA’S FALL COAT
BY LYNN PLOURDE AND SUSAN GAL
Bella adores everything about autumn. Her favorite part about the season is the lovely coat her grandmother sewed for her. This year, though, her coat is too tiny and worn out. She is sad until her grandmother teaches her how to repurpose her old coat while also creating her a new one with all the hues of the autumn leaves.
THE VERY LAST LEAF
BY STEF WADE AND JENNIFER DAVISON
Lance Cottonwood is the most intelligent leaf student in his entire tree’s school. But when it comes to the ultimate test, falling, he is afraid. When the time arrives, he doubts if he’ll be able to complete the task and pass the exam. Or will he freeze and become the final leaf on his tree for all time?
I hope this list inspires you to discover new favorite fall books for kids!
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