Bestselling Fall Children’s Books You Can’t Put Down

It doesn’t get much better than reading a great book on a cozy Fall evening. So bundle up, grab the kiddos, and dig in to one of these great Fall children’s books.


I am a book hoarder.

Sorry, collector.

I’ve loved to gather books for my kids based on the seasons and also on holidays. If you love to get out new books for the kids to read (that you aren’t sick of reading 2,345,235 times) then add these to your library haul, shopping cart, or book pile.

Fall Books for Babies

Nature Stories: Little Acorn – What happens when a little acorn becomes a big oak tree? This padded board book tells it in a cute story form.

Gobble Wobble Finger Puppet Book – This Thanksgiving themed book combines a sing-song story with a cute puppet. What will Gobble Wobble do next?

You’re My Little Pumpkin – With adorable illustrations, shaped cutouts, and raised elements, this sweet, interactive board book celebrates the little pumpkin pie in your life.

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Bright Baby Touch and Feel Book – This book has seasonal Thanksgiving, fall, and pumpkin pictures with textures to feel.

My First Thanksgiving – This is a high contrast book for babies. It’s designed with black and white pictures and tells about Thanksgiving.

Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch – A household favorite, Biscuit is always learning and exploring. What friendly surprises will he find in the pumpkin patch?

Touch & Feel Fall – Scholastic early learners makes a great touch and feel fall book. I just love the fun animals!

Fall Books for Toddlers & Preschoolers

The Leaf Thief – This adorable little story teaching about fall, change, and the seasons. In this book squirrel teams up with his friends to find the missing leaf.

Hello Harvest Moon – The illustrations in the story are just beautiful. It’s a great bedtime story for your toddler or preschooler. While the farmers are in bed, the moon climbs in to the sky.

Tree Full of Wonder – This is an educational rhyming book for young children about the magnificence of trees. It teaches the bond between trees and humans in an effort to preserve planet earth.

Because of An Acorn – Reading a narrative about an acorn is a great way to introduce Fall to young children. In the short story, the acorn is just the beginning.

Apples and Pumpkins – Looking for the perfect pumpkin can be hard work. This storybook is a classic and bestselling story of a young girl celebrating favorite fall seasonal activities.

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt – I love books to sing along with, especially for toddlers and preschoolers. And, what better than when finding some beautiful leaves for Fall?

Fall Books for Elementary Aged Children

Too Many Pumpkins – This heartfelt classic has been a household favorite for years. Its theme is using what you’ve got to make others around you happy. The fall theme pf pumpkins is just adorable.

Fletcher and The Falling Leaves As the leaves start to fall, Fletcher worries something is horribly wrong. Fletcher the fox has some wonderful surprises to learn.

The Scarecrow – School Library Journal describes this book as “an emotionally impactful exploration of love and loneliness.” I have to agree. The two unexpected friends in the book are a joy to read about.

The Very Last Leaf – This bestseller Fall book tells the story of a very bright leaf who is afraid of falling. It talks about worries and fears that elementary aged children may face on a day-to-day basis.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn – This book outlines the conversation a young girl has while walking through the forrest. She is speaking to the elements of the forrest. We get to celebrate with her by seeing the signs of Fall through this clever Fall Children’s book.

Leaf Man – The Leaf Man in the story, along with the scenes, are sculpted out of actual leaves. Such an imaginative way to tell a fun seasonal story.

Primary Educational Fall Books

I Spy Autumn Book for Kids 2-5 – This twist on a guessing alphabet game book is perfect for fall. It has 54 pages of seasonal activities and coloring.

The Pilgrims’ First Thanksgiving– This simple text outlines the first year of the pilgrim’s stay in the new world. I love the illustrations in this particular Thanksgiving book because they add so much to the telling of this historic time.

1,2,3 All About Fall – It’s a counting book themed around the season fall that is perfect for preschoolers and toddlers. Kids learn to count from 1-20 in full, brightly colored pages.

Hello Fall Activity Book for Kids – This activity book contains coloring pages, mazes, tracing, word games, and connect the dots. It’s geared towards kids aged 4-8.

Learning About Leaves Learning about leaves is a super fun fall activity. This book makes it easy with 12 stickers included.

Autumn in the Forrest – This lift-a-flap and pop-up book is a fun way to learn facts and information about the season of Fall. My imagination takes off with the fun way this book has tabs to flip within the fold outs. So cool!

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I am Thankful: A Thanksgiving Book for Kids – This adorable rhyming book reminds readers of reasons to show thankfulness. It also outlines some great ways to give back to your family, friends, and community.

Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving – This beautifully written story outlines how the real hero of Thanksgiving wasn’t the Native Americans or the white settlers, but God. The story of Squanto and how he was able to help the settlers is one worth sharing.

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