20+ Children's Books for Fall 2018

With fall right around the corner, I've been thinking about which books I'm most excited to read with the kids, and which ones I want to take out from the library, and I thought it would be fun to put together a conclusive blog post for you guys of my favorite books for the entire fall season.  We're talking early fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving, all wrapped up into one fall post! If there is a book that you love, that I didn't mention, be sure to let me know in the comments below! 

1. Leaves by David Ezra Stein: This board book introduces readers to a young bear who’s experiencing his first autumn.

2. The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri: This busy little squirrel is experiencing the changing seasons and hurrying through autumn while getting ready for the onset of winter.

3. Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills: This is a fun one to read before your family hits the pumpkin patch this season!

4. Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson: A fox named Fletcher learns about the changing seasons when the leaves start to fall from his favorite tree.

5. The Little Scarecrow Boy by Margaret Wise Brown: This story is all about family bonds and sharing knowledge across the generations.

6. The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin by Stan and Jan Berenstain: In this Berenstain classic, the Bear family enters the Thanksgiving Festival’s Big Pumpkin Contest.

7. It’s Fall! by Linda Glaser: Celebrate the season with this activity-filled book, which is filled with illustrations fashioned from paper collages.

8. The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger: Little Leaf learns to be brave when it’s time for the seasonal fall from the tree.

9. The Berenstain Bears' Harvest Festival by Mike Berenstain: This new installment in The Berenstain Bears series celebrates Bear Country’s first annual Harvest Festival.

10. Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean: Pete the Cat...and pumpkins galore!

11. We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger: Read this jaunty book out loud, and then go on your own family leaf hunt!

12. Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert: This little book will have you constructing your own autumnal leaf people in no time at all.

13. Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert: Celebrate the changing of the colors in the trees overhead with this vibrant book.

14. Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell: The season’s harvest is front and center of this book by Anne Rockwell.

15. Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum: Your little ones will learn about how pumpkins grow—and eventually become pie—in this informative book.

16. The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll: The season’s favorite produce makes for an exciting picture book in this tale of field mice and jack-o-lanterns.

17. Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington: Jamie plants his seeds and watches his pumpkins grow in this classic autumn story.

18. Scary, Scary Halloween by Eve Bunting: This book is a little spooky and a lot of good fun.

19. Hello, Harvest Moon by Ralph Fletcher: The magic of the harvest moon is sprinkled throughout this beautiful book, with lovely illustrations by Kate Kiesler.

20. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz: The Peanuts gang is back in time for Halloween!

21. A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting: Meet Mr. and Mrs. Moose and laugh at their Thanksgiving miscommunications in this sweet book.
22. Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber and Leslie Evans: Learn about the changing leaves in this book—then do some leaf jumping of your own with your little ones.

23. Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White: Too many pumpkins? See what happens when that’s the case in this charming tale.

24. How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro: Learn about autumn’s other favorite harvest in this informative book about apples.

25. Autumn Leaves by Ken Robbins: Learn about 13 different types of trees and their fall leaves—a burst of science that’s informative and fun too!

26. Autumn Is Here! by Heidi Pross Gray: Autumn is here, so it’s time to cheer! Enjoy the beautiful illustrations in this great book about the arrival of fall.


  1. Ohh thanks for sharing this - it will definitely be a helpful one for other mums out there! I have a niece and nephew who will love some of these, so I may have to look into them. Great post x

    Emily | FloralsAndCoralsx

  2. I've got a brand-new baby granddaughter coming this fall and you've given me a lot of great book ideas for her. When my daughters were little, I remember that reading and spending time in nature was all we did. My youngest daughter is sixteen and we still sit on the porch reading poetry sometimes. Great list!

    ~Laurali Star