17 Adorable Fall Kids Books You’ll Enjoy Reading Aloud

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These fall kids’ books are a fantastic way to enjoy the changing weather with your young homeschoolers!

After the hot summer months, it’s wonderful to witness the weather slowly changing, the leaves turning colors, and the air growing crisp and cool! Why not welcome autumn with some wonderful fall kids’ books on your bookshelf?

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To help you and and your homeschoolers get into the fall mood, we’ve curated a list of 17 fantastic fall kids’ books that are perfect for reading aloud in your homeschool.

All of these fall kids books we’ve featured here are available on Amazon and are worth owning in our opinion.

But you can always check your local library first too! 

Fall Picture Books for Kids

The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming

Perfect for preschool and early elementary kids, this highly-rated book tells the story of Squirrel and the mystery of the missing leaf. 

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julie Rawlinson

Fletcher the Fox is worried when he sees the leaves falling from all the trees! This book is great for helping young elementary kids understand the changing of the seasons.

Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White

In this sweet book, young kids can see the power of problem solving and kindness as the main character comes up with a solution to her problem of her over-producing pumpkin plants. 

The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry

This beautiful picture book is full of whimsical illustrations and a lovely story that helps young readers see and feel the power of friendship – especially when it’s unexpected. 

The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade

This great fall picture book is easy for many kids to identify with: Lance Cottonwood, the star student among leaves, is afraid to let go of his tree and fall. This is a wonderful read-aloud book that easily leads to discussions about the importance of a growth mindset. 

Related article: Growth Mindset – 5 Great Ways to Teach It In Your Homeschool

Sticks by Diane Alber

This awesome picture book tells the story of a popsicle that melts, becomes only a stick, and learns to adjust to his new role in life – thanks to a twig who helps him along the way. This is an especially great book for young kids at the start of a new school year! 

The Roll-Away Pumpkin by Junia Wonders

In this sweet fall picture book for kids, young Marla needs to catch her pumpkin before it rolls away for good! Whimsical illustrations make this book a super fun fall read-aloud for parents and kids alike. 

Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington

Young kids love to find the extras hidden in the pages of this cute book! Read this sweet story of Annie and get inspired to make your own yummy apple-based treats at home with your kids this fall. 

Related post: 7 Awesome Poetry Picture Books for Kids Who Don’t Like Poetry

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger

Evoking memories of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, this book follows three children as they search for beautiful autumn leaves. Follow it up with a leaf hunt of your own to round out your homeschool day! 

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

This classic fall kids’ book is still as charming as ever! Kids enjoy following Leaf Man, who is made up of different fall leaves as he moves wherever the wind blows. The distinctive illustrations make this book stand out. 

Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell

Full of pretty watercolor illustrations, this book introduces kids to quintessential fall activities: apple picking and a visit to the pumpkin patch. This book is perfect to read to your kids before they do these fun autumn activities too! 

Free Printable Family Reading List

While you’re reading all of these great fall picture books for kids, we’ve got an awesome free printable family reading list in The Reluctant Homeschool Mama Resource Library waiting for you to download!

Simply click on the image below or on this link right here to get access!

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It has space to record up to 20 book titles, authors, and the date you completed each book. How fun will it be to have a record of all the fun and festive fall kids’ books you read together?!

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Nonfiction Fall Kids’ Books

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

This lovely Reading Rainbow Pick introduces facts about trees in a visually appealing manner to young readers. There’s also a glossary in the back full of useful information for little ones!

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak

In this fall picture book, kids learn all about the change in the season from summer to fall through the eyes of a young girl. Beautiful watercolor illustrations make this book a joy to read aloud. 

Hello, Harvest Moon by Ralph Fletcher

This beautiful picture book is full of lovely oil paintings and well-chosen prose that makes for a wonderful fall read-aloud. Young children also learn to appreciate the changing seasons and the excitement of the annual harvest. 

Tree Full of Wonder by Anna Smithers

This lovely rhyming picture book is perfect for helping young kids to see the importance of trees in our lives and how they can help save trees too. 

Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer

Reading this book not only teaches young kids about the life cycle of a tree but also about the power of something small that can have a big impact. This book is perfect to read when acorns are all over the ground!

Counting on Fall by Lizann Flatt

This is a great counting book for kids that helps them to connect the wonder of nature with simple math concepts. It’s a great addition to your homeschool library! 

Final thoughts about these great fall kids books:

With the weather turning cooler and the days growing shorter, we highly recommend grabbing a cozy blanket and spending time reading these sweet fall kids’ books with your homeschoolers!

Let us know which ones you choose and how you like them in the comments below!

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