Autumn Picture Books

This collection of autumn picture books will allow you to share the beauty of the fall season with younger children.
Updated October 2, 2022
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In the Middle of Fall
Kevin Henkes
Watch the world transform when fall comes! In the middle of fall, it takes only one gust of wind to turn the whole world yellow and red and orange.  Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling author Kevin Henkes's memorable text introduces basic concepts...
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Lois Ehlert
In this innovative and colorful work of early nonfiction from Caldecott Honor-winning author Lois Ehlert, little ones are introduced to facts about trees. Ehlert blends bold graphics, vibrant colors, and precise details in her watercolor collage alongside found objects like seeds, fabric,...
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves
Julia Rawlinson
Celebrate fall with the sweet and charming Fletcher the fox! As the leaves fall from his favorite tree, Fletcher worries that something is terribly wrong. But then winter comes, and with it a wonderful surprise. Do you know what it is? Join Fletcher and find out. . . . ...
Autumn Story
Jill Barklem
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the miniature world of the mice of Brambly Hedge! Bad weather is on the way and the autumn stores are still not gathered in! Quickly, all the mice of Brambly Hedge set to work to finish the harvesting before the rain begins....
In November
Cynthia Rylant
In November, the air grows cold and the earth and all of its creatures prepare for winter. Animals seek food and shelter. And people gather together to celebrate their blessings with family and friends. Cynthia Rylant's lyrical language and Jill Kastner's rich, cozy paintings capture the...
David Ezra Stein
It's a young bear's first autumn, and the falling leaves surprise him. He tries to put them back on the trees, but it doesn't work. Eventually, he gets sleepy and burrows into the fallen leaves for a long nap. When he wakes up, it's spring, and there are suddenly brand-new leaves all around,...
Leaf Man
Lois Ehlert
Ride the wind and drift east with Leaf Man in this autumnal classic by Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Lois Ehlert, perfect for young readers returning to school in the fall. Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and...
Apples and Pumpkins
Anne Rockwell
"When red and yellow leaves are on the trees," a little girl goes with her parents to a farm where they pick apples and choose "the best pumpkin of them all." Back home, she helps to carve a grinning jack-o'-lantern face on the big orange pumpkin, which guards their doorstep on halloween night while...
The Little Yellow Leaf
Carin Berger
This is a story for anyone who has ever been afraid of facing the unknown--and a celebration of the friends who help us take the leap. As all the other leaves float off and fly past, Little Yellow Leaf thinks, I'm not ready yet. As the seasons change all around, Little Yellow...
Summer Green to Autumn Gold: Uncovering Leaves' Hidden Colors
Mia Posada
Yellow and red, orange and brown--fall is full of color!This nonfiction picture book, written and illustrated by Mia Posada, beautifully explains why leaves change color in fall. It highlights both the eye-catching colors of the season and the science behind the colors. Back matter offers additional...
Strega Nona’s Harvest
Tomie dePaola
An all-new Strega Nona picture book on the heels of the New York Times Bestseller Brava, Strega Nona! Tomie dePaola's beloved character Strega Nona is back in a colorful picture book, perfect for fall and the changing seasons. In this humorous tale, Strega Nona attempts to teach Big...
Bella's Fall Coat
Lynn Plourde
This loving and whimsical intergenerational picture book captures the wonders of fall as it reflects the common childhood desire that everything stay exactly as it is forever. Bella loves the sights and sounds of fall--the crinkle-crackle of fallen leaves, the...
Michael Hall
This beautiful and informative picture book follows a single tree through the fall season, from the end of summer to winter's first snowfall. A great read-aloud for home and the classroom by the New York Times-bestselling creator of My Heart Is Like a Zoo and Red: A Crayon's Story.<...
When Autumn Falls
Kelli Nidey
As September fades, a new season begins. Leaves and temperatures tumble. And, as autumn falls, new colors and smells gradually replace the heat and intensity that was summer. Autumn means the beginning of something new and crisp and familiar.
It's Pumpkin Time!
Zoe Hall
A brother and sister get an early start on Halloween by pklanting a pumpkin opatch. A bumper crop of entertainment and basic know-how.--Publishers Weekly. American Bookseller Pick of the Lists; ABA Booklist Editors' Choice. Full color.
Full of Fall
April Pulley Sayre
Discover the magic--and the science--behind fall leaves with this companion to the celebrated Raindrops Roll and Best in Snow. With gorgeous photo illustrations, award-winning author April Pulley Sayre explores the transformation trees undergo in fall. The book...
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn
Kenard Pak
As trees sway in the cool breeze, blue jays head south, and leaves change their colors, everyone knows--autumn is on its way! Join a young girl as she takes a walk through forest and town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with every flower and...
The Apple Pie Tree
Zoe Hall
Two sisters rejoice as the colorful blossoms on their tree develop into big, red, and ready-to-pick apples. This concept book about how things grow includes an easy recipe for apple pie. "An appealing study for young children." - Kirkus Reviews
Applesauce Season
Eden Ross Lipson
A taste of fall: Celebrated editor Eden Lipson and Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstein celebrate a fall family ritual inApplesauce Season, a picture book rich with the colors and flavors of the season. When the first apples of the season--Ida Red and Paula Red, Twenty...
Otis and the Scarecrow
Loren Long
FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING ILLUSTRATOR OF MATT DE LA PENA'S LOVE AND WATTY PIPER'S CLASSIC THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD On the farm where Otis the tractor lives, the farmer has introduced someone new-a scarecrow to shoo away the pesky crows. But when Otis and the...
Awesome Autumn
Bruce Goldstone
What is autumn all about? This comprehensive celebration of all things autumn will show you! Autumn is awesome! Leaves change color. Animals fly south or get ready to hibernate. People harvest crops and dress up as scary creatures for Halloween. And then there are pickup...
Fall Ball
Peter McCarty
Bobby and his friends wait all day for school to end and for their chance to play outdoors in the fall weather. Flying leaves, swirling colors, and crisp air make the perfect setting for a game of football with Sparky the dog. The kids are surprised by how quickly it gets dark, and...
Hocus Pocus, It's Fall!
Anne Sibley O'Brien
Leaves on treesare green and brightAbracadabra!What a Sight!Eleven gatefolds open to re-create the excitement and surprise of fall's arrival, revealing what happens when the leaves turn. Fall is a season of transition: apples are picked, and animals prepare for winter. Summer days are coming to an...
Too Many Pumpkins
Linda White
Penguin and Pumpkin
Salina Yoon
Geisel Honor-winning author/illustrator Salina Yoon's beloved character Penguin helps his brother in Penguin and Pumpkin--a charming picture book that's perfect for fall. Penguin's curiosity about fall sends him on a journey to a faraway farm. But his younger brother...

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