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. . . . ...
Pumpkin soup /
Cooper, Helen,
By the Kate Greenaway Medalist Deep in the woods in an old white cabin, three friends make their pumpkin soup the same way every day. The Cat slices up the pumpkin, the Squirrel stirs in the water, and the Duck tips in just enough salt. But one day the Duck wants to stir...
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...
Leaves
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,...
We Gather Together: Celebrating the Harvest Season
Wendy Pfeffer
The fall equinox signals the time of year when we gather our harvests and give thanks for their bounty. With accessible, lyrical prose and vibrant illustrations, this nonfiction picture book explains the science behind autumn and the social history of harvest-time celebrations. We Gather...
Flora's Very Windy Day
Jeanne Birdsall
When Flora and her pesky little brother, Crispin, are whisked away by a swirling and swooping wind, she gets the opportunity of a lifetime: the chance to give her brother away. With tempting offers from a dragonfly, the man in the moon, and even the wind itself, she will find it difficult...
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...
Little Elliot, Fall Friends
Mike Curato
It's autumn in the Big City! Little Elliot and Mouse love the hustle and bustle of the city streets. But sometimes it feels like there are too many people, too many noises--just too much! The best friends decide to get out of town for a vacation in the countryside. There, they'll discover the sights...
Apples and Pumpkins
Anne Rockwell
An updated classic in a beautiful new hardcover edition! In Apples and Pumpkins, a little girl spends a glorious Fall day picking apples and searching for the perfect pumpkin.
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...
The Busy Little Squirrel
Nancy Tafuri
The leaves have started to fall. The air is cold. Squirrel needs to get ready for winter. He cannot nibble with the mice. He does not have time to hop with the frogs or run with the dogs. But there is one thing he can do!
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...
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...
Sophie's Squash
Pat Zietlow Miller
Kids will love this playful story of of a unique fall friendship between a girl . . . and her squash! On a trip to the farmers' market with her parents, Sophie chooses a squash, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice. From then on, Sophie brings Bernice...
Wonderfall
Michael Hall
Wonderfall follows a single tree through the changing of the seasons, from late summer to winter's first snowfall. People, animals, and vehicles pass in front of the tree, celebrating holidays, playing in the leaves, and getting ready for winter. Fifteen made-up words (thankFALL,...
I Know It's Autumn
Eileen Spinelli
I know it's autumn when we rake the leaves in piles, when doorstep jack-o'-lanterns wear their crooked smiles ... Leaves are falling, geese are flying, and warm coats are -- reluctantly -- being worn to school. That can mean only one thing: It's...
Fall Mixed Up
Bob Raczka
Fall is all mixed up in this silly book from Bob Raczka! Can you find his mistakes in the words and pictures?
Every Autumn Comes the Bear
Jim Arnosky
Each autumn, just before the onset of winter, a bear shows up in the rugged woodland behind a family farm.
The Scarecrow's Hat
Ken Brown
In this classroom favorite, a resourceful chicken enlists her farm friends to get a coveted hat from Scarecrow. A delightful circular tale and fall read-aloud! Chicken really admires Scarecrow's straw hat. Scarecrow would gladly trade his hat for a walking stick to rest his tired...
It's Pumpkin Time!
Zoe Hall
A brother and sister get an early start on Halloween by planting a pumpkin patch. "A bumper crop of entertainment and basic know-how." - Publishers Weekly
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...
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?
Margaret McNamara
Mr. Tiffin and his students explore skip counting and estimation in a fun pumpkin-themed classroom experiment! This book makes a wonderful read-aloud companion to any math or science curriculum, and it's a fun way to reinforce counting skills at home. "How many seeds are in a...
Mouse’s First Fall
Lauren Thompson
One cool day Mouse and Minka venture out to play. From leaves of all colors -- red, yellow, orange, and brown -- to leaves of all shapes and sizes -- from pointy to round -- Mouse learns that fall is a season full of fun! And before the day is done he just might take the...
Peepers
Eve Bunting
It's fall again, and time for Jim and Andy to help their dad run Fred's Fall Color Tours. The tourists they shuttle around are "Leaf Peepers"--and, boy, do those Peepers love to ooh and aah about the dumbest things. Leaves, trees, pumpkins. Bo-o-ring. But this yerar, even as they...
Time for Cranberries
Lisl H Detlefsen
From the cranberry bog to the Thanksgiving table, join Sam and his family as they harvest a classic American fruit. When the vines hang heavy with berries that the autumn winds have turned deep red, it's time for cranberries, and Sam is finally old enough to help with the harvest!...
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
Pumpkin Countdown
Joan Holub
Fall has come, and what better way to celebrate than a field trip to the pumpkin patch! From 20 name tags on coats all the way down to 1 last pumpkin song, the class counts everything in sight! Follow along in this sweet, rhyming picture book, with interactive counting on each spread. Count the 8...
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 Leaves
Loretta Holland
Autumn is in the air: days grow shorter and nights are long. Birds leave, flowers, too. Apples and temperatures fall--then snow! Part poem, part silent stage, this luminous picture book puts autumn on display and captures the spirit of change that stays with us long after fall leaves....
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...
How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow?
Wendell Minor
Every year, giant pumpkin contests take place at fairs across the country-the 2012 record-holder weighed over a ton! The latest craze is to carve the most enormous pumpkins into racing boats. But what's next? Why not think really big? Award-winning artist Wendell Minor does just that...
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
With countless unwelcome pumpkins to deal with, Rebecca Estelle turns disaster into a celebration.One day, years and years later, white-haired Rebecca was busy not eating pumpkins when--SPLAT--a giant pumpkin fell off an overloaded truck and smashed into her yard. She buried the mess so she wouldn't...
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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