Books for Kids: Autumn Books

Check out some of our fall books for little ones at the Scotch Plains Public Library!

Updated August 8, 2023
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And then comes school
Brenner, Tom
Joyful anticipation is in the air as a child observes cues that the first day of school is coming soon. Cooler mornings, cicadas buzzing, apples ripening . . . Can shopping for school supplies be far behind? The evening before the first day means laying out your outfit, loading...
Biscuit and the great fall day
Capucilli, Alyssa Satin
Join the beloved and bestselling little yellow puppy, Biscuit, on a great fall day!  Biscuit loves Fall! He picks apples, jumps in leaves, runs through a corn maze, and even goes on a tractor ride! Woof, woof! A perfect companion to any fall day, including for...
There was an old lady who swallowed some leaves!
Colandro, Lucille.
With rhyming text and hilarious illustrations, this wacky version of the classic song will appeal to young readers, as they follow along on the Old Lady's adventure
Little Elliot, fall friends
Curato, Mike
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...
Lawrence in the fall
Farina, Matthew
A tender tale about facing your fears and finding your path, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Doug Salati When Lawrence Fox's teacher announces that students will be presenting things they collect at show-and-tell, Lawrence panics. All of his classmates have impressive collections:...
Fall frolic in the city
Fishman, Cathy Goldberg
A fall frolic in the city. What do I see? One pile of red leaves Under a tree. Frolic through the city in the fall and experience the sights, sounds, colors, and smells of the multitude of different holidays we celebrate this...
Leif and the fall
Grant, Allison Sweet
Persistence and creativity can lead to amazing things, as Leif the leaf discovers in this lovely storybook from Allison Sweet Grant and Adam Grant, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Originals. Leif is a leaf. A worried leaf. It is autumn, and Leif is...
Greig, Louise
From award-winning author Louise Greig and acclaimed illustrator Júlia Sardà comes an uplifting story about how to confront big emotions. Ed's bad mood begins as something really small, hardly a thing at all. But before long it grows, gathers pace, and spreads through the whole...
Count down to fall
Hawk, Fran.
Count backwards from 10 to one during one of the most colorful times of year: fall. Learn about the bright, colorful leaves and the trees from which they fall: aspen, birch, maple, oak, chestnut, linden, pine, beech, dogwood, and sweet gum. Watch the animals frolicking in the crisp, autumn air as...
I'm a little pumpkin
Eliot, Hannah
The classic children's song "I'm a Little Teapot" gets a delightful autumn twist in this charming board book. I'm a little pumpkin, yes I am. Here are my green leaves. Here is my stem! Meet adorable pumpkins and animal...
Windy days
Kerbel, Deborah
Blustery wind burns and shrieks Nibbles on my nose and cheeks For preschoolers, windy fall days mean excitement and play. Strong winds stimulate children and their surroundings, as though an invisible hand is shaking the world. Gentler breezes help plants scatter their seeds, set...
Sweater weather
Phelan, Matt
What a perfect autumn day! Papa Bear tells his cubs to bundle up in the cozy sweaters he knitted for them--but that is easier said than done. Award-winning author-artist Matt Phelan has created a hilarious and warmhearted ode to fall, patience, and knitting. Sweater Weather will be...
The leaf thief
Hemming, Alice
A New York Times Bestseller! Perfect for fans of Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, The Leaf Thief is a funny picture book that teaches kids about autumn, adapting to change, and the seasons. Squirrel loves counting the leaves on his tree--red leaves, gold leaves, orange, and more....
We're going on a leaf hunt
Metzger, Steve.
Join three friends on a fun leaf-finding adventure! This bouncy new version of the popular song begs to be read out loud.There are lots of beautiful fall leaves to find! Three friends have a big adventure hiking over a mountain and through a forest to collect leaves of all kinds and colors....
One leaf, two leaves, count with me!
Micklos, John
This playful counting book shares the colorful highlights of the four seasons in charming illustrations. Count your way through the seasons! In spring, the tree's leaves appear, one by one. By summer, there's a glorious canopy. And when autumn winds blow, leaves fly from the tree, one...
Goodbye summer, hello autumn
Pak, Kenard
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...
Summer green to autumn gold : uncovering leaves' hidden colors
Posada, Mia
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...
Fletcher and the falling leaves
Rawlinson, Julia.
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. . . . ...
Hiking day
Rockwell, Anne F.
Beloved author Anne Rockwell celebrates nature and the outdoors with a gorgeous new picture book about a child's first mountain hike! A young girl and her family go hiking up a nearby mountain for the very first time. As they climb up and up the path, they see everything from a...
Hello Autumn!
Rotner, Shelley
"Green leaves are turning colors. . . . Maple seeds twirl to the ground. . . . Animals get ready for the cold days ahead." A simple text and vivid photographs show children the changes in animals, plants, and landscapes that occur during fall.  Leaves change, animals prepare...
Hungry bunny
Rueda, Claudia
From Claudia Rueda, author and illustrator of Bunny Slopes and the award-winning, New York Times bestseller, Here Comes the Easter Cat. In this charming sequel to Bunny Slopes, Bunny needs help picking apples for mama's apple pie. Young readers will...
Stein, David Ezra.
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,...
Yellow time
Stringer, Lauren
Lauren Stringer celebrates the coming of autumn in this exuberant, joyful ode to that magical time when the leaves are changing color and the animals are preparing for winter. Children and animals alike excitedly anticipate yellow time, when the trees release their colorful...
Leaves! Leaves! Leaves!
Wallace, Nancy Elizabeth.
Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! is a Marshall Cavendish publication.

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