Favorite Fall Picture Books

Seasonal Favorites for Fall

 Click on each book cover to find out more.
Autumn Story 
 by Jill Barklem
(HarperCollins, $9.99)
The very definition of charming, the Brambly Hedge series will remind you of Beatrix Potter. In this Fall story, the mice hurry to finish the harvest before the fall rains begin, but it’s Primrose, Lord Woodmouse’s daughter, who has to contend with the bad weather when she gets lost. For all ages.
One Leaf, Two Leaves,  
Count with Me! 
by John Micklos,  
illustrated by Clive McFarland 
(Nancy Paulsen, $16.99)
All four seasons are highlighted in this playful counting book, perfect for the littlest readers.
Ages 1+
Hedgehugs:  
Autumn Hide-and-Squeak 
by Steve Wilson,
illustrated by Lucy Tapper 
(Henry Holt, $7.99)
It could just be that Broche loves hedgehogs, but she really wants you to take a look at this adorable board book featuring her favorite hedgy couple and their exploration of seasonal fun. Ages 2+

Autumn: A Pop-Up Book

by David Carter 
  (Abrams, $14.95)
This is the third in the series about the seasons. Each page shows the plants and animals associated with the Fall exploding from the page in this cleverly constructed (sturdy) pop-up book. Ages 3+

Bella’s Fall Coat
by Lynn Plourde,  
illustrated by Susan Gal 
(Disney-Hyperion, $17.99) 
Change is sometimes hard. Even when we’re excited about a new season, we may be sad that we outgrew last year’s coat. Bella’s grandmother helps her find a seasonally-creative use for her special jacket. Ages 3+
Goodbye Autumn,  
Hello Winter 
by Kenard Pak 
(Henry Holt, $17.99) 
A staff favorite for the beautiful illustrations alone, this book follows a brother and sister exploring the sights and sounds of the seasons, written in lovely lyrical text that makes this a joy to read. Ages 3+
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In the Middle of Fall   
by Kevin Henkes,  
illustrated by Laura Dronzek  
 (Greenwillow Books, $17.99)
A follow-up to When Spring Comes, also by this duo. Kevin Henkes (Caldecott Medalist) uses minimal text to introduce Fall and Winter concepts while Laura Dronzek’s illustrations bring those concepts to life. Ages 4+
Pattan’s Pumpkin: A Traditional Flood Story from Southern India  
by Chitra Soundar,  
illustrated by Frane Lessac 
(Candlewick Press, $17.99) 
In America, we associate pumpkins with pies. The Irular tribe in Southern India thinks of pumpkins as something like Noah’s Ark, telling a story of the time when a very large pumpkin saved the people in the valley from a great flood. Ages 4+
Little Elliot: Fall Friends 
by Mike Curato 
(Henry Holt, $17.99)
 The cute little polka-dotted elephant and his best friend Mouse have decided to take a vacation from city life and head for the country just in time for autumn. This one will leave you longing for crispy fall leaves and apple cider.
Ages 4+

 

Pumpkin Soup 

by Helen Cooper
(Farrar Straus Giroux, $7.99)

Ultimately a story about friendship between Cat, Squirrel, and Duck and learning to take turns, this book also has a delicious pumpkin soup recipe at the end! Ages 4+

 

The Apple Pie that
Papa Baked 

by Lauren Thompson,
illustrated by Jonathan Bean
(Simon & Schuster, $17.99)

A favorite picture book to read aloud, the singsong rhyming text builds upon itself as you watch the process Papa goes through to bake a pie for his child. The simple color palate of the illustrations underscore the feeling of Fall while highlighting the bright red apples. Ages 5+
Fall Leaves:  
Colorful and Crunchy

by Martha E. H. Rustad
illustrated by Amanda Enright
(Millbrook Press, $6.95)

Grab a rake and let’s find out about changing color, falling leaves, and the cycle of Fall. Ages 5+
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