Favorite Fall Children’s Books: Ages 0 to 8

Favorite Fall Children's Books

Even though it’s 90 degrees outside, the calendar says Fall will officially arrive soon.

In our house, this means many fun fall activities to plan. At the top of the list are all things pumpkin (picking, carving, eating, decorating), and of course, football…because we were born and raised in the Cornhusker state!

The change of seasons is also a great time to find related books to get your kids excited about what’s to come. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered! Take a peek at our favorite fall children’s books.

Favorite Fall Children’s Books

The Falling Leaves by Steve Metzger

The falling leaves

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We’ve been reading this book with our kids for years. It teaches empathy and kindness. The book is a sweet story about a leaf who gets picked on by other leaves only to prevail in the end.

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano


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Another of our kids’ favorites, this book has a great message about differences and tolerance. It’s a message we all should hear!

Spookley was different.
He was odd,
he was rare.
Spookley the pumpkin wasn’t round-
he was…square!

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

leaf man

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Leaf Man is on the move as the wind carries him everywhere. With illustrations made of actual real leaves, this book teaches kids about many different leaves. This book also provides an instant hands-on activity: making leaf people!

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger

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A must for read-aloud fun. It’s a similar chant to the classic book Going on a Bear Hunt. Kids love to interact with the story and it’s the perfect book to read before heading outdoors to go on a nature walk or leaf hunt.

Applesauce Day by Lisa Amstutz

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This sweet story will introduce kids to the tradition of apple picking. Maria and her family go to an apple orchard to pick apples. Follow along as the book describes the steps to make applesauce. Maybe your family will be inspired to start your own tradition of making delicious homemade applesauce.

We hope you’ll look for a few of these fall children’s books this season. Reading is the perfect way to slow down and slide into fall after picking, carving, eating and decorating all those pumpkins!

Head to your local library or bookstore and then curl up with your kiddo(s) and read about what makes the season so special.

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