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12 Fun Fall Books for Kids: A Harvest of Delightful Reads!

Updated: Sep 30, 2023


As the leaves change colors and the crisp autumn breeze sets in, it's the perfect time to cuddle up with your little ones and enjoy some fantastic fall-themed books. From playful turkeys and mischievous pumpkins to heartwarming tales about the changing seasons, these 12 delightful books will captivate young readers and make fall a memorable season for the whole family.


Run, Turkey, Run by Diane Mayr (Ages 3-7)

Follow the hilarious adventures of a clever turkey trying to avoid becoming Thanksgiving dinner. This rhyming story will have kids giggling and rooting for the crafty turkey's escape.


Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer (Ages 4-8)

This beautifully illustrated book explores the interconnectedness of nature and how one tiny acorn can create a habitat for a multitude of creatures. It's an excellent way to teach kids about environmental awareness.


You're My Little Pumpkin Pie by Natalie Marshall (Ages 1-3)

Celebrate the sweetness of parent-child relationships with this adorable board book. Filled with charming illustrations and loving words, it's a perfect bedtime read for the littlest ones.


The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis (Ages 3-7)

Join a brother and sister on a rollicking pumpkin chase as they try to catch a runaway pumpkin rolling through their farm. This fun-filled adventure captures the spirit of fall and is sure to keep kids engaged.


Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller (Ages 3-7)

Sophie befriends a butternut squash at the farmer's market, but instead of cooking it, she treats it like a beloved pet. This heartwarming tale teaches kids about friendship, change, and the beauty of the autumn season.



The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming (Ages 4-8)

When all the leaves start disappearing from the trees, the woodland animals embark on a mission to catch the mysterious leaf thief. This delightful mystery will intrigue young readers and impart valuable lessons about teamwork.


A Very Big Fall by Marigold Yeo (Ages 2-5)

Follow a curious little squirrel named Pip as he discovers the joys and challenges of the autumn season. With interactive elements, this board book is perfect for toddlers exploring the wonders of fall.


Sweep by Louise Greig (Ages 4-7)

This poetic story follows Ed, a determined young mole, as he sets off on a journey to see something magnificent—fall leaves! Kids will be inspired by Ed's determination and the beauty he finds.


Hocus Pocus, It's Fall! by Anne Sibley O'Brien (Ages 2-5)

With charming illustrations and engaging rhymes, this interactive board book celebrates the magic of autumn. Little ones will love lifting flaps and discovering all the wonders fall has to offer.


There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! by Lucille Colandro (Ages 4-8)

This hilarious autumn-themed spin on a classic tale follows the old lady as she gulps down various fall items. Young readers will be amused by the cumulative nature of the story and its colorful illustrations.


Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak (Ages 3-7)

Join a young girl on her walk through the transitioning seasons as she greets the changes that come with autumn. This beautifully illustrated book captures the essence of fall and its natural wonders.


Leaves by David Stein (Ages 5-8)

This educational book explores the fascinating world of leaves, from their different shapes and colors to the vital role they play in nature. It's an excellent resource for curious young minds.


With these 12 fun fall books for kids, you'll create cherished memories and instill a love for reading and the autumn season in your little ones. Whether you're enjoying the antics of runaway pumpkins or exploring the wonders of leaves, these delightful reads are perfect companions for the cozy days of fall. Happy reading!


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