The Best Children’s Books About Fall
Oh, sweet Autumn! It’s that time of year again when we all feel a little more snuggly. There are few things more precious on a cool fall day than snuggling up with my boys (or at least the one who is still young enough to ask for snuggles!) and a good book.
One of easiest ways to incorporate a little “unschooling” into your children’s life is through beautiful children’s books. Even for the child who thinks he doesn’t enjoy school, a great children’s book provides a learning (and bonding) experience that he won’t protest.
Learning about the seasons while they are happening creates a practical environment for learning. Your children can actually experience what you’re reading about by simply stepping outside. In fact, if your weather permits, try reading these books outside with your children so that they can see autumn happening as you read!
Here are my top five picks for the best children’s books about Fall
This gorgeous water-color-painting illustrated book is perfect for reading to your child about the wonders of Autumn. Written by Heidi Pross Gray, it’s one of her three beautiful books about the seasons. The whole series makes a great addition to your children’s personal library and would be a great donation to a classroom, school or public library, as well.
This is another children’s book with beautiful illustrations. Author Kelly Nidey and illustrator Susan Swan have created a book to treasure for years to come. When Autumn Falls tells of familiar fall happenings and is a poetic read. Your child will love to have this one on the bookshelf to enjoy with you every fall.
Awesome Autumn has a five star rating on Amazon and it’s not hard to see why. This book teaches children about fall facts in a fun way. Bruce Goldstone usually writes great children’s math books, so he understands what makes children tick when it comes to learning. Awesome Autumn has been a great addition to our homeschool library.
Sometimes I buy children’s books just for the pictures. And sometimes I find a gem that has both great pictures and teaches my children in an easy-going and memorable way. Fall Leaves by Loretta Holland is one of those books. The illustrations are captivating and the lessons about fall are easy to grasp. Holland even teaches my children about autumn question they haven’t thought to ask yet!
Your fall children’s book collection isn’t complete without a book about Thanksgiving. Natasha Wing writes this lovely book in the vein of The Night Before Christmas. It talks about family traditions and how we prepare for “turkey day”. If your home library is already filled with books about pilgrims and Native Americans, this book will nicely balance all that history with some modern day traditions.
All of these books are available for purchase on Amazon in both Kindle and physical book form. I hope that you and your kiddos will enjoy children’s books about fall as much as mine have!