Autumn Books for Preschoolers and School Children
This is a shortlist of autumn-themed books for preschoolers as well as school-age children. I have used a number of these in the past when teaching year 1 (first grade) as well as teaching preschool / early years foundation stage. I’ve included Amazon links (affiliate) in case you would like to purchase any of these books. It will also allow you to see further information and reviews from other readers which I always like to look at before buying!
Reading books is an excellent way to develop children’s communication and language skills. They introduce children to new vocabulary and provide opportunities to discuss things they have experienced in their everyday lives. In this case, they can discuss what they have noticed or found in the autumn!
The books are listed again below with more details. More details and reviews can be found by clicking them or the images above.
Leaf Man (Lois Ehlert)
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt (Steve Metzger)
Stanley’s Stick (John Hegley)
*This isn’t strictly an autumn themed book but playing with sticks is always fun, and perfect in autumn.
Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves
Squirrel’s Autumn Search
The Squirrels Who Squabbled
What Can You See in Autumn?
*This is an information book rather than a fiction book.
Let It Fall
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn
Autumn is Here!
Hocus Pocus, it’s Fall!
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt
We Gather Together
The Scarecrows’ Wedding
*This isn’t strictly an autumn-themed book but it is related. I love this book so I’ve included it in the list as it works with a harvest theme.
The Wind Blew
*Again, this isn’t strictly about the leaves falling but the windy weather fits with autumn.
In the Middle of Fall
One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me!
I hope you’ve found my list of autumn-themed books for preschoolers and school-aged children helpful. See my post on Autumn Leaf Activities for a range of different activities for preschoolers and school children to do at home and in school. For Halloween book ideas, see my post, Best Halloween Books for Preschool. You may also want to see my posts Winter Picture Books for Kids (USA), Snow Books for Kids (USA), or Winter Books for Toddlers (UK).