Fun Books for Fall

With the start of school and the fall season coming soon, you may be searching for new and exciting books that your children will enjoy reading. These great, fall themed books are fun and exciting and also teach concepts about the autumn season and holidays.


Why Do Leaves Change Color? By: Betsy Maestro

This book explains how autumn leaves change in the season in an easy to understand way. The illustrations also include different sizes, shapes, and types of leaves that we may see throughout the fall season. This is a great book for children between the ages of 4 and 8!

Trick or Treat? By: Melanie Walsh


Halloween is one of the many holidays that will be celebrated this fall! This story, great for children ages 3-6, helps children discover the many changes that take place on Halloween. Children can guess what will happen and use the flaps in the book to find the answers. This story explains the traditional night of trick or treating and will be a great read before Halloween.

Apple Farmer Annie By: Monica Wellington

This book tells of an apple farmer that collects her apples and uses them to create delicious things! She also sells her apples at the local farm market and this can be read before you head out with your children to your local farm market to get a taste of fall!

Giving Thanks By: Jonathan London and Gregory Manchess

This story is based on a father and son talking a walk through the autumn leaves and trees. The story focuses on all of the things we should be thankful for that we find in nature. This would be a great read before heading out on a fall hike or playing outside in the fall leaves.

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden By: Shmuel Thaler and George Levenson

This book tells of the plant cycle that a pumpkin goes through to grow into a big, orange plant that we see all fall. The rhyming is a bit stretched, but the book includes wonderful photographs that show how a pumpkin matures. This would be a great read while you and your children are carving pumpkins or making pumpkin pie! (Just make sure to have someone with clean hands turn the pages!)

A Good Night for Ghosts By: Mary Pope Osborne

For our older kiddos that may be more independent readers, this story is part of the Magic Tree House series of book that I loved as a kid. This story focuses on Jack and Annie in the setting of New Orleans on All Saint’s Day. Their adventures include mystery, ghosts, and music. This story is great for the fall and gives some history about All Saint’s Day that is traditionally celebrated on November 1st.

Happy fall reading!! (All photos from