20 Great Fall Books For Preschoolers

Last Updated on October 4, 2023 by Michele Tripple

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These 20 fall books for preschoolers are just what you need when you start seeing the leaves change colors! You won’t miss summer a bit when you’re snuggled up reading one of these cute fall stories together. 

Fall Books For Preschoolers

Summer is coming to an end and I am so ready to welcome in the autumn season with these 20 fall books for preschoolers!

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year. The leaves are changing colors, we are eating our weight in apple cider donuts and hot chocolate, and of course, there is plenty of time spent cuddled up on the couch reading together. 

I love passing on my love of fall to my kids and these stories help me do that while at the same time teaching them the science behind the changes that fall brings. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Between these fall books, my Halloween books, and my Thanksgiving books, we are all set this autumn and I can’t wait to get reading!

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why i love fall books for preschoolers

If I know anything about preschoolers it’s that they are so curious! I think I hear “why” about 100 times a day! 

Books are a great way to help your young kids learn and feed their imaginations. So when they inevitably start having questions as the leaves change color and the weather shifts, any of these fall books for preschoolers will do the trick!

And even more importantly, reading these stories together will help bring you even closer together!

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This fall is so easy to spend time with your kids and your family with our fun fall activities. We have so many fun activities to choose from; they are so easy! All you have to do is download, print, prep (less than a couple of minutes), and start playing!

Simple family time is the best time and creates long-lasting family memories that you and your kids will remember forever!

My 10 Favorite Fall Books For Preschoolers

Here they are! My very favorite fall books for preschoolers that I’m planning to read with my kids this year.

  1. Because of An Acorn By Lola M. Schaefer

This book is truly beautiful for all ages but especially great for preschoolers who are so eager to learn. It follows a simple acorn and teaches about how it grows and changes during the season. 

  1. Lift-a-Flap Autumn in the Forest By Rusty Finch

This flap book is beyond cute! It’s got full pop-ups that add more to the story that teaches all about the autumn season. 

  1. Room on the Broom By Richard Donaldson

This is a family favorite all year long in my home! My kids love this silly Halloween tale that gets us in the mood for the spooky part of the autumn season.

  1. Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie By Jill Esbaum

This sweet book teaches all about the process of growing a vegetable we all think of when we think about autumn… pumpkins! This would be a great book to read with your preschooler before heading to the pumpkin patch. 

  1. Llama Llama Gives Thanks By Anna Dewdney

Anna Dewdney does it again with this Thanksgiving-themed Llama Llama book. Thanksgiving is right at the heart of Thanksgiving and the level of this book series is perfect for preschoolers!

  1. A Tree For All Seasons By Robin Bernard 

National Geographic created this amazing book that has real pictures and teaches about the changing seasons. It does a great job keeping the information simple for young kids but still informative.

  1. In the Middle of Fall By Kevin Henkes

Kevin Henkes shows the amazing beauty of fall in this picture book! From apples to pumpkins, to leaves, he captures just what autumn is about. And he even has a coordinating book for every other season!

  1. The Leaf Thief By Alice Hemming

Follow this confused squirrel through his adventure of finding out why the leaves are leaving his favorite tree. This sweet story is a great way to teach about fall in a less textbook way!

  1. The Busy Little Squirrel By Nancy Tufuri

You’ll fall in love with the curious little squirrel as he tries to embrace the fall season and get ready for the winter! And this book is a simple board book which is also great for little ones learning to read. 

  1.  Why Do Leaves Change Color By Betsy Maestro

Leaves changing color is a magical thing, and this book explains how it happens each autumn. You’ll love the way it teaches about fall and the activity it includes in the book to try with your kids!

  1. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves By Lucille Colandro

I remember reading the original There Was an Old Lady book as a child and I was so happy to see this fall version! I can’t wait to read it with my kids and see how they put an autumn-themed spin on a classic.

  1. We’re Going On a Leaf Hunt By Steve Metzger

Another fall take on a classic is this fun story about some friends who go on an adventure to gather up some leaves as they fall to the ground. Your kids will love the poem-like story!

  1.  Apples and Pumpkins By Anne Rockwell

Apples and Pumpkins follows a little girl and her family as they visit a farm with pumpkins, apples, and more! The simple layout and pretty pictures make this at the top of my list of fall books for preschoolers this year.

  1.  Hello, Fall! By Deborah Diesen

This book is so sweet and would be a great one for a grandparent to read with a preschooler! In this story a man and his granddaughter welcome fall and all the beauty it brings.

  1.  Counting on Fall By Lizann Flatt 

I love a good counting book for my little ones, and this fall counting book is perfect! It’s got all the fun of the autumn season and weaves in some simple math practice for your preschooler!

  1.  Pete the Cat Falling For Autumn By James Dean

We are big Pete the Cat fans in our house, so I know this is going to be a favorite! Pete is hesitant about summer being over and fall beginning, but learns soon that there is a lot to love about fall!

  1. Tree By Britta Teckentrup

I love the idea of this peek-through style book. It teaches about the seasons in a fun interactive way as it shows a tree changing and growing. 

  1.  Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn By Kenard Pak

Say bye-bye to summer with this fun tale about seeing the first signs that autumn is here! From the animals to the leaves, you’ll say hello to it all here.

  1.  The Berenstain Bears Harvest Festival By Mike Berenstain

The Berenstain Bears have been around forever and for good reason! This Harvest Festival book shows brother bear and sister bear learning to count their blessings as they learn about harvest time.

  1. Little Tree By Loren Long

I’m big on the illustrations that come in children’s stories and Little Tree has some of the finest. This lovely minimalistic story shows a tiny tree changing and growing as the fall arrives.

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2 thoughts on “20 Great Fall Books For Preschoolers”

  1. There Was an Old Lady is always good! There are some books in your list that I have never read. I will look for them on my next trip to the library. I love reading seasonal books to my youngest one.

  2. Do you have a trip to the library this fall weekend? Take this list with you. All of us get bored with the same old books at home. Now we have a list to help us discover a new book to celebrate the Fall season.


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