Top 10 Children's Books To Read For Fall

September 26, 2017
Fall is FINALLY here!  And your local libraries are showcasing all of the best Fall time reads.  Here are our Top 10 Children’s books for the Fall season:

1 ~ The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages


This story by Leo Buscaglia is a warm, wonderfully wise and strikingly simple story about a leaf named Freddie. How Freddie and his companion leaves change with the passing seasons, finally falling to the ground with winter’s snow, is an inspiring allegory illustrating the delicate balance between life and death.

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf is a warm and thought-provoking story and both children and adults will be deeply touched by this inspiring book. This 20th anniversary edition of this beloved classic has helped thousands of people come to grips with life and death.




2 ~ Llama Llama Gives Thanks


From beloved storyteller Anna Dewdney comes the perfect way to give thanks: a Llama Llama Thanksgiving board book!
 
In Llama Llama Gives Thanks, it’s Thanksgiving time for Llama Llama and his family! That means yummy foods and autumn leaves and being thankful for everything from pumpkin pies to blue skies. Thanksgiving may only come once year, but in Llama’s family, giving thanks is always here!

With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands.



3 ~ Mouse’s First Fall 


Lauren Thompson and Bucket Erdogan show what makes fall so much fun in Classic Board Book edition of Mouse’s First Fall!

One cool day Mouse and Minka venture out to play. From leaves of all colors—red, yellow, orange to brown—to leaves of all shapes and sizes—Mouse learns what makes fall such a special season! Before their fun, fall day is over, Mouse takes a big “leap!” Now featuring the newly redesigned Classic Board Book logo, this sturdy book is perfect for little ones learning about the seasons!



4 ~ I Love Fall!: A Touch-and-Feel Board Book


From plump orange pumpkins to crunchy leaves, readers will love all the textures fall has to offer in this delightful touch-and-feel board book.

From woolly scarves and plump orange pumpkins to crunchy leaves and smooth wicker baskets, readers will delight in all the different textures fall has to offer. With simple, rhyming verses and sweet, vibrant illustrations, youngsters can celebrate the season with this touch-and-feel board book that’s perfect for small hands.



5 ~ The Busy Little Squirrel


The leaves have started to fall. The air is cold. Squirrel needs to get ready for winter. He cannot nibble with the mice. He does not have time to hop with the frogs or run with the dogs. Will this busy little squirrel ever slow down? 

Focusing on all the charming features of the fall season, this sweetly illustrated story features country animals, pumpkins, leaves, apples and other signs of autumn. Now available as a sturdy board book, the newly redesigned Classic Board Book logo calls out this title’s seasonal theme on the front cover.



6 ~ There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!


Our favorite old lady is back and swallowing autumn items!

That wild old lady is back swallowing fall-themed items. What can you make from leaves, clothes, a pumpkin, and rope? That’s right, a scarecrow!

Perfect for back-to-school time. 



7 ~ Apples and Pumpkins


A young girl spends a glorious fall day picking apples and searching for the perfect pumpkin in this refreshed classic.

“When red and yellow leaves are on the trees,” a little girl goes with her parents to a farm where they pick apples and choose “the best pumpkin of them all.” Back home, she helps to carve a grinning jack-o’-lantern face on the big orange pumpkin, which guards their doorstep on halloween night while her mother hands out shiny red apples and she and her father go trick-or-treating with the neighborhood ghosts and goblins.



8 ~ Fall Mixed Up 


“Every Septober, Every Octember, Fall fills my senses with scenes to remember.” “Bears gather nuts. Geese hibernate. Squirrels fly south in big figure eights.” Fall is all mixed up in this silly book from Bob Raczka! Can you find his mistakes in the words and pictures?


9 ~ Why Do Leaves Change Color?


It’s fall! The leaves are changing color. This Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out picture book explains the magical process of how leaves change their color in autumn.

Now rebranded with a new cover look, this classic picture book features graceful text and simple, fun diagrams to explain concepts like photosynthesis and the different types of leaves. This book also includes simple activities to do with leaves like leaf rubbings. Both the text and art were expert-vetted for accuracy.
This is a Level 2 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out, which means the book explores more challenging concepts perfect for children in the primary grades and supports the Common Core Learning Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out is the winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Films Prize for Outstanding Science Series.

10~ Little Critter: The Fall Festival (My First I Can Read) 

Join Little Critter® and his family on their exciting road trip to the Fall Festival! From apple picking to hayrides, discover how fun the harvest season can be.

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