20 Best Fall Books for Preschoolers (Free Printable Fall Book Log)
The school year is starting, and the weather is cooling down for the new season.
So many people are so excited about fall with the colorful leaves, sweater weather, drinking warm drinks, and going to fall festivals and pumpkin patch.
Fall is a big deal where we live so we are very busy once fall finally hits.
If your children love Fall too, you can introduce them to many books all about the fall season.
We have introduced many of our favorite fall books into our preschool reading book list.
I have found some great Preschool books about fall to read as school starts back up this year.
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Where can I get books?
- Public Library
One of the best ways to read an assortment of books this fall is by going to the public library.
My daughter got her very own library card at our local public library. She can go in and pick out as many books as she’d like from the children’s section.
Our public library is quite large, so the child’s section has a lot to choose from.
One of our favorite things about our public library is the activities. They hold daily activities all year long, which include story time, crafts, and movie afternoon. These activities are in a separate area of our local library so the kids can make noise without disturbing anyone. It really helps get more young readers to visit the library all year long.
- Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
My children have been signed up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination library since they were babies. They may not be exactly what you’re looking for, but it’s a great way to expand your child’s collection.
Dolly Parton started Imagination Library to help get books into the hands of all children no matter what their family's income was. It's so important for all children to have access to books and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a great way to do that.
If you are interested in signing your child up for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, you can check for availability and Sign-up Here.
- School Library
Your child can choose their own favorite books from the school library about fall.
My daughter loves library day at school and is always coming home with some great books we can read together as a family.
If your child is interested in reading books about fall, they can pick out some of the best fall books to bring home.
How can we keep track of the books we’ve read?
If you want to keep a list of the books you’ve read this fall to keep track of your progress, download our Preschool Fall Books Log.
Just click above, print it out, and write down all the books you’ve read.
Your kids will love following along all fall to see how many books they’ve read.
You can even turn it into a Fall Book Challenge to see if they can reach a certain number by the end of fall.
What are some Preschool books about fall?
1. Pete the Cat Falling for Autumn by Kimberly and James Dean
Our family loves the Pete the Cat series because Pete experiences so many things our children are learning. In this book, Pete is seeing falling leaves and learning about fall for the first time. He learns about how much fun fall can be with corn mazes, hayrides, and apple picking.
2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar's First Fall by Eric Carle
This number 1 best seller is a great way to introduce young children to fall and teach them about the five senses. Children can learn about the leaves falling from the trees, the weather cooling down, and what the animals are doing to prepare for the changing seasons.
3. A Very Big Fall by Emmy Kastner
This beautiful book is a sweet story about the awesome autumn season from the point of view of the fall leaves. As a gust of wind blows, the leaves are nervous about the seasonal change, but the squirrels help them see that the changes can be good and teach them what happens during fall.
4. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! by Lucille Colandro
This fun book series follows an old lady who is always swallowing something. She swallows all the parts she needs to make something for fall by the end of the book. It's a fun way to teach children how to make a scarecrow.
5. Biscuit and the Great Fall Day by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Sweet puppy Biscuit loves fall. His favorite things to do during this time of year is picking apples, jumping in leaves, running through a corn maze, and riding a tractor. This is a great book to teach all about the beautiful season of fall.
6. We're Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
If you know the popular song, you can sing along with the book with your whole family. Take your family on an adventure with three friends who go out on a fall walk to find real leaves. Once they collect all their different types of leaves, they decide to be leaf jumpers. It's a sweet book to take your family on a leave adventure.
7. Autumn In The Forest by Rusty Finch
If your children love interactive books, check out this perfect fall book to learn about a chipmunk getting ready for winter. The beautiful illustrations in this book help see the beauty of fall and teach kids what goes on in the forest during the autumn.
8. Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson
Follow Fletcher the Fox as he learns why the leaves are falling from his favorite tree. Fletcher learns about the changing of the seasons and the reason for the tree change. He is also surprised with a wonderful treat by the end of the story.
9. Fall Weather: Cooler Temperatures by Martha E. H. Rustad
It's starting to get cold, and the season is changing over to fall in one of the many autumn books. Grab your warm clothes and see how people and animals get prepared for the cooler temperatures and change of seasons.
10. Peppa's Windy Fall Day by Scholastic
If your children love watching Peppa Pig, they will love Peppa Pig's book series and the cute illustrations. Join Peppa and her brother George on this windy fall day to play outside and jump in piles of colorful leaves.
11. Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
If you are looking for a little learners book with colorful illustrations to teach your younger and older kids about fall, this is the perfect book. The watercolor illustrations in this book teach many fun facts about leaves and other aspects of fall.
12. Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
This beautiful award-winning children's book follows the travels of a leaf and where the winds take it. The author and illustrator gains inspiration from real leaves and captures of the vibrant colors in this gorgeous book.
13. The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
This board book focuses on a squirrel and how he needs to get ready for the winter during the fall. This busy squirrel doesn't have time for fun with his fall friends and must rush to make sure he is ready for when that first snow falls.
14. Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
Autumn is on the way and a young girl takes a walk through the forest and her town saying goodbye to summer and hello to fall. The little girl welcomes the cool breeze and the trees changing colors, while saying goodbye to the birds.
15. Mouse's First Fall Lauren Thompson
Since the weather is cooling down, Mouse and Minka head out to have some fall fun in this cute board book. They play with the color changing leaves and they spend their day learning about the fall season.
16. Leaves by David Ezra Stein
A young bear experiences his first autumn and tries to reattach the leaves onto the tree when they start to fall off. After he gets tired, he goes to sleep for the winter and wakes up in the spring to new leaves and new experiences.
17. Hello, Fall! by Deborah Diesen
This wonderful book features a grandfather and his grandfather who experience the beauty of fall. They decide to welcome fall in all sorts of ways with these beautiful illustrations and great fall descriptions.
18. The Autumn Visitors by Karel Hayes
Follow a family of bears as they avoid detection while experiencing many of our favorite fall activities in this four-book series. Check out how they go to a country fair, father candy on Halloween, and have a big Thanksgiving feast with all their friends in the forest.
19. Who Loves the Fall? by Bob Raczka
Do you love the fall? Even when you're sad that summer is ending, there are so many fun activities to look forward to for the start of the fall season. Follow along with all the fun activities like jumping in leaf piles, playing sports, baking an apple pie, dressing up for Halloween, and celebrating Thanksgiving.
20. In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes
Watch the transition from fall to winter in the vibrant illustrations of this picture book. The beautiful red, orange, and yellow colors of the fall leaves cover the world and teach us about the fall season.
It is so much fun to read books as a family. My kids love to climb into bed every night to read together before going to sleep.
Books are even more fun if they're themed books to the life events you have going on and are picture books you can follow along with.
The simple text of a board book or interactive book can help keep your children engaged and teach them how to read.
If you want to read stories before bed all year long, check our list of Top 10 Favorite Bedtime Stories.
Do you love reading with your children?
What types of books do you like to read together?
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