It’s fall. Here in South Texas that means the couple trees that change color have a few yellow leaves and the temperature has finally dipped below 90 degrees… at least on some days. We mainly seem to experience autumn through books. So let me share a few of our favorite fall picture books with you.
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert will have your kids collecting leaves for art in no time! There’s a Leaf Man in the yard, but he’s blown here and there, becoming various things along the way. This fall read is sure to bring out your child’s natural sense of play and creativity.
Fall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka is a rollicking rhyme about fall. But everything is just a bit cattywampus! Your kids will love finding the mix-ups on each page.
The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall is a lovely book about the best part of the apple pie–the apples of course. It’s a simple story that traces the course of a year and everything an apple tree goes through to produce apples. It ends in autumn, where it began, with apple pie making. It even includes the recipe.
Apples and Robins by Lucie Felix is a unique book about fall, apples, robins, and perspective. The die cut pages ingeniously change shapes into apples, birds, and other things. Young kids will enjoy this book’s simplicity and want to read it again and again.
Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall is a classic. It’s a lovely peek at days gone by when a farmer might take his harvest and wares to market in October. It’s a great way to combine learning about the seasons with history.
Awesome Autumn: All Kind of Fall Facts and Fun by Bruce Goldstone is my pick for your future scientist. If your kid has lots of questions or just loves learning cool facts, this book will be a great fit for them. It’s filled with beautiful photographs of everything from changing leaves and fall harvest to migration and hibernation. And the text is still simple enough for the younger elementary crowd to understand.
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak looks beautiful. Unfortunately, my library doesn’t have this book yet (it’s brand new). But I’ve been hearing about it lots from other book bloggers, and I’ve seen enough to believe this will become a new favorite fall book.
What are your favorite fall picture books?
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