12 Fall Picture Books Perfect for Storytime This Autumn

There’s so much to enjoy during the fall – the beautiful color-changing leaves on the trees, warm sweaters, and comforting holiday meals. Take a walk outside and enjoy the natural beauty of autumn before snuggling up with one of these twelve amazing Fall picture books.

Fall Picture Books for Fun Autumn Story Times

12 Fall Picture Books

From cozy stories about family traditions to hilarious tales of mischievous animals, your child is sure to adore these delightful books. As with each of the book collections in our Best Books for Kids library, each title below is linked to Amazon (these are affiliate links) where you can find further reviews for any you might not be personally familiar with.

The Very Last Leaf by Stef Wade The Very Last Leaf: Kids Fall Picture Books list
 Can Lance, the best and brightest of the leaves, conquer his fear of falling and just let go when the time comes for his final exam, or will he let his worries take over? An engaging story addressing social and emotional struggles many children encounter each day – feeling anxious, wanting to be perfect and facing fears.
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The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming The Leaf Thief: Fall picture books for kids
Squirrel is cross! The beautiful leaves on his tree are missing and Squirrel is convinced that someone has stolen them! There’s a leaf thief on the loose and Squirrel is off to find him!
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We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger Were Going on a Leaf Hunt
This fun version of the classic chant follows a group of friends as they go on a fun-filled leaf hunt. With charming illustrations and simple text, it’s the perfect book for little ones exploring autumn.
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Leaves by David Ezra Stein Leaves: Fall Picture Books
It’s a young bear’s first autumn and when the falling leaves surprise him ge tries to put them back on the trees! It doesn’t work and eventually he gets sleepy and burrows into the fallen leaves for a long nap. When he wakes up, the world has changed all around – it’s spring!
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Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert Red Leaf Yellow Leaf
Ehlert combines watercolor painting with collage to create this stunning exploration of the life of a tree. Includes explanations of how roots absorb nutrients, what photosynthesis is, how sap circulates, and other interesting facts about trees.
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Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert Leaf Man: Autumn Fall Books for Kids
A man made of leaves blows away, traveling wherever the wind may take him because everyone knows a Leaf Man’s got to go where the wind blows! A beautiful Fall classic.
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Fall picture books list continues below.

Yellow Time by Lauren Stringer Yellow Time
A joyful depiction of the change of season shared through lyrical prose and delightful artwork. From the geese flying south, to changing smells in the air, the children excitedly await the yellow leaves falling from the trees in this magical recollection of Autumn’s arrival.
Available: Amazon
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak Goodbye Summer Hello Autumn
A young girl takes a walk through her town and forest, noticing all of the changing signs of the coming season – Autumn.
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Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro Why Do Leaves Change Color
The changing color of leaves in Fall seems somewhat magical to children using simple language, colorful illustrations and activity suggestions, this classic science title helps them to understand the processes of change.
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Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson Mouses First Fall
In this sweet story, a little mouse experiences all the wonderful elements of fall for the first time. From jumping in leaves to picking pumpkins, Mouse has a blast discovering all that autumn has to offer.
Available: Amazon
The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry The Scarecrow
A tender, beautifully illustrated story of kindness and unlikely friendship – following the story of the old scarecrow and the baby crow he saves. The perfect book to show children that we all, no matter how small or different, are deserving of kindness.
Available: Amazon
Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell Pumpkin Jack
Pumpkin Jack is a fun, rhyming story about a boy who turns a pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern. With its engaging illustrations and lively text, it’s perfect for young readers.
Available: Amazon
For more like Pumpkin Jack, check out our list of 35 Spookilicious Halloween Books for Kids.

No matter what your child’s interests are, there’s sure to be a title on this list of Fall picture books that they’ll adore. Snuggle up with one of these amazing Fall books and enjoy the beauty of autumn together.

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