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30 Fall Picture Books for Preschoolers

This 30 Days of Fall Picture Books printable list is a fun way to incorporate reading into the fall activities for children you have planned. It’s a fantastic way to get your preschooler into a daily reading routine too.

Changes are happening all around during the fall season and are observable for children. Use the 30 Days of Fall Picture Books printable calendar to explore why the color of the leaves change every fall.

All children delight in seeing the leaves turn brilliant colors throughout the season.

Collage of Fall Picture Book Covers

Want more great fall activities for preschoolers? Check out our printable fall counting mats and pumpkin size sorting activity.

Why Read Picture Books About Fall?

The smell of cinnamon, pumpkins everywhere, and warm cozy sweaters mean fall has arrived. The changing of the seasons from summer to fall means a plethora of reasons to grab picture books and read.

With the cooler weather, you can take time to explore the outdoors in conjunction with your stories. Take time to sit under a tree and read one of these fall books for kids.

Let the stories spark their imagination with all of the things they are observing outside.

Apples reach their peak season during autumn. Who doesn’t love the story of Johnny Appleseed or learning to bake an apple pie? 

Don’t forget to serve up some warm apple cider on those cool crisp days!

Pumpkins are also a fall staple. It’s the perfect time of year to plan all kinds of fall activities around pumpkins, such as this pumpkin counting activity. Continue your exploration with fun pumpkin picture books to capture your student’s imagination.

Fun stories about jack-o-lanterns, making pumpkin soup, and even let them discover how other things may look like pumpkins but are, in fact, not a pumpkin. 

Fall means lots of opportunities to read books and then getting to taste all the fall goodies you can make with apples and pumpkins, like our pumpkin chocolate chip pancake muffins.

We have even more year round kids activity ideas, so be sure to check those out!

30 Fall Picture Books List

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Here is the full list of fall books we’ve included on the printable reading list at the bottom of this post. You can look for these titles at your local library or shop the links to build your home library.

  1. How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
  2. Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson
  3. Hello, Harvest Moon by Ralph Fletcher 
  4. Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson
  5. Apple Cake by Nienke Van Hichtum
  6. Leaves by David Ezra Stein
  7. The Apple Pie That Papa Baked by Lauren Thompson
  8. Woody, Hazel, and Little Pip by Elsa Beskow
  9. Fall Ball by Peter McCarty
  10. Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven Schnur
  11. The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll
  12. A Tree for All Seasons by Robin Bernard
  13. Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
  14. We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
  15. Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro 
  16. South by Patrick McDonnell
  17. By the Light of the Harvest Moon by Harriet Zeifert
  18. How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara
  19. Zero is the Leaves on the Tree by Betsy Franco
  20. The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
  21. Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
  22. Pumpkin Moonshine by Tasha Tudor
  23. Autumn is Here! by Heidi Pross Gray
  24. The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
  25. Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall
  26. This is Not a Pumpkin by Bob Staake
  27. Johnny Appleseed by Reeve Lindbergh
  28. Apple Farmer Annie Monica Wellington
  29. Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson
  30. Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber

More Fall Activities You May Enjoy:

30 Days of Fall Picture Books Printable Calendar

After you download and save the printable list of fall books, you may print it out at home or at a local print shop.

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Click to download 30 Fall Picture Books Calendar

Preview of fall book calendar printable

When the weather turns stormy during you will want to cozy up with a good book to pass the time. With the 30 Days of Fall Picture Book Printable, you will always have a good book about fall already chosen!