Our Favorite Fall Books to Read

September 21, 2021
Written by:
Joy Capps

Fall Picture Books for Young Children

Even before children learn to read they can discover the wonderment of books, especially books illustrated about the autumn season. All the colors and shapes of the season illustrated in picture books are sure to spark interest from the very start!


Leaf Man by Lous Ehlert





Autumn is Here by Heidi Gray





We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger






Fall is not Easy by Marty Kelley






Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson





Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina





Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak





The Leaf Thief by Alice Hemming





The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams





Leaves by David Ezra Stein




Young Reader Fall Books

Add some words to the beautifully illustrated pictures and children just starting out reading will be on their way to reading independently, or to younger siblings.


Pumpkin Town! Or, Nothing is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins by Katie McKy





Thanksgiving on Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne







The Berenstain Bears’ Big Book of Science and Nature by Stan and Jan Berenstain






Poppleton in Fall by Cynthia Rylant







Apple Picking Day! by Candice Ransom







Little Critter: The Fall Festival by Mercer Mayer







Fall Leaves by Don L. Curry 






Pumpkin Day! by Candice Ransom







Rosco The Rascal Visits The Pumpkin Patch








Young Adult Fall Themed Books and Spooky Classics

Here’s a list that includes science, history, and some spooky classic tales sure to interest older readers. Some even include illustrations to help readers visualize what it may have been like to be a pilgrim or Native American so many years ago.



Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories







The Acadia Files: Autumn Science







Ghostly Tales: Spine-Chilling Stories of the Victorian Age 






1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving: A New Look at Thanksgiving







50 Real American Ghost Stories: A journey into the haunted history of the United States – 1800 to 1899







The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury







The Witch of Blackbird Pond 








Mayflower 1620: A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage








Pilgrims of Plymouth