A Dozen Books for Fall

Is there anything better than curling up with a book (and, of course, a warm cup of tea) on a cool fall day? Here are my top book picks for fall.

Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon

Wander down the forest path to learn how every tree, flower, plant, and animal connect to one another in spiraling circles of life. An acorn is just the beginning.

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger

This sweet story is about a tiny yellow leaf who’s afraid of facing the unknown. Have you ever felt that way? It celebrates friendship and braving the world together.

Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne

Explore The Hundred Ace Wood with Winnie and his loyal friends.

Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf

Sophie chooses a squash from the Farmer’s Market, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice and suddenly has a fabulous new friend.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak

A gorgeous celebration of the changing seasons. Take a walk after reading to notice all the changes around you, and say “Hello!” to all the things you find.

Max and the Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper

After visiting with his Granpa, Max learns “that ol’ moon will always shine on me.” The soft yellow light from the big, full moon reminds me of fall.

Over in the Meadow by Ezra Jack Keats

This classic Appalachian counting rhyme is brought to life in a beautiful book by Caldecott Medal-winning Ezra Jack Keats.

Hike by Pete Oswald

Join this father and son duo on their hike in the mountains. Maybe the book will inspire you to head out for your own hike and create special memories outdoors together.

In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes, illustrated by Laura Dronzek

Watch the world transform when fall comes. Caldecott Medalist and Newbery Honor author Kevin Henkes perfectly captures the wonder of the changing season.

The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night by Peter Spier

Follow the fox as he roams a sleepy New England town in search of a meal. This book is an award-winning take on a classic American folk song.

Four Friends in Autumn by Tomie dePaola

It’s a beautiful fall day at Mistress Pig’s dinner party, but why is the meal taking so long? You’ll love this funny fall story and charming group of devoted friends.

Little Fur Family by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Garth Williams

I can never leave Margaret Wise Brown off a list! This tender story follows a little bear through a day spent with family and ends with a lovely bedtime routine.

And as a bonus, I’ll offer one of my books: 

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Jago

101 simple-yet-profound thoughts on faith, including a few perfect for fall, like True Colors.

2 Responses to “A Dozen Books for Fall”

  1. Florence Binions

    Just wondering: Is The story of God’s Love for You the same as The Jesus Storybook Bible, but with a different cover? Thanks, Florence

    Reply
    • SLJ

      Yes it is! The same text but in a new format for grown ups 🙂 There are no illustrations in this version.

      Reply

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