The crisp mornings that require a cozy sweater, sipping a pumpkin spice latte, and a walk through the fallen leaves are just a few of the things that I love about autumn. Then, there are the great books that beckon to call me to read. As much as I like snuggling up with an adult novel, I get even more pleasure sharing fall books for preschoolers with my favorite little ones.
The list below has some newer fall releases as well as some classic autumn favorites.
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Newer Fall Book Treasures
Full of Fall by April Pulley Sayre is full of beautiful fall photography and simple text. April seems to be setting herself up for a whole collection of books around the seasons.
Beloved author of Kevin Henkes is back with In the Middle of Fall. Explore the tastes, sights, and sounds of the season in this book.
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak offers a comparison and awareness of how one season transitions into another.
Wonderfallby Micael Hall also takes us from one season to the next as we watch one tree go through a series of changes. There is also another layer to the book that explores the themes associated with the season. This one is packed with lots of discussion points with young children.
There are just some books that are just gorgeous to read. The words are like music and fill your head with a vivid image. That sums up Yellow Time by Laura Stringer. This beautiful book is a must read for the season.
Almost like magic, we begin to see things change in nature. Hocus Pocus, It’s Fall by Anne Sibley O’Brien shares magical moments in the environment that transform during the fall season. The fold-out pages bring an even bigger pop of fall color.
Monica Wellington is one of my favorite authors for preschoolers. One of her newer books is My Leaf Book. It’s the perfect book to use after taking a nature walk and collecting leaves. Kids can use the book to help identify their specimens. And, check out Apple Farmer Annietoo.
Giselle Shardlow from Kids Yoga Stories has a new book called Trish’s Fall Photography. It’s a fun look at fall and ideas for doing a little yoga too.
Older Fall Book Treasures
A is for Autumn by Robert Maas takes us through the alphabet on a fall photography journey.
Linda Glaser brings us It’s Fall. Beautiful language helps kids notice changes in the environment including the weather and animals.
Bear is puzzled by all the leaves on the ground. He tries unsuccessfully to put them back on the tree. After his winter nap, he discovers that there are new leaves on the trees. All of this happens in Leaves by David Ezra Stein.
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And, plan a whole fall preschool literacy unit with these ideas.
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*This post first appeared on Growing Book by Book 8/30/16.