Fall is in the air and leaves are changing to bright crimson, gold, and bronze. There are so many learning possibilities to do with leaves including reading lots of fall preschool books. Here are some of our favorite leaf books for preschool.
We even have a printable list for you to take to the library!
Books About Leaves
Fun Stories About Leaves
I adore pop-up books. The craftsmanship of most of them is remarkable. But, they are pricey and little ones can easily tear them. But, I think Leaves: An Autumn Pop-Up Book by Janet Lawler is worth the risk. This one is best used as a read aloud or with adult supervised one-on-one exploring.
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger is a great pick for a circle time read aloud. It’s full of rhyme and repetition that begs kids to stand up and act it out. Also, check out Metzger’s When the Leaf Blew In.
A Pile of Leaves by James Fulford is a very interesting book with clear acetate pages. As each page is turned, the leaf pile loses a leaf. It’s clever and artsy. A neat book for kids to explore on their own or with a friend.
Yellow Time by Lauren Stringer is a beautiful book that showcases the time of year when leaves fall. It’s such a descriptive book that will fill the kids with lots of rich language and vocabulary.
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf and Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert will beg for you to take the kids out to collect leaves and then make leaf pictures.
Bear is experiencing his first autumn and is a bit perplexed that the leaves are falling off the trees. He even tries to reattach them in Leaves by David Ezra Stein. He gets so sleepy that he hibernates for the winter. When he awakes in spring, he is surprised to see new leaves on the trees.
Fun Plus a Bit of Science Leaf Books
My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington is one of my favorites for preschoolers. Monica Wellington knows how to write for little ones. Kids will be encouraged to keep their own leaf journals.
Fall Walkby Virginia Brimhall Snow is super informative and engaging book that you will want to take on a walk. Kids will learn to identify different leaves. The book even has directions for pressing leaves. This book is part of a seasonal walk series.
Fall Leaves by Loretta Holland is a beautiful book that contains gorgeous wordless spreads to enjoy as well as information about the season.
Mouse’s First Fallby Lauren Thompson is a fun book about a little mouse who is exploring the season of fall. This is also part of a season’s series.
Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber is a poetic look at the amazing leaves that fall to the ground each year. Kids will learn about different color and leaf names.
Math Leaf Books
Count to 10 in One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count With Me by John Micklos.
Kids will learn to count backward from 10 in Count Down to Fall by Fran Hawk. The corners of each page are also filled with extra image information about different leaves.
More Science Oriented Related Leaf Books
For a more sciency spin on why leaves change colors and fall off the trees try Fall Leaves: Colorful and Crunchy by Martha E H Rustad.
Why Do Leaves Change Colors? by Betsy Maestro is the most sciency one on the list.
Change of Seasons on Trees
Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson takes us through the seasons so kids will get to see new buds, full-grown leaves, leaves falling, and bare limbs. This is an interactive book making it perfect for a whole group read-aloud. You might even want to try this Tap the Magic Tree activity to accompany the book.
Tree by Britta Teckentrup uses cut-out pages to show how a tree’s leaves change over the seasons. It’s a gorgeous book.
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For literacy activities all about leaves, harvest, squirrels & acorns, and nocturnal animals, grab the FALL PRESCHOOL LITERACY UNIT.