Wednesday, September 3, 2014

16 Fabulous Fall/Autumn Picture Books

16 Fabulous Fall or Autumn Picture Books for parents to love to read, teachers to use with lessons (tons of ideas included in the list), and librarians to put on display as well as use in lessons.  Books all dealing with apples, leaf, leaves, pumpkins, scarecrows, alphabet poetry, life cycles,  fairs, and so much more.  Alohamora Open a Book

I love Fall.  I love Autumn.  I love the newness of school and honeymoon period that exists with your class.  I love the cooler weather (not that we get that in Arizona, boo!) and the leaves changing.  I love apples and pumpkins fabulous fairs.  I really do love Fall, and I love passing that love for the season onto the kids through picture books.  As a mom we check out a million books all dealing with Fall.  As a teacher I would have numerous activities and lessons centered around Autumn.  As a librarian I would teach about the seasons and life cycles of plants as well as put on display all sorts of fabulous Fall books.  

These sixteen books are truly some of the best picture books dealing with pumpkins, apples, cooler weather, leaves changing colors and falling to the ground, and all things Fall related.  

16 Fabulous Picture Books Dealing w/ All Things Fall/Autumn

An absolutely beautiful and wonderfully written story about a bear witnessing Fall for the first time as he is concerned when he sees a leaf fall. 
Best for all ages.

A fun and eye catching picture book depicts how you can find beauty and fun, a leaf man, in the simple things of a fallen leaf.  Lesson idea for preschool and Kindergarten is to make your own leaf man. 
Best for Toddlers through 3rd Grade. 

 A classic Fall picture book that is incredibly visually appealing as it showcases the life cycle of a tree. 
Best for Preschool through 3rd Grade. 

I absolutely love the pictures in this book that magically depicts Autumn.  Well written, and a great read aloud in the library or classroom. 
Best for Preschool through 3rd Grade

A simply written and fun illustrated book that depicts what makes Fall dealing with all things that fall (temperatures, leaves, football players, etc.).
Best for Toddlers to 2nd Grade

A boy, who is forced outside away from video games, decides to wait for the very last, and lucky, leaf to fall.  The writing is okay, but the format and pictures are what makes this book really fun.  
Best for Preschool to 2nd Grade

An alphabet book with 26 poems each dealing with something during Fall.   You can read the poems individually or all collectively as a story.  It is great both ways, and a great value for a book.  This book would make a great writing activity for intermediate grade teachers.  Having the class make a seasons poetry book or individuals as well  The lesson ideas are endless.
Best for 1st through 6th Grade

A basic book about what makes the season Autumn from the things you see to the things you can do with your family.  
Best for Toddlers to Kindergarten

A repetitive story that starts and ends with an apple pie, but talks bout how everything is connected with the tree, roots, sun, rain, earth, etc.
Best for Toddlers to First Grade.  Though it could be easily used for lessons in the upper grades. 

A fun mix up of all things Autumn/Fall related.  All things from Septober to Octember to Geese hibernating and squirrels flying south get confused.  This silly and fun book will be enjoyed by many ages.  Creative teachers could come up with "What if..." writing prompts about things in the season mixing up. Best for Preschool and Up

This book is a teachers dream when it comes to teaching Word Choice for the upper grades.  Wonderfully written with gorgeous pictures. 
Best for 2nd Grade through 6th Grade

A wonderfully illustrated and written book about three friends, cat, duck, and squirrel, who find out it is much better to work together. 
Best for Toddlers to 2nd Grade

A fun story about a lady who doesn't like pumpkins but ends up growing far too many, on accident. 
Best for Kindergarten to 3rd Grade 

This was a favorite Fall/Autumn book of mine in the library to help teach seasons and the life cycle of a pumpkin. 
Best for Preschool to 1st Grade

This one my Kindergarten teachers used every single year in the Fall that teaches about what you can do in the Fall.  This book is simple and has just the right ration of text to words. 
Best for Preschool to 1st Grade

A rhyming story about a fun Pumpkin Fair with all things pumpkin related. 
Best for Kindergarten through 3rd Grade.

Happy all things Fall, Autumn, Apples, Pumpkins, Leaves reading!

Check back next week for even more Pumpkin books b/c there are far too many of those to not have a list of it's very own. 

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