It’s no secret that I’m a huge book lover. We’re building our kids’ library from scratch, since we want all of my childhood books to stay at my parents’ house for ALL of the (future) grandbabies to enjoy. As a result, it’s been a slow process, but we’re definitely getting quite the collection. In addition to the books we leave on the shelf year-round, I have different themes and seasons of books that I pull out when I pull out the decor for that season (I pulled my kids books for fall out when I pulled our pumpkins and wagons out to decorate with). Not only does this make them special and “new” for all of us (read: saves Mama from reading the same book over and over all year, thanks to the fall kids books, winter kids books, etc.), but it’s a fun thing to have books about whatever season we’re in! For example, I have a TON of Christmas/winter books that I use for my Advent Calendar for Little Bookworms that my boys get to unwrap each day of Advent. In fact, we have so many different seasons of books that we’re going to have a wall in the game room of the house we’re building with floating shelves specifically for these books. It’ll help keep the kids books for fall from getting TOO mixed up with our year-round kids books (which makes it easier to find them to put away with that season’s decor) and let the boys easily find them, too!
Fall covers a LOT of the year as far as events go. There’s the start of school, Halloween, and Thanksgiving, to name a few. Then, you also have the more generic apple and pumpkin picking, leaves falling, hay maze fall kids books. This is difficult because they start reading about Thanksgiving even before Halloween, but it’s also easy because it’s SUPER easy to come up with a decently-sized library of kids books for fall because there’s SO many great books about school, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and fall. Yes, I could avoid putting out Thanksgiving books until after Halloween, but let’s be honest– just remembering to put out the season’s books is hard enough (which is why they get packed with our decor). I’m not adding more to that! These kids books for fall are our favorites, no question. Add them to your library and start your own traditions today!
Our Top 10 Kids Books for Fall
- Little Blue Truck’s Halloween-– This is hands down my kids’ favorite fall book. We’re big fans of the Little Blue Truck series in our family (we also have the original and Christmas one with a light-up tree in the back), but this one is so cute! It has all the animals dressed up in costumes behind flaps and the kiddo has to guess who it is. Little Blue Truck teaches them animal sounds, along with quite a few common sight words, and has a wonderful rhythm that makes it fun to read, even the 299271st time.
- Fall is Here— Mason brings this one to me and pants at me (thanks to the puppy on the front). A board book that even makes our eldest smile, it has adorable pictures and covers all the different wonderful parts of the season with simple words to help little ones learn to read.
- Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere— Follow some very cute trick-or-treaters as they make their way to their town’s Halloween parade! It’s an easy-to-read book that allows your kids to see all sorts of characters in a quick read before bed.
- Where’s My Mummy?— My sweet little Mason refers to this one as “MuhMuh” and he LOVES it. The baby mummy is playing hide and seek with Mama Mummy and meets three Halloween-esque characters along the way. It’s a super cute book with a funny twist at the end that is sure to make everyone giggle!
- Ten Orange Pumpkins— A fall counting book that has one pumpkin disappear at a time, in all sorts of ways. Your kids will love trying to figure out where the pumpkins have gone!
- Room on the Broom— A clumsy witch keeps losing things– her hat, her bow, and her wand!– off her broom and makes some animal friends each time, who ultimately have to help save her from a dragon at the end. Is there enough room on the broom for all her new friends?
- God Gave Us Thankful Hearts— The “God Gave Us” series is one of our favorites year-round for instilling the faith into our kiddos and teaching them sweet lessons, whether it’s about sleep, seasons, angels, Heaven, all the things God gave us! My favorite line in the book? “I think the trick to having a thankful heart is thinking about the things that make us happy, rather than the things that don’t.” This is one that I’m tempted to keep out all year, simply for the amazing message it has.
- Goodnight Goon— I mean, who DOESN’T appreciate a good pun? A parody of the childhood favorite, Goodnight Goon is fun for all! “Goodnight monsters, everywhere!” Plus, it comes in board, paperback, and hardback form so it’s perfect for all ages.
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown— I don’t think any fall books list would be complete without this one! Linus is SO sure that the Great Pumpkin is coming for Halloween and wants to make sure everything is just right. It’s a classic book that shares the love of the Peanuts gang at Halloween!
- Llama Llama Gives Thanks— I mean, it’s a Llama Llama book. They’re so fun! This one centers on the real meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday– thanks– and has the same great rhyme and rhythm as all the others.