Welcome Fall

by Morgan

Here are some great picture books to help welcome the season of falling leaves, crisp apples, and plump pumpkins. For a cozy storytime read them aloud to a group or one on one at home.

Yellow time

Lauren Stringer

jE Stringer
Kids, Picture Books

"A lyrical ode to that magical time in autumn when the leaves turn yellow"--

Morgan's picture

A beautifully illustrated story about how summer changes into fall as shown by the leaves on trees. -Morgan

Hocus pocus, it's fall!

Anne Sibley O'Brien

jE Obrien
Kids, Picture Books

When the days begin to cool and the leaves change color, the magic of fall is in the air. Features gatefolds.

Morgan's picture

I love the fold out illustrations and transformations from end of summer scenes to fantastic fall activities. -Morgan

The apple pie tree

Zoe Hall

jE Hall
Kids, Picture Books

Describes an apple tree as it grows leaves and flowers and then produces its fruit, while in its branches robins make a nest, lay eggs, and raise a family. Includes a recipe for apple pie.

Morgan's picture

My favorite part of fall is picking apples! This is a wonderfully simple look at how an apple tree grows apples throughout the year with nice bold illustrations. -Morgan

In the middle of fall

Kevin Henkes

jE Henkes
Kids, Picture Books

"Introduces concepts and vocabulary of fall--autumn colors, changes in plants and animals ... and wind, which soon leads to the next season"--

Morgan's picture

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Goodbye summer, hello autumn

Kenard Pak

jE Pak
Kids, Picture Books

"In a simple, evocative conversation with nature, a young girl witnesses how the season changes from summer to autumn"--

Morgan's picture

The watercolor illustrations are beautiful and I really enjoyed the focus on the natural world's changes. -Morgan

The busy little squirrel

Nancy Tafuri

jE Tafuri
Kids, Picture Books

Squirrel is too busy getting ready for winter to nibble a pumpkin with Mouse, run in the field with Dog, or otherwise play with any of the other animals.

Morgan's picture

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Full of fall

April Pulley Sayre

jE Sayre
Kids, Picture Books

"Simple text and photographs explore the science behind the transformation that trees undergo in the fall." --

Morgan's picture

The photos featured in this book are stunning examples of the colors fall brings out. -Morgan

When the frost is on the punkin

James Whitcomb Riley

jE Riley
Kids, Picture Books

Morgan's picture

This is a favorite from my childhood, the rhythm and old-fashioned language of the poem are so fantastic to read and listen to. -Morgan