Awesome Children’s Books About Fall

As the crisp, richly colorful days of autumn begin, it is hard to resist the temptation of curling up on the couch with a lovely children’s book about fall and savor the magic of this spectacular season. Be sure to check out these awesome family favorites at the library or bookstore to get your child excited about picking apples, identifying colorful leaves, raising pumpkin patches and designing the funkiest costume for Halloween!

Awesome Children’s Books About Fall
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Apple Farmer Annie by Monica Wellington

For ages – 2+
This is a fun and cheerful story about a girl named Annie, who picks apples every fall, bakes some of them into mouth-watering goodies for her household and sells the rest of the fresh apples at the farmers’ market. Fortunately, she manages to sell everything and spends the rest of her time reading, relaxing and eating yummy apples. Young readers will enjoy following Annie through her busy fall day as she picks, counts, sorts, bakes and sells apples. They can also try out a few simple but delicious apple recipes - sauce, cider, muffins, cakes, pies and other fall treats. The book is filled with illustrations are a visual feast painted in bright warm colors and filled with simple shapes and objects that helps keep your kid inspired and engaged
Learning Opportunity - Young children can learn to sort and count objects, name objects, identify signs, and count money with the help of this children’s book about fall.

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

For ages – 3+
The book chronicles the life of a sugar maple tree and the child who protects and nurtures it lovingly through the seasons. This children’s book about fall is creatively illustrated with real seeds, roots, fabric, and watercolor collages that is sure going to keep kids interested. This is a great tool to help your child learn about the life cycle of trees. Having a maple tree in the yard is definitely a bonus!
Learning Opportunity - Check out the special glossary that explains photosynthesis, sap circulation and other scientific facts and concepts about trees.

When Autumn Falls by Kelli Nidy

For ages – 3 to 6
This inviting book takes an engaging look at this aptly-named season with simple language and richly colored paper collages. Young readers learn that leaves are not the only thing that falls during this season of falling leaves. There is also a drop in temperature, falling of seeds and apples, as well as harvesting of pumpkins. The book also mentions various activities that make fall special, For example, choosing pumpkins, bobbing apples and walking on carpets of beautifully colored leaves. The book is filled with pictures of everyday fall activities that your child can relate to.
Learning Opportunity – This children’s book about fall is the perfect tool to ease kids back into the habit of reading as they bid goodbye to summer and prepare to go back to school.

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