25 Fabulously Fun Fall Board Books for Toddlers, Preschoolers & All Young Readers
If you are the parent or teacher of a baby, toddler, preschooler, or any young reader, count yourself lucky! You get to choose from a large group of gorgeously illustrated autumn and fall board books to teach your little one how wonderful books are.
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Here are your 25 fall board books for toddlers. Choose one or choose them all and fill your library. And stick around to the bottom for some full fallish ideas for teaching your little one.
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25 Fall Board Books for Toddlers
1. I Love Fall by Alison Inches
From plump orange pumpkins to crunchy leaves, readers will love all the textures fall has to offer in this delightful touch-and-feel board book.
From woolly scarves and plump orange pumpkins to crunchy leaves and smooth wicker baskets, readers will delight in all the different textures fall has to offer. With simple, rhyming verses and sweet, vibrant illustrations, youngsters can celebrate the season with this touch-and-feel board book that's perfect for small hands.
2. Fall by Ailie Busby
Each season has something special about it, and in these books we explore each one. What shall we wear, where shall we go and what will we see?
New sensations, noises and tastes; so much that is new! Follow the children as they spend time discovering the joys of indoor and outdoor play. Creative and inventive, interesting and funny, you will find lots of things to inspire you.
3. Fall is Here! by Fhiona Galloway
Celebrate Fall in this adorable board book!
Fall is here! Discover colorful leaves, friendly scarecrows, yummy pies, and all the things that make Fall so special in this beautiful board book.
4. Llama Mama Gives Thanks by Anna Dewdney
In Llama Llama Gives Thanks, it's Thanksgiving time for Llama Llama and his family! That means yummy foods and autumn leaves and being thankful for everything from pumpkin pies to blue skies. Thanksgiving may only come once year, but in Llama's family, giving thanks is always here!
With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they’re ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands.
5. Hedgehugs by Steve Wilson & Judy Tapper
Horace and Hattie are hedgehogs and the very best of friends. Together they make shadow puppets, follow slimy snail trails, and search for spider webs. One autumn day they are watching the leaves fall from the trees when they hear a squeak . . . Could it be a new friend to play with?
6. Fall (Bright Baby Touch and Feel) by Roger Priddy
With seasonal pictures for Fall and Thanksgiving, this is an engaging book to share with babies and toddlers. There are Fall leaves, pumpkins, cranberries and photographs of other familiar things to look at, and the pages have different touch-and-feel textures, which little fingers will love to explore.
7. You're My Little Pumpkin Pie by Natalie Marshall
A sweet book that celebrates the little pumpkin pie in your life!
With adorable illustrations, shaped cutouts, and raised elements, You’re My Little Pumpkin Pie is a sweet board book to share with your little one. With chunky pages for little hands and die-cut shapes to add depth and interest, children will love the interactive features alongside the story. This endearing board book is a wonderful read for Halloween or any time.
Are you teaching a young beginning reader this fall?
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Here are 9 Autumn & Fall Poems for Kids That Encourage Fluency & Comprehension to check out..
8. Mouses's First Fall by Lauren Thompson
Lauren Thompson and Buket Erdogan show what makes fall so much fun in Classic Board Book edition of Mouse's First Fall!
One cool day Mouse and Minka venture out to play. From leaves of all colors—red, yellow, orange to brown—to leaves of all shapes and sizes—Mouse learns what makes fall such a special season! Before their fun, fall day is over, Mouse takes a big "leap!" Now featuring the newly redesigned Classic Board Book logo, this sturdy book is perfect for little ones learning about the seasons!
9. Duck & Goose Find A Pumpkin by Tad Hills
New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to find a big, beautiful pumpkin in this sturdy, large-sized board book. Duck & Goose look everywhere for a pumpkin—in the apple tree, in the leaf pile, inside a hollow log.... Where will they find one?
The large size of this edition makes it a perfect book for sharing during storytime or lap time.
10. Baby Loves Fall! by Karen Katz
It’s fall! What will baby see?
What is in the basket?
Here are a soft, fluffy hat and scarf!
Little ones will love lifting the flaps in this book to reveal a yummy apple pie, some crunchy acorns, a soft, fluffy hat, and everything else that Baby loves about fall! The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps are perfect for parents and children to share.
11. Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
Rebecca Estelle has hated pumpkins ever since she was a girl when pumpkins were often the only food her family had.
When an enormous pumpkin falls off a truck and smashes in her yard, she shovels dirt over the pieces and forgets about them. But those slimy pumpkin smithereens sprout up in autumn, and Rebecca Estelle finds a sea of pumpkins in her garden.
12. Leaves by David Ezra Stein
This simple, charming story of a young bear's first autumn is perfectly suited to board book format. Bear is surprised when the leaves start falling off the trees, but when he tries to reattach them, it doesn't work. Eventually, he gets sleepy, and burrows into the fallen leaves for a long nap. When he wakes up, it's spring-and there are suddenly brand-new leaves all around, seeming to welcome him.
With its childlike main character and graceful illustrations, Leaves is a great way to teach the youngest children about the changing seasons.
13. The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
The leaves have started to fall. The air is cold. Squirrel needs to get ready for winter. He cannot nibble with the mice. He does not have time to hop with the frogs or run with the dogs. Will this busy little squirrel ever slow down?
Focusing on all the charming features of the fall season, this sweetly illustrated story features country animals, pumpkins, leaves, apples and other signs of autumn.
14. Little Red Barn by Ginger Swift
15. Five Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon
Toddlers will love the silly Thanksgiving turkeys in this fun counting book full of silly turkeys doing very silly things!
From twirling on a dance floor to being chased by a bee to tanning in the sun, these are no ordinary Thanksgiving turkeys. This shiny fabric–tabbed book is a holiday treat that is sure to be gobbled up quickly.
16. 5 Little Apples by Yusuke Yonezu
5 little apples
Mr Elephant ate one, which left only ?
(Lift the flap) 4 little apples
The flaps reveal the creature that eats an apple in this board book that helps little ones count backwards. An elephant, a rabbit, and a caterpillar are some of the hungry critters who take apples away. But when there are none left, a surprise awaits.
17. Pat the Bunny At the Apple Orchard by Golden Books
Pat the Bunny joins friends Tickle the Pig and Squeak the Mouse for an apple-picking adventure in this charming board book based on the beloved children's book character.
Their sweet and silly antics are perfectly suited for a very young audience, and parents will welcome this cozy introduction to autumn.
18. Autumn by Gerda Muller
This is one of a series of four books without text, which lead the young child through the seasons of the year.
Full of fun, active illustrations, this chunky board book shows the joys of playing in leaves, flying kites and making jam.
19. Thankful by Eileen Spinelli
Thankful combines charming rhymes and whimsical illustrations to convey the importance of being thankful for everyday blessings.
Like the gardener thankful for every green sprout, and the firefighter, for putting the fire out, children are encouraged to be thankful for the many blessings they find in their lives.
20. Autumn in the Forest by Rusty Finch
It's AUTUMN in the forest so come and explore today. Learn about autumn in the forest alongside a busy little chipmunk in this lift-a-flap pop-up board book.
The little chipmunk journeys around the forest watching the trees dropping their walnuts, acorns, and buckeyes and gathering the nuts for winter food.
The pumpkins are growing in the farm and pears and apples are ripe and falling from the trees. Such a busy day gathering food the happy little chipmunk is all snug in its burrow for an afternoon rest. What a wonderful day to be a little chipmunk in the forest. Autumn is here!
21. Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
A little girl spends a glorious fall day picking apples and searching for the perfect pumpkin in this Classic Board Book edition of a timeless favorite.
In this Classic Board Book version of a perennial favorite, a young girl shares in the joy and excitement of the fall season. “When red and yellow leaves are on the trees,” she goes with her parents to a farm where they pick apples and choose “the best pumpkin of them all.”
This board book edition of a beloved story is both familiar and fresh—just like a fall day.
22. Daniel Loves Fall by Natalie Shaw
Join Daniel Tiger and his friends as they get ready for the Neighborhood Fall Festival in this shaped board book based on a special episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood!
Daniel loves all the decorations Music Man Stan has put up for the Neighborhood Fall Festival. But when a big gust of wind blows all the decorations away, Miss Elaina feels bad and wants to help her father. Daniel and Miss Elaina decide to make new decorations themselves, but will they be as good as the ones that blew away? Mom Tiger reminds them that their decorations don’t have to be exactly the same—they just need to do their best.
23. In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes
In the middle of fall, it takes only one gust of wind to turn the whole world yellow and red and orange.
Caldecott Medalist and award-winning author Kevin Henkes’s striking text introduces basic concepts of language and the unique beauty of the fall season.
Laura Dronzek’s expressive paintings illuminate pumpkins, apples, falling leaves, busy squirrels, and the transformation from colorful autumn to frosty winter.
24. Snuggle Time Fall Blessings by Glenys
Carving pumpkins. Fresh baked apple pie. Leaf piles. Jack-o'-lanterns. Featuring Glenys Nellist’s whimsical read-aloud rhymes and Cee Biscoe’s cuddly illustrations, the Snuggle Time Fall Blessings board book will become part of your new autumn reading tradition.
Let’s go apple picking,
Shake them from the tree.
Round and fat and juicy,
The big red one’s for me!
25. Pippa and Pelle in the Autumn Wind by Daniela Drescher
Fall has arrived! Pippa and Pelle can't wait to play with their colorful kites.
The wind blows their kites high into the sky and golden leaves swirl around their heads. What other adventures will the season bring?
Daniela Drescher's unique illustration style will capture any child's imagination. This magical fall board book is full of seasonal details and is the perfect size for little hands.
Bonus Autumn Activities and Ideas for Your Little Ones
Make your own board books
There are ways you can get crafty and make your own board books at home that are customized to your own tastes and pictures. I think this would be a GREAT idea to make for your own child's use, OR to make as a gift for a friend or family member.
Surprisingly, I couldn't find a ton of info online on how to do this at home for cheap. There are lots of ways to make a custom board book on Shutterfly or other online photo services, but check out THIS CREATIVE BOARD BOOK CRAFT from a blogger I found online. So cute!
Fall Mixed Up
Have you landed on this book yet? Or heard of it even? It is SUPER cute! So much fun. You can order it on Amazon here - And watch a read aloud of it in the video below.
Have fun with your child trying to figure out what is all mixed up about fall in each of the story's pages!
Goodbye Summer Hello Autumn
Another beautiful book to purchase this fall is called "Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn". The illustrations are so, so beautiful. You will love this lovely book! Purchase it here, or watch it read aloud below!
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves
Okay, one more fall read aloud! Fletcher and the Falling Leaves is another one I could just keep playing over and over in the background, just for the peaceful, beautiful fall colors in the illustrations, and the sweet simple story.
This is one of those books that just "captures" the crisp vivid cool feel of fall. Enjoy! Oh - and if you want to purchase this book, you can get that here.
Fall Picture Books
There are so many autumn and fall books for you to choose from, that I could easily lose count. Just be sure to pick you some YOU love, and then let your little one pick out the ones that she loves! Here are few more you can grab while shopping:
Best Board Books for Babies
I always found when my children were very, very young (babies), that the best "board" books for them were books they could chew on. So, I personally picked cloth books, or the plastic, bendable books that they couldn't chew up when teething.
Of course, we had all sorts of books. One of the best ones (a classic) was always the Pat the Bunny books. Babies just LOVE that book!
Soak up this fall season and enjoy all the beauty it has to offer! Maybe as you read some of these stories with your young ones, you'll choose to sit outside and read at the park on a nice crisp day.
Please include any more books that you love for littles in the comments below.
Have a happy fall, ya'll!
Table of Contents
- 25 Fall Board Books for Toddlers
- 1. I Love Fall by Alison Inches
- 3. Fall is Here! by Fhiona Galloway
- 4. Llama Mama Gives Thanks by Anna Dewdney
- 5. Hedgehugs by Steve Wilson & Judy Tapper
- 6. Fall (Bright Baby Touch and Feel) by Roger Priddy
- 7. You're My Little Pumpkin Pie by Natalie Marshall
- 8. Mouses's First Fall by Lauren Thompson
- 9. Duck & Goose Find A Pumpkin by Tad Hills
- 10. Baby Loves Fall! by Karen Katz
- 11. Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
- 12. Leaves by David Ezra Stein
- 13. The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
- 14. Little Red Barn by Ginger Swift
- 15. Five Silly Turkeys by Salina Yoon
- 16. 5 Little Apples by Yusuke Yonezu
- 17. Pat the Bunny At the Apple Orchard by Golden Books
- 18. Autumn by Gerda Muller
- 19. Thankful by Eileen Spinelli
- 20. Autumn in the Forest by Rusty Finch
- 21. Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
- 22. Daniel Loves Fall by Natalie Shaw
- 23. In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes
- 24. Snuggle Time Fall Blessings by Glenys
- 25. Pippa and Pelle in the Autumn Wind by Daniela Drescher
- Make your own board books
- Fall Mixed Up
- Goodbye Summer Hello Autumn
- Fletcher and the Falling Leaves
- Fall Picture Books
- Best Board Books for Babies