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Best Fall Books for Grandchildren

Fall is a great time to get cozy on the couch with your grandchild for a fall read aloud! Choose your next read from our collection of favorite fall books.

I love fall. It has always been my favorite season. The air is crisp and clean, maybe even a little blustery. This is the perfect time to get outdoors with your grandchildren and go enjoy all of those fun, fall activities.

But, the days are getting shorter, sunset comes a little earlier and you start getting those cozy, climb up on the couch and snuggle in with a good book and a blanket, kind of afternoons. My grandson and I just love this. So for this post we’re sharing some of our favorite fall reads.

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Fall Books for Kids

His tummy is rumbling from hunger and don’t those red apples look delicious! Help bunny pick apples for mom’s apple pie. Use his scarf to help him get the apples home. This fun, interactive book is sure to please young readers.

Cat, squirrel, and duck have Pumpkin soup for dinner every night. But when Duck decides to be head chef, everything goes wrong. This richly illustrated story of three friends making pumpkin soup is sure to please. As is the delicious recipe!

How do we know fall is coming? Take a walk through the town and forest and see for yourself with the gorgeously painted, leaf man! He’s made of leaves, and destined to go wherever the wind blows him.

“The world was changing…Fletcher’s favorite tree looked dry, dull and brown…Fletcher was getting worried.” Fletcher the fox learns all about nature and the changing seasons. Curl up for some warm hearted fall reading!

“One bright fall day, Sophie chose a squash at the farmer’s market…” Sophie falls in love with the squash she bought at the farmer’s market. Mom wants to cook it? No, way! Recipient of an Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor, and a Charlotte Zolotow Honor.

How do we know fall is coming? Take a walk through the town and forest with this girl and her dog and see for yourself. Children will love learning all about fall and looking at the colorful illustrations.

“When red and yellow leaves are on the trees, it’s time to pick apples and pumpkins!” Pick the perfect pumpkin on a glorious fall day. Then take it home and carve a scary and funny Jack-o-Lantern. Autumn colors and beautiful illustrations adorn this fun fall story.

“Something magical is happening in the forest today.” Toddlers will love learning about fall with this interactive lift-a-flap book. Every page holds a surprise under the flap or in a pop-up.

Halloween Books for Kids

Who doesn’t like a good, scary (but not too scary) Halloween story? Dress up in your favorite trick-or-treat costume and snuggle up for a good book after a walk around the neighborhood with all the other little ghouls, goblins, super heroes, and princesses. Witches, monsters, little trucks, and Jack-o-Lanterns take center stage in some of our favorite Halloween books for kids.

We just love this fun, getting ready for bed story about a little monster. Beetle bread and worm juice for a bedtime snack, scrub the scales, and off to bed! This lyrical story is fun and warm hearted.

There’s a monster in the book! This is a fun, interactive read-aloud for bedtime. Shake, rattle, turn the book, do everything as you try to get the monster out of the book.

Little Blue Truck and his friends are off to a Halloween party. What costume will Blue be wearing? My grandson loves discovering all the different characters in this lift the flap book.

Who knew going out for a ride on your broom could be such a challenge? When the autumn winds pick up and start blowing things around, witch gets in trouble. Follow the adventures of the witch as she and her new friends face a dragon.

I don’t like lights, I don’t like decorations, and I don’t like people.” Read along as this grumpy tree grows up from a sapling in Christmas Tree lot to a gnarled old tree in a neighborhood. Trick or tree!

Everyone loves mouse from the “If You Give a Mouse…” series. Mouse has seven pumpkins to decorate and he has a different face for each. decorating pumpkins for the season!

Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Thanksgiving is a time for family, tradition, and making memories. These are some of our favorite read-alouds for this special time of year. Cozy up near the fireplace after that last slice of pumpkin pie, sip on a hot coca and enjoy!

Runt knows why people are coming to the farm to get turkeys. But no one ever listens to Runt! We always love the Thanksgiving stories told from the Turkeys point of view. Turk and Runt have to work together or they’ll end up in the roasting pan!

“When fall winds blow, and jack-o-lanterns lose their smiles…that’s when it’s time for Thanksgiving in the Woods.” Based on a true story, this beautifully illustrated read-aloud brings the readers outdoors for the perfect Thanksgiving feast.


These are just a few of our favorite read aloud books for young children in the fall. Of course, reading is important all year long, but there’s just something special about autumn. The days are getting shorter, the leaves are falling and blowing around, and the weather is getting cooler and cooler. This is the perfect time for a good book!

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