Fun Fall Books - Red Apple ReadingFall is one of my favorite times of the year. The weather finally begins to cool down, the days get shorter, and the holiday season is right around the corner. There’s just something special about the season. Another one of my favorite things is a good book! This week Red Apple Reading is combining these two good things to bring you a bushel load of fun fall books. You’re sure to find a book that you and your little one can enjoy together!


Pumpkin Books

  • Little Boo (Stephen Wunderli) – This little pumpkin seed can’t wait to grow up. Preschool – Early Elementary.
  • The Pumpkin Patch Puzzle (Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew) (Carolyn Keene) – The River Heights Fall Festival is in jeopardy of being cancelled. Nancy Drew and the clue crew are on the case! 1st – 4th grade.
  • Pumpkin Heads (Wendell Minor) – Children will enjoy a wide range of Jack-O-Lanterns with different expressions and personalities. Preschool – 3rd grade.
  • The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin (Stan and Jan Berenstain) – Will Papa Bear win the pumpkin contest? He may not, but the family learns the importance of being thankful! Preschool – 2nd grade.
  • Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book (Stephen Savage) – A fun backwards counting book. Where do the pumpkins go? Preschool.

Leaf Books

  • Leaf Man (Lois Ehlert) – Where will the wind blow the leaf man? Beautifully illustrated with leaf collages and includes an identification guide. Kindergarten – 2nd grade.
  • Fall is Not Easy (Marty Kelley) – The tree in this story can take all the seasons in stride – except for fall! This hilarious book details the hardship a tree faces as it changes colors in the fall. Preschool – 2nd grade.
  • Trees, Leaves, and Bark (Take Along Guides) (Diane Burns) – A kid-friendly field guide to trees. Children learn how to identify different parts of particular trees as well as tips on where to find them. 3rd – 7th grade.
  • We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt (Steve Metzger) – Three friends participate in an exciting hunt for leaves! Find out what they do with their leaf finds at the end of the story. A nice rhyming read-aloud. Preschool – 3rd grade.
  • Fall Leaves (Loretta Holland) – A beautiful picture book about the changes that take place during the fall season. Nice, rhythmic book for autumn. Preschool – 3rd grade.

 Halloween Books

  • Creepy Carrots (Aaron Reynolds) – Jasper Rabbit loves to eat carrots but he starts to suspect that they may be following him! Funny read illustrated in film noir style. Preschool – 3rd grade.
  • Click, Clack, Boo! : A Tricky Treat (Doreen Cronin) – Farmer Brown may not like Halloween but the farm animals do not feel the same. They are ready to party! Preschool – 2nd grade.
  • The Monsterator (Keith Graves) – Edgar is bored with the usual Halloween costumes – then he discovers the “monsterator”. 2nd– 5th grade.
  • Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween: A Safety Guide for Scaredies (Melanie Watt) – Scaredy Squirrel is back and he’s preparing for Halloween. Discover this anxious squirrel’s funny tips for pumpkin carving, costume selection and more! Preschool – 3rd grade.
  • My Weird School Special: It’s Halloween, I’m Turning Green! (Dan Gutman) – It’s time for A.J. and his friends to trick-or-treat, but when a monster steals their candy things take a weird turn. 1st – 5th grade.

Thanksgiving Books

  • Turkey Trouble (Wendi Silvano) – Oh no! It’s Thanksgiving and Turkey doesn’t want to be the main course. Kids will love the hilarious disguises Turkey tries out to escape being a Thanksgiving meal. Preschool – 2nd grade.
  • Thanksgiving Is… (Gail Gibbons) – A nice read about all that Thanksgiving means. The perfect amount of history for young children along with contemporary traditions. Preschool – 2nd grade.
  • Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Treehouse) (Mary Pope Osborne) – Join Jack and Annie when they travel back in time to 1621 for the first Thanksgiving celebration. 1st – 4th grade.
  • Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving (Joseph Bruchac) – The story of the first Thanksgiving told from the viewpoint of Squanto. An inspiring story about a very courageous Native American. 1st -3rd grade.
  • Arthur’s Thanksgiving (Marc Brown) – Arthur has been chosen to direct the class Thanksgiving play. What will he do when no one will play the role of the turkey? Preschool – 1st grade.