Thursday, October 11, 2012

Books Set in or About Autumn

The Dog Who Belonged to No OneThe Dog Who Belonged to No One by Amy Hest

Technically not about autumn but has the most beautiful autumn colors and setting all throughout.

Bear Feels SickBear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson

LOVE Bear. Love the fall colors in the illustrations. Can usually read this one with realism because in the fall my allergies kick into high gear. Fall and spring.

Mouse's First FallMouse's First Fall by Lauren Thompson

Super cute illustrations but not much of a story. Wouldn't base an entire lesson around it but could be a nice additional selection.

Fall Mixed UpFall Mixed Up by Bob Raczka

Haven't read this one yet but it looks so cute! I am going to track it down.

Leaf TroubleLeaf Trouble by Jonathan Emmett

Ever so cute.

When The Leaf Blew InWhen The Leaf Blew In by Steve Metzger

I need to read this one again with PreK. Will I have time before winter?

Little Critter: The Fall FestivalLittle Critter: The Fall Festival by Mercer Mayer

Little Critter was a favorite even before I knew I was going to be a librarian.

LeavesLeaves by David Ezra Stein

Another one I want to read again so I can count it on Goodreads. Love the illustrations and the efforts of the Bear.

Also ... check out this handy related post on starting graphing with the little ones!

The Brilliant Fall of Gianna ZThe Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z by Kate Messner

Not a picture book ... but a fun one all the same. Maybe a read aloud for ... third grade and up. If you don't live in a place with lots of different trees that lose their leaves in the fall (like oh ... TEXAS) then make sure to include some images of what a fall season with color looks like in the pre-read booktalk. The kids might not know otherwise. Plus the author is so nice. :]

Do you have any favorites?



  1. I love A is for Autumn, an alphabet acrostic book by Schnur and Evans. : )

    1. Hmmm. That sounds familiar. I think we might have it at school. Apparently I should pay better attention to it! #putsonlistfortomorrow

  2. Leaves is a great one! My son is loving Duck and Goose Find A Pumpkin right now, it's great.

    1. I LOVE Duck and Goose. I have that one ... somewhere. I can't find it and I'm mad about it because my 10 month old nephew is visiting. He loves books! Thanks for the reminder!