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Fall is such a magical time for adults and children alike to experience. And while the wonders and mysteries of nature are taking place outside we can curl up together and read the beautiful books to match.

Here are my picks for fall children’s picture books that will instantly become classics in your home.

15 beautiful fall books for children

We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt –   Steve Metzger

Three friends head out on a leaf hunt – which is a play on the classic “going on a bear hunt” song. There are lots of leave to find and a lot of nature to explore. This is a cute story for younger kids.

Leaf Man – Lois Ehlert

This gorgeous book encourages a love for nature,  helps kids identify various leaves and inspires creativity. Kids will want to run outside to make their own leaf man after reading this book.

Look What I Did With a Leaf! –  Morteza E. Sohi

This book can act as an informative field guide and also inspire creative ways to use leaves for arts & crafts.

Because of an Acorn – Lola M. Schaefer

This book goes through the forest food chain in a way children can understand. The pages showcase a beautiful mix between art and nature.

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World – Marjorie Priceman

This book takes readers around the world to gather ingredients for a delicious apple pie. A simple recipe for an apple pie is included at the end.

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves – Julia Rawlinson

Fletcher the fox is trying to save the leaves on a special tree outside his den. The day after the last leaf has fallen off the tree the first snow of the season falls and covers the tree and he’s no longer sad because of the tree’s new beauty.

Room on the Broom – Julia Donaldson

An absolute classic! A witch gains new friends as she travels around on her broom. Her friends all join together at the end of this rhyming story to save her.

It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse – Laura Numeroff

Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie decorates pumpkins for Halloween. While he’s decorating one pumpkin goes missing. Where did it go?

Leo, A Ghost Story – Mac Barnett

Leo is a ghost who doesn’t want people to be afraid of him. After he leaves his home because of the new residents he searches for a friend he can spend his time with. He finds a pal and turns out being very useful to her.

Ghosts in the House! – Kazuno Kohara

Ghosts in the House! is a delightfully unique story about a witch who moves into a haunted house and solves her ghost problem by catching all the ghosts, washing and drying them, and happily using them as tablecloths, curtains, and sheets.

It’s a Pumpkin! – Wendy McClure

It’s a Pumpkin! is a story about woodland creates who find a mysterious object in the wood. They work together to try to figure out what the puzzling item is and finally discover it’s a pumpkin.

Feast for 10 – Cathryn Falwell

Feast for 10 is a simple counting book about a family preparing for a big homemade feast. They go to the store to buy the food, prepare it and sit down to a meal together, counting all the way.

Leif and the Fall – Allison Sweet Grant and Adam Grant

Leaves – David Ezra Stein

The Scarecrow – Beth Ferry

15 Charming Fall Kids Books