It’s the officially my favorite time of year – fall! I LOVE when the weather starts getting cooler, the leaves begin to change, and we get to read all the fall picture books and read alouds!
Some of my favorite units during the fall include apples, pumpkins, leaves, seasons, and of course, all about fall!
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Fall Picture Books for Elementary
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn
In this book, students will follow along as the main character observes the changes happening in the world around her now that Autumn is here. This is a great book to use at the beginning of the season to introduce the concept of fall!
A new Pete the Cat book just in time for fall? Oh yes! In this story, Pete discovers all the good things about this groovy season.
This fall nonfiction book features beautiful photos and simple enough text to make it perfect for early elementary students. I love using this book during our All About Fall unit before we create a bubble map about all things fall.
This story has such a sweet message! All of the crows are scared of scarecrow. But one day, scarecrow saves a baby crow. They become close, if unlikely, friends.
I love ALL of the books in the Otis series, but if you are wondering where to start, there is nothing like the original! In this story, Otis the tractor makes friends with a calf. They love playing around the farm. However, Otis gets replaced with a new tractor. Much more happens, but you will just have to read to find out!
Leaf Books for Elementary
This story follows Fletcher the fox as he tries to stop his favorite tree from losing all of its leaves. This is a wonderful story to lead into a discussion on why trees lose their leaves.
This story is about Lance the leaf. Lance has a lot of anxiety about his final test as a leaf – falling from the tree! I love this story for fall, but it is also a great social emotional book for students who struggle with worry and anxiety.
This is a very simple fall read aloud about how leaf man travels with the wind. The story is very simple, but the pictures are stunning. When you are finished reading, you can take students on a leaf hunt to make their own leaf man!
This is another very simple story, but it is oh so beautiful! The story is told partly in poem and partly in pictures. It is a celebration of all things fall!
Your students will love this new twist on the classic bear hunt song! Personally, I love the all the describing words used in this story. It would be perfect as an introduction to adjectives.
In this fun fall story, a leaf blows into the barn and causes all sorts of chaos! This is a great story to discuss sequencing or cause and effect. I also love it for teaching verbs because of the wide variety used.
Picture Books About the Seasons
This fall board book is fun because it’s interactive for students. Students will “tap” to slowly add leaves onto the bare tree. The story lets students follow along with the tree through every season. It would be a great addition to your seasons unit!
This nonfiction books is simple enough for kindergarten but packed full of information about each season. Similar to Tap the Magic Tree, this book follows a real life tree as it changes through the seasons.
This book is a Little Readers Kindergarten book for a reason! There are so many good things happening in this book. This story follows a girl as she visits her favorite tree through the seasons. Many pages also feature quick nonfiction facts about trees and the seasons.
Your students will love reading these fall picture books this year! These books are sure to get your class in the fall spirit.
What are your favorite books for fall? Let us know in the comments below!
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