Fall is in the air! Which is why I’ve chosen some of my favorite titles to create this list of 10 cozy picture books to welcome fall!
Autumn leaves and cooler weather.
Apple cider, jack-o-lanterns, and hayrides.
Pumpkin spice EVERYTHING!
How about joining me in grabbing some books, snuggling up with your children, and incorporating some new picture books into your fall routine?
The following list of 10 cozy Picture Books to welcome fall includes great titles to help celebrate the season.
So cozy up and read on!
10 Cozy Picture books to welcome fall
1. we gather together: celebrating the harvest season
by Wendy Pfeffer and Linda Bleck
This lovely book does a great job of explaining the autumnal equinox in the northern hemisphere. It illustrates both what happens in nature, as well as an exploration of how various cultures and traditions have celebrated throughout time.
This is an excellent way to welcome fall’s arrival and celebrate the harvest season.
2. pumpkin soup
by Helen Cooper
In a cabin in the woods, Cat, Squirrel, and Duck make pumpkin soup together every day. They have a set routine with each animal performing the same task.
But one day Duck decides he wants to be the one to stir the soup which ends in the three friends fighting and Duck storming off. After some time passes, Cat and Squirrel begin to worry and set off to find Duck.
What will become of both the friendship and the pumpkin soup? Keep reading to find out!
Engaging story expressing the difficulties that can sometimes occur within friendships in a colorful and interesting story. Recipe for pumpkin soup included.
3. bats at the library
by Brian Lies
Bats are a creature commonly associated with Halloween. So during the fall season, pick up this book and dive into a night of joyful fun with book-loving bats!?!
When a window is left open at the public library, the bats take advantage of having free reign. They fly, frolic, swoop, and play, until it’s time to settle in for storytime.
A clever and imaginative story with gorgeous details in every illustration.
4. bear dreams
by Elisha Cooper
One autumn afternoon a bear cub decides that he would much rather play with his friends than settle into his cave to prepare for hibernation.
He doesn’t want to miss a moment of excitement and adventure and convinces his animal friends to play with him as he tries to stay awake.
A sweet little story with whimsical pictures.
5. cloudy with a chance of meatballs
by Judi Barrett and Ronald Barrett
Wait, what-in-the-word does this book have to do with the fall season!?!
Let me explain.
As we transition from summer to fall, we often experience significant changes in weather too.
Cooler temperatures, wind, rain, and sometimes early snowstorms are common in many places. So why not use these changes in weather to dive into a story all about edible weather!?!
A beloved picture book that embraces a whacky sense of imagination and possibility.
6. the roll away pumpkin
by Junia Wonders and Daniela Volpari
Marla Little’s giant pumpkin is rolling away on a windy fall day. She chases her precious pumpkin all over town with plenty of help along the way.
A sweet little book with lovely little illustrations.
7. fletcher and the falling leaves
by Julia Rawlinson and Tiphanie Beeke
Fletcher is incredibly worried as he watches the leaves fall from his favorite tree.
Something must be wrong!
But soon enough winter arrives, and with it, an incredible and unexpected surprise.
A darling story reminding of us the magic involved in the changing seasons.
8. how many seeds in a pumpkin?
by Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas
Mr. Tiffin asks his students how many seeds they think are in a pumpkin. As they gather around his desk and inspect a large, medium, and small pumpkin, they dive into using skip counting and estimation.
Tackling the messy job of dissecting each pumpkin, they discover some surprises along the way.
This fun read offers a seasonal and fun approach to practicing math skills using pumpkins.
9. the berenstain bears and the prize pumpkin
by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Call it nostalgia from my childhood, but I love Berenstain Bears’ books!
It’s November in Bear Country, and the Bear family is preparing to enter the Thanksgiving Festival’s Big Pumpkin Contest. While eager to take home the prize, they’re confronted with their competitive feelings versus gratitude for their many blessings.
A great reminder of the importance of recognizing the gifts in our lives and expressing thankfulness.
10. scarecrow’s hat
by Ken Brown
Chicken is a big admirer of Scarecrow’s hat. And Scarecrow would happily trade his hat in for a walking stick, but Chicken doesn’t have a walking stick.
This begins Chicken’s quest to locate trade worthy items to exchange among her farm friends. And eventually, we discover why Chicken wants Scarecrow’s hat so badly.
An engaging and creative story involving a problem and presenting a clever solution.
I hope you’re inspired to check out some of these titles, snuggle up and get cozy, and enjoy reading with your children!
In addition to these 10 cozy picture books to welcome fall, I’d love to know if you have any favorites to add to the mix! Let me know if you do!
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