We had a couple of cool days last week which got me excited about fall. The temperature is creeping back up, but it hasn’t diminished my excitement any.
I am excited about pumpkin-flavored drinks and snacks, long sleeves, and falling leaves. If you and your preschoolers are getting excited about fall, fill their book basket with this fun collection of leaf-themed books.
Best Pictures Books About Leaves
The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
As all the other leaves float off and fly past, Little Yellow Leaf thinks, I’m not ready yet.
As the seasons change all around, Little Yellow Leaf holds on to the tree. Still not ready.
Will Little Yellow Leaf ever be ready?
My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington
When the seasons change, a young girl visits the arboretum to collect fallen leaves and make a book with them. Brilliant illustrations show each variety of tree the girl encounters, from the common oak to the lesser known gingko. Spreads silhouetting leaves up-close help young children learn to identify them. Like the girl in the book, young readers will be eager to make their very own leaf books.
I Wonder Why Leaves Change Color by Andrew Charman
Why do leaves change color in the fall?, Are plants really alive?, and Why do plants have flowers? — these are some of the questions children love to ask their parents, and the answers are growing right here!
Look What I Did with a Leaf! by Morteza E. Sohi
Look What I Did with a Leaf! will show young art and craft lovers how to use nature’s bounty to create fanciful animals and natural scenes.
Fall Leaves by Liesbet Slegers
Filled with the recognizable images of a brisk fall day, this charming board book takes toddlers on an autumn adventure. Whether observing squirrels gathering nuts, dodging falling leaves, or splashing in puddles, children will delight in the vivid images while they learn about the world around them.
Fall Leaves by Loretta Holland
Autumn is in the air: days grow shorter and nights are long. Birds leave, flowers, too. Apples and temperatures fall—then snow!
Fall Leaves: Colorful and Crunchy by Martha E. H. Rustad
Look at all the brightly colored trees! Fall weather causes leaves to change colors. Follow a leaf as it grows, changes color, and falls to the ground. Let’s grab a rake! What happens in fall?
Fall Leaves Fall! by Zoe Hall
When fall comes, two brothers enjoy catching the falling leaves, stomping on them, kicking them, jumping in piles of them, and using them to make pictures. Includes a description of how leaves change through the year.
Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber
Graceful, poetic text celebrates the beauty of autumn leaves, while the simple text at the end explains why leaves change color. Readers learn how to identify all sorts of leaves from red maple to sycamore by their color, shape, and other characteristics.
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
There are lots of beautiful fall leaves to find! Three friends have a big adventure hiking over a mountain and through a forest to collect leaves of all kinds and colors. What will they do with all their leaves at the end of the story? Jump and play in them, of course!
Leaves Fall Down by Lisa Bullard
Autumn is time for the leaves to change colors. Get out your rake and help gather the fallen leaves. Find out why leaves change color. And take a running leap into that huge pile of leaves!
I Am a Leaf by Jean Marzollo
Read about the different creatures that live in trees. Learn about how the trees change with the seasons.
The Leaves on the Trees by Thom Wiley
Based on the classic song, “The Wheels on the Bus,” THE LEAVES ON THE TREES explores all types of trees making the magical transformation from the green leaves of summer to fascinating foliage of fall.
When the Leaf Blew In by Steve Metzger
A wonderfully zany story about what happens on a farm when a leaf blows into the barn! With simple, repetitive text and silly, expressive illustrations, children will fall for this hilarious autumn story about the way one leaf turns an entire barnyard upside down!
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! by Lucille Colandro
That wild old lady is back swallowing fall-themed items. What can you make from leaves, clothes, a pumpkin, and rope? That’s right, a scarecrow!
Leaves! Leaves! Leaves! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Join Mama and Buddy Bear’s stroll through the seasons as they examine the development of leaves on their favorite trees. In early spring, Buddy wonders when the leaves will emerge from their buds and blossom into the wonderful shapes he and Mama like to collect in the summer months. Mama, a treasure trove of tree facts, shares Buddy’s love of leaves and encourages him to use his eyes and hands to explore how a tree produces, maintains, and then sheds its foliage.
Leaves by David Ezra Stein
Bear is surprised when the leaves start falling off the trees, but when he tries to reattach them, it doesn’t work. Eventually, he gets sleepy, and burrows into the fallen leaves for a long nap. When he wakes up, it’s spring-and there are suddenly brand-new leaves all around, seeming to welcome him.
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert
This is the story of a sugar maple tree and the child who planted it. As they grow up together, the child watches the tree through all the season.
Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro
It’s fall! The leaves are changing color. This Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out picture book explains the magical process of how leaves change their color in autumn.
Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson
As the leaves fall from his favorite tree, Fletcher worries that something is terribly wrong. But then winter comes, and with it a wonderful surprise. Do you know what it is? Join Fletcher and find out. . . .
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Fall has come, the wind is gusting, and Leaf Man is on the move. Is he drifting east, over the marsh and ducks and geese? Or is he heading west, above the orchards, prairie meadows, and spotted cows? No one’s quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man’s got to go where the wind blows.