Farm fresh and family friendly :: autumn reading


This isn’t a food post. It is, however, seasonal.

My kids and I are huge bookworms. We visit the library weekly. And I love seasonal books. Books provide a great way to engage and educate children in a fun, no-stress way. With the change of the season and the weather finally (hopefully!) starting to feel like fall, it’s a great time to pull out the autumn-themed picture books and to help kids think about the new season.

Here are some of my family’s favorite autumn-inspired books. We only own a few them, borrowing the rest from the library this time every year.

The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger (my 2-year-old insists on reading this one daily)

Apples and Pumpkins by Ann Rockwell

Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

Mousekin’s Golden House by Edna Miller

Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson

Zen Ghosts by Jon J. Muth

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Fall is Not Easy by Marty Kelley

Leaves by David Ezra Stein

Woody, Hazel, and Little Pip by Elsa Beskow

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

South by Patrick McDonnell

Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming

In November by Cynthia Rylant

Happy reading!


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2 Responses to “Farm fresh and family friendly :: autumn reading”

  1. Stacy Says:

    Thanks! I just requested a bunch of them from the library 🙂 Room on the Broom is a favorite at our house year round!

  2. steph Says:

    Thanks Amanda! We’ll be hitting up our local library tomorrow!

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