I love all things fall: pumpkin spice, fall leaves, and snuggling up with a cozy blanket and a good book. Rounding up these fall living books was so much fun! (If you aren’t sure what I mean by “living books,” you can see this post, or download my Charlotte Mason quote sheet on living books here.) Since I love fall so much, I wanted to share as much about the beautiful season as a I can with Miss H! I included a mix of realistic fiction and narrative non-fiction books for you and your preschooler or young child to enjoy together.
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Fall Living Books for the Early Years
This book includes beautiful pictures and descriptions. I actually used it to teach descriptive writing in one of my 4th grade classes! It was always one of my favorites to share with my students.
A little boy grows a pumpkin, but decides not to keep the very best one for himself. I love this sweet story with an inspirational idea: giving our best to others.
One thing that I love about this book is that it contains descriptive and expository (informative) texts. It’s great for young children to learn about bats. For older children, it could be used teach text structure or purposes for writing.
This book isn’t specifically about fall, but it describes an apple tree throughout the seasons. This helps give children the understanding that the apples they enjoy in the fall go through a process.
5. Leaf Man
Such a creative book! All of the pictures are made with real leaves and die-cuts. It describes the journey of a “leaf-man” that is blown by the wind.
6. Fall Leaves
This is another narrative informational book. The language is beautiful, and it teaches so much about the changing leaves. Plus, the illustrations are beautiful!
Gail Gibbons writes wonderful non-fiction books for children. She goes into detail about different types of owls and their habitats. While this book gives a lot of information, it’s appropriate for young children without being watered down.
Have you read any of these books? What’s your favorite fall book to read with your little ones?