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Best children’s books about Autumn

We love seeing the seasons change at this time of year! From kicking up Autumn leaves and collecting conkers to picking pumpkins and spotting nocturnal animals, there are plenty of delights for children to enjoy during Autumn time. Our list of recommended children’s books about Autumn is here to take you on a seasonal tour as the evenings draw in and the mornings become frost-filled and crisp…

Sam Usher
Picturebook

A boy and his grandad make the most of the storm brewing outside by deciding to fly a kite. First they must work as a team to find the kite, and then it’s time to hold onto their hats as they step outside into the blustering weather for an adventure together. You may also like the other books in the same series: Snow, Rain and Sun.

Nick Butterworth
Picturebook
Celebrate thirty years of Percy the Park Keeper and his animal friends with this funny story in the classic series from award-winning author and illustrator Nick Butterworth! A storm is raging outside and Percy the park keeper is having a sleepless night. When he gets up the following morning, Percy finds that the old oak tree has been blown down. It is a disaster for his animal friends who live there, but Percy is soon devising a plan to help his little friends find new homes.  
Lois Ehlert
Picturebook
Ride the wind and drift east with Leaf Man in this autumnal classic by Caldecott Honor-winning author-illustrator Lois Ehlert, perfect for young readers returning to school in the fall. 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. Ehlert crafts each illustration out of actual fall leaves on every spread to reveal gorgeous landscapes. This playful and whimsical book celebrates the natural world and the rich imaginative life of children.
Rosie Wellesley
Picturebook
A sweet tale of friendship and learning to help one another, set in the beautiful countryside Isaac is a hedgehog who has only ever been alone – and that is the way he likes it. One day an apple falls from a tree and sticks onto the spines on his back. He wiggles and jiggles, but he cannot get it off. As he struggles to remove the apple, help comes in the unexpected form of a donkey who cannot reach the apples which fall outside of his paddock. Isaac learns that it is better to have a friend and to be helpful than to be on your own all of the time.
Julia Rawlinson
 & Tiphanie Beeke
Picturebook
As the Autumn season sets in, Fletcher is very worried – his beautiful tree has begun to loose all of its leaves. Whatever Fletcher attempts to do to save them, it’s simply no use. When the final leaf falls, Fletcher feels hopeless… until he returns the next day to a glorious sight. A tender, uplifting tale about acceptance and hope for the future.

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