Falling for Kids Autmn Books

Enjoy these three days of fall-like weather with some themed books to get you in the mood for sweater weather. I have included the free read alouds on YouTube in case you have trouble finding them at the library.

Just because How I Learned to Fall Out of Trees by: Vincent X. Kirsch wasn’t really about fall or trees doesn’t mean it wasn’t a tear jerking-ly excellent read.  Roger’s best friend Adelia (who is about to move away forever) promises she will teach him how to climb a tree, but Roger is more concerned about falling out of one. In the end Roger learns that falling is easy; it’s the letting go that is the hardest part. 

https://youtu.be/wP0sfcnCu2Y (Fall out of Trees read aloud)

One Leaf, Two Leaves, Count with Me! by: John Micklos Jr. and Clive McFarland was a fun nature inspired counting book. Your preschoolers will love to practice learning 1-10 and 10-1 as they count their way through the seasonal leaf cycle of trees.

https://youtu.be/zC3XYUICIIE (One Leaf read aloud)

Dance Like a Leaf by: AJ Irving and Claudia Navarro will make you fight back a tear or two. The story parallels the last three months of the fall with the last three months of the life of a little girl’s grandmother.  The pair dances their way happily through the autumn months just like the leaves floating down from the trees. Then December comes, and both the leaves and grandma are gone but the memories of dancing and good times remain.  A great book to teach your kids about grieving and loss.

https://youtu.be/A-wrWdP0lVk (Dance like a leaf read aloud)

Hope you enjoy these titles for free from your local library with your favorite little people, fuzzy sweaters, and hot apple cider.




P.S. Don’t forget to check out some more fun posts of mine for links to the free read alouds for fall books that we discovered last year https://the-thrifty-mom.com/2022/09/08/free-fall-fun-2/ , https://the-thrifty-mom.com/2021/11/08/fall-kids-book-review/

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