The Top Autumn Themed Children Book’s To Read In 2020

There is nothing quite like snuggling under a blanket and reading a warm autumn children’s story. I love having the chance to highlight the beauty and the wonders of each season to my children. Below you will find some of my boys Autumn favorites as well as new releases in 2020 that I am almost positive will make our new favorite list. 

I Love You To The Pumpkins

Author: Jessica Wilson

I Love You To The Pumpkins is a brand new release in 2020. In this sweet book, a mother describes to her son how much she loves him.

“I love you to the moon and back down to the pumpkins. I love you to the autumn leaves all around and to the apples that fall on the ground. I love you to the apple cider we love to drink and to the candied apples that are reddish pink.”

This Autumn themed book will become a new bedtime favorite as it will take you and your child down memory lane of all of your favorite fall themed activities. 

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The Harvest Sprites

Author: Hayley Nystrom

This is seriously such a cute book and is brand new in 2020. I love the beautiful rhyming scheme and the unique way it describes Autumn. The colors on the page are vibrant and warm and will absolutely capture your hearts.

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It’s A Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Author: Charles M. Schulz

This is one of my absolute favorite Autumn themed books. It is most likely because my mom was a big Charlie brown fan and the minute the temperature went below 70 degrees, we were watching “It’s A Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.”

This is an oldie but a goodie. 

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You Are My Little Pumpkin Pie

Authors: Amy E. Sklansky and Talitha Shipman

This was an absolute favorite when my two boys were little. If you have toddlers, this is a must have for your Autumn reading list. This oh-so-sweet tribute to adorable babies evokes the warmth and comfort of a delicious piece of yummy pumpkin pie. Amy Sklansky's delightful rhyming text makes this new board book the perfect read aloud to show little ones just how much they are loved.

Your scent is so delightful, Like cinnamon and spice.

Each time I kiss your tender cheek
I have to kiss it twice.

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Princess Pumpkin Patch

Author: Andi Cann 

Princess Pumpkin Patch wonders if there’s more to life than shipping pumpkins. 
Sassi has been harvesting pumpkins for so long, she is starting to wonder if there is something more she could be doing with her life. What else is out there? Should she be doing more? Should she try other jobs? Should she move away?
Come along with Sassi on a journey around the world as she seeks answers to her restlessness. Children will fall in love with the beautiful illustrations and parents will love the message: it doesn’t matter what you do, it’s about who you are. 
Pick it up TODAY and find out how pumpkins became round!

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We're Going On A Leaf Hunt

Author: Steve Metzger

Join three friends on a fun leaf-finding adventure! This bouncy new version of the popular song begs to be read out loud.
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!

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The Unicorn in a Tutu and the Stolen Pumpkin

Author: J.Y. Quinn

This one is brand new in 2020. It's the eve of Halloween BUT - oh, no! Where's the pumpkin at? Many are saying that it's been taken by one with hocus pocus and the farmer is not pleased! Join the ever helpful Unicorn in a Tutu in this new colorful rhyming Halloween adventure as she sets out to find out what happened to the stolen pumpkin!

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Monster Trucks 

Author: Anika Denise

If you have boys, they will love this book. What more could they ask for, trucks and monsters. Perfect!

Readers will delight in this lively read-aloud story with a clever and surprising twist at the end—perfect for Halloween and year-round!

Ready, set, go! The monster truck race is on in this frightfully delightful picture book. On a spooky speedway, Monster Trucks moan! Monster Trucks grumble! Monster Trucks groan!

Join Frankentruck, Zombie Truck, Ghost Truck, and more as they race to the finish line. But one of these trucks isn’t quite who you think.

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Tutti; a yoga story of self acceptance

Author: Agnieszka Migew  

All through the forest things were starting to change, but not everyone was ready! How would Tutti cope with all the changes he was about to face? This is a gentle yoga-based story about one little conker tree and his journey of self-acceptance. There are yoga poses to practice with your child, with a breathing exercise at the back of the story. You will also find a fun page for your children to color in and help to develop your child's imagination. 

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Author: Ribi-Ribi

This is a light-hearted book about openness, love, and respect for all aspects of life.

Thankfulness celebrates what gratitude is and honors all things big and small: From kittens and food on the table to Earth and the oceans.

With inspirational text and amusing illustrations, this is the perfect thank-you gift and a delightful book to share with your children, friends, and family not only at festivities such as Thanksgiving but also every day throughout the year.

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Fall Leaves

Author: Loretta Holland

Autumn is in the air: days grow shorter and nights are long. Birds leave, flowers, too. Apples and temperatures fall—then snow!

Part poem, part silent stage, this luminous picture book puts autumn on display and captures the spirit of change that stays with us long after fall leaves. Unlock the secrets of this busy and beautiful time of year as the natural world makes way for winter.

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Can A Tree Be Blue?

Author: Audrey Sauble

Is an oak tree blue? Or maybe a birch tree? Of course not! Trees are green. Right? Well—have you ever seen a blue tree?

Can a Tree Be Blue? is a fun, brightly illustrated nature story for toddlers, preschoolers, and young readers. In this book, children will discover all the colors that a tree can be, while also learning how trees change throughout the year.

Can a Tree Be Blue? focuses on a variety of common North American trees, but introduces children to ideas that can be explored anywhere in the world. So snuggle up to read this story—then take the adventure outside and search your own neighborhood for your local trees and their colors!

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Goodbye Summer Hello Autumn

Author: Kenard Pak

Handpicked by Amazon kids’ books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box – a children’s subscription that inspires a love of reading.

As trees sway in the cool breeze, blue jays head south, and leaves change their colors, everyone knows--autumn is on its way!
Join a young girl as she takes a walk through forest and town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with every flower and creature and gust of wind, she says good-bye to summer and welcomes autumn.

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Rocket and The Perfect Pumpkin

Author: Tad Hills

Kids are learning to read with Rocket! Rocket, the star of Tad Hills's New York Times bestselling picture books, returns in a new Level 1 Step into Reading story, this time about the joy of being kind.
It's a beautiful day at the pumpkin patch! There, Rocket and Bella find the perfect pumpkin. But as the friends try to take the pumpkin home, it rolls downhill and lands in front of Mr. Barker's doghouse. Can Rocket and Bella get their pumpkin back? With its simple words, lots of repetition, and bright, colorful illustrations, young readers will love this Step 1 Step into Reading leveled reader about being generous, which they can read all by themselves!

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Let's Celebrate Navratri!

Authors: Ajanta Chakraborty and Vivek Kumar

Looking for a book to learn about a new culture? This is it.  

Navaratri is a Hindu festival that spans nine nights (and ten days) and is celebrated every year in the autumn. It is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of the Indian cultural sphere. This book is apart of a multicultural and educational series.

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The Spooky Wheels on the Bus

Author: J. Elizabeth Mills

A haunted Halloween bus ride that will have children singing with excitement.
THE SPOOKY WHEELS ON THE BUS is a humorous Halloween-themed version of the classic song THE WHEELS ON THE BUS...with a few ghoulish tricks and treats up its sleeves!

Count from One Spooky Bus up to Ten Goofy Ghosts as this Halloween ride races through town picking up a few unsuspecting passengers along the way. 

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Happy Halloween Stinky Face

Author: Lisa McCourt

Stinky Face is getting ready for Halloween when he has a question--which of course Mama knows the perfect answer to! Even though Stinky Face can think of a million things that could go wrong while trick-or-treating, Mama knows that no matter what happens, he's going to have the best night ever. That is if he can settle on a costume! 

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Time for Margot To Go To Bed

Author: Lieve Snellings

Winter cold is coming. Margot the groundhog must go to bed. But why is she feeling so sad? Hibernating means being alone for a long time. How can she survive?

Together they find solutions. Which ones, of course, you can find out, by reading this book. 

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Boo in the Lou

Author: Kimberly Kilgore

“Boo in the Lou” is a wonderfully, whimsical joke book that incorporates the rich STL tradition of telling a joke at Halloween. This book uses the STL metro’s rich history and landmarks as the back drop: The Arch, AB Brewery, Blueberry Hill, University City Lions, Lemp Mansion, Shelley House, Holly Hills Neighborhood, The Zoo, Busch Stadium, Grants Farm, Brooks Catsup, and “County Brown”.

This book is a flap board book that is durable and full of brilliant illustrations! “Boo in the Lou” will bring laughter and a sense of nostalgia to readers young and old! I hope you enjoy this treasure!


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Happy Autumn and Happy Reading!


Writer Mom