What’s your favorite season? For me, it’s hands down fall. No contest. I love the changing colors of the trees, stomping on dried leaves like I’m Godzilla, the brisk sunny days, and let’s be honest, I’m a native PNW gal, I don’t mind the rain. I love slowing down and reading tons of books, too. For me, books in fall tend to be spookier, moody, and full of mystery. (Kind of like our Halloween books)
There’s nothing better than getting cozy with books in fall. Here are my top 1o choices for Usborne Books & More.
- Do you plan on going apple picking? Definitely pick up Secrets of the Apple Tree, one of our Shine-A-Light books. If you’re unfamiliar with this series, you shine a flashlight (or, if you’re me, your phone’s flashlight app) behind the pages to reveal hidden images! These are non-fiction and very engaging. We take them on every camping trip and they are a regular star in our evening reading rotation.
- We’re going to continue on the farm theme. I LOVE visiting farms in the fall. Continue the adventure at home with an accessible approach to yoga for kids. Yoga Animals on the Farm will be a hit! Especially if your kids love Cosmic Kids Yoga (over on YouTube) like mine do!
- Ok last farm book, I promise, but this one is a really fun one to pair with an outing. 1001 Things to Spot on the Farm is an interactive search and find book. Psst, this 1001 series is fantastic if you’re potty training!
- I adore our Little Coloring series, you can tell by the cover that this is intended for those artists that still have a loose grasp on coloring within the lines. Let htem have free rein with Little Coloring Fall and celebrate the season!
- Fall often means more time spent inside, maybe nestled under a cozy blanket and the first fire going in the fireplace. This translates nicely into having longer stories to read aloud. I am obsessed with our Forgotten Fairy Tales series. Forgotten Fairy Tales of Kindness and Courage has unique tales with messages that fit in nicely to the season of gratitude.
- Unless you do year-round school, fall means back to school. If you have a child starting school for the first time, I cannot recommend Tale of Two Beasts enough! Tale of Two Beasts is told in two parts. The first half shows the story from a girl’s point of view. She finds a lost animal and rescues him. The second half shows that the animal’s point of view – he wasn’t rescued, he was kidnapped!! It’s a great introduction to the concept of every story having at least two sides. Which, when school dynamics are brand new, is a very timely lesson.
- I LOVE fall weather, give me all the storms please. Look Inside Wild Weather is a great lift-the-flap book showing dramatic weather all around this world. It covers droughts, tornados, wildfires, and stoooorms. My son’s favorite page is the tornado, where you turn the book entirely on its side for a very large flap on a tornado. Although, he still does not want to move to “tornado alley.”
- Everything Under the Sun is a newer book, released in the summer of 2022, and has a fact for every single day of the year (plus a bonus question to account for leap years). This collection grew out of UK author Molly Oldfield’s podcast answering questions from curious children around the world. I LOVE just opening this book to a random page to see the fact. It’s hefty and weighty, perfect for fall. Keep in mind, this is a secular and inclusive book of facts – the reviews are helpful to guide you as to whether this book is right for your home.
- The Unhurry Book is a wonderful activity book to do together. Slow down this fall with some mindful activities and thought practices. I love the entire unhurry and unworry expansion in UBAM’s catalogue. Explore the other mindfulness options here.
- Lastly, as we shift into another season, I am a fan of books that encourage outdoor activities year round. My Year of Nature does just that! It’s an approachable journal with prompts encouraging creativity each and every day.
And of course, no fall list would be complete without some Halloween options!! You can browse all of the Halloween books here: https://h6089.myubam.com/c/174/halloween but if you’d like my top faves, check out this Halloween blog post.
Did I miss any of your favorite books for fall? What have you read lately? Pin this for later!!
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