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Topic Books about Autumn and harvest for Children EYFS & KS1

Leaves by David Ezra Stein

Bear is surprised when the leaves start falling off the trees and tries to reattach them. Eventually, he gets sleepy, and burrows into the leaves for a long nap. When he wakes, it's spring-and there are brand-new leaves all around, seeming to welcome him. A simple, charming story of a young bear's first autumn.

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert

Autumn has come, the wind is blowing 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, meadows, and spotted cows? No one's quite sure, but this much is certain: A Leaf Man goes where the wind blows. 


Fletcher and the Falling Leaves 

by Julia Rawlinson

As the leaves fall from his favourite tree, Fletcher worries that something is terribly wrong. But then winter comes, and with it a wonderful surprise. Do you know what it is? Join Fletcher and find out. . . .



by Child's Play

Follow the children in this book as they discover and explore the unique character of autumn, through indoor and outdoor play. Sensory, detailed and child-centred, this is the perfect introduction for young children to the cycles of the year.

We're Going on a Leaf Hunt

by Steve Metzger

Three friends have a big adventure  collecting leaves of all kinds and colours. What will they do with all their leaves at the end of the story? 

With easy rhyming text and fun sound effects, children will delight in this rollicking autumn story.


Autumn is Here! 

by Heidi Pross Gray

Celebrate the coming of autumn with a sweet look at how the world changes along with the season. With beautiful watercolour illustrations and charming descriptions, you and your child will be wishing it was autumn year round!


Pumpkin Soup 

by Helen Cooper

Every day Cat slices up some pumpkin, Squirrel stirs in some water and Duck tips in some salt to make perfect pumpkin soup... until the day Duck wants to do the stirring! A funny, rhythmical story  illustrated in glowing autumnal colours.

The Wide Awake Hedgehog

by Rosie Wellesley

Isaac the hedgehog is wide awake and wants to play. However, autumn is coming and all his friends want to go into hibernation. The only person who will play is an invisible friend. Will the games with his friend be enough to tire him out for a long, long sleep?


Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak

As trees sway in the cool breeze, blue jays head south, and leaves change their colours, 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. 

Squirrel's Autumn Search

by Anita Loughrey

Squirrel loves autumn. He chases the swirling leaves and collects food with his little brother. But Squirrel has so much fun that he forgets where he put his food! Will he find it again before his little brother eats it all?


We Gather Together

by Professor Wendy Pfeffer 

Looking at both the science of weather and the history of how the fall equinox has been celebrated by various cultures throughout the world, this book will inspire a new understanding of autumn and the harvest season.


The Little Red Hen 

by Mary Finch

The lazy rooster and mouse can't be bothered to help the Little Red Hen harvest her wheat, or help her take it to the miller, or bake it into bread! So when her delicious loaf of bread is ready, she is not inclined to share it with them. Will the rooster and mouse change their ways?


Awesome Autumn

by Bruce Goldstone

Autumn is awesome! Leaves change colour. Animals fly south or get ready to hibernate. People harvest crops and dress up as scary creatures for Halloween. With colourful photographs, lively explanations, and classic craft ideas, enjoy a festive and fascinating exploration of autumn's awesomeness.


What Can You See in Autumn? by Sian Smith

In Autumn, children are taken on a tour of things they can see in autumn including typical autumn activities and changes in the natural world. Beautiful photos and very simple text make this a perfect book for early readers to enjoy.

Hello, Harvest Moon 

by Ralph Fletcher

While tired farmers are in bed, the harvest moon silently climbs into the sky. For some, it is the signal to rise and shine. For a little girl and her cat, it is an invitation to enjoy the wonders of the night and a last flood of light before winter sets in. 

Harvest festival 

by Nancy Dickmann

Harvest Festival is celebrated in the autumn and children learn about early harvest festivals and how we celebrate today. Detailed photographs and clear text help to promote questions and discussion from children.


Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go by Patricia Hegarty

Following the life-cycle of a tree through spring, summer, autumn and winter, children will easily learn to recognise the signs of the seasons with this simple yet striking picture book.

The Squirrels who Squabbled

by Rachel Bright

Greedy squirrels Cyril and Bruce both have their sights on: THE VERY LAST NUT OF THE SEASON! As the nut bounces crazily though the forest, the squirrels race after it, down the river and - ARGH! - right to the edge of a waterfall! Working together might be the only way to save themselves now ...

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