Fall Books

Can you believe it’s already almost back-to-school time? I know I can’t! But as much as I love summer and hate to see it end, I also always look forward to fall. And what better way to welcome the season than with a few fall-themed books?

These selections from First Step Nonfiction, Lerner’s brand especially for K–2 readers, should get you in the spirit. All are great for helping young learners celebrate the many wonderful things fall brings.



This book gives a basic overview of the season. Simple sentences and appealing photographs explore everything from fall weather and changing leaves to human and animal activities in the fall.

Apple Trees


Give emergent readers a close-up view of how an apple tree grows, and how it produces tasty apples, in this title all about the life cycle of apple trees.



Introduce students to leaves with this excellent pick from First Step Nonfiction’s Parts of Plants series. Other plant parts covered in the series include stems, seeds, and roots.



This First Step Nonfiction Life Cycles title takes readers through all the steps as a pumpkin grows. A special back matter section features a diagram of a pumpkin’s growth stages.



Too-cute pics of hibernating animals, coupled with easy-to-read text, help teach how and why some animals hibernate in the cooler months.