Autumn is such a delightful season! It lends itself to long walks crunching through gem colored leaves, sipping hot spiced cider in front of crackling fires, and reading aloud snuggled together on the couch.
Like my lifelong bosom friend, Anne, I am so glad to live in a world with Octobers! Aren’t you?
We are sharing a wonderful living book list with you today that contains some of our family favorite Autumn read alouds. Not all these books are Autumn themed, or even happen in the fall, but they are books we seem to gravitate to when the wind begins to rustle the brightly colored leaves and the chill in the air beckons us to more indoor activity.
This is the book list included with our beautiful fall resource, A Gentle Thanksgiving. You can use the code LBAUTUMN to save 25% off A Gentle Thanksgiving just for checking out our book list post! We hope you’ll share the post with friends and the wonderful books with your family.
Grab a printable copy of our Autumn Living Book List here:
*Some of the books below might not be on the printable list. As I find more on our shelves I add them to the post.
Living Picture Books for Fall
Brambly HedgeIn NovemberFrederickSquanto’s JourneyThe Pilgrims of PlimothThe People of the Breaking DayThanksgiving in the WoodsOx-Cart ManA Seed is SleepyHiawathaThe Legend of the Indian PaintbrushThe Story of Jumping MouseN.C. Wyeth’s PilgrimsOn the MayflowerThree Young PilgrimsCranberry ThanksgivingThe Quiltmaker’s GiftThe Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter
Living Books for Autumn for Elementary and Middle Grades
The Pilgrim’s First ThanksgivingOver the River and Through the WoodSarah Morton’s DayHumongous FungusIf You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620Sharing the BreadThe Thanksgiving StoryChildren of the LonghouseLittle Pilgrim’s ProgressThank you, Sarah!The Adventurous Life of Myles StandishRush Revere and the Brave PilgrimsAn Old Fashioned ThanksgivingLittle Sir Galahad
Autumn Living Books for Upper Grades
Thanksgiving: Feast and FestivalThe Landing of the Pilgrims (Landmark)First Woman Editor, Sarah J. Hale (Messner biography)Pilgrim CourageOf Plymouth PlantationBeatrix Potter: A Life in NaturePride and PrejudiceLittle WomenThe Wise Woman by MacDonaldThe Abolition of ManThrough Gates of SplendorThe Last Bookshop in London
Autumn Living Books for Family Read Alouds