Fun reading list for fall

With autumn just around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of atmospheric books to help your learners celebrate the changing seasons, hone literacy skills, and find joy in reading. 

This fall reading list is curated by our friends at And to help children reflect on what they’ve read and sharpen their comprehension skills, check out these worksheets from reading resources

Talk About Texts – PreK-1

Children partner up to tell each other about the books they’ve read. Afterwards, they get to draw what their friend shared! 

Chapter Bubbles – Grade 2

Students can quickly jot down notes about each chapter in this fun bubbly format. It ensures that they’ll have their facts straight for any summary reports. 

Graphic Organizer: Cause & Effect – Grades 3-5

As your child begins reading longer chapter books, this chart will help them organize their thoughts and understand cause and effect relationships. 

Using a Chart to Compare Books in a Series – Grade 5

This worksheet guides learners through discovering similarities and differences between books in a series. 

Writing a Bibliography – Grade 6 and up

As children advance in their schooling, they’ll need to learn how to cite sources. This is a great introduction to writing a bibliography. 

Fall book list

Books for young readers 

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford: A Labrador retriever, a bull terrier, and a Siamese cat team up together through the Canadian wilderness as they search for their beloved families. 

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Laura and her family learn how to live in the forest in their cozy log cabin. Follow along as they bring in the harvest and get ready for winter. 

Wild Wings by Gill Lewis: A heartwarming story about two friends who work together to protect an endangered osprey they’ve named Isis. Travel to Scotland and Africa right from your armchair. 

Books for advanced readers

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling: For a perfect back-to-school September read, join wizards Harry, Ron, and Hermione as they enter the magical world of Hogwarts.  

The Next Great Paulie Fink by Ali Benjamin: Caitlyn is the new girl at a small rural school where her classmates are always talking about some kid named Paulie Fink. She organizes a contest to see who can live up to this legendary prankster. 

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill: As an abandoned child, Luna was adopted by a witch who accidentally fed her moonlight instead of starlight. This gave her magical powers that she tries to control while learning about her origins.