10 Great Harvest Books for Kids

Is it just me, or is Halloween getting spookier and more ghoulish every year? I had to shield my preschooler’s eyes from the gory displays when I walked into my local big box hardware store last week! Fortunately, there are sweet and fun alternatives to Halloween that we can enjoy with our little ones this time of year: pumpkins, hay rides, apple cider, changing leaves and everything that comes with the harvest season!

Reading with our kids also can help them focus on the good things about this time of year – not the creepy! Here’s a list of some of our favorite books to celebrate God’s goodness and blessings through the harvest. Check out the collection below and save up to 60% off select books! ~ Jaime Guthals, FaithGateway Family

10 Great Harvest Books for Children

NEW in 2018! Bear Picks a Pumpkin is the perfect board book to snuggle up with in the fall. The whimsical, rhyming text tells the story of Bear on a quest to find the perfect pumpkin. Will he choose a tall one?… A tiny one?… One with stripes?… Read along and find out which pumpkin Bear (and his friends) will choose! Read more…

NEW in 2018! Candy Apple Blessings is a cheery seasonal board book that explores the many reasons we love fall! Including a charming embellished cover and whimsical art, this book follows some animal friends as they celebrate the best parts of autumn. Read more…

This die-cut board book features adorable art and combines the popular bedtime theme with holiday placement. Sleepy little Milo, in his oversized pumpkin costume, is making the rounds at the harvest party with his friends. It’s time to go home, but he wants to enjoy every game at the fall fair before the night is over! Read more…

Celebrate the harvest season with the bestselling Precious Moments®characters. Full of the beloved artwork and timeless messages of gratitude, Happy Harvest is a sweet reminder to enjoy every season together. As the leaves change and fields yield their fruit, it is time to celebrate a Happy Harvest with all of God’s creation! Talk with your children about God’s beautiful world in autumn and all the joys it holds—falling leaves, big round pumpkins, warm cider, and crackling fires that bring us closer together. This charming board book will remind you of all your favorite aspects of the harvest season and invite you and your children to thank God for His abundant provision. Read more…

Little ones will delight in the wonders of this special time of year and learn to be thankful to God for His blessings. Colorful pumpkins, crunching leaves, crisp breezes—celebrate the abundance of the harvest season through charming illustrations and sweet rhymes that are perfect for young hearts. Read more…

It’s fall and there are blessings all around us, especially in the pumpkin patch! Children will love the sweet rhyming text by Kim Washburn and the whimsical illustrations by Jacqueline East as they take in the fun of the fall season and remember how much they have to be grateful for.  Read more…

Small children will eagerly open this pumpkin-shaped board book to discover the delightful story and colorful illustrations, by artist Claudine Gévry. Using sing-song rhyme, author Crystal Bowman describes a fun fall tradition—carving a pumpkin face. But she adds a twist that helps preschoolers grasp the concept of God’s life-changing love for them. Just like we scoop out the inside a pumpkin, God makes us clean on the inside too. Read more…

Autumn is a beautiful time of year, and the folks of Bear Country are looking forward to everything the season brings. So when the Chapel in the Woods holds its first ever Harvest Festival, people gather at Farmer Ben’s for a wonderful time of family, friends, fun, and praising God for his gifts. Read more…

The Pumpkin Patch Parable illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God’s transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light. Liz Curtis Higgs created this parable as a way to share the Good News with her own precious children each harvest season . . . and now with children everywhere. Read more…

Get the board book version of this great kids book for Fall, perfect for tiny hands. Read more…

Little ones will love seeing all of God’s blessings of fall in this sweet rhyming story with snuggly animal families happy in their fall activities. Pumpkin patches, apple harvests, leaves that change color, hayrides, warm beverages, cozy clothes—God Bless Our Fallhighlights all the wonderful things families get to enjoy together when the air turns crisp and cool. Read more…

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Your Turn

We’d love to hear about any books or activities that you do with your family during Autumn. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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