Waldorf and Nature-Inspired Autumn Reading List

Although all of these book selections are appropriate for Early Childhood, some are aimed at the younger children (ages 2-6) and others are more appropriate for children ages 4-7- depending on parental discretion and attention spans.


Autumn Feels

Autumn by Gerda Muller

Autumn Making Days by Ann Purmell

The Bold Boy by Malachy Doyle

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak

Thanking the Moon by Grace Lin

Fall Leaves by Loretta Holland

Woody Hazel and Little Pip by Elsa Beskow

The Wind Children by Sibylle Von Olfers

When the Wind Stops by Charlotte Zolotow

Wild Child by Lynn Plourde

The Apple Cake by Nienke van Hichtum

Harvest Time

Christopher’s Harvest Time by Elsa Beskow

Hello Harvest Moon by Ralph Fletcher

The Gigantic Turnip

Apple Picking Time by Michele Benoit Slawson

Mrs. McNosh and the Great big Squash by Sarah Weeks



Saint George and the Dragon retold by Margaret Hodges

Brave Margaret An Irish Adventure by Robert B San Souci

Room on the Broom by Julie Donaldson

Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

Moonlight the Halloween Cat by Cynthia Rylant

The Vanishing Pumpkin by Tony Johnston

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams


Giving Thanks – A Native American Good Morning Message by Chief Jake Swamp

Squanto’s Journey by Joseph Bruchac

The Very First Americans by Cara Ashrose

City Green by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan 


Adult Autumnal Reading

The Harvest Craft Book by Thomas Berger
Celebrating the Great Mother by Cait Johnson
Mabon by Diane Rajchel
Book Recommendations for Harvest Time, Halloween, Samhain, Michaelmas and Thanksgiving

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