Fall Children’s Book Trends

By Caroline O'Connor | October 26 2020 | AdultsblogChildren'sGeneralGift

What’s on the rise in Children’s books you may ask? Take a look below.

 

 

  • Fall Picture Books: Check out all of our adorable Fall Picture Books! Featuring a new array of lovable and unforgettable characters.

  • Holidays: Make the holidays extra special this year! Take some time with your family for holiday activities or to learn about a different culture and what traditions they may have this time of year.

  • Activity Books: Keep little ones busy over winter break! Our list has tons of educational and fun workbooks to keep kids distracted and entertained.

  • Mindfulness: Help children come to terms with the changing environment around them through breathwork, yoga, and discussion of their own feelings.

  • New and Bestselling Board Books: Board Books continue to become increasingly popular in the gift market. Perfect for subbing in for a card, a stocking stuffer, or for gifting on a budget! So many new and classic board books to choose from.


Elf
The Classic Illustrated Storybook
978-1-68369-220-1
The beloved holiday movie starring Will Ferrell is now a Pop Classics picture book!
$18.99 US
Oct 06, 2020
9 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Quirk Books
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

LEGO Winter Wonderland Ultimate Sticker Book
With More than 100 Festive LEGO® Stickers!
DK
978-1-4654-9208-1
Enjoy the holiday season with this festive LEGO sticker book!Visit a magical LEGO Winter Wonderland. From ice-skating minifigures and twinkling trees to excited elves and even a furry Yeti, get in the festive spirit with more than 100 LEGO stickers. The perfect gift for children for the holiday season!©2020 The LEGO Group
$6.99 US
Sep 29, 2020
8-1/2 x 11
Paperback
16 Pages
DK Children
Age 5-7 years
Grades K-2

What We'll Build
Plans For Our Together Future
978-0-593-20675-1
An instant New York Times bestseller! From Oliver Jeffers, world-renowned picture book creator and illustrator of The Crayons' Christmas, comes a gorgeously told father-daughter story and companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller Here We Are!
$19.99 US
Oct 06, 2020
9-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
48 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 4-8 years
Preschool - 3

The Highlights Book of Things to Do
Discover, Explore, Create, and Do Great Things
978-1-68437-642-1
The Highlights Book of Things to Do is the essential book of pure creativity and inspiration. Kids ages seven and up will find hundreds of ways to build, play, experiment, craft, cook, dream, think, and become outstanding citizens of the world.
$24.99 US
Sep 22, 2020
7-1/2 x 10
Hardcover
384 Pages
Highlights Press
Age 7 and up
Grade 2 & Up

Be
My Mindfulness Journal
978-0-593-23180-7
From the award-winning design firm behind Me: A Compendium comes a journal that teaches kids how to stay calm and develop confidence with mindful activities, bright art, and playful thought-starters.
$14.99 US
Nov 17, 2020
6-1/2 x 9
Stationery & Accessories
64 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age 5-9 years
Grades K-4

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's 8 Nights of Chanukah
978-0-593-22608-7
Celebrate Chanukah with The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
$9.99 US
Oct 13, 2020
6 x 8
Board Book
16 Pages
World of Eric Carle
Age 1-3 years
Up to Preschool

Happy Kwanzaa Mad Libs
978-0-593-09401-3
Time to light the PLURAL NOUN and celebrate Kwanzaa with your family, closest friends, and Mad Libs.
$4.99 US
Oct 13, 2020
5-1/4 x 8-3/8
Paperback
48 Pages
Mad Libs
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

Christmas Cards Mad Libs
Fun Cards to Fill Out and Send
978-0-593-22209-6
Mad Libs is the world's greatest word game and a great gift for anyone who likes to laugh! Write in the missing words on each page to create and mail your own hilariously funny Christmas cards (complete with stickers and address areas for mailing). Christmas Cards Mad Libs makes sending out holiday greetings a total NOUN.
$6.99 US
Oct 13, 2020
6-1/4 x 10
Paperback
48 Pages
Mad Libs
Age 8-12 years
Grades 3-7

A Polar Bear in the Snow
978-1-5362-0396-7
A majestic polar bear heads out on a mysterious walk in a dazzling, playful collaboration from an exciting pair of picture-book creators.Follow a magnificent polar bear through a fantastic world of snow and shockingly blue sea. Over the ice, through the water, past Arctic animals and even a human . . . where is he going? What does he want? Acclaimed author Mac Barnett’s narration deftly balances suspense and emotion, as well as poignant, subtle themes, compelling us to follow the bear with each page turn. Artist Shawn Harris’s striking torn-paper illustrations layer white-on-white hues, with bolts of blue and an interplay of shadow and light, for a gorgeous view of a stark yet beautiful landscape. Simple and thought-provoking, illuminating and intriguing, this engaging picture book will have readers pondering the answer to its final question long after the polar bear has continued on his way.
$17.99 US
Oct 13, 2020
8-1/4 x 11
Hardcover
40 Pages
Candlewick
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

Breathing Makes It Better
A Book for Sad Days, Mad Days, Glad Days, and All the Feelings In-Between
978-1-61180-469-0
An engaging and interactive story showing children ages 3-6 the power of breath when dealing with new and difficult emotions.
$16.95 US
Oct 01, 2019
9 x 9
Hardcover
36 Pages
Bala Kids
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

LEGO Star Wars Holiday Sticker Book
978-0-7440-3088-4
A 24-page sticker book packed with fun, facts, and more than 200 LEGOⓇ Star Wars stickers from the brand-new LEGO Star Wars holiday episode and LEGO Star Wars 2020 Advent Calendar.
$6.99 US
Oct 20, 2020
8-1/2 x 11
Paperback
24 Pages
DK Children
Age 5-7 years
Grades K-2

Professor Astro Cat's Outer Space Flash Cards
50 Stellar Questions to Boost Your Knowledge About the Universe: Card Games
978-0-525-57703-4
Based on the hit cult book Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space, these out-of-this-world flash cards are fun and educational for parents and kids alike!
$14.99 US
Sep 15, 2020
4 x 5-3/4
Cards
50 Pages
Clarkson Potter
Age 7-10 years
Grades 2-5

How Do I Feel?
A little guide to my emotions
DK
978-0-7440-2144-8
The characters Happiness, Anger, Sadness and Pride are here to teach your little ones how to recognize emotions and name their feelings.
$6.99 US
Jun 09, 2020
7-1/16 x 7-1/16
Board Book
16 Pages
DK Children
Age 3-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

She Persisted Around the World
13 Women Who Changed History
978-0-593-20414-6
The companion to Chelsea Clinton & Alexandra Boiger's #1 New York Times bestseller, She Persisted. Perfect for tiny activists, mini feminists and little kids who are ready to take on the world. Now abridged as a board book for our youngest feminists and activists!
$9.99 US
Oct 20, 2020
5-1/2 x 7
Board Book
32 Pages
Philomel Books
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool

Happy Hair
978-0-593-17333-6
African American girls and their beautiful hair are celebrated in this bright, joyful read-together book that will have girls everywhere repeating the chorus: "I love being me!"
$7.99 US
Oct 13, 2020
6 x 7-1/2
Board Book
28 Pages
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool

Creature Features: Dinosaurs
978-1-5362-1504-5
Each page in this book is bursting with unusual creatures from the time of dinosaurs, all united by a common characteristic. From wonderful wings to terrific teeth, from tyrannosaurs to ancient turtles, this eclectic collection celebrates the diversity and similarities of the dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. Guaranteed to fascinate budding paleontologists.
$17.99 US
Oct 06, 2020
9-1/4 x 11-13/16
Board Book
24 Pages
Big Picture Press
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

Victor
978-1-78269-285-0
The stunningly illustrated story of a hunter who decides to change his ways after he dreams of being a cheetah
$18.95 US
Nov 17, 2020
8-7/8 x 13
Hardcover
48 Pages
Pushkin Children's Books
Age 0-3 years
Up to Preschool

How Big Is Love?
978-1-5362-1544-1
“Before you came I did not know just how big love can be. Love’s wider than the ocean, it’s deeper than the sea.” Does love have a size? A family of ducks celebrates the boundless affection between them in Emma Dodd’s gentle rhyming ode to unconditional love.
$14.99 US
Dec 08, 2020
7-7/8 x 7-7/8
Hardcover
24 Pages
Templar
Age 2-5 years
Up to Kindergarten

The Purple Puffy Coat
978-1-5362-0497-1
Beetle gives Stick Bug an attention-grabbing coat for his birthday—but is that what Stick Bug really wants? A delightful story about friends learning to understand each other.It’s almost Stick Bug’s birthday, and his fashionable friend Beetle can’t wait to give him his present—a purple puffy coat! The coat draws a lot of attention and makes Stick Bug really stick out in the crowd. Beetle thinks that’s terrific! He brings Stick Bug all over town, happily boasting and bragging (while Stick Bug waits behind a tree, in a pile of leaves, or under a bench). Oh, dear—maybe Stick Bug isn’t as wild about the purple puffy coat as Beetle is! What can the two friends do? Charming illustrations bring to life both characters’ endearing struggles in this warm and humorous story about learning to pay attention to what makes your friend happy rather than what makes you happy.
$16.99 US
Nov 10, 2020
8-7/8 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Candlewick
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2

Wreck This Picture Book
978-0-593-11102-4
An Indie Next List Selection Keri Smith, creator of the mega-bestselling Wreck This Journal, now brings her imagination and inspiration to children with this picture book that explores the very active experience of reading.
$17.99 US
Nov 03, 2020
7-3/4 x 10-1/5
Hardcover
64 Pages
Dial Books
Age 5-8 years
Grades K-3

Find Fergus
978-1-9848-4902-1
"Think of it as a Where's Waldo? book if Waldo were really, really bad at hiding." - author/illustrator Mike Boldt's pitch for Find Fergus.
$17.99 US
Nov 03, 2020
8-1/2 x 11
Hardcover
36 Pages
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years
Preschool - 2