The leaves are turning golden, and the air is gaining that crisp edge -- it's that magical time of year again!
It's time to warm up your cocoa because I've got your autumn book club picks for kids of all ages. We're talking stories that'll make you forget about everything on your to-do list (for a hot minute, at least) and dive headfirst into adventures that'll leave you turning pages faster than a squirrel stashing acorns.
So, grab a blanket, snag your comfiest spot, and cozy up with these fantastic reads. Then, invite the friends over for an autumn-inspired book club that's the highlight of the season. Trust me, even the pumpkins will be jealous of the fun you're about to have!
Why should your kids discover these fabulous book club picks this fall?
The autumn season sets the stage for stories that whisk you away to enchanted worlds, befriend quirky characters, and leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling. These cozy autumn books aren't just tales; they're adventures waiting to be had and friends waiting to be met.
From the heartwarming Lost and Found Cat, perfect for teaching young ones about kindness and compassion, to the spine-tingling A House With A Clock In Its Walls, offering a dash of spooky fun, these books to read this fall are as diverse as the colors of autumn leaves. So, whether you have a daring middle-schooler or a seasoned high school reader, there's a story that's bound to become an autumn favorite.
And hey, if you're feeling adventurous, gather your family and friends for your very own book club, and let the discussions begin! After all, what's cozier than sharing a great read with friends on a chilly autumn day?
Here are our Autumn Book Club Picks for Kids in Elementary
As the autumn leaves paint the world in their fiery hues, this delightful lineup of handpicked reads is tailored for your young learners. These books offer not only captivating stories but also valuable lessons that align perfectly with the season of change.
So, get ready to transform your homeschooling space into a haven of imagination and exploration. With these cozy autumn books, you'll provide your children with stories and rich educational experiences that will leave a lasting impact. Let's dive into this fall book list and make this autumn a season of unforgettable learning!
The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis and S.D. Schindler
With rhythmic prose and lively illustrations, The Runaway Pumpkin invites young readers on a rollicking autumn adventure. This delightful story of a runaway pumpkin and the imaginative efforts to catch it will leave children laughing and eagerly anticipating their own autumn escapades.
Don't miss out on our online book club for this picture book! With rabbit trails of exploration, engaging hands-on activities, and a festive party school, your child will dive deeper into this delightful story and build strong comprehension skills.
The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola
Set against the backdrop of the American Southwest, this enchanting tale weaves together the magic of a young artist and the changing landscapes of autumn. As the young protagonist seeks to discover their unique artistic voice, readers are treated to vivid imagery and a powerful lesson about embracing one's creativity.
Take your child's literary journey to new heights with our online book club! Discover rabbit trails of knowledge, hands-on activities, and a celebratory party school that will bring this enchanting tale to life in a whole new way.
Lost and Found Cat by Doug Kuntz and Amy Shrodes
In this heartwarming true story, children follow the incredible journey of a lost cat and the strangers who come together to reunite it with its family.
Against the backdrop of autumn's changing colors, this tale of compassion and community beautifully illustrates the season's themes of togetherness and finding comfort in unexpected places.
Ready to enhance your child's reading adventure? Our online book club offers a treasure trove of resources! Dive into rabbit trails of discovery, hands-on activities, and a celebratory party school to make this heartwarming tale an unforgettable learning experience.
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
As the seasons change, young readers can join the unforgettable friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a wise spider named Charlotte. This timeless classic beautifully captures the bittersweet essence of autumn, reminding us of the transformative power of friendship, sacrifice, and the circle of life.
Elevate your child's reading experience with our online book club! Explore rabbit trails of learning, interactive activities, and a lively party school to create a memorable encounter with this timeless classic.
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
In this captivating adventure, two siblings embark on a mysterious journey through the Metropolitan Museum of Art. With autumnal New York City as their backdrop, readers are taken on a thrilling quest filled with art, history, and self-discovery.
Enhance your child's literary journey with our online book club! Delve into rabbit trails of discovery, engaging activities, and a celebratory party school that will make this adventure through the Metropolitan Museum of Art an educational delight.
Here are our Autumn Book Club Picks for Kids in Middle School
Get ready to embark on an epic journey through the pages of some seriously awesome books. This collection of top-notch autumn reads is tailored perfectly for this dynamic age group. These tales are like bridges to other worlds, where every chapter holds new mysteries and profound discoveries. So, gather 'round, get comfy, and let's dive into these captivating stories that are bound to make this fall season unforgettable for your middle schooler!
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle
As the days grow shorter and the world takes on a touch of magic, A Wrinkle in Time whisks readers away on an extraordinary inter-dimensional adventure. With its blend of science fiction and fantasy, this classic novel invites young minds to ponder the mysteries of the universe while exploring themes of courage, love, and the battle between light and dark.
Elevate your middle schooler's reading experience with our online book club! From engaging rabbit trails of exploration to hands-on activities that deepen comprehension, our guides will transform this science-fantasy adventure into an interactive learning journey.
Enola Holmes: Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
Autumn brings with it a sense of mystery, and there's no better time for young sleuths to dive into the world of Enola Holmes, the brilliant younger sister of the famous detective. Set in Victorian England, this series combines clever deduction with themes of independence and female empowerment, making it an excellent read for the season.
Unlock a world of learning with our online book club! Dive into rabbit trails of historical discovery, hands-on activities that connect with the story, and a celebratory party school to mark the end of this thrilling mystery. Plus, delve into grammar and writing projects for a comprehensive educational experience.
The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
In this beautifully written novel, readers are transported to the autumnal forests of Lake Superior, where they follow the life of a young Ojibwa girl named Omakayas. Rich with cultural insights and vivid descriptions of nature, this book offers a poignant exploration of family, tradition, and resilience.
Enhance your middle schooler's literary adventure with our online book club! Navigate through rabbit trails of cultural exploration, interactive activities, and a festive party school to make this journey alongside the Omakayas a rich and educational experience. Plus, dive into grammar and writing projects for a well-rounded learning opportunity.
The House With A Clock In Its Walls by John Bellairs
As the nights grow longer and shadows deepen, The House With A Clock In Its Walls introduces readers to a world of gothic mystery and magic. Set in a creaky mansion with a secret, this tale is perfect for those seeking a spine-tingling adventure that mirrors the eerie beauty of autumn.
Take your middle schooler's reading experience to the next level with our online book club! Explore rabbit trails of spooky discoveries, hands-on activities to deepen comprehension, and a lively party school to celebrate the conclusion of this gothic mystery. Plus, engage in grammar and writing projects for a comprehensive learning adventure.
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Autumn is a time of reflection, and in this poignant coming-of-age story, readers accompany a young boy on his journey of love, loss, and the unbreakable bond between a boy and his two faithful hounds. Set against the backdrop of the Ozark Mountains, this novel beautifully captures the changing seasons and the enduring power of friendship.
Maximize your middle schooler's literary journey with our online book club! Follow rabbit trails of exploration, hands-on activities that connect with the story, and a celebratory party school to mark the end of this touching tale. Plus, delve into grammar and writing projects for a well-rounded educational experience.
Here are our Autumn Book Club Picks for Kids in High School
It's time to set sail on a grand literary voyage through the pages of some truly extraordinary books. We've thoughtfully curated a selection of autumn reads for the inquisitive minds and discerning tastes of high school students. These books are like keys to unlock worlds of wisdom, where every chapter holds profound revelations and intellectual treasures. So, check out these stories that will make this autumn a season of deep learning and discovery.
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
With its exploration of life, death, and the boundaries of science, Frankenstein is a perfect companion for the contemplative atmosphere of autumn. This classic tale prompts readers to ponder the ethical and existential questions that arise when humanity confronts the unknown.
Elevate your high schooler's literary experience with our online book club! From thought-provoking rabbit trails of exploration to hands-on activities that deepen comprehension, our guides will transform Mary Shelley's masterpiece into a dynamic and comprehensive learning journey.
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
As the world transitions from the warmth of summer to the cool embrace of autumn, Malala's inspiring memoir serves as a reminder of the power of courage and education. Her story sheds light on her personal journey and ignites a spark for change and activism in readers.
Unlock a world of insight with our online book club! Dive into rabbit trails of global understanding, hands-on activities that resonate with the narrative, and a celebratory party school of Malala's inspiring journey. Engage in critical thinking questions, grammar, and writing projects for a comprehensive educational experience.
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Set against the backdrop of post-colonial India, Midnight's Children weaves a tapestry of magical realism and historical fiction. As the autumn leaves fall, readers will be transported to a world of fantastical events and vivid characters, providing a thought-provoking examination of identity and history.
Enhance your high schooler's literary adventure with our online book club! Navigate through rabbit trails of historical exploration, interactive activities, and a festive party school to make Salman Rushdie's intricate tale a rich and educational experience. Engage in critical thinking questions, grammar, and writing projects for a well-rounded learning opportunity.
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
With its eerie moors and chilling mystery, this Sherlock Holmes novel is tailor-made for the season. As the fog rolls in and the nights grow longer, readers will be captivated by the enigmatic tale of the spectral hound and the deductive genius of Holmes and Watson.
Take your high schooler's reading experience to new heights with our online book club! Explore rabbit trails of deductive reasoning, hands-on activities to deepen comprehension, and a lively party school to celebrate the conclusion of Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic mystery. Engage in critical thinking questions, grammar, and writing projects for a comprehensive learning adventure.
Whether you're a parent guiding your homeschooler or a student embarking on a solo adventure, these books hold the power to transport you to worlds of wonder, wisdom, and imagination. And if you're looking to take the experience to the next level, consider joining our online book clubs. With rabbit trails of discovery, hands-on activities, party schools, and engaging projects, we're here to make every page-turn an educational celebration.
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Hi, I’m Dachelle. I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 in the South. I love chocolate and have been known to hide it from my children. I can often be found reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. I blog, here, at HideTheChocolate.com when I’m not creating book clubs and making lists…lots and lots of lists (it’s an addiction). Learn more…