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

Apple Cider 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

Other Seasonal Reading Lists from Whole Family Rhythms

Waldorf-Inspired Spring Reading List

Waldorf-Inspired Summer Reading List

Waldorf-Inspired Autumn Reading List

Waldorf-Inspired Winter Reading List

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Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.


  1. Amy on September 1, 2017 at 3:35 am

    What a lovely list! As always, inspiring. Thank you Meagan!

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  6. Jess Burgess on March 29, 2019 at 7:58 am

    A lot of these titles seem focused for northern hemisphere. Have you got any recommendations specific to Southern Hemisphere?

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