Scarecrow Books

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Are you celebrating the turning of the seasons and welcoming cooler weather?


We are loving this beautiful fall weather and gorgeous changing leaves. One way we are celebrating is to read books about scarecrows!


Here is a fun book list for autumn that is all about scarecrows!

The Scarecrow’s Hat

A resourceful chicken seeks the help of her farm animal friends to solve a problem, while giving something of herself along the way.

The Little Scarecrow Boy

This treasured picture book tells the tale of a little scarecrow boy and the lessons he learns from his scarecrow father about the worlduntil he decides to test his knowledge and himself.


Scarecrows. They perch high above gardens and fields, with borrowed coats and button eyes and pie-pan hands that glint in the sun. But what else is there to know about them?

The Scarecrow by Gina Thompson

It sure is dull staring at endless fields of corn all day, but it’s worse if you’re a scarecrow! Fuzzy Fred might be scary on the outside, but all he really wants is a friend.

The Scarecrow’s Dance

Jane Yolen introduces us to the fickle scarecrow, who decides to leave his station and dance away the fall night.

Scarecrow Magic

After nightfall, Scarecrow and friends have a playtime adventure! Scarecrow plays by the light of the moon.

Barn Dance!

In an old farmhouse, bathed in the light of a full moon, a young boy creeps to his bedroom window and looks outside. Was that a voice he just heard, or the hooting of an owl?

Otis and the Scarecrow

On the farm where Otis the tractor lives, the farmer has introduced someone new—a scarecrow to shoo away the pesky crows. But when Otis and the animals greet the scarecrow with friendly smiles, the scarecrow’s frown never leaves his face.

Lonely Scarecrow

A lonely scarecrow, ignored and feared by everyone because of his flapping coat and jagged metal mouth, is covered by a thick blanket of snow. Before long, he is transformed into a jolly snowman.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard…clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap.

The Scared Scarecrow

The Scared Scarecrow can only stand still on his perch. He finds Scarecrow School so hard, especially after being bullied. Will he find courage?


Meet one scarecrow who’s scared of everything in this uplifting picture book about fear and friendship.


More Book lists!

Picture Books about Autumn Leaves

Autumn Books for Kids

Halloween Books

Thanksgiving Books


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