Fall is in the air! Just like that the temperature dropped, pumpkin spice is back and we’re pulling out sweaters. So why not get your children or students excited for fall with some fun fall books! These books can easily be read prior to completing a fall activity or art project. Take a look at what we’ve rounded up!
For your littlest learners to Pre-K friends, try one of these spectacular books:
- Not a Pumpkin, by Susie Lee Jin, is a board book complete with picture flaps. Engage your reader by having them guess what is under the flap. Then they can use their fine motor skills to peek and see what animal was hiding underneath!
- My Pumpkin, by Lily Karr, follows a cute little monster as he is on his way to finding the nicest pumpkin worthy of becoming a jack-o-lantern. This book can be used as an intro to making your very own jack-o-lantern together. What a fun follow-up activity!
- Spooky Boo! A Halloween Adventure, by Lily Karr, takes readers on a ride through a haunted house! Readers will love the sensory aspect – mirrors, flaps and tons to touch and experience. What will they think of their first haunted house?
- The Spooky Wheels on the Bus, by Ben Mantle and J. Elizabeth Mills, is a great read-a-loud. A fall counting book is a must! Add some rhyming words and we are in business. This book has it all! After counting in the book, try going on a walk and counting fall items as you go.
PreK-2nd graders will be completely engaged when reading or listening to There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves, by Lucille Colandro. Not only will they enjoy the rhymes and try to say the words with you, but they will also find each new page more hilarious than the last. There are a ton of There Was an Old Lady Who… books so you can read them all accordingly as the year goes on!
1st-3rd graders are sure to be laughing all the way through this Halloween adventure! The Spooky Tale of Captain Underpants: The Horrifyingly Haunted Hack-a-Ween, by Meredith Rusu, is bound to get some giggles as the jokesters try a new spin on Halloween.
3rd-7th graders will love this page-turner, The Glass Witch, by Lindsay Puckett. It’s about a witch who ends up getting into a whole lot of trouble. She only has until midnight to straighten things out or else everyone will lose their magic!
With so many fantastic fall books, how will you choose? We say read them all! So curl up with some hot apple cider, a cozy blanket and some books. Is there a better way to spend a fall day? Which book will you start with? Let us know in the comments!
Wishing you well,