Fall is the season for apple harvests, changing leaves, pumpkins, and cooling temperatures. These ten October-themed children’s books teach preschool kids about the fall season and Halloween.
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Read an engaging story of a “leaf man” made of colored fall leaves and his travels-he goes where the wind takes him for this fun October-themed children’s book!
Awesome Autumn: All Kinds of Fall Facts and Fun by Bruce Goldston
This non-fiction selection provides children with real-life pictures of fall trees in the forest. In addition, kids learn about animals getting ready to hibernate and how humans change what they wear in the Fall.
Little Goblins Ten by Pamela Jane and Jane Manning
This Halloween counting book is perfect for your little goblins if you’re in search of an October-themed children’s book. Count and sing along from 1-10 with favorite Halloween characters.
One Halloween Night-A Spooky Seek and Count Book by Salina Yoon
Preschool students love lift-the-flap books! As children read, they join a friendly witch and her friends as they seek out Halloween treats.
We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger
In the tradition of the well-loved bear hunt stories, kids enjoy this story/song with rhyming text. In addition, this book inspires kids to go on a leaf hunt after reading.
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro
Remember that old Lady who swallowed a fly? Well, she’s at it again. This song and story will bring on the giggles and also teach memory and recall for a delightful October-themed children’s book.
Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman
A fun witch wants a big pumpkin out of the patch to make a pie. But she can’t pull it off the vine. So her not-so-spooky friends try to help, but it’s up to a little black bat to save the day.
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda D. Williams
This children’s book is a Halloween classic filled with a story that builds with predictable text that kids not only “read along” with but also make and say sound words for onomatopoeia fun!
Fall Weather: Cooler Temperatures by Martha Rustad and Amanda Enright
This non-fiction children’s book teaches kids about how weather changes in Autumn. Using pictures and simple text, children easily understand weather and season concepts.
Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson
Kids may recognize the mouse characters in this book by author Lauren Thompson. Mouse and Minka, featured in many books of her series, discover that the fall season is full of fun activities and things to discover.
Enjoy the Autumn Season with Children’s Books
These 10 October-themed children’s books bring fun and learning to preschool classrooms during the month of October. These books are great for read-aloud and also to use with fall activities and teaching units.