One of the best ways to kick off the start of your preschool is with books, but now that fall is here, it makes sense to use October-themed books to keep your students engaged. Believe it or not, there are a lot of books that are perfect for October! Here are a few of our favorite October-themed books that will surely capture your class’s attention.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro
This fun October-themed take on the Old Lady series follows our favorite old lady as she swallows some leaves, a cat, a broom, and some more holiday favorites in the hopes of creating a truly fall-themed item. What will she put together from a pumpkin, clothes, and a rope? You’ll have to read the book to find out!
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Leaf Man is a beautifully illustrated October-themed book about a group of fallen leaves that fall to the ground in the shape of a man and come to life. See the world through the eyes of the leaves and view some gorgeous fall scenes throughout the book. Kids and adults will both enjoy this extremely fun October book.
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
This is the October-themed story of a woman who learns the value of the phrase, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” The lady finds an unwanted pumpkin and buries it in the ground, only to discover it comes back huge the next year. Now she has more pumpkins than she could ever use. What will she do with all of them? This fun book offers a transition into the season of giving.
The Little Yellow Leaf by Carin Berger
Most preschoolers will relate to the story of The Little Yellow Leaf, which is centered around a small “baby” leaf that is not ready to let go of its branch and fall to the ground. The October-themed book follows the thoughts of this tiny leaf as it finally works up its courage and moves on to the next phase of its life.
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Park
Letting go of things can be hard, but it is a necessary part of growing up. Preschoolers can relate to this in the fun October read titled aptly Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn. The book follows a young child who walks through nature, noticing all of the signs that autumn is coming. She has a talk with every flower, wind gust, and animal she sees along her trek, and then at the end of the book says goodbye to summer and is ready to adopt change.