Fall is just so much fun in the elementary classroom! I love reading ALL the amazing picture books related to fall during September and October. Here are a few of our favorite fall read-aloud books for the elementary classroom.
Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert
Leaf Man is a classic autumn tale that incorporates the beauty of nature and our imagination. The pictures in this book are beautiful and made from real fall leaves! Perfect for us down here in Florida who don’t get to see fall leaves often. This story is best suited for K-2 students. Get your copy here.
The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry
I can almost guarantee you have heard this story at some point. It is beloved and one of my favorite reads all fall long. This sweet story is centered around friendship. It is applicable to any age and brings about great talking points for a class discussion around its main ideas. You can find this book here.
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll
How many pumpkin books is too many during the fall? The answer is there are never enough! This story is not only about pumpkins but also a tale of friendship and problem solving. It has somewhat of a surprising ending too! I love this one for K-2 students. Get your copy here.
The Season’s of Arnolds Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons
I love to begin our fall stories and learning with an apple week! We taste apples/apple products, learn about the life cycle of the apple tree, and read about Johnny Appleseed. The kids always LOVE this fun and engaging week as much as me! This Gail Gibbons classic apple story is perfect to introduce the seasons of an apple tree and the delicious treats you can make from apples to any age students! You can find this book here.
Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden by George Levenson
This book is wonderful to use when teaching about the pumpkin life cycle! It’s realistic pictures of real pumpkins and their parts are perfect to show students an up close look at all things pumpkin growth. This book can be used at a variety of ages, and would be great for an independent research project. You can find this book here.
It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz
I just can’t leave this classic book off of my fall favorites list! You probably already know the story yourself, but here is a quick summary just in case. Linus insists on waiting for the Great Pumpkin every year on Halloween Night. This year, Sally decides to stay with him. The whole Peanuts gang learns that even Halloween can be full of laugher and love. Find a copy here.
What are some of your favorite fall read aloud books? I would love to hear about them!
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