It’s no secret that I LOVE books. Fall is such a fun season with so many fantastic activity possibilities. . I’m sharing with you today The Best Fall Read Alouds.
Fall is such a fun season to learn about. There are so many fun activities that can be done alongside all of the books below. The first few books in the list are about fall in general and then books about squirrels and acorns and then a few scarecrow books. We share all our favorite books about fall leaves here in this post.
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the best fall read alouds
Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn by Kenard Pak
In this book, you follow a young girl as she takes a walk through the forest and town, greeting all the signs of the coming season. In a series of conversations with every flower and creature and gust of wind, she says good-bye to summer and welcomes autumn.
Pete the Cat Falling for Autumn by James Dean
Pete the Cat isn’t sure about the changing of the seasons from summer to autumn. But when he discovers corn mazes, hayrides, and apple picking, Pete realizes there’s so much to enjoy and be thankful for about autumn.
Hello, Fall by Deborah Diesen
A grandfather and his granddaughter welcome fall in this sweet, whimsical story about finding beauty and wonder in every moment. The illustrations are are the highlight of this book.
In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes
This book has a thoughtful/thought-provoking storyline, fall vocabulary, and is calming. The illustrations are gorgeous and truly make you feel like you’re in a late fall day.
Mouse’s First Fall by Lauren Thompson
Mouse’s First Fall is a beautifully illustrated, simple story about a mouse experiencing his first Fall. The book encourages children to look at the colors and shapes of the leaves and think about the sounds the dry leaves make as they are stepped upon. It’s a great introduction to the Fall season!
Little Fox’s Surprise by Trace Moroney
Little Red Fox is missing from the Annual Fall Fair and he leaves clues for Big Red Fox to find him. Friends like Little Squirrel, Little Bunny, etc help Big Red Fox look for Little Red Fox. There’s a glimpse of him in each picture; a bit of tail, a sock… fun for the students to try to *find* him in each scene.
We have a literacy snack and FREE printable to go along with Little Fox’s Surprise too. Click here to check it out.
Sophie’s Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller
This book is the perfect mix of heart and humor. It’s fun to have a story about an unusual vegetable that’s associated with fall dinners. But the story also connects to other themes like attachments, winter, and the miracle of growing things.
Because of an Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer
Because of an acorn, a tree grows, a bird nests, a seed becomes a flower. This is a perfect book to illustrate the vital connections between the layers of the ecosystem. The book makes it easy for little learners to understand the cycle and how everything works together.
See our snack idea and grab the FREE printable that goes along with this book here.
Little Acorn by IglooBooks
This book teaches in a very nice way about how an acorn becomes a tree, the rhymes are short but very captivating, and the pictures are so colorful and beautiful
Your students will have fun making our acorn craft to go along with these stories. It also comes with writing prompt pages too!
The Golden Acorn by Katy Hudson
Squirrel takes off at full speed through the autumn leaves. But slam on the brakes, because this year The Golden Nut Hunt race is a team event. Squirrel reluctantly enlists her friends and is not impressed. In the end, this book proves that winning isn’t everything, talks about friendship, teamwork, and forgiveness
Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri
This is a super cute book about a very busy squirrel getting ready for the winter. The words are simple and illustrations are bright and beautiful.
The Scarecrow by Beth Ferry
This is a sweet book about a scarecrow that scares off all of the animals but befriends a black crow and in turn the crows family comes to live with him in the end.
Here’s a fun scarecrow craft with writing prompts that goes nicely along with the book too. You can see it here on TPT.
Otis and the Scarecrow by Loren Long
This is a great book about a scarecrow being introduced to the farm and him looking sour. The story is good at demonstrating how to be a friend to someone who doesn’t conform to normal expectations, and helping the other farm friends accept the new friend on the farm.
Here’s another scarecrow activity that you may like to go along with these last two scarecrow books too. You can grab it here for FREE.
Do you have any other books you like to read with your little learners for fall?
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