Favorite Books for Fall


Fall is one of my favorite seasons! I LOVE opening up my bins of Fall themed books because there are just soooo many to choose from; leaves, scarecrows, apples, pumpkins and owls. It seems that this is my biggest collection of books! This collection also includes my all time absolute favorite books to read to children. I've included my 5 favorite fall books for Kindergarten below {with affiliate links}.

1. Count Down to Fall by Fran Hawk

I love this sweet little counting book! It introduces children to a variety of leaves to count from ten down to one. Each page features adorable forest animals that are getting ready for Fall. There are rhyming words on each page, too!

2. We're Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger

This story is about three children that go for a "leaf hunt". On their way they find colorful leaves from a variety of trees - maple, birch, hickory etc. There are many opportunities to add movement while reading the story like pretending to pick up the leaves, stepping "squish squash" through the forest, and rowing across a lake. You can even take a walk with your class and have them collect leaves of their own. I like to have my class sort the leaves they find on a large piece of paper. Some kids sort by color and others by type. This story is always a favorite!

3. Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

This is another wonderful book about fall leaves! I love the pictures in this book because they incorporate watercolor paintings AND real pictures of objects like bird seed, worms, leaves, branches and ribbon. This is a great opportunity to have children use leaves in their artwork!

4. There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves! by Lucille Colandro

Children just love this funny old lady who seems to swallow everything! This is one of those books that I don't put on the shelf until AFTER I read it because I want the ending to be a surprise! This story is repetitive so the children love to help say the words on each page. The are always surprised at the ending after her great big SNEEZE!

5. Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington
 
This is a simple, yet wonderful story of the life cycle of a pumpkin. A little boy plants a pumpkin seed and he waits and waits and watches it grow. The illustrations are soft and peaceful much like the garden where the pumpkin grows. It is a great lesson on nurturing a plant and having patience! I love the last page . . . after the little boy carves his pumpkin he saves six seeds . . . what do you think he'll do with them?

After reading the story I use this emergent reader with my class. It is a simple book using the sight words "see" and "the" and focuses on the life cycle of the pumpkin. It is FREE in my store:

Looking for more great ideas? Visit my friend Robin at Class of Kinders for more great Fall books!

Be sure to stop by each store for more Fall favorites!