Happy October! Although it’s still feeling like summer here in NJ, apparently it really is fall. With hopes of cooler weather, colorful leaves, and all things pumpkin, I have complied a fantastic list of children’s books for October. In addition to the list, I have added a short synopsis of each book and recommended ages. Remember to talk about what is happening on each page with your child and ask him questions.
5 Best Children’s Books for October
1. We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt
This is a wonderful and fun fall story! We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt is a spin on the classic rhyme We’re Going a Bear Hunt. The story has great rhymes and your child will love making the sound effects with you. It is also a great story for working on spatial concepts such as through, over, and under. For ages 4-8 years.
2. There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves
This is such a great series! Your child will love laughing at all the funny autumn things the old lady swallows. Once finished reading this story see if your child can recall all the items swallowed. This story is great for learning fall vocabulary. For ages 3-5 years.
3. The Roll-Away Pumpkin
The Roll-Away Pumpkin is a fall favorite! The plot is simple yet engaging. The images are creative and vibrant. The text is repetitive and follows a nice rhythm which is perfect for your child to follow along. For ages 3 and up.
4. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything is a classic Halloween story. It is a great repetitive story that allows your child to join in. There are also a lot of great sound effects that your child will love to repeat! For ages 4-8 years.
5. The Spooky Wheels on the Bus
A great Halloween twist on the classic Wheels on the Bus song. You can sing or read this story to your child. The story is also great for practicing counting one to 10. For ages 3-5 years.
Check out these fall activities to practice speech and language skills with your child.
Please comment below with your favorite children’s books for October!