Fun October Themed Books to Read to Your Kids

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

10 Fun October Books to Read to Your Kids



We love October in my family.  The leaves are changing colors and falling to the ground allowing my kiddos a satisfactory crunch with every step.  The temperature changes, so they get to wear new clothes, new hats (well new to them), shoes and jackets.  The stores add to the thrill by promoting every single holiday for the next three months. 

With all the excitement and the speed of life picking up, I tend to retreat more into the calming effects of reading time with my kids.  We have found that when we curl up with some books, the stresses of life, the business, fades away and even my youngest seems to be rejuvenated.


So I figured you all might be interested in some of our favorites this October.


October Themed Books to Read to Kids   A Feature on Children's Corner on Reading List






  1. It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse; by-Laura Numeroff   This book is just adorable!  Plus it helps to teach emotion to our kids, which is essential especially with young kids who are still learning enough words to tell us adults what they feel.
  2. Pumpkin Day, Pumpkin Night; by- Anne F Rockwell   This is a super simple read for the youngest kids in your group.  It follows a kid who goes to get a pumpkin from the patch and carves it.  It's quick, simple and cute.
  3. A Pumpkin for Pooh; by- Frank Berrios, Disney    What can I say, we love a Disney themed book over here.  As a bonus this book is all about sharing.
  4. Trick or Treat Little Critter: by- Gina Mayer, Mercer Mayer    The Little Critter stories are always fun, great vocabulary builders. They also have many words per page and illustration which allows us to start teaching some reading comprehension. This particular story  also teaches sharing, and loyalty of family.
  5. Cars The Spooky Sound; by- Melissa Lagonegro  This is an easy reader book.  Since I have a first grader we are trying to move to allowing him to read to the younger kids some.  While stretching his vocabulary, it shows that sometimes we just need to look closer instead of being scared.
  6. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!  by- Charles M Schulz   This one is simply a classic.  We have been reading it so that when the movie is on TV later this month we can make a movie night out of it.  Plus with the new Peanuts movie hitting the big screen this holiday season, we are going to have some young fans!
  7. J is for Jack'O' Lantern; by- Denise Brennan-Nelson    This adorable book has a rhyme for each letter for the season of autumn, as well as fun facts for each autumn item that is featured (pumpkins, autumn, Halloween)
  8. Five Little Pumpkins; by- Iris Van Rynbach   This story was a song I learned in preschool, and it has stuck with me all these years.  So my kids were all about the song and finger play that I could do along with the story.  Plus I am always for a counting book.
  9. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything; by- Linda Williams     Again we are enjoying this book as it is growing the vocabulary of my young reader.  It has a part that is repeated and added on to as the story goes on, which adds new words to challenge yet keeps confidence up with the repeating parts.  It's a fun story too, about being brave and resourceful.
  10. Froggy's Halloween; by- Jonathan London      This is simply a fun silly book that keeps my kiddos giggling and laughing as Froggy figures out what costume to wear for the school Halloween parade


And because I have one more that I simply love, but my kids don't realize it's a story book, I'm giving you all a BONUS:


    11. Fall Walk; by- Virginia Brimhall Snow  This book has a cute little poem that goes throughout the story, but I love it because each page has a different tree, and an enlarged leaf to help you know which leaf belongs to which tree.  I never really cared to learn the names of trees, but as my kids ask more questions, it's nice to have some answers.  Plus the back of the book gives tips on drying leaves you find on nature walks and then doing leaf rubbings.  Love a book with activities!



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What October themed books do you read with your kiddos?



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