Sunday, September 15

21 Fantastic Fall Read Alouds


21 Fantastic Fall Read Alouds


Fall is finally here! Hello cozy sweaters and apple cider! Speaking of all the great things that Autumn brings, I have complied a list of my favorite fall read alouds to share with you! Below you can explore 21 fantastic fall read alouds! I’ve attached links to these books (just click on the book) as well as youtube.com links where you can listen to someone else share these fantastic fall stories.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

The illustrations in this story are simply wonderful! I love reading this story and leading a discussing about the changing of the seasons with my students. I think it helps me come to grips that yes, Summer is really over hahaha.

Johnny Appleseed

I love reading Johnny Appleseed in the fall! Of course it fits in because it is a story about apples. However, I enjoy reading the story to teach citizenship at the start of the new school year. There are some great FREE Johnny Appleseed resources you can find on Teachers Pay Teachers by clicking here

How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? By Wendell Minor

This is such a fun story for fall! This picture book lists many imaginative things you could do with a ginormous pumpkin. I also love that it references national landmarks that I can point out to my students as we read.

Fall Mixed Up. By Bob Raczka

This is a fun read aloud that is sure to keep your students attention! Each page says or shows something out of place. Kids love sharing what it is when they see it!

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?

This one is one of my absolute favorites! This book is about a little boy named Charlie who feels self-conscious about his size. One day his teacher brings in three different sized pumpkins and asks the class to guess the seeds inside. This is a wonderful story about not judging things by the way they look. It also has some great math extension possibilities! YAY!

Fall Walk

This is a wonderful little story about a small girl exploring nature with her grandmother. I love that it highlights the different types of leaves and what they really look like.

The Leaf Man

This is good one for younger readers. The illustrations are simply wonderful! This story shares the different places leaves blow in the fall.

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves

All the feels for this one guys. This is a sweet story about a tiny fox named Fletcher who tries to save his favorite tree from the changing of the seasons.

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves

This story is always a hit with my kids! They love how silly this story is and can’t wait to predict what she will eats next!

Scarecrow By Cynthia Rylant

This is a nice fall read aloud that offers the interesting perspective of seeing the world through a scarecrows eyes.  

The Bad Apple

This is a sweet story about unusual friendships and peer pressure. Mac was always a good apple, doing exactly as he was supposed to. Until, one day he met Will the worm and learned that you can form unexpected but wonderful friendships with anyone!

Apples to Oregon

This is a tale about a little girl and her family who travel to Oregon to plant fruit trees. This is a great fall tale to use if you’re teaching westward expansion.

How to Make Apple Pie and See the World

This is a delightful story about a young girl and the adventure she embarks on collecting ingredients for an apple pie. This book takes readers all over the world as the girl gathers ingredients for her dessert.

Apple Cider Making Days

This is such a neat read aloud! This story takes readers through the steps of making apple cider. Be prepared that your students may want some after reading this story.

Apple Picking Time

This story tells of a young girl and her family during the apple harvest season. This is a great read aloud and will help to bring some cultural diversity to your fall read aloud selections.

The Apple Doll

I really like this fall read aloud for so many reasons. This story is about a girl who is nervous to go to school, so she creates a doll out of an apple to keep her company. This story is wonderful for back to school as well as discussing feelings such as nervousness and worrying.

Apples By Gail Gibbons

This is a great apple unit overview or introduction book. This story offers many interesting tid bits and facts all about apples.

The Apple Orchard Riddle

I love this fall read aloud! This is a story about a shy girl who goes on a field trip with her class to the apple orchard. While there, the teacher gives the class a riddle to solve. I wonder if your students can figure it out before it is revealed.

Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie

This is the story of Edna Lewis as a child. I love that this story highlights this amazing woman who went on to become a great chef in a time where the feat this was seldom heard of for women, yet alone an African American woman. I love me a good girl power book!

Hibernation Station

This is a good read aloud for younger readers. It reminds me of the Polar Express with the animals climbing aboard the “train” made of logs in their pajamas. The illustrations in this book are wonderful as well!

The Apple Pie That Papa Baked

This is a classic fall story with wonderful illustrations! Each page adds on to the previous with increased repetition and phrases. By the end your readers will be reciting the story along with you.


I hope you enjoy these fall themed read alouds with your students! 
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