If you haven’t figured it out by now reading my blog, I LOVE picture books! I truly believe there is a picture book for every need a primary teacher has. Fall has begun, the seasons are changing-there’s a book for that.
Here are some of my favorite fall picture books.
Little Boo (affilate link) is a fiction story about a little seed who grows into a pumpkin! It’s a fun story to read if you are studying the life cycle of a pumpkin.
The pictures are exquisite and colorful. I love the perspective of this book, showing the life cycle from the view of the seed.
How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? (affiliate link) is the perfect introduction to adjectives and shades of meaning. The entire book is filled with adjectives for the word”big”. It’s a great introduction to synonyms.
The pictures show good detail of each adjective for “big”. In my class, we enjoy picking our top 3 or 4 favorite synonyms for “big”, writing them in sequential order (from smallest to biggest), and drawing pictures to match!
Are you studying bats? Then Nightsong (affiliate link) is perfect for you! A very sweet story about a little bat who’s mom pushes him out of the nest to fly at night. The little bat is scared, but realizes by using his senses, he really can “see”!
The pictures are beautiful with their pitch black background.
A favorite for Halloween day in the classroom is Click, Clack, Boo! (affiliate link). The animals on Farmer Brown’s farm are up to their usual shenanigans and having a Halloween party.
I love to do a simple directed drawing and summary (for a freebie click HERE). But this book is also a gem for teaching onomatopoeias! Look at those crunchy words.
The most perfect Halloween adjective book you ever did see! Go Away, Big Green Monster! (affiliate link).
We love doing a directed drawing and a bubble map for our monster. Then we write, write, write! Check out my blog post for that here.
Creepy Carrots (affiliate link) might just creep you out (in a cute way). A little bunny likes to eat carrots, but he’s taking them from somewhere he shouldn’t.
He starts thinking those carrots are following him and through these gorgeous black and white pictures there are spots of orange. Although this isn’t exactly a fall picture book, the coloring and idea reminders me Halloween. There is also the cutest little craft too, from Tiffany Gannon.
Let’s talk about my FAVORITE fall book! This one can be saved until after Halloween. This is the perfect transition book between Halloween and Thanksgiving. The Ugly Pumpkin (affiliate link) is about a little pumpkin, who doesn’t get picked for Halloween.
This book sure tugs on the heart strings. It touches on acceptance and kindness in an unexpected way. If you want to read more about this book click here. I also have a literacy pack with this book here.
Need more than just fall picture books? Check out my fall Pinterest board for more ideas.