12 Favorite Fall Books

Crisp, cool breezes blew in this weekend, as we turned our calendars to the new month.  Now that it is officially October, we can talk Fall.  It was an unusually warm September around here, and although we enjoyed some beautiful summer-like days, the new crispness of Fall is appealing.  As we bundled up these past few mornings before we headed out the door, I knew that Fall had truly arrived.

fall leaves photo

October brings Fall decorations, which at our house mostly center around Halloween.   Each year we hang a Fall wreath on the front door, add mums to the pots on our front porch, and take down our Halloween decorations from the attic.  My boys have a Halloween countdown calendar that they enthusiastically request every year on October 1.  Maybe they’re just excited for Fall, but I think it might be the candy that often fills the pockets.

Fall Books

And with our Fall decorations, come our Fall books to display on our family room bookshelves.  We have a whole tub dedicated to Fall/Halloween books, and putting those out along with our other decorations somehow always make our home feel ready for the upcoming season.

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Even though most of these books are intended for younger audiences, my sons (now 9 and 12) still enjoy reading them each year.  We don’t get all of the books out every year, but they enjoy looking through the board books and then set out their current favorites on the shelves.  Some books they read to themselves, and some they want me to read aloud to them.  I love that they still want me to read to them!

12 Fall/Halloween Favorites:

Board Books

 Oliver Finds His Way, by Phyllis Root

 Where is Baby’s Pumpkin? by Karen Katz

 Five Little Pumpkins, by Dan Yaccarino

 Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin, by Tad Hills

Preschool and Up

 Room on the Broom, by Julia Donaldson

 The Littlest Pumpkin, by R.A. Herman

 Where’s My Mummy? by Carol Crimi

 Henry and Mudge: Under the Yellow Moon, by Cynthia Rylant

 I Like Pumpkins, by Jerry Smath

Grade 3 and Up

 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Washington Irving and Will Moses

 Hallowilloween, by Calef Brown

 Frankenstein:  A Monstrous Parody, by Rick Walton and Nathan Hale


So before you pick out your pumpkins, plan your costumes, and buy your candy this year, help your family get ready for Fall and Halloween by reading a few of these seasonal favorites together!

Happy Reading!