I love reading fall themed books but I do not always want them to be Halloween themed. So many children do not observe Halloween as a holiday. While I think it is okay to still talk about this holiday, I try to read books that will speak to each of the students in the classroom. Also, let’s face it…if the student doesn’t celebrate Halloween–they ask a whole lot of questions when we read Halloween books. Who can blame them?
Below are my top five favorite fall/autumn read alouds. These are not the typical books that are listed in every blog post though. I try to choose books that all of my students haven’t read before coming to me.
At the bottom of this post, you will find two choice boards to use with these read alouds! Kids love to choose activities after reading these books. I give them these boards and let them pick 2 or 3 activities to do with each book.
First, the Otis books are so good and I love the illustrations! This book is a great story of how we should not judge a book by its cover or always rely on first impressions.
As I said before, I read these books (over a few weeks) and each time I read one–I give the students one of these choice boards. The students can partner up and do activities or do them independently!