12 Fall & Halloween Books for Young Children

Ahhhhhhh. Fall. How I love Fall. From the cool, crisp weather to the changing leaves to the Pumpkin Spice Latte’s (darn you Starbucks…). I love everything about Fall! Even the sounds of Football that fill our home every Saturday and Sunday.

I also LOVE the rain, as does my little E. Last weekend she sat out on our swing and enjoyed the light rain coming down.

To help bring in the season, I love to read my kidlets (and clients) Fall themed books. In fact, I just read two of my favorite fall books to my E before putting her down for her nap this afternoon. She informed me today, that these books are not mine, or her little brother Ev’s, but hers. When I said they belong to our whole family she retorted with No mama, dey are MY books and I don’t have to share dem.”

Sigh. I have a feeling age three is going to be all kinds of awesome. (As I read through this post a year later…yes three HAS been all kinds of awesome. Three is the new 13.)

Anyway, here are a few of my favorite Fall (and Halloween) books. In the next couple weeks I will be posting some activities to go along with a few of them as well! (Edited: I’ve provided you links to activities to go along with each book below that I have done since I originally posted this!).Click on the titles to read more at Amazon.com (yes…I am an affiliate).

The Apple Pie Tree

The Busy Little Squirrel

Five Little Pumpkins

Head over HERE to check out my activities to go along with 5 Little Pumpkins.

Go Away, Big Green Monster!

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Go check out my post HERE for activities to go along with The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything.

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf

Room on the Broom

We’re Going On A Leaf Hunt

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!

Check out my post HERE for activities to go along with There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Bat.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!

Leaf Man

Check out my post HERE for activities to go along with Leaf Man.

Where Is Baby’s Pumpkin?

What are YOUR family’s favorite fall books?


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About Katie

Katie is a licensed, credentialed and certified pediatric speech-language pathologist and mom to three (5, 3 and 9 months). Her passion about educating, inspiring and empowering parents of children with all abilities led her to start her blog Playing With Words 365 where she shares information about speech and language development, therapy ideas and tips, intervention strategies and a little about her family life too. Katie has been working in the field of speech pathology for 9 years and is certified in The Hanen Centre’s It Takes Two to Talk ® and Target Word ® programs and holds a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). In addition to blogging and being a mommy, Katie works part time in her small private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. Fabulous post, Katie! Thank you for sharing so many great ideas for Fall/Halloween themed language activities! I will be using many of them — so appreciate your blog!

  2. Wow, so many of these are our favorites!

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