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Fall Books Ideas

LLA Therapy intern, Kelly Dugan, blogs about fall books for speech and language development.


Were Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger

This book has easy, rhyming text and fun sound effects that will delight and engage children. This book is a great tool to learn different types of leaves and trees. After reading, venture outside to see if you can find different trees and leaves of your own!

 Let It Fall by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
This book depicts the colorful scenery of fall and celebrates all the seasonal awe of autumn. The vocabulary and cute pictures are great for preschool ages. This book plays into rhyming words, so you can work with your child to identify the rhyming words in the text. 

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro

This book talks about building a scarecrow. You can discuss the steps and items needed to build your own scarecrow while incorporating fall vocabulary. The receptive nature of this book along with the silliness is sure to be enjoyed by preschool and early elementary aged kids.

 Apples and Pumpkins by Anne F. Rockwell

This story is a perfect book to read before going to an apple orchard or pumpkin patch. The little girl in this book spends a glorious fall day picking apples and searching for the perfect pumpkin.

 The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri

Great pictures with repetitive language and simple sentences. The fall vocabulary makes this one a perfect fit for a large age range.

 By The Light of the Harvest Moon by Harriet Ziefert

When the harvest moon rises, something magical takes place. The leaves begin to dance on the wind and soon the pumpkin patch is alive with leaf people celebrating the season. To extend the book, create activities that mimic what the leaf children do in the book such as stacking the pumpkins or make a dessert surprise like the leaf parents did.

 Apple Trouble by Ragnhild Scamell
This is simply a fun book with intentions of teaching children to help each other and respect each other. A hedgehog gets items stuck to her spines and needs help from her friends to get them off. It’s a good book for counting (“one apple, and one, two, three brown nuts on her back!”), problem solving (“she’s going to dive in the water, do you think that will work?”) and for talking about helping other people.
 The Apple Pie Tree” by Zoe Hall

This is a story about a little girl and her sister who likes to make apple pies with the apples from her apple tree. The young girl explains the process the tree must go through in order for the apples to be ready and then to be picked and made into apple pie. The last page of the book gives a recipe for homemade apple pie that would be fun to try with your child to work on following directions and sequencing skills. 

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