Here are all of the books we read this October in Itsy Bitsy Story Time:

Duck & Goose find a Pumpkin

Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills

Cute and simple story of two friends in a pumpkin patch.

It's Pumpkin Time

It’s Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall

A fall favorite. Cute rhyming text is simple, illustrations are big and bright.


Pumpkins by Ken Robbins

Excellent simple non-fiction book about how pumpkins grow.  Beautiful large photographs.  Can easily be simplified for younger kids.

Where is baby's pumpkin

Where is Baby’s Pumpkin? by Karen Katz

A lift the flap book.  A bit tiny if you have a large group, but with a smaller group it is a huge hit!  Help Baby find her pumpkin as she looks behind a variety of different Halloween decorations, treats and costumes.

halloween day

Halloween Day by Anne Rockwell

Very simple clear text about Halloween costumes.  The full book is great for preschoolers and can easily be shortened for younger kids.

Leaves in Fall

Leaves in Fall by Martha Rustad

Large photos and simple text make this a great non-fiction pick for babies/toddlers!

fall leaves fall

Fall Leaves Fall! by Zoe Hall

Follows same format as It’s Pumpkin Time – nice blend of factual information and simple story about leaves in fall.

let it fall

Let It Fall by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Adorable drawings and rhyming text about a wide variety of fall activities.  My favorite part is the last line: “Let it SNOW!”

apples here

Apples Here! by Will Hubbell

This book begins by showing bare twigs on a tree and explaining that apples are here, we just can’t see them yet.  Kids love making a game of finding the apples when they finally appear after we see the life cycle of the apple tree.

orange pear apple bear

Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett

Very cute and funny book using only a few words and great illustrations to convey the meaning.  A hit with the babies and toddlers!


Apples, Apples Everywhere! by Robin Michal Koontz

This is a cute mix of fiction and factual information with great illustrations.  A bit too involved for the babies and toddlers though.  Would be a better pick for preschoolers.

Go Away Big Green Monster

Go Away Big Green Monster! by Ed Emberley

This book is a huge hit in our library!  Cut page overlays make the monster appear and then disappear.

On Halloween

On Halloween by Lark Carrier

Bright and vibrant with simple text this book offers a fun guessing game with common Halloween characters and activities.

little pumpkin boy

Little Pumpkin Boy

I found this short book in the dollar aisle at Target a few years ago.  There is no author information!  The board book pages dress the baby in different Halloween costumes as each page is turned.  Fun way to start a conversation with little ones about what they will be wearing for trick-or-treat.

sweets and treats

Sweets and Treats by Toni Trent Parker

Another simple Halloween costume book.  Cute photographs!

skeleton hiccups

Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler

I think this book is a scream.  Not sure the little kids got the humor but they enjoyed the constant ‘hic hic hic’ of the skeleton who can’t get rid of his hiccups.

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