Here are all of the books we read this October in Itsy Bitsy Story Time:
Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills
Cute and simple story of two friends in a pumpkin patch.
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? 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 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 by Martha Rustad
Large photos and simple text make this a great non-fiction pick for babies/toddlers!
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 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! 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 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! by Ed Emberley
This book is a huge hit in our library! Cut page overlays make the monster appear and then disappear.
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
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 by Toni Trent Parker
Another simple Halloween costume book. Cute photographs!
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.