I mentioned in my Fall read alouds post that it was my favorite time of year and now we are on to my favorite month – October! I have some neat picture books for you to share with your class for this month. Check out my favorite October read aloud books!
I’m sharing all of these books on video as well! Check out the Read Aloud Books for October on my Youtube channel.
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October Read Aloud Books
National Hair Day – October 1st
Hair Love is the perfect read aloud for this day! This is an ode to loving your natural hair. Zuri’s hair has a mind of its own. It kinks, it coils, it curls every which way! But Zuri knows that it is beautiful. Today is a special day so she enlists her dad’s help to make sure she has a special hair-do.
National Taco Day – October 4th
How to Fold a Taco is a yummy book! This bilingual book is a great read aloud for younger students. This fun tribute to a delicious food is simple. It also includes a kid-friendly taco recipe!
World Teachers Day – October 5th
Teachers are amazing! Check out these teacher read aloud books to share with your class.
World Post Day – October 9th
I have two brand new books for World Post Day!
The Lost Package follows a package from the day it is lovingly packed all the way to its final destination. In the note at the end, the author shares that his dad was a USPS worker. He was an immigrant who worked hard at this job that is often taken for granted.
Sincerely, Emerson is a true story written by an 11-year old! Emerson wrote a thank you note to her postal carrier. It shares how even small actions can have a big impact. A great story of gratitude, hope and recognition.
Indigenous Peoples Day – second Monday
Indigenous Peoples Day occurs on the second Monday of October and it is a day to bring acknowledgment to the Native population where we commemorate and celebrate their history and culture.
These books make excellent choices throughout the month of October but are also great to keep in your classroom to visit throughout the year. Click here to see my collection of books for Indigenous Peoples Day!
My Birthday! – October 14th
Okay, okay. You don’t have to celebrate MY birthday. But I shared some ideas for celebrating birthdays with books and I have a freebie in that post for you to grab!
National Day on Writing – October 20th
How to Write a Story is the follow-up to How to Read a Story. It shares a fun step-by-step process to writing a story. It guides young storytellers through the joys and challenges of the writing process. A great read aloud when starting Writer’s Workshop or when students need extra motivation.
National Pumpkin Day – October 26th
For National Pumpkin Day, I pulled out a fiction and non-fiction book to go together!
Pumpkin Town is a silly book about a family that harvests pumpkins. They disperse the bad seeds and – oops! The seeds end up in a nearby town and it becomes overrun by hundreds of pumpkins! Your students will get a kick out of this story.
The Pumpkin Book is the perfect non-fiction book to pair with this story. It shares how pumpkins are planted, grown and harvested. There are so many uses for pumpkins!
National Cat Day – October 29th
Lost and Found Cat is a heart-warming tale of a lost cat that is reunited with it’s refugee family. This true story is told by all the people involved in this rescue effort. A beautiful story!
What books are you going to read aloud in October?
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