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Fall Read Alouds: Our September Picture Book Picks

Are you looking for the perfect September read alouds for your kids? Well, look no further! We've rounded up the best books to read with kids this month, we've included themes of resilience, bravery, heroism, and fall season fun! From heartwarming stories to uplifting tales, there's a book for every child to enjoy this September. So grab your favorite snuggly blanket and curl up with your little ones - it's time to explore the wonderful world of September read alouds!


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September  Fall Read Alouds

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September Fall Read Alouds:


by Maira Kalman


In this inspiring true story, Maira Kalman brings a New York City icon to life, proving that old heroes never die. This heartwarming tale of bravery and resilience is a must-read for kids this September. Add Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of John J. Harvey to your reading list for kids and let them discover the incredible story behind this historic boat.

by Sean Rubin


"This Very Tree: A Story of 9/11, Resilience, and Regrowth" by Sean Rubin is a poignant and powerful picture book that tells the story of a single tree that stood tall amidst the devastation of the September 11th attacks. As we remember the events of that tragic day, this book serves as a reminder of the resilience and strength that emerged from the darkness. Through beautiful illustrations and heartfelt storytelling, Rubin takes young readers on a journey of hope and healing.

by Herman Parish

Amelia Bedelia's First Apple Pie is a fun and educational read that excites kids about baking and fall festivities. It's a must-have for your September reading list and a perfect way to celebrate the start of apple season. So grab a cozy blanket, gather some apples, and prepare for a deliciously funny adventure with Amelia Bedelia!


by Heidi Pross Gray

Whether your child is experiencing autumn for the first time or has already fallen in love with the season, "Autumn is Here!" is the perfect companion for embracing the beauty and joy that autumn brings. So snuggle up with your little ones and let this heartwarming book transport you to a world of autumnal wonder.

by Louise Greig

In "Sweep" by Louise Greig, readers embark on a journey with Ed as he grapples with his emotions and tries to find a way to sweep his troubles away. With captivating illustrations and lyrical prose, this picture book tackles the important theme of emotional resilience and the power of positivity.


by Evelyn Grundy

This uplifting story is intended for anyone who has experienced the weight of wanting to quit something hard, providing comfort and encouragement to kids and parents alike. Through beautiful 'quilted' illustrations, readers will follow The Little Violin Girl as she navigates the ups and downs of learning to play the violin.

by Kobi Yamada

What Do You Do With a Chance? is the perfect addition to the beloved What Do You Do With...? series. With its inspiring message and beautiful illustrations, this book encourages children and adults alike to have the courage to seize the opportunities that come their way. After all, you never know when a chance, once taken, might be the one to change everything. So grab a copy of What Do You Do With a Chance? and let its powerful story inspire you and your little ones to embrace the chances that come your way.

by Lucille Colandro

In this fall-themed edition, "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves!" by Lucille Colandro takes us on a hilarious journey through the changing seasons. From leaves to clothes, pumpkins, and even a rope, this Old Lady's appetite knows no bounds. With vibrant and funny illustrations, young readers will be captivated by the absurdity of it all. This picture book is the perfect addition to your September reading list, as it brings together the joy of autumn and the excitement of a familiar rhyme.

by Tad Hills

In "Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin" by Tad Hills, young readers will accompany Duck and Goose as they search high and low, exploring apple trees, leaf piles, and hollow logs in their quest for the ultimate autumn treasure. This charming board book is perfect for the fall season and is sure to get your little ones excited for favorite fall holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving.


by Ken Brown

In this classroom favorite, readers are introduced to a resourceful chicken who becomes fixated on Scarecrow's straw hat. But Scarecrow has a different idea - he's willing to trade his hat for a walking stick to relieve his tired arms. With determination, Chicken sets off on a mission to gather the necessary items for the trade, seeking help from her farm friends along the way. The story takes readers on a delightful adventure as they follow Chicken's clever plan and witness the generosity and teamwork of the farm animals.

by Pat Zietlow Miller

Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller is a heartwarming and engaging picture book that will captivate young readers. With its charming illustrations and relatable storyline, this book teaches valuable lessons about friendship, love, and letting go.

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Determined but scared, Carlin embarks on a perilous journey, armed with helpful gifts from his friends. Along the way, he faces the dangers of the Forbidden Forest, Skulk Mountain, and even a ferocious monster's lair. But through it all, Carlin discovers that bravery can be found in the most unexpected places. "Bravery Soup" by Maryann Cocca-Leffler is a captivating picture book that will inspire young readers to overcome their fears and embrace their inner courage.

by by Pat Zietlow Miller

Join an adventurous rabbit and his animal friends as they journey over steep mountain peaks, through bustling cityscapes, and down long, winding roads to discover the magical worlds that lie just outside their doors. Through the mesmerizing rhymes and enchanting illustrations, children are reminded that life is an adventure, and every step they take can lead to new and exciting experiences.

by Frances Stickley

The Mouse's Apples is a heartwarming and entertaining read that will captivate children and leave them with a positive message to carry in their hearts. So snuggle up with your little ones and join Mouse on her apple-filled adventure!


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