Preschool Storytime Ideas
There are several popular storytime topics for Autumn.
There are many parents who are downplaying Halloween, usually for religious reasons. If you find some of your storytime families asking for fewer ghost stories, try pumpkin stories as a substitute. These are also appropriate for November and harvest time. For a craft project, kids can make scarecrow paperbag puppets.
Christelow, Eileen. THE PUMPKIN FAIR. At this fair, pumpkins win prizes not just for the largest, but for “best loved” and other categories.
Hall, Zoe. IT’S PUMPKIN TIME! A sister and brother plant a pumpkin patch so they will have a jack-o-lantern for Halloween.
Levenson, George. PUMPKIN CIRCLE. This nonfiction book for younger readers features a rhyming text and vibrant color photography.
Marzollo, Jean. I’M A SEED. A pumpkin seed and a marigold seed grow in this easy reader.
Rockwell, Anne. PUMPKIN DAY, PUMPKIN NIGHT. A boy describes buying the perfect pumpkin to make into a jack-o-lantern.
Sloat, Teri. PATTY’S PUMPKIN PATCH. In this alphabet book, follow Patty as she plants a pumpkin patch.
White, Linda. TOO MANY PUMPKINS. An old woman who hates pumpkins finds herself with a full crop of them!