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September Read Alouds for Elementary Teachers in 2024

Are you looking for some September read alouds to add to your classroom library? Interactive read alouds are one of my favorite September activities for kids! Below you will find some great titles that I have enjoyed reading to my students as well as my own children at home during the month of September. 

This post features the following September read alouds:

11 September Read Aloud Topics

Check out the list of September read aloud topics you need in your classroom library.

1. Picture Day Books

Every year at the beginning of the school year students get their pictures taken on Picture Day! This list of Picture Day Books is perfect for the days leading up to this special day! Titles included on this list are Bedhead, Picture Day Perfection and On Account of the Gum.

2. Children’s Books about Recess

As students are transitioning back to school, it’s important to teach expectations surrounding recess. What better way is there than through picture books? Some stories included on this list of Children’s Books about Recess are The Recess Queen and Rulers of the Playground.

3. Hispanic Heritage Month Books

September 15th through October 15th is when Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated! This list of Hispanic Heritage Month Books includes stories about culture and family traditions. A few titles included on this list are Too Many Tamales, My Papi has a Motorcycle and Islandborn.

4. Grandparents’ Day Books

Grandparents’ Day takes place during the month of September! These Grandparents’ Day Books are perfect to read to students on this special day to celebrate and appreciate grandparents! Some titles included on this list are Last Stop on Market Street, Where Are You From? and When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree.

5. Books about Apples

Apples are a popular fall teaching topic. This list of Books about Apples is perfect during the month of September! A few titles included on this list are Apples to Oregon, Mr. Peabody’s Apples and Bad Apple, A Tale of Friendship.

6. September 11th Books

Patriot Day, also known as September 11th, commemorates the tragic events that took place on 9/11. This list of September 11th Books are perfect to read to your students to educate them about this date and the impact it had on the United States. Some titles included on this list are The Man who Walked Between the Towers, Fireboat and 14 Cows for America.

7. Constitution Day Read Alouds

Constitution Day takes place on September 17th every year. This list of Constitution Day Read Alouds are perfect to help educate your students on the United States Constitution. One of our favorite books included on this list is We the Kids.

8. Scarecrow Children’s Books

Scarecrows are a popular topic for the fall. This list of Scarecrow Children’s Books are perfect to read during the month of September! A few titles included on this list are The Scarecrows’ Wedding, The Scarecrow’s Hat and The Little Scarecrow Boy.

9. Squirrel Picture Books

Squirrels are another popular autumn topic. These Squirrel Picture Books are entertaining, fun and hilarious! Some titles included on this list are The Squirrels who Squabbled, The Golden Acorn and Those Darn Squirrels.

10. Orange Shirt Day Picture Books

Orange Shirt Day is a holiday that takes place every September 30th! This list of Orange Shirt Day Picture Books emphasize the “every child matters” saying. Stories included on this list are When I Was Eight and When We Were Alone.

11. Fall Books for Kids

This list of Fall Books for kids includes picture books about the changing of the seasons, temperatures dropping, leaves falling, and trees changing. A few titles included on this list are Fletcher and the Falling LeavesLittle Booand Little Tree.

In closing, we hope you found this list of September read alouds helpful!

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