October Books

October Books

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"I will defend the importance of bedtime stories to my last gasp."
~ JK Rowling

Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN-13: 978-0375870682

Ready for Pumpkins
by Kate Duke

Herky (short for Hercules), a guinea pig in a first grade classroom, takes an interest in gardening after watching the children grow plants from seeds. He gets his chance at gardening While on summer vaction in the country (at the teacher's dad). The story gives the basics of growing things and the importance of patience waiting for plants to grow. A gem of a story told from the point of view of a classroom pet with elegant illustrations.

Schwartz & Wade
ISBN-13: 978-0307981554

Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin
by Tad Hills

Duck & Goose work together to find a pumpkin, but they don't know anything about pumpkins. They look in a variety of silly places hunting for a pumpkin. Could it be in the apple tree? Or maybe in a leaf pile?

The board book is as large as a regular book. Duck & Goose and Thistle are cute! Find a Pumpkin is awash with fall colors, directional language, and outdoor things of autumn. It includes short yes/no questions to keep a young child’s interest. Gorgeous illustrations!

Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375856862

Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli
by Barbara Jean Hicks

The waitress in this restaurant just doesn’t have a clue.
Monsters don’t eat broccoli!
How could she think we do?

Enjoy the gobbling antics of seven pastel colored monsters who eat trees, tractors, ships, boulders. But not broccoli. However those little broccoli's do look a lot like trees. A rhyming enticement to eat your vegetables.

In A Dark Dark House
Story and craft activity to print.

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