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October: Raking up Halloween with the leaves

Halloween has come and gone, and before we know it (dare I say) Christmas will be rounding the bend.  But before all the hustle and bustle, silver bells and winter wonderland take some time to savor and enjoy the autumn air.

Some of the books we raked in this October, inlcuded Little Harold and four of his adventures with his purple crayon; Harold and the Purple Crayon, Harold’s Fairytale,  Harold’s Trip to the Sky and Harold’s Circus.

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The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson

October was also National Fire Prevention month, a time to remember Fire Safety, and the meaning of Stop, Drop and Roll. Two great books used for Fire Safety are Stop, Drop and Roll by Margery Cuyler and Firefighters A to Z by Chris L. Demarest.

Last month’s book reviews also included a cold and “floo hullabaloo” and the all famous and truly unforgetable “wild rumpus”.


Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

We all know that Halloween would not be complete without the pumpkins, spooks, candy corn and cats. Yes, this month was also filled with a pumpkin patch of books including a charming and inspiring story and award winning book  in The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs.


The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs

The “trick or treat countdown” began soon after October 1st and there were a ton of great books to celebrate; as the leaves fell we knew the air would grow chilly “and then came halloween“.

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Black cats, witch hats...goblins creep and ghosts creep...Halloween has gone

October is a month filled with events, holidays, lots of beautiful colors, nature and weather – all of these are opportunities to share literature with your children and students. Fall is one of the best times of the year to share all kinds of learning experiences with your little ones.

Stay tuned for November and Native American Heritage Month.

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