Books for preschoolers on Monday, October 20

Of course I read books about pumpkins at this time of year.  As we get closer to Halloween, though, I try to mix in a few scary books.  This week the scary book is Wolves by Emily Gravett.  “The author would like to point out that no rabbits were eaten during the making of this book.”, but it may scare sensitive readers, and so there is an alternative ending that has everyone living happily ever after.  We balanced that book with a silly one, Monkey and Me, by Emily Gravett.  Our pumpkin book was The Bumpy Little Pumpkin by Margery Cuyler.  The final book this week was Lemons are Not Red by Laura Vaccaro Seeger.  I try to read several books by Gravett and Seeger in storytimes, because those authors are not as well known as they deserve to be.

Image of item   Why is there a rabbit on the cover if the story is about wolves?  Image of item  This is a silly book that is not scary at all.

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~Maureen

 

Books for 4-6 year olds, Thursday, October 16

Today we read a story about a very interesting an unusual place:

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We also read about farm animals in this BIG book:

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In The Midnight Library, there are three owls who are assistant librarians!  We talked about where owls live, what they look like, and what sounds they make.  Then we colored pictures of owls.   Some children wanted their owl to look like a real one, and some used lots of colors to make a “rainbow owl”!