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October Book Round Up

October Book Round Up

The October book round up is here! Full of pumpkins, nocturnal animals, and Halloween fun for your class, you'll want to add these titles to your lesson plans today! 

Pumpkin Books

Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White is a story that invites all readers to learn about the different ways pumpkin can be consumed through the lens of The Great Depression. Main character Rebecca tells all about the ways her family ate pumpkins during this time period.
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin Pie is a beautiful, brightly colored picture book that is sure to inspire autumnal joy and celebration. Stunning portraits from National Geographic!
Ready to go to the pumpkin patch? Join Splat the Cat and Seymour as they journey through the biggest pumpkin patch ever. See what kind of misadventures await in this fun tale! What happens when your giant pumpkin rolls away suddenly? Find out with this book! Marl Little’s pumpkin goes rolling through the village, past the farmer, the baker, and other notable village folks!

This is a must read every October! A true reminder to be yourself. 

Fun activity: Looking for a wonderful addition to your pumpkin unit? Our Spokley the Square Pumpkin Activity Pack includes crafts and writing prompts perfect for kindergarten!

Halloween Books
Meet Crankenstein in this Halloween tale about everything that can and has gone wrong. Can Halloween be saved after a whole bunch of nightmares?
We absolutely love Jory John and Pete Oswald books, and The Good, The Bad, and the Spooky is a perfect autumn read to add to your collection. Halloween is the bad seed’s favorite holiday. It is hilarious and we highly recommend it! Who doesn’t love a good with story? Join this witch and her cat and see what happens when the wind blows a little too much. Playing off of the classic “there was an old lady who followed a fly,” this story is a great addition to your fall reads. Readers will meet bats, owls, goblins, and more!

Have you ever had the hiccups and just could not get rid of them? Well, this skeleton is having the same problem!

Fun activity: Check out our Begin with Books Learning Pack on TpT that goes along with Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler. It includes a variety of resources, crafts, videos, and worksheets to really get your students thinking!

Nocturnal Animal Books
Readers will love this book as it introduces them to different nighttime critters such as owls, hedgehogs, skunks, and frogs! This story features stunning artwork that explores the darkness and shadows of night. All about a boy and his cat exploring the outside world of night, this one is sure to make an impression in your classroom.
This spider is absolutely determined to craft a web – but will the wind make that difficult to do? With vibrant and beautiful illustrations, students will learn about spiders and the wonderful world they weave. This story will teach young readers all about hedgehogs and their nightly routine. Plus, it has super cute illustrations that readers will fall in love with.

It doesn’t get much better than photography from National Geographic! We highly recommend this book all about spiders that features stunning photos of these fascinating creatures.

Fun activity: In one of our Kindergarten Crate boxes we did a fun Spider STEM Activity! This fun spider web activity is the perfect craft to get your fine-motor skills working and your brain, too! Craft a fun spider web with this step-by-step guide. You can purchase the kit here!

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