Great Books

Picture Book of the Day

Chicken, Pig, Cow Horse Around

by Ruth Ohi (Author, Illustrator)

Booktalk: It was always Chicken, Pig and Cow. Then it wasn’t. There was also Horse.

Snippet:

“Where’s Horse?” asked Pig.

“Who cares?” asked Chicken.

BONUS! Watch the video!

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5 Great Halloween Books

Big Pumpkin

by Erica Silverman (Author) and S.D. Schindler (Illustrator)

A witch wants to make pumpkin pie but her pumpkin is too big! Picture book

Corduroy’s Best Halloween Ever!

by Don Freeman (Author) and Lisa McCue (Illustrator)

Corduroy and his friends get ready for Halloween. Picture book

Fancy Nancy: Halloween…or Bust!

by Jane O’Connor (Author) and Robin Preiss Glasser (Illustrator)

Fancy Nancy loves dressing up for Halloween. Picture book.

Nate The Great And The Halloween Hunt

by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (Author) and Marc Simont (Illustrator)

Nate the Great and his dog Sludge look for a missing cat on Halloween. Easy reader

Scary, Scary Halloween

by Eve Bunting (Author) and Jan Brett (Illustrator)

Share this classic Halloween picture book with a surprise twist at the end.

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Chapter Book of the Day

The Wikkeling

by Steven Arntson (Author) and Daniela J. Terrazzini (Illustrator)

224 pages

Booktalk: In the enormous city of the Addition, all children are SAFE, SECURE, and SUPERVISED, and are watched by cameras even while they sleep. Henrietta is unlikable at her competitive school until she meets Gary and Rose. They all share something in common: headaches with an unknown cause. Then, late one night, Henrietta makes a startling discovery when she finds a wounded cat in the attic above her bedroom. Soon after, a series of strange occurrences follow, including the appearance of a threatening creature with long, waxy fingers, who calls itself the Wikkeling. With the help of an ancient Bestiary, will Henrietta and her friends solve these mysteries before the Wikkeling finally catches them?

Snippet:

An enormous cat lay there, in a puddle of blood.

Ms. Span’s voice popped into Henrietta’s head instantly, warning her about the risk of boldily fluids, infection, tetanus, dust mites, rabid animals, and falling from heights. But Henrietta didn’t budge.

BONUS! See the video!

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Literary Links

Halloween iPad app reading for kids (via @eBookNewser)

Why and Watch Me: Making the Abstract Concrete for Readers

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