October, 2020 Books


October means autumn is in full swing! Here is a collection of books celebrating this magical season…

We’re Off to Find the Witch’s House by Richard Krieb, illustrated by R.W. Alley

On Halloween night, a group of children set out to find the witch’s house! On their adventure, they encounter many creepy things! Will they make it to the witch’s house?

Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler, illustrated by Will Terry

Bonaparte can’t seem to hold himself together- because he is a skeleton! How do his spooky friends help him stay in one piece?

Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman, illustrated by S.D. Schindler

The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever! When she wants to make pumpkin pie out of it, it’s so large that she can’t even get it off the vine! What happens when she enlists some Halloween friends to help her?

Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke

The seasons are changing and Fletcher the fox is worried! Why are the leaves turning different colors and falling to the ground? A charming tale about the transition between summer and winter.

Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie by Herman Parish, illustrated by Lynne Avril

There are so many lovely things about autumn! What are Amelia Bedelia’s favorite things about this sweet season?

The Spooky Wheels on the Bus by J. Elizabeth Mills, illustrated by Ben Mantle

A Halloween-themed retelling of the classic song we all know and love. A great read to practice counting, and celebrate the spookiest holiday.

Hello, Harvest Moon by Ralph Fletcher, illustrated by Kate Kiesler

As the harvest moon rises, a girl and her cat enjoy a cool autumn night. Accompanied by vibrant illustrations, this book is a great one to celebrate the season.

How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? By Wendell Minor

What could you make out of a humongous pumpkin? The Brooklyn Bridge? A mountain? This book celebrates everything pumpkin and is a perfect addition to a fall collection of books.

Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Day

Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Day

Celebrating Juneteenth: Freedom Day While Americans traditionally celebrate July 4th as the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence which declared the original colonies to be free from British rule, the reality of the matter is that not everyone...

California’s Tax Credit Helps Working Families

California’s Tax Credit Helps Working Families

California’s Tax Credit Helps Working Families If you are working and pay taxes, you may be eligible for a California Earned Income Tax Credit that can give you a refund — or reduce your family’s taxes — by thousands of dollars. And if you have young children, you can...

COVID-19 Challenges: Thank a Childcare Worker!

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COVID-19 Challenges: Thank a Childcare Worker! As most parents are keenly aware, quality child care is critical to a child’s development, parents’ ability to work and families’ well-being. While Los Angeles County child care providers have long faced considerable...

Inspiring Children’s Books for Women’s History Month

Inspiring Children’s Books for Women’s History Month

Inspiring Children's Books for Women's History Month Inspire your young reader with these empowering books in honor of Women's History Month! Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed The World By Susan Hood (Author) Sophie Blackall (Illustrator), Emily Winfield...

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