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.

Protect Your Family from the COVID-19 Surge

Protect Your Family from the COVID-19 Surge

Protect Your Family from the COVID-19 Surge COVID-19 cases are growing faster than ever before in California. With the number of cases of COVID-19 in California recently surpassing 1,000,000, Governor Newsom recently announced new, immediate actions to curb COVID-19...

The Big Lessons I’ve Learned About Being a Stepfather

The Big Lessons I’ve Learned About Being a Stepfather

The Big Lessons I’ve Learned About Being a Stepfather I was raised by my stepfather. Now I get to be a stepdad to someone else and it's wonderful. By Gustavo Muñiz, First 5 LA Graphic Designer When I was around 24, I started proclaiming that I wanted to be a father....

November, 2020 Books

November, 2020 Books

November, 2020 Books November 7th is Book Lover’s Day! Curl up and enjoy one of these books… Lola at the Library by Anna McQuinn, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw Lola loves the library! She listens to story-telling and gets to bring her favorite books home with her....

November, 2020 Activities

November, 2020 Activities

November, 2020 Activities November is Native American Heritage Month! What tribes live in L.A. county? Count the number of windows in your living room. Today is the United States’ General Election. Tell your child about the importance of voting! I spy… something brick...

Adoptive Families: Parent Stories & Resources

Adoptive Families: Parent Stories & Resources

Adoptive Families: Parent Stories & Resources Did you know that 1 of every 50 American children is adopted? That’s 1.5 million kids — around 135,000 new adoptees a year. Celebrate National Adoption Day this November by learning more… Advocates note that adoption...

Why Gratitude Matters

Why Gratitude Matters

Why Gratitude Matters If you’ve had moments of feeling weary, anxious and uncertain — or worse — during the long and difficult pandemic, you are not alone. While it can be hard to find gratitude in times of upheaval and loss, acknowledging what we still have now is...

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