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A Year of Picture Books (October/November)

Oops! I missed posting in October, so I am adding on our October favorites onto my November’s post. We really enjoy Halloween books, so we made sure to read some of our favorites this year along with some new books we loved.

Room on the Broom

Room on a Broom is one of our all time favorites. I am a sucker for rhyming books and this book does not disappoint. It tells the story of a kindhearted witch who makes room on her broom for a variety of friends. Her kindness to her new friends pays off in the end when her broom breaks and she is faced with a scary dragon who wants to eat her.

The Hallo-Wiener

Hallo-weiner makes us laugh every year. If your child loves Dav Pilkey then they will almost definitely love this book. This poor little dachshund really does not want to wear the hotdog costume his mother made for him, but does so because he loves his mom. His friends tease him mercilessly, until he saves the day in the end.

Sheep Trick or Treat (board book) (Sheep in a Jeep)

We found this book a few years ago and it has been in our rotation ever since. Sheep Trick or Treat is a fun little book about a group of sheep getting ready for Halloween and their adventures along the way. I love that they are totally oblivious to the wolves stalking them the whole time and how the author cleverly teaches those mean wolves a lesson.

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris was a sweet read. It tells the story of a librarian who has loved books for his entire life and loves to share that love with kids.

Mind Your Manners, Alice Roosevelt!

Mind Your Manners Alice Roosevelt was a hoot! I enjoyed reading about this outrageous woman. She seems to be someone that embodied the phrase Carpe Diem to the fullest. I also loved how her father Teddy Roosevelt dealt with her by basically just loving her and letting her be herself, much to the merriment of the nation. Ben loved that she took her pet snake everywhere, even to formal dinners with foreign visitors!

John Pig's Halloween

In John Pig’s Halloween, we got to see how a scared little homebody pig, gets to have a fun Halloween adventure by choosing to stay home on Halloween night. I loved how he got braver and braver as each new Halloween monster came along.

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