It seems anymore there is a holiday for everything. October is packed full of celebration. Donnelly certainly loves this time of year. We started the month with our Fall In Love With Reading Party on the 3rd, we partnered with Tamarack and jumped up there for a Hocus Pocus movie night. Flying into Batweek and then the Harvest Festival at the school. Following up the festivities we have Halloween at the library and then into November with Dia de los Muertas.
Today, I read a great article about the difference between Halloween and Dia de los Muertas. I wanted to share it with you. The Difference
We hope that as we finish up this month that you find some time to cozy up with a good book.
Here are Miss Sherry’s recommended October reads:
1.Bats at The Library by Brian Lies
I had the honor of reading to the kids to launch BatWeek. Bat Week
here in Donnelly began a little early with the building of bat houses, games, and more. I read Bats At The Library and loved it. The rhyming throughout the book allows the young reader to anticipate the upcoming story and attempt to jump ahead. This is always a joy for me because it allows you to know that they really are paying attention.
2. Stellaluna by Janell Cannon
Another bat book. I took Bat Week seriously. I read this book during my time at Head Start this week and heard Bree read it this A.M. during toddler time. This book is a wonderful way to talk about differences and acceptance. I love when books allow for discussion about topics we need to discuss, but often avoid.
3. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
I do not know if it was the colors on the cover that made me feel like this would be a good fall read or what drew me to it. I was not disappointed at all with this book and was delightfully surprised with her writing. I encourage you to pick up something this fall that you would not normally grab from the shelf. You may be delightfully surprised.