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Read Right Now! THANKSGIVING

FREE Online eBooks about Thanksgiving:

My FamilyStir, Sift, Slice

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Thanksgiving What Makes It SpecialDinosaurs' ThanksgivingGus the Pilgrim TurkeyCaillou Happy ThanksgivingAn Outlaw ThanksgivingThe Memory Cupboard a Thanksgiving StoryPilgrim CatSarah Gives ThanksSometimes Its TurkeyThe Thanksgiving StoryThis Is the TurkeyWe Celebrate Thanksgiving in the FallRound the TurkeyThe Story of the First ThanksgivingThanksgiving Mice

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One is a Feast for a MousePinkalicious Thanksgiving HelperThanksgiving Is

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Give Thanks TracerP is for Pilgrim HatPumpkin Pie AdditionScarecrow Connect the Dots

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AllPieBalloonsBroadwayCharlie BrownFirefightersThanksgivingGivingThanksSwallowedPieMagicPotMollyPilgrimOverRiverTurkeyFreeStoneSoupTapTreeThankSarahTappletonsTurkeyThanksgivingTurkeyPoxNightBeforeChickenStewSnoopy's ThanksgivingThe Berenstain Bears Thanksgiving BlessingPinkalicious Thanksgiving HelperThanksgivingThanksgiving 2Happy ThanksgivingThe First ThanksgivingThe Very Stuffed TurkeyJust a Special ThanksgivingSharing the BreadThe Little Kids TableLook and be GratefulFrog and Friends Celebrate ThanksgivingCelebrate ThanksgivingIts Not About You Mrs Turkey

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Read Right Now! HALLOWEEN

Here are some fun stories to help calm some typical childhood fears, like monsters, with laughing! In I Need My Monster (Read by Rita Moreno) Ethan checks under his bed and can’t find Gabe, the monster who lives there. Ethan finds a note Gabe left that says, “Gone fishing. Back in a week.” Ethan doesn’t think he can sleep without Gabe so he tries to find a substitute. These candidates have pointy teeth, sharp claws, and tails, but they are not Gabe! Ethan needs his monster back! In Hey, That’s My Monster (Read by Lily Tomlin) Ethan helps his sister find an under-the-bed monster for herself.

Goodnight Goon is a parody of the childhood classic Goodnight Moon in which a child says goodnight to all of the things in his bedroom. In this Halloween version, a young monster says goodnight to all the things in his tomb…hairy claws and jaws and a pot full of goo and a werewolf hollering, “boo!”

You can click on the book jackets and listen to these stories right now. Listed below are even more Halloween stories you can check out with your library card. If your child is a little bit afraid of Halloween try these 10 Books to Help Turn Halloween Fear into Halloween Fun.

FREE Online eBooks about Halloween:

Goodnight GoonI Need My Monster

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Printables, Crafts & More:

Candy Corn TracerHalloween LettersTrick or TreatBat Connect the Dots

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Bats at the LibraryShake Dem Halloween BonesNate the Great and the Halloween HuntThe Berenstain Bears Trick or TreatHumbug WitchMonster Needs a CostumeHalloweenGeorgeGeorgeCostumeRottenTrickBooCowMarthaHaunted

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Scaredy Cat SplatFancy Nancy Halloween or BustOldLadyOverLittle Goblins Ten

Favorite Halloween Books:

Ten Trick or TreatersThe 13 Nights of HalloweenAlph Oops H is for HalloweenBabymouse Monster MashBig PumpkinClick Clack BooFive Little Monkeys Trick or TreatThe Hallo WienerHalloween HuntHalloween IsHappy Haunting Amelia BedeliaIt's the Great Pumpkin Charlie BrownLittle Goblins TenMinerva Louis HalloweenNate the Great and the Halloween HuntNational Geographic HalloweenScaredy Cat SplatSpace CaseThree Bears HalloweenTrick or Treat a Happy Haunter's Halloween

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A Scare-Free Halloween

FredRogers

“It can be fun to be scared, as many of us will recall from Halloweens past. But if we think back, we’ll probably agree that there were two things that made it possible for that scariness to be fun. First, that we knew we were safe because someone we loved was nearby. Second, we knew that whatever was scaring us was only pretend.” ~Fred Rogers

Smart words from Mr. Rogers! Many small children don’t find Halloween fun at all!…the masks, the jumping out surprises and all the ghosts & vampires & scary looking pumpkins. Below are several stories that can help kids turn their Halloween fears into Halloween fun. If Arthur & Scaredy Squirrel can do it, so can your child!

Also consider a trip to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Haunted House, Oct. 7–31, 2017 – but go during lights ON hours. The volunteers go out of their way to be extra friendly as your child walks through.

 

 


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Scare-Free Stories:

HalSquaredySquirrelScaredy Squirrels Prepares for Halloween – Scaredy Squirrel puts together a collection of helpful safety tips and step-by-step instructions to guide you through common Halloween obstacles such as carnivorous plants, haunted houses and encountering the infamous Frankenstein.

HalDragonScaredMe and My Dragon Scared of Halloween – A boy tries to find the perfect Halloween costume for his pet dragon, so they can go trick-or-treating together.

HalBooBunnyBoo Bunny – Two small bunnies face their fears while trick-or-treating on Halloween night.

HalGoAwayGo Away Big Green Monster – A scary green monster begins to disappear, piece by piece and page by page, in a die-cut picture book that lets youngsters take control of the monsters in their lives.

HalOldLadyThe Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything – A brave little old lady who was not afraid of anything receives the scare of her life and comes up with an ingenious solution to conquer her fears.

HalArthurArthur’s Halloween – Arthur finds everything about Halloween scary, including his little sister’s costume, his morning snack, and the big house on the corner.

HalNeverBooNever Say Boo – When Gordon, a ghost, moves to a new school, everyone is afraid of him until they learn that he is not as scary as they thought he was.

HalGeorgieGeorgie – Georgie the friendly ghost is happy living with the Whittakers, but then things change and he decides to find a new place to haunt.

HalWinifredOne Wish for Winifred Witch – In this rhyming story, little Winifred Witch is excited about enjoying Halloween night with the big witches, but she has one small problem–she is afraid of the dark. Her secret wish is never to be scared of the dark again. She asks her Aunt Broomhilda, who owns a shop of spells, to help. When magic fails, Broomhilda shows her another solution to her fears.

HalHumbugWitchHumbug Witch – A little girl tries unsuccessfully to do all the tricks of a witch.

Read Right Now!: FALL

Join Clifford and Emily Elizabeth for the online read aloud story Leaf of Absence. Listed below are more free eBooks to read online as well as several printables and activities to fill a beautiful fall day. You will also find links to eBooks and printed books you can check out with your library card.

More FREE Online eBooks about Fall:

Natures ColorsItsFall

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Fall Printables, Crafts & More:

Clifford Leaf MatchLetter L alphabet tracing pageI look Football TracerLeaves Tracer

eBooks:

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A Leaf Can Be Book JacketClifford's First Autumn Book JacketFall Leaves Colorful & Crunchy Book JacketFall Book JacketFrom Apples Trees to Cider PressHello FallLittle Tree Book JacketMy Leaf Book Book JacketSophie's SquashThe Fantastic Gifts of Fall Book JacketThe Mutts Autumn DiariesThere Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some LeavesWhat Happens to Leaves in Fall? Book JacketWhy Do Leaves Change Color Book JacketAutumn Book JacketAutumn AcrosticAutumn Orange Book JacketLeaf Jumpers Book Jacket

Print Books:

Arthur Jumps into Fall Book JacketAutumn Book JacketAwesome Autumn Book JacketCount Down to Fall Book JacketFall Ball Book JacketFall is for School Book JacketFall is Fun Book JacketFall Leaves Book JacketFall Mixed Up Book JacketFancy Nancy and the Fall Foliage Book JacketGoodbye Summer Hello Fall Book JacketHow Do You Know It's Fall Book JacketKevin Discovers Autumn Book JacketLeaves Fall Down Book JacketLittle Frog and the Scary Autumn ThingPeppa's Windy Fall Day Book JacketRaggedy Ann and Andy Leaf DanceSay It Book JacketThanking the Moon Book JacketAutumn Visitors Book JacketThe Fall Festival Book JacketThe Fall Gathering Book JacketWe're Going on a Leaf Hunt Book JacketWonderfall Book Jacket

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Read Right Now! APPLES

The Apple

In Apple by Nikki McClure,  follow an apple as it falls from a tree, becomes part of a school girl’s lunch, and is buried through the changing seasons until it sprouts again.  Listed below are books, online activities and printables to help you your child learn even about apples; how apples grow, what apples taste like and how an apple gets from an orchard to you.

FREE Online eBooks:

Who Was Johnny AppleseedInvestigate ApplesApple Annie

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Printables, Crafts & More:

A is for Apple Printable 150Apple Dot to DotA is for Apple 2Trace the Letter A

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ApplesApplesThe Apple Trees DiscoveryApplesOutApplesLifeApplesSeasonsApplesSeedApplesShootApplesCrispApple Cider Making Days

Print Books:

Ten Apples Up on TopWhat's an Apple?Apples GaloreApples and ButterfliesApplesRiddleApplesApplesauceThe AppleCurious George: Apple HarvestApplesBiggestThe AppleTap the Magic TreeApplesFruitWe Harvest Apples in the FallApples A to ZApplesCookSo You Want to Grow a PieApplesPumpkinsApplesArnold

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