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Read Right Now! WINTER & SNOW

It’s cold! I know, stating the obvious! A good day to remember this famous storybook quote:

“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold, wet day.”

It would be a good day for a visit from The Cat in the Hat to change things up and make a big fun mess!

Since The Cat in the Hat won’t really stop by, here books that might help you figure out how to have some fun together on a cold day, and later in the week, on a snowy day!

FREE Online eBooks about Snow:

Friendly Frosty MonstersThe MittenIsItColdOutsideA Blanket of SnowIts WinterBrave Irene

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Printables, Crafts & More about Snow:

Winter FrostyWinter Ice SkateWinter Color HatsWinter Let It Snow

Books:

Oliver and Amanda and the Big SnowSnowThe Jacket I Wear in the SnowLemonade in WinterCliffords First Snow DaySnowFrostySnowflake BentleyKaty and the Big SnowSnowLadybugThe Snowy DayFroggy Gets Dressed

Winter & Snow Non-Fiction:

SnowCreatingSnowKnowSnowWeKnowSnowFortsBuild Your Own Fort IglooThe Kids Winter Fun Book

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Eight Nights of Bedtime Stories for Hanukkah

There are so many great Hanukkah books you can read more than one each night! Here are two about clever girls problem solving their way out of Hanukkah trouble.

Little Red Ruthie is the story of a little girl who sets out with a basket full of goodies to help her Bubbe Basha make latkes for Hanukkah. Like the other Little Red you know, she meets a big scary wolf while walking in the woods and the wolf declares, “I am going to eat you up!” Will she be able to convince the wolf that latkes taste a whole lot better than she does?

Hanukkah in Alaska

You can listen to the video read aloud Hanukkah in Alaska right now. Just click on the book jacket to listen to the story read aloud by Molly Ephraim. It is the story of what Hanukkah is like for a little girl living during a long, cold Alaskan winter. For her, daylight only lasts for five hours and she doesn’t have squirrels or rabbits in her backyard, she has a moose! Can she convince the moose to leave her trees and her swing alone?

Listed below are even more Hanukkah stories you can check out with your library card.


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Printables, Crafts & More about Hanukkah:

Tracer MenorahTracer DreidelHanukkah Crossword

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eBooks:

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ABC Hanukkah HuntBoris and StellaDaddy Christmas and Hanukkah MamaDear Santa Love Rachel RosensteinEight Wild NightsHanukkah Around the WorldHanukkah BearHappy Hanukkah Curious GeorgeIt's Hanukkah TimeSammy Spider's First HanukkahThe Count's Hanukkah CountdownThe Miracle Jar

Print Books:

DuskElijah's AngelEmanuel and the Hanukkah RescueGracie's NightHanukkah Sweets and TreatsHershel and the Hanukkah GoblinsHoneyky HanukkahI Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a DreidelLatke the Lucky DogOskar and the Eight BlessingsPotatoes at Turtle RockQueen of the Hanukkah DosasShmelf the Hanukkah ElfSimon and the BearThe Dreidel That Wouldn't SpinThe Golem's LatkesThe Missing LettersThe Parakeet Named DreidelThe Trees of the Dancing GoatsWay Too Many LatkesYitzi and the Giant Menorah

Books recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services


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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

eAudiobooks:

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One is a Feast for a MousePinkalicious Thanksgiving HelperThanksgiving Is

Printables, Crafts & More for Thanksgiving:

 

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

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Books:

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

Books Recommended by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services


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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

eBooks:

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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

Books Selected By: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services


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