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What is autumn all about? This comprehensive celebration of all things autumn will show you! Autumn is awesome! Leaves change color. Animals fly south or get ready to hibernate. People harvest crops and dress up as scary creatures for Halloween. And then there are pickup football games to play, Thanksgiving foods to eat, leaf piles to jump in?all the amazing things that happen as the air turns crisp and cool. With colorful photographs, lively explanations, and classic craft ideas, Bruce Goldstone's Awesome Autumn has created a festive and fascinating exploration of autumn's awesomeness.
Crankenstein by Samantha Berger; Dan Santat (Illustrator)
He may look like any ordinary boy, but when faced with a rainy day, a melting popsicle, or an early bedtime, one little boy transforms into a mumbling, grumbling Crankenstein. When Crankenstein meets his match in a fellow Crankenstein, the results could be catastrophic--or they could be just what he needs to brighten his day!
Creepy Pair of Underwear! by Aaron Reynolds; Peter Brown (Illustrator)
Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He's not afraid of the dark, and he's definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark. A ghoulish, greenish glow. If Jasper didn't know any better he'd say his undies were a little, well, creepy. Jasper's not scared obviously, he's just done with creepy underwear. But after trying everything to get rid of them, they keep coming back!
The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz (Illustrator)
No one wants to take home the Ugly Pumpkin. Sure, he doesn’t look like any of the other pumpkins, but why does everyone have to tease him so much? The poor, lonely pumpkin goes in search of a place where he’ll fit in—and finally discovers the truth about who he is and where he belongs.
What Makes a Monster? by Jess Keating; David DeGrand (Illustrator)
Monsters are real--and they're everywhere in nature! Animal Planet meets Godzilla in this nonfiction picture book that puts the "Ack!" into backyard science.
The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg
A widow finds herself in possession of an extraordinary broom left by a witch who fell into the widow's garden.
Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker; Junyi Wu (Illustrator)
When fox kits Mia and Uly are separated from their litters, they quickly learn that the world is a dangerous place filled with monsters. As the young foxes travel across field and forest in search of a home, they'll face a zombie who hungers for their tender flesh, a witch who wants to wear their skins, a ghost who haunts and hunts them, and so much more. Featuring eight interconnected stories and sixteen shockingly cool illustrations, Scary Stories for Young Foxes has the chills of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and the heart of Pax.
Christopher Columbus and the Americas by Peter Mavrikis; Katrina M. Phillips (Consultant Editor); Roberto Borrero (Consultant Editor)
Publication Date: 2021-08-01
In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas. Or did he? Look at all the facts and discover the fiction through primary sources, infographics, and leveled text. Readers will learn the full story about Christopher Columbus's famous voyage.
Who Really Discovered America? by Kristine Carlson Asselin
Ancient nomads, Leif Erikson, and Christopher Columbus battle terrible weather, wild animals, and stormy seas as they make their way to a new land. All these players are driven to explore the unfamiliar territory we now call America. But only one player can win the race. Who really discovered America?
We Are Still Here! by Traci Sorell; Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2021-04-20
A 2022 American Indian Youth Literature Picture Book Honor Book A 2022 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Twelve Native American kids present historical and contemporary laws, policies, struggles, and victories in Native life, each with a powerful refrain: We are still here! Too often, Native American history is treated as a finished chapter instead of relevant and ongoing.
We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Traci Sorell; Frane Lessac (Illustrator)
The Cherokee community is grateful for blessings and challenges that each season brings. This is modern Native American life as told by an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. The word otsaliheliga (oh-jah-LEE-hay-lee-gah) is used by members of the Cherokee Nation to express gratitude. Beginning in the fall with the new year and ending in summer, follow a full Cherokee year of celebrations and experiences.