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Picture Books

Sophie's squash book cover

Sophie's squash

Pat Zietlow Miller

jE Miller
Picture Books

A young girl befriends a squash.

Frannie's picture

A seasonal favorite of mine! This book riffs on the perennial issue of loving something maybe too much, especially when its existence is fleeting. Great for fall and appreciating what we have when we have it. -Frannie

Classified : the secret career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee aerospace engineer book cover

Classified : the secret career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee aerospace engineer

Traci Sorell

j629.1092 Ross
Kids, Picture Books, Nonfiction, Science

"Mary Golda Ross designed classified projects for Lockheed Air Corporation as the company's first female engineer. Find out how her passion for math and the Cherokee values she was raised with shaped her life and work"--

Angie's picture

Cherokee author Traci Sorell and Métis illustrator Natasha Donovan trace Ross’s journey from being the only girl in a high school math class to becoming a teacher to pursuing an engineering degree, joining the top-secret Skunk Works division of Lockheed, and being a mentor for Native Americans and young women interested in engineering. In addition, the narrative highlights Cherokee values including education, working cooperatively, remaining humble, and helping ensure equal opportunity and education for all. Mary Golda Ross designed classified airplanes and spacecraft as Lockheed Aircraft Corporation’s first female engineer. Find out how her passion for math and the Cherokee values she was raised with shaped her life and work. -Angie

The girl and the wolf book cover

The girl and the wolf

Katherena Vermette

jE Vermette
Read Woke, Picture Books

"A young girl becomes lost in the woods after wandering too far away from her mother. Scared because she is lost, she encounters a large wolf who reminds her of her own ability to survive and find her mother again."--

Casey's picture

I love the reversal of classic fairytale tropes, this is one of my favorites. -Casey

Our little kitchen book cover

Our little kitchen

Jillian Tamaki

jE Tamaki
Read Woke, Picture Books

"A crew of resourceful neighbors comes together to prepare a meal for their community. Includes a recipe and an author's note about the volunteering experience that inspired the book"--

Casey's picture

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The 13 nights of Halloween book cover

The 13 nights of Halloween

Guy Vasilovich

j394.2646 Vasilovich
Picture Books

A Halloween version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" featuring macabre gifts such as icky eyeballs, demons dancing, and thirsty vampires.

Karen's picture

You will not regret checking this book out! mwha, ha, ha, ha, ha! -Karen

Bone soup : a spooky, tasty tale book cover

Bone soup : a spooky, tasty tale

Alyssa Satin Capucilli

j394.2646 Capucilli
Picture Books

"In this version of the classic tale, Stone soup, three witches are looking for a tasty treat on Halloween morning and they find only a small bone in their cupboard. So they decide to go from door to door in their village to find just the right ingredients for their bone soup"--

Karen's picture

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The little old lady who was not afraid of anything book cover

The little old lady who was not afraid of anything

Linda Williams

jHOLIDAY E Williams
Picture Books

A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.

Karen's picture

This classic Halloween story is not too scary. It's about a brave little old lady walking home in the woods and meets two shoes. I won't tell you any more. The story has actions that gets kids to participate and have fun. -Karen

The teeny-tiny woman : a ghost story book cover

The teeny-tiny woman : a ghost story

Paul Galdone

jE Galdone
Picture Books

Retells the tale of the teeny-tiny woman who finds a teeny-tiny bone in a churchyard and puts it away in her cupboard before she goes to sleep.

Karen's picture

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The dark book cover

The dark

Lemony Snicket

jE Snicket
Picture Books

Laszlo is afraid of the dark which lives in the same big, creaky house as him, until one night the dark pays him a visit.

Karen's picture

This book can be helpful for any child afraid of the dark. -Karen

The house in the night book cover

The house in the night

Susan Marie Swanson

jE Swanson
Picture Books

Illustrations and easy-to-read text explore the light that makes a house in the night a home filled with light.

Karen's picture

This is a beautiful book with a simple and poetic story. A calming way to end after reading the spookier stories. -Karen