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Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

October 2008


A few books for the October season--

from poems about fall to a weinerdog who saves Halloween!


Take a look:



The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

by Linda Williams, illustrated by Megan Lloyd

Holiday E WILLI

A delightful story about an old woman who goes out to runs some errands and bravely faces the many obstacles that cross her path. With repeating text describing the objects in the old lady's way create, it's a great book for read-aloud sharing time. You may even have to get up and clomp, wiggle, shake, clap, nod and shout "BOO!"




Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise

Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise

by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen



Everyone's favorite pig, Mercy, has some unexpected results while trick-or-treating.







The Hallo-Weiner

The Hallo-Wiener

written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey

Holiday E PILKE

Oscar is a dachshund. The other dogs make fun of him because of his height (short) and his length (long). Oscar’s mother embarrasses him with funny nicknames, and worst of all, she gets him a HOT DOG COSTUME to wear on Halloween! While out trick-or-treating, Oscar and his friends encounter (gasp!!) a monster! Can Oscar the underdog save the day? There are lots of fun details in the book (like Oscar’s surname on the mailbox—“Myers”—get it?), and, of course, a happy ending replete with Halloween treats.




The Witches

The Witches

by Roald Dahl



This classic tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven-year-old boy who has a run-in with some real-life, child-hating witches!






Annie Was Warned

Annie Was Warned

written and illustrated by Jarrett Krosoczka

Holiday E KROSO

NO ONE should go in the haunted mansion... but Annie is very brave!

-Mrs. Kennedy




by Neil Gaiman


When Coraline opens the locked door in her drawing room, she crosses a mysterious threshold where she meets her “other mother,” a sinister woman with black button eyes and spindly tapered fingers with sharp nails who intends to keep her forever. One of the creepiest novels ever! A Perrot Library “Young Critics Choice.”

-Mrs. Mac




Autumnblings: Poems and Paintings

written and illustrated by Douglas Florian

Easy J 811 FLORI


These winsome poems about fall are infused with a sense of music, movement and joy in the both the language and the illustrations. School, holidays, playtime, and observation are all treated with fun and fancy.


-Mrs. K.


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