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Story Time

Books to be read in October at Story Time
  • Bear Feels Scared

    "In the deep dark woods/ by the Strawberry Vale / a big bear lumbers / down a small, crooked trail." Bear Feels Scared delivers a message as impressive as its title: There is nothing to be ashamed about; even giant furry creatures sometimes feel scared. A picture book perfect for nighttime reading. –Barnesandnoble

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  • Bravest of the Brave

    "Late one day I hurried home, Stepping through the wood alone. It was deep and dim; I could barely see. But I thought brave thoughts to comfort me." A Young Skunk heads home through the woods—alone. Or maybe not… Could there be robbers, or pirates, or ghosts, or trappers in the woods? And is our hero brave enough to keep away? With bouncy rhymes, charming art, a subtle counting theme, and a surprise ending, this story will entertain and reassure any child who’s ever been afraid.

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  • Firefighters! Speeding! Spraying! Saving!

    Firefighters rush into their fireproof suits. They pull on their helmets, gloves, and boots. Then off they roar in their trucks—zooming away to save the day! Patricia Hubbell keeps the fun coming with another volume with a "things that go" theme.

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  • 10 Step Guide to Living with your Monster

    Is he eating your favorite shirts? Is he using your hairbrush to clean his teeth? Is he annoying your family on car trips? Never fear those monster mishaps again! Laura Numeroff and Nate Evans, the world's leading experts on monsters and the mischief they make, have created the ultimate 10-Step Guide to Living With Your Monster.

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  • There was an old Monster

    A brand-new monster twist--by a Caldecott medalist and his daughter! There was an old monster who swallowed a tick I don't know why he swallowed that tick 'Cause it made him feel sick! When he swallowed some ants, he danced in his pants. He swallowed a lizard, a bat, a jackal, and a bear. Then he tried to swallow a lion . . . ROAR!--Now that monster is no more! Children will laugh along with the funny text, bright bold illustrations, and delightful song (available on the Scholastic website).

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  • Under the Bed

    Going to bed is difficult for children to accept. Their imaginations tend to run wild when they are alone in the dark. Cheering away the fright, Bright uses richly descriptive rhymes to make fun of what might be lurking beside the usual debris "under the bed." For the "beasts nibbling crumbs," the "dragon dozing," and even the grizzly bear down there are all "far too busy" or "too lazy to think about you" up in the bed. When the huge, horrible-looking creature there starts calling for his mommy, however, all the creatures run away, for they are afraid of "you!" Rough-hewn paintings of active animals, up close with lots of sharp teeth, are properly comic and hardly scary as they enjoy activities like eating pizza while reclining in a hammock. Our apprehensive hero upside down peers at us under the bed from the front of the jacket, while pairs of eyes stare out of the darkness on the back. Bugs, snakes, and an alligator join the bear and the red-winged dragon in the wild flight from him. This book is amusing reassurance for the fearful. – Children’s Literature

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  • Shake Dem Halloween Bones

    It's Halloween night. The city is quiet. The city is still. But as the lights go down, the music comes up - and the guests start to arrive at the hip-hop Halloween ball! And oh, what a party it is. Told in hip-hop rhyming text, L'il Red Riding Hood, Goldilocks, Tom Thumb, and all of their fairy-tale friends come together for a rapping, stomping, shaking Halloween romp. Scoo-bee-doo-bee-doo-wah. Yeah! A rhythmic tale about different updated fairy tale characters who attend a hip-hop Halloween ball.

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