Great children’s books are often easy to miss, here are a few titles to spark your season of thanksgiving (click on book to place a hold):
The Ugly Pumpkin has waited all through October for someone to take him home, but no one wants him. He doesn’t look like other pumpkins. So the lonely Ugly Pumpkin leaves the patch in search of a place where he’ll fit in. By the time Thanksgiving arrives, he discovers the truth about who he is–but it’s not what he expected!
In this playful picture book by renowned naturalist and folk musician Jim Arnosky, readers are invited for an up-close-and-personal look at life with wild turkey Tom and his flock – who are always on the alert for hungry animals. This catchy, spoken-word song, filled with factual information about turkeys, is great for Thanksgiving – and all year around!
Otho was born with a pumpkin for a head. And despite what one might think, he was not seen as a curiosity by his family. So begins this brilliantly droll tale of a very unusual boy. Otho loses his pumpkin head–quite literally–when a bat decides it would make a good home. And despite what one might think, this is not the end for Otho, but the beginning of a great adventure. Is Otho’s story a parable? A cautionary tale? A celebration of the individual? A head trip? That is something each reader (and Otho) will have to decide. . . . .
Snow is coming, and it’s time to get ready! The squirrel gathers nuts, the geese soar south, and the snowshoe hare puts on its new white coat. But what should the fox do? Each animal advises the fox that its own plan is best, but the fox thinks otherwise–yet it’s not until he meets a golden-eyed friend that he finds the perfect way to celebrate the snowfall.