New and Noteworthy Picture Books October 2022

October 11, 2022 | Pat

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We are dedicated to bringing the best and brightest books to our library collections. Here are some of the latest picture books perfect for the spooky and scary season. Most titles are available in an electronic format. Check out our Halloween booklist for more recommended reads!


If animals trick or treated

If Animals Trick or Treated by Ann Whitford Paul, illustrated by David Walker (ages 3-6)

Join Owlet, Piglet and the rest of their animal friends as they celebrate Halloween in their own special way, closing with a fun night of trick-or-treating – a perfect Halloween story for little ones without any spooks or scares.


Beatrice Likes the Dark

Beatrice Likes the Dark by Genevieve April Tucholke, illustrated by Khoa Le (ages 4-8)

For the burgeoning goth girl in your family – Beatrice is fond of black clothing and graveyards at night and her sister Roo prefers bright clothing and warm sunny days. A perfect story to demonstrate that likes and dislikes can exist without coming in between two people.


Our Day of the Dead Celebration

Our Day of the Dead Celebration by Ana Aranda (ages 3-7)

In this charming celebration of the Mexican holiday, young girls Mar and Paz prepare food and decorations to honour relatives who have passed. Through stories, the two girls realize they have more in common with their grandfather and great-grandmother and learn the importance of preserving their memory.


Leila the Perfect Witch

Leila the Perfect Witch by Flavia Z. Drago (ages 3-7)

Leila, an expert witch, is used to winning every magical competition except for witchy baking. After fumbling a few times, she asks for help from her sisters who show Leila that sometimes not being perfect can release the pressure and bring out the fun.


Creepy Crayon

Creepy Crayon! by Aaron Reynolds, illustrated by Peter Brown (ages 4-8)

After struggling in school, Jasper's life turns around when he finds a purple crayon that answers every test question correctly. Jasper knows this isn't quite right but cannot seem to rid himself of the crayon – it keeps coming back!


Posted on behalf of Scott, Children's Selection Team and Halloween superfan.

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