Valerie Koehler, owner of the Blue Willow Bookshops, shares her favorite books on music, arts and sports. For more of her picks, visit www.BlueWillowBookshops.com
Little Elliot Fall Friends
by Mike Curato
Little Elliot, the polka-dotted elephant, and his best friend Mouse take a trip out of the Big City and discover the sights and smells of autumn in the country.
How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow?
by Wendell Minor
(Nancy Paulsen Books)
The latest craze at county fairs is to carve enormous pumpkins into racing boats. This celebration of famous landmarks and landscapes plays with concepts of size and scale.
Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party
by Erin Barker
(Blue Manatee Press)
You are cordially invited to Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party–a delightfully quirky twist on a counting book, with spooky elements and unique characters at an unexpectedly charming tea party.
The Great Pumpkin Contest
by Angie Rozelaar
(Katherine Tegen Books)
Mimi and Clara both want to win this fall’s Great Pumpkin Contest. As the competition draws near, Mimi’s pumpkin grows larger…and larger…and LARGER!
Spooktacular: Eek! Yikes! Boo!
illustrated by Fermin Solis
No tricks, just treats! Open this box if you dare! This trio of board books serves up the perfect amount of scary fun for little ones.
Moon: A Peek-Through Picture Book
by Britta Teckentrup
All around the world, the moon changes in size and shape from day to day as the lunar cycle is shown through clever peek-through holes.
Five Little Monkeys Trick or Treat
by Eileen Christelow
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
It’s Halloween, and Lulu the babysitter is taking the five little monkeys trick-or-treating. Chaos ensues when those silly monkeys decide to trade costumes with their friends.