Books Reviewed for October

1: International Coffee Day—Undercover: One of These Things Is Almost Like the Others

By Bastien Contraire

2: National Chili Month—Armadilly Chili

Written by Helen Ketteman | Illustrated by Will Terry

3: World Architecture Day—Roberto the Insect Architect

By Nina Laden

4: World Animal Day—Pink is for Blob Fish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink Animals

Written by Jess Keating | Illustrated by David DeGrand

5: World Teachers Day—Little Red Writing

Written by Joan Holub | Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

6: Pizza Month—Secret Pizza Party

Written by Adam Rubin | Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

7: Random Acts of Poetry Day—When Green Becomes Tomatoes

Written By Julie Fogliano | Illustrated by Julie Morstad

8: World Octopus Day—Also an Octopus

Written by Maggie Tokuda-Hall | Illustrated by Benji Davies

9: Curious Events Day—Bug in a Vacuum

By Mélanie Watt

10: World Porridge Day—Goldilocks and Just One Bear

By Leigh Hodgkinson

11: Ada Lovelace Day—Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine

Written by Laurie Wallmark | Illustrated by April Chu

12: Emergency Nurses Day—Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, A Civil War Hero

Written by Marissa Moss | Illustrated by John Hendrix

13: Popcorn Popping Month—The Popcorn Astronauts

Written by Deborah Ruddell | Illustrated by Joan Rankin

14: World Egg Day—What’s Up with This Chicken?

Written by Jane Sutton | Illustrated by Peter J. Welling

15: Bridge Day—This Bridge Will Not Be Gray

Written by Dave Eggers | Illustrated by Tucker Nichols

16: Dictionary Day—W is for Webster: Noah Webster and His American Dictionary

Witten by Tracy Fern | Illustrated by Boris Kulikov

17: Boss’s Day—The Boss Baby

By Marla Frazee

18: Squirrel Appreciation Month—Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door

Written by Adam Rubin | Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri

19: Global Dignity Day—Wherever You Go

Written by Pat Zietlow Miller | Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler

20: International Sloth Day—Snoozefest

Written by Samantha Berger | Illustrated by Kristyna Litten

21: Count Your Buttons Day—Button Up! Wrinkled Rhymes

Written by Alice Schertle | Illustrated by Petra Mathers

22: Smart is Cool Day—On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

Written by Jennifer Berne | Illustrated by Vladimir Radunsky

23: Mole Day—A Friend for Mole

By Nancy Armo

24: United Nations Day—Welcome

By Barroux

25: International Artist Day—The Noisy Paintbox: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art

Written by Barb Rosenstock | Illustrated by Mary GrandPré

26: Pumpkin Day—The Vanishing Pumpkin

Written by Tony Johnston | Illustrated by Tomie dePaola

27: Black Cat Day—Black Cat, White Cat

Silvia Borando

28: Bat Appreciation Month—Elsie Clarke and the Vampire Hairdresser

By Ged Adamson

29: Hug a Sheep Day—Six Creepy Sheep

Written by Judith Ross Enderle and Stephanie Gordon Tessler | Illustrated by John O’Brien

30: Candy Corn Day—Witches

Written by Cheryl Christian | Illustrated by Wish Williams

31: Halloween—Shivery Shades of Halloween: A Spooky Book of Colors

Written by Mary McKenna Siddals | Illustrated by Jimmy Pickering