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October Read Alouds

last modified on 09/26/2010

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My name is Nancy Jang and I am the grades 1-2 classroom solutions adviser for the 2010-2011 year. I have taught 2 grade for 12 years in Orange County, California. Check out my blog at http://blogs.scholastic.com/classroomsolutions This is a list of books that I love to read to my kids during October. Enjoy!

Total: 21
Status: Public
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A Very Brave Witch

by Alison McGhee, illustrated by Harry Bliss

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 1.4

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz

Genre: Fairy Tales, Fables, Folk Tales and Myths

Resources: Yes

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Albert's Halloween: The Case of the Stolen Pumpkin

(Albert)

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.8

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Mystery and Suspense

Resources: Yes

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Alice and Greta: A Tale of Two Witches

by Steven J. Simmons, illustrated by Cyd Moore

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction and Fantasy

Resources: Yes

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Big Pumpkin

by Erica Silverman, illustrated by S. D. Schindler

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.6

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor

Resources: Yes

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Boo!

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.2

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor

Resources: Yes

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CinderHazel: The Cinderella of Halloween

Interest Level: Grades PreK - 3

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor, Fables, Folk Tales and Myths

Resources: Yes

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Dragon's Halloween

(Dragon Tales)

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.3

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor, Dictionaries, Reference, Series, Fantasy, Science Fiction and Fantasy

Resources: Yes

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Frankie Stein

by Lola M. Schaefer, illustrated by Kevan Atteberry

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 1.7

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor

Resources: Yes

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Halloween

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.7

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: General Nonfiction

Resources: Yes

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Hoodwinked

by Arthur Howard, illustrated by Arthur Howard

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.7

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor

Resources: Yes

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In the Haunted House

by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Susan Meddaugh

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 1.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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One Halloween Night

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor

Resources: Yes

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Pumpkin Hill

by Elizabeth Spurr, illustrated by Whitney Martin

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 4.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: General Fiction

Resources: Yes

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Pumpkin Town!: Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins

by Katie McKy, illustrated by Pablo Bernasconi

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor

Resources: Yes

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The Hallo-Wiener

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.8

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor

Resources: Yes

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The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin

by Joe Troiano, illustrated by Susan Banta

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.7

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Fiction

Resources: Yes

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The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

by Linda D. Williams, illustrated by Megan Lloyd

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.4

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Fables, Folk Tales and Myths, Horror and Supernatural

Resources: Yes

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The Runaway Pumpkin

by Kevin Lewis, illustrated by S. D. Schindler

Interest Level: Grades PreK - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.6

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Rhyming Story, Comedy and Humor

Resources: Yes

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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!

by Lucille Colandro, illustrated by Jared Lee

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.3

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor, Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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There Was an Old Monster!

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.2

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Nursery Rhymes, Poetry and Rhymes, Rhymes, Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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