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This month there were lots of great choices about the FALL season: pumpkins, Thanksgiving and apples! We would love to hear from you with some of your favourite stories. Feel free to email us at lisa@parentsource.ca if you have a special kid's book you'd like to suggest!
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The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll

Once there were two mice who fell in love with the same pumpkin. Clayton took care of it during the day. Desmond took care of it at night. The two mice didn't know about each other. And the pumpkin grew and grew and grew into...THE BIGGEST PUMPKIN EVER!

http://www.amazon.ca/Biggest-Pumpkin-Ever-Steven-Kroll/dp/0590464639

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Apple Trouble by Ragnhild Scamell

Hedgehog has finished building a cozy nest for winter. Unfortunately, a ripe apple falls from the tree above and gets stuck in her spines, making it impossible for her to fit in her new digs. She has several friends to whom she can go for advice, but their instructions simply make her situation worse.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2591720-apple-trouble

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A Day at the Pumpkin Patch

A fun and educational trip to the pumpkin patch-just in time to pick a pumpkin and carve a jack o'lantern! In this photographic picture book, filled with simple text and vibrant photographs, readers can join a group of young children on a trip to the pumpkin patch. This fun and informative book also contains a great pumpkin seed recipe and lots of interesting pumpkin facts!

http://www.amazon.ca/A-Day-at-Pumpkin-Patch/dp/0439946670

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Thanks for Thanksgiving by Heather Patterson

Fall is a time of blue skies and apple pies, playing in leaves and sun-dappled trees. Thanks for Thanksgiving''s joyful text and vibrant colours are a feast that celebrates Canada''s most glorious season.

The text and warm, glowing colour illustrations of this Canadian Thanksgiving picture book conjure up the rich sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of the holiday.

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/thanks-for-thanksgiving/9780590124843-item.html?ikwid=thanks+for+thanksgiving&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=2

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My Murry and Thumbkin by Karma Wilson

While Mr. Murry Mouse worries too much, his neighbor Thumbkin is carefree, but with friendship their attitudes meet in the middle.

http://books.google.ca/books?id=P0fcf-1csEAC&dq=mr+murray+and+thumbkin&hl=en&sa=X&ei=w20pVPjvAtihyATHtoDoDA&ved=0CCEQ6AEwAA

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Mouse's First Fall by Lauren Thompson

This playful picture book celebrates fall. Going out on an autumn day, Mouse and Minka, evidently Mouse's big sister, discover leaves falling through the air and lying on the ground. Minka leads and Mouse happily follows as they run through the leaves, look at their shapes, pile them up, and play hide-and-seek.

http://www.amazon.ca/Mouses-First-Fall-Lauren-Thompson/dp/1416994777

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