October MUST READ Books

Updated: Jul 16, 2020

Spooky October RA

October means everyone is thinking about Fall, pumpkin spice, ghosts, goblins, pumpkins and candy!

So...what better treasure tip than ghostly MUST READ books for this time of year!

Ghostly Read #1

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First of all, Chris Van Allsburg is one of my favorite authors. His books are usually listed as grades K-3 ages 4-7 but they are

so.... much.... more...

I firmly believe his books can be read at any grade level K-12! That's right...I said it! Van Allsburg's books are

funny for the young crowd,

mysterious for the middle crowd and

so thought provoking for the older crowd.

This mysterious book is about a widow, Minna Shaw, that finds a wounded witch in her garden. She helps the witch heal and the broom is left behind. This story is about understanding others and accepting their differences...with a surprise ending that Van Allsburg does so well.

So run out to find a copy of this book at the library, the bookstore or your own classroom library and get set for some spooky October reading.

Check out this chart I created when reading The Widow's Broom by Chris Van Allsburg.

Language to Literacy Chart Widow's Broom

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