Updated: Oct 15, 2020
September has come and gone… and fall is here to stay. But we know it will just be for a little while, for seasons change like the wind. This October is bound to bring cool books and activities your way. Check out ASA Books reading and activity list this month. We hope you enjoy it.
ASA Books October 2020 Reading List:
1. When The Sun Comes Up And The Moon Goes Down That’s The Start Of Our Day,
by Solonge Robinson, Illustrated by Aquabah Gonney-Buckner
2. Room on a Broom, by Julia Donaldson
3. It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, by Simon Spotlight
4. Little Blue Truck's Halloween, by HMH Books for Young Readers
5. Roof Octopus, by Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrated by Rafael López
Tricks and Treats: ASA Books October Activity List
This year, Halloween may look a bit different. But not to worry, the fun activities can still be just as fun and engaging as we all remember. You can still plan for a fulfilled Halloween weekend. Plan ahead using any of the activities below. You’ll be sure to have a ton of fun.
A Pumpkin Carving Contest: It doesn’t have to be a large group. Gather the kids and a few close friends or family members and spend a Saturday afternoon competing to see who can carve the best pumpkin creature. If you don’t have a pumpkin carving kit in your cupboard, click the link below: It will be here in time for the festivities.
Candy Scavenger Hunt: If door-to-door trick or treating is not an option for you this year, try this: Grab a few bags of candy from your local grocery store. Hide them around the house, in your back yard, or both, and let the kids count down to a fun scavenger hunt that will end in a sweet treat.
Halloween Fashion Show: Not in the mood to spend a ton of money on Halloween costumes this year? Pull out your creative hat; have the kids create their costumes from the clothes in their closets. Mix-matched socks, hats, scarves, a pleather jacket and glittery glove will accessorize the most unique costumes ever. After everyone is done, host your 1st annual Halloween fashion show right in your living room. The winner should get an extra special treat. Be sure to take lots of pictures for blackmail when they turn 21. 😊
Marshmallows, Bon Fires and Spooky, Scary Stories: Who doesn’t love listening to scary stories, under the moonlight as the crackling bonfire burns intensely in the distance. Make it a thing. And if you don’t have a backyard or a bonfire, your living room, a blanket, and a flashlight will do the trick too. Pick a few scary stories or make one up with a small group, having each person add to the story as you take turns going around the room. After everyone is thoroughly spooked, bring out the marshmallows and hot cocoa. It will add warmth to those chilling stories.
African American Book Feature:
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh is a high-spirited, engaging salute to the beautiful, raw, assured humanity of black boys and how they see themselves when they approve of their reflections in the mirror.
Reviewed By: Elijah Robinson (Grade 1): “I liked this book a lot. It was fun to read. The pictures were very cool. I liked the little boy. He reminded me of me when I go to the barbershop and sit in the big chair. His hair looked like mine when I leave the barbershop too. I would like to read this book again.”
Be On The Look Out For New, Upcoming Books By ASA Books This Fall and Winter
1. When The Sun Goes Down And The Moon Comes Up, That’s The Start Of Our Night, By Solonge Robinson, Illustrated by Aquabah Gonney-Buckner
2. Shaping Families, By Solonge Robinson. COMING REAL SOON
Until Next Time,
Happy Reading and Learning,
The ASA Books Team