Storytime: Candy

Now that Halloween is over and I’ve got a huge bowl of my son’s candy tempting me, I thought it would be fun to do a candy-themed storytime before we jump into Thanksgiving and turkeys and even more holiday books.

 

Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & illustrated by Jen Corace

Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & illustrated by Jen Corace

Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & illustrated by Jen Corace

If Little Pea doesn’t eat all of his sweets, there will be no vegetables for dessert! What’s a young pea to do?

 

A Balloon For Isabel by Deborah Underwood & illustrated by Laura Rankin

A Balloon For Isabel by Deborah Underwood & illustrated by Laura Rankin

A Balloon For Isabel by Deborah Underwood & illustrated by Laura Rankin

More than anything else in the whole wide world, Isabel wants a balloon. Everyone will get one on Graduation Day—everyone except the porcupines, because Porcupines + Balloons = Trouble. But Isabel isn’t going to settle for another boring bookmark. She has a plan. . .

 

Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root & illustrated by Jill Barton

Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root & illustrated by Jill Barton

Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root & illustrated by Jill Barton

It’s hot, hot, hot! So Junie and Jake and Poppa and the baby want to go to the lake. But can they make it there in their rattletrap car? It doesn’t go fast, and it doesn’t go far. . . .

 

The Gumdrop Tree by Elizabeth Spurr & illustrated by Julia Gorton

The Gumdrop Tree by Elizabeth Spurr & illustrated by Julia Gorton

The Gumdrop Tree by Elizabeth Spurr & illustrated by Julia Gorton

When her father gives her a bag of colorful, sugary gumdrops to eat, a little girl decides to plant them instead.

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