Happy October!

Welcome to October, everybody! It’s always been my favorite month. I love the gorgeous changing leaves; the crisp, cool weather; and those cozy early nights that start with orangey, autumny sunsets and that unmistakable scent of fall-turning-to-winter in the air.

There are lots of other things to celebrate in October too. And Lerner has a book for them all! Here’s a look at October holidays and special days, and a book to help you celebrate each one:

October 1 was World Vegetarian Day. Yes, we’ve passed it, but as a vegetarian myself, I just couldn’t let this one slip by without a mention. (Smiles!)


October 3 (today!) brings Rosh Hashanah. Sending out wishes for a very Happy New Year to all those who celebrate.


October 7 is World Smile Day!


October 10 is Canadian Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving to all our neighbors to the north.


October 12 is Yom Kippur.


October 15 is Teacher’s Day. To all you teachers, librarians, and others who do the noble work of educating children: Thank you so much for everything you do.


October 16 has a Full Moon.


October 17 is the first full day of Sukkot. Wishing a joyous Sukkot to everyone observing it!


October 22 is Make a Difference Day.


October 30 is National Candy Corn Day. Set out a bowl and offer some to any passers by as a pre-Halloween treat.


October 31 is Halloween!


Wishing all of you a happy, healthy, and very fun October!