October Monthly Activities

Books to Read!

  • Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker
  • Chicka Chicka 1,2,3 by Bill Martin Jr.
  • Count Down to Fall by Fran Hawk
  • Fiesta! by Ginger Foglesong Guy
  • Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Eileen Christelow
  • How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? by Jane Yolen
  • How Much is a Million? by David M. Schwartz
  • Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book by Yuyi Morales
  • Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh
  • One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Pinczes
  • Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
  • Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
  • Ten Little Fish by Audrey Wood
  • Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang


Original artwork by Helen Correll

Around SC

south carolina Check out Festivals and Events happening in October around the state.

Read & Rhyme


SC Spotlight

  • Peggy Parish

    Born in Manning, Margaret "Peggy" Parish made writing stories — including fiction, nonfiction, and craft books — for children her life's work. Her most popular and well-known books are the Amelia Bedelia books. Amelia Bedelia is a housekeeper who takes all of her employers' instructions literally, resulting in comedy that delights children even today! Peggy Parish was also a supporter of the Harvin Clarendon Public Library and a statue of Amelia Bedelia is located in front of the library.

  • Get Smart about Antibiotics.

    Sponsored by the Center for Disease Control, Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work is a campaign to help you learn about when is the right time for antibiotics. Antibiotics don’t fight viral illnesses like colds. For more information, go to the website today!

Monthly Activities

Wonderful Websites

  • H.I.P. Pocket Change - The United States Mint has a website just for kids! Here you can learn all about money and even create your own coin!
  • Toy Theater - At the Toy Theater you can compose music, make art, play Tic Tac Toe, and explore the interactive playset.