Three Silly Squirrel Stories to Celebrate October

Flora & Ulysses    Kate DiCamillo. Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Flora Belle Buckman’s mother has often accused her of being a “natural-born cynic.” Flora’s motto is, “Do not hope; instead observe.” But when she observes a squirrel that’s been almost vacuumed to death by a Ulysses Super-Suction, Multi-Terrain 2000X vacuum cleaner, stand up and lift the huge machine above his head, she knows she’s witnessed the birth of a superhero! Holy Unanticipated Occurrences! Naming him Ulysses, she becomes his devoted side-kick as he fights malfeasance, types poetry, and flies through donut shops in this slyly silly tale of a squirrel superhero and his cynic side-kick! Holy bagumba!


       Adam Rubin. Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door 

Grumpy Old Man Fookwire has a sweet new neighbor, not that that makes him any less unsocial. He hides behind the curtains when she brings him a pie. But the real problem is that the sweet old lady has a cat that is “a real jerk” and a bully. Muffins the cat beats up on the neighborhood squirrels and threatens Fookwire's favorite birds. But then he and the birds get some unexpected help.



Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween       Mélanie Watt. Scaredy Squirrel prepares for Halloween

In the hope of a Non-Threatening Halloween, the very cautious and very prepared Scaredy Squirrel presents his best “safety tips and step-by-step instructions to guide you through common Halloween obstacles such as carnivorous plants, haunted houses and encountering the infamous Frankenstein." In addition he has provided decorating and entertaining tips, and warnings against the bad reputation that apples have in fairy tales.

October is Squirrel Awareness Month