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4 young readers bk 3

No More Pumpkins by Peter Catalanotto and Pamela Schembri is book 2 of the 2nd-Grade Friends series. Peter Catalanotto has painted 23 books by other authors like Cynthia Rylant and Megan McDonald. While he has authored 10 picture books, this is his first chapter book series with Pamela Schembri. 

This was a timely title to share with my fall readers who are also TIRED of doing pumpkin activities. The voices of the characters lend themselves well to reader’s theatre adaptations. The school counselor needs to add this simple 4 chapter book to his/her repertoire to help deal with jealousy, fighting, and becoming friends again.