Because I’ve been here …
… on the seat of a tractor for weeks now, sometimes with the help of a grandkiddo (they think…don’t worry, we aren’t moving in this photo), I’m having to skip an OUTSIDE THE BOX post this month (but, ooh, have I got a doozy lined up for next month – Nov 16th!).
However, since fall/autumn is my absolute favorite time of year, I thought it might be fun to simply showcase a few pumpkin books. So, ta-da! Here are covers of recently(ish) published titles that make me feel goosebumpy in anticipation of bonfires, chilly evenings, pumpkin carving, and the glowing harvest moon I look forward to all year.
Here in the midwest, we’re currently “enjoying” an unseasonably warm period (bah, humbug), but imagine a little frost on the pumpkins, if you will.
First, a few board books.
Early readers for fans of Daniel, Rocket, and a LGB featuring the Pokey little guy himself…
And, of course, picture books for every taste imaginable.
(Patty Toht, your gorgeous book is ALWAYS going to show up on any October/pumpkin-y list of mine!)
How about you, readers? Comment below with YOUR can’t-miss faves! And if I’ve missed a pumpkin book with your name on the cover, please give it a shout out!!!
In other news, I couldn’t be more excited to be taking part in an IN-PERSON book festival next month, on Sunday, November 14th, where I’ll get to visit with readers, sign books, and hobnob with real, live, bookish friends … including our own Jennifer Reinhardt. What a lovely time that will be! If you’re in the Iowa City area, drop in (Sidekick Coffee & Books, 2-4 p.m.). Here’s my very own little poster (note that I even got to invent my own coffee drink, w/a nod to Thunder & Cluck):