"Pumpkin Town" by Katie McKy with art by Pablo Bernasconi (Houghton Mifflin, 16, 5-8)
What's worse than a town with no pumpkins? One with too many pumpkins, as one town learns when pumpkin seeds that were accidentally scattered all over the place sprout. But with the help of some young brothers from a nearby farm, the problem is solved. Or is it?
"The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin" by Margaret Wise Brown with art by Richard Egielski (HarperCollins, 6.99, 3-6)
This paperback edition of the classic book is the story of a docile little green pumpkin that grows into a fat orange one and gets a ferocious-looking mouth and glowing eyes, thanks to a couple of kids with a carving knife and a lighted candle.
"Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin" by Mary Serfozo with art by Valeria Petrone (Little Simon, 6.99, 2-5)
An orange-and-black tiger cub in search of the perfect pumpkin. He finds it, but just what is he going to do with it?
"Halloween Fun With Spookey the Square Pumpkin" by Joe Troiano art by Susan Banta(Sterling, 5.95, 6-9)
This board book features a maze, connect-the-dots game and pumpkins of all shapes to color, all on reusable, wipe-clean pages. Nestled into the back cover is a package of crayons in six colors -- including orange!