Butler Bookshelf

Tomorrow is the official commencement of the Fall season! So this week on the Butler Bookshelf, we are featuring some spooky and autumnal books! Follow twelve-year-old Billie in The Pumpkin War by Cathleen Young. Every year, Billie grows a thousand pound pumpkin, hollows it out, and races across the bay in the annual Madeline Island pumpkin race. Last year she was cheated out the win by her best friend Sam and now she wants revenge. Will Billie be able to cross that finish line, winning fame, fortune, and free ice cream? For more fantastic titles, check out the list below!

The Nature of Witches
Written by Rachel Griffin
Published by Sourcebooks Fire
Available now!

Fangs for Having Us! (Ms. Frogbottom’s Field Trips #3)
Written by Nancy Krulik and Illustrated by Harry Briggs
Published by Simon & Schuster/Aladdin
Available now!

Return of Zombert (The Zombert Chronicles #2)
Written by Kara LaReau and Illustrated by Ryan Andrews
Published by Candlewick Press
Available now!

Owl has a Halloween Party
Written by Nosy Crow and Illustrated by Jannie Ho
Published by Candlewick Press/Nosy Crow
Available now!

How to Help a Pumpkin Grow
Written and Illustrated by Ashley Wolff
Published by Simon & Schuster/Beach Lane Books
Available now!

The Pumpkin War
Written by Cathleen Young
Published by Random House Children’s Books/Yearling
Available now!