You Are the Light, Little Pumpkin (Holiday Books)

by Lisa Edwards. In this cheery Halloween board book, a tiny Jack o’Lantern is the welcoming beacon for all kinds of cuddly autumnal creatures to gather in a tree: a parliament of owls, a black cat, a cluster of spiders, and a couple of very cute bats. “You are the light that warms our friends, when the dark and cold descends,” the text reads, as a big pumpkin watches lovingly over Little Pumpkin. The bright orange glow of the pumpkins and the smiling faces of the animals in the illustrations make this a cozy holiday read.