There is nothing Hazel loves more than autumn, the spookiest season. The only problem is, nobody else in her town seems to care. Everything changes when Hazel receives a visit from Ronnie Pumpkinseed, a supernatural pumpkin-headed ambassador for all things spooky. Ronnie teaches Hazel a special word for what she feels inside—Halloween!—and helps Hazel find the courage to be herself and follow her heart, even when it’s scary. 38 pages. Hardcover. Reading ages: 5-9 years.
Kyle Sullivan is an award-winning children’s book author whose titles have sold more than a quarter million copies worldwide. Kyle writes middle-grade chapter books, picture books, and board books that appeal to parents, guardians, teachers, and librarians just as much as the young readers in their lives. His titles include the picture books The Cyclops Witch and the Heebie-Jeebies and Werewolf? There Wolf!, and the middle-grade chapter books The Mirror People (Hazyscapes #2), Krampus Confidential, and Hobgoblin and the Seven Stinkers of Rancidia, which was named a Kirkus Best Book of 2019 and received a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award. Kyle has an MA in English Literature from the University of British Columbia and a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Jess Mason is a children's book illustrator from Worcestershire, England—the original home of hobbits! With inspirations including folk art, medieval manuscripts, nature, and film, Jess crafts nuanced, atmospheric, and characterful worlds to which readers will strive to return time and again. Her children's books include Hazel and the Spooky Season from Hazy Dell Press and Just a Girl from HarperCollins.