Halloween Pumpkin

Josh and his sister look forward to visiting their grandfather every Fall and helping him sell the pumpkins in his pumpkin patch. There is something magical about a patch full of orange pumpkins, and everyone in town is hoping to find the perfect one for the Fall Festival. When Josh finds the biggest pumpkin hes ever seen, hidden away in a corner of the patch, he decides it must be his and hides it for his own entry in the Festival parade. But when his sister gets lost in the woods, Josh decides to sacrifice his dream to find his sister.

For more information on the book including a sample of the first few pages of art and text, go to:

Download the Teacher’s Guide for Josh’s Holloween Pumpkin

Check out the illustrator for Joshs Pumpkin, Katy Bratun, at www.katybratun.com


“With wonderfully warm illustrations to accompany the story, this picture book will surely help children to get into the mood for fall.” Through The Looking Glass, Children’s Book Review, October 2008

“…kids will enjoy both the sibling relationship and the happy ending. Nicely illustrated, the book’s pages have a glow that comes from the lit-up pumpkins that pepper the pages.” Booklist, October 2008

“Josh’s Halloween Pumpkin will enthrall the young. It is an excellent book to illustrate love and cooperation.” Jerry Turner, Mexia Daily News, Sept. 19, 2008

GROW A GIANT DREAM! by Texas author, Kathryn Lay

  • Power Point or Overhead — See and learn about Giant Pumpkins! Facts and photos of real giant pumpkins.
  • How I Grew My Writing Dream since 3rd Grade
  • Pumpkin Word Search handouts
  • How a Picture Book is Grown
  • Question & Answer Time
  • Crown Me! program included if desired. Here you will find information on pricing and contact information.

Fun With Giant Pumpkins!