Since it’s almost Halloween, I have to give a nod to my favorite picture book of the season. The Perfect Pumpkin Pie, written and illustrated by Denys Cazet, is a fantastic piece of literature—no matter how old you are. A story about a man who loves his pies so much, just the smell of them makes him return from the dead. But not just any pie will do. This picky ghost requires a perfect pie before he’ll stop haunting you. I have read this to many elementary school children, and they always ask me to read it again when I’m finished. This is one of those gotta-have-it collectable books worth owning.