Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the First Day of School is a Barnes & Noble exclusive. | Source: Holiday Hill Farm/the Toy Insider

It feels like kids just went on summer break, but it’s almost time to head back to school once again. This time, they can get a boost of confidence for the first day of school from Spookley the Square Pumpkin.

The back cover of the book | Source: Holiday Hill Farm

Holiday Hill Enterprises (HHE) is launching a new book, Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the First Day of School, available exclusively at Barnes & Noble. Written by Spookley author and creator Joe Troiano, the book follows Spookley through his first day at Holiday Hill Farm School. Like many kids, Spookley feels nervous and unsure of what to expect, but his worries disappear as he realizes how much fun it is to discover new things and learn with his friends.

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Barnes & Noble helped introduce the world to Spookley in 2001 with Troiano’s book, The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin. Two decades later and Spookley is still going strong. Spookley the Square Pumpkin, the First Day of School is available for presale on barnesandnoble.com, and will launch exclusively in Barnes & Noble stores on Aug. 1.

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.