jacob and his flying bearsJacob & His Magical Flying Bears: A Halloween Story by Gerrie Sobel($17.75, Pepper Tree Publishing). Sobel, who happens to be Agave restaurant owner Jack Sobel’s mom, continues her series of children’s story with a new tale set in Cabbagetown. This time Jacob and his furry friends are on a quest to find thousands of missing pumpkins taken by The Naughty Little Witches of Cabbagetown. To find out more about the series and Sobel, visit www.jacobsbears.com.

moon handbooksMoon Atlanta by Tray Butler ($16.95, Avalon Travel). Atlanta freelancer Tray Butler offers up an insider’s guide for visitors on the best the city has to offer. From tourist attractions and museums to shopping and dining, the guide has full-color maps, kid friendly sites, accommodation options and even a guide to the local vernacular.

Pink ZinniaPink Zinnia: Poems by Franklin Abbott ($14, AuthorHouse) Poet, gay activist and founder of the Atlanta Queer Literary Festival, Abbott returns with a new collection of poems which he describes as “portraits, postcards and snapshots of my life and connections” over the past five years. Abbott will be reading and signing the book Tuesday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. at Outwrite Books.

What Kind of FruitWhat Kind of Fruit Does God Like? by J. Cecil Anderson ($9.95, Holy Child Publications). The first in a series of books that teaches kids character, sharing and healthy habits.

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.