SPARTA-Sparta children's author, Dianne Ochiltree, will appear at Sparta Books from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23rd, to read and sign copies of her latest picture book, Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins. Written for children from ages 3 to 8, the story incorporates math concepts with lively action, bouncy rhymes and bright, harvest-themed illustrations. Dianne's other picture books for young children, Pillow Pup and Ten Monkey Jamobree, will also be available for purchase and autographing. Sparta Books is located at 41Theatre Center (Route 181) in Sparta. For more information, contact the store at 973-729-6200.