The Best Pumpkin Books for Kids
This is the ultimate collection of Pumpkin Books for Kids! Hand-picked by a busy mom and Kindergarten teacher just for you this Halloween. These books about pumpkins include fiction, non-fiction and even early readers to choose from. Plus a few pumpkin book activity ideas.
Which pumpkin book will you read first?
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Pumpkin Books for Kids
Kids and pumpkins are one of my favorite combinations. There’s just something magical that happens when you read about pumpkins and pick one out from your favorite pumpkin patch.
My top 3 pumpkin books are…
Although it’s a difficult decision to choose a favorite, there are so many adorable book choices about pumpkins. These pumpkin books go well with our top book picks about Witches, Spiders, Bats, Ghosts, Monsters.
Let me show you all the options available this Halloween for pumpkin books for kids.
Fiction Pumpkin Books
There’s 30+ Fiction Pumpkin Books featured here for you to choose from to read this Halloween. They would be a good fit for your Educational Pumpkin Activities with your child or class.
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell
Pick a Pumpkin by Patricia Toht
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano
Spookley the Square Pumpkin, a Family to Be Thankful For by Joe Troiano
Hello, Pumpkin by Maryanne Cocca-Leffler
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll
We’re Going on a Pumpkin Hunt by Goldie Hawk
It’s Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall
Penguin and Pumpkin by Salina Yoon
Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
Fall Pumpkins: Orange and Plump by Martha E. H. Rustad
Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington
Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden by George Levenson
How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? by Wendell Minor
Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman
The Roll-Away Pumpkin by Junia Wonders
10 Spooky Pumpkins by Gris Grimly
Pumpkin Town! by Katie McKy
Pumpkin Countdown by Joan Holub
Pumpkin Day! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
The Happy Pumpkin by DK
Cutest Pumpkin In The Patch by Carli Valentine
I Like Pumpkins by Jerry Smath
We’re Going on a Pumpkin Hunt by Mary Hogan Wilcox
The Great Pumpkin Contest by Angie Rozelaar
Princess Pumpkin Patch by Andi Cann
Runaway Pumpkins by Teresa Bateman
Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book by Stephen Savage
Pumpkin Eye by Denise Fleming
Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli
Fall Pumpkin Fun by Martha E. H. Rustad
Pumpkin Day, Pumpkin Night by Anne Rockwell
Versions of Five Little Pumpkins
One of my favorite Halloween songs is Five Little Pumpkins by Raffi. There are now a variety of books available that illustrate this adorable song.
Plus your child can take this fun Five Little Pumpkins STEM Challenge.
Five Little Pumpkins: A Fall and Halloween Book for Kids by Dan Yaccarino
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean
Five Little Pumpkins Came Back by Dan Yaccarino
Five Little Pumpkins by Marybeth Butler
Five Little Pumpkins by Natalie Marshall
Five Little Pumpkins on Sesame Street by Sesame Workshop
Non-Fiction Pumpkin Books
Pumpkins and science are such a natural learning tool for kids. These non-fiction pumpkin books are fun to read as you explore the life cycle of a pumpkin seed.
Take a virtual field trip to a pumpkin patch to explore pumpkin patches, see how pumpkins are harvested, and learn how pumpkins grow.
The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum
Pumpkins by Robin Nelson
From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer
Let’s Look at Pumpkins by Katie Peters
Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell
Easy Readers About Pumpkins
There are several options for easy readers for you beginning reader to read all about pumpkins.
After reading you can play this Pumpkin Sight Word Game.
Pumpkin Day! (Step into Reading) by Candice Ransom
Rocket and the Perfect Pumpkin by Tad Hills
The Pumpkin Patch: Ready-to-Read by Margaret McNamara
Daniel Visits a Pumpkin Patch: Ready-to-Read by Maggie Testa
I Spy a Pumpkin by Jean Marzollo
Flat Stanley and the Missing Pumpkins by Jeff Brown
Grow a Pumpkin Pie! (My First Hello Reader) by Jane E. Gerver
Marley: Marley and the Runaway Pumpkin (I Can Read Level 2) by John Grogan
National Geographic Readers by Laura Marsh
Franklin’s Pumpkin (Kids Can Read) by Sharon Jennings
Popular Characters Pumpkin Books
Taking a beloved book character and adding a pumpkin to the storyline makes for popular books the kids love to read again and again.
Take your favorite character and turn it into a Storybook Pumpkin.
It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff
Peppa’s Pumpkin Day (Peppa Pig) (Little Golden Book) by Courtney Carbone
Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills
Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan by Catherine Hapka
Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin by Victoria Kann
Pippa the Pumpkin Fairy by Thomas Nelson
Froggy Picks a Pumpkin by Jonathan London
The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin by Stan Berenstain
Thomas and the Runaway Pumpkins by Naomi Kleinberg
The Poky Little Puppy and the Pumpkin Patch by Diane Muldrow
Where Is Baby’s Pumpkin? by Karen Katz
Have a younger child? Best sure to take a look at The Best Pumpkin Books for Babies and Toddlers.
Pumpkin Book Activity Ideas
- Five Little Pumpkins STEM Activity
- Pumpkin Patch Virtual Field Trips
- Stacking Pumpkins STEM Activity
- Storybook Pumpkin Ideas for Decorating
- Pumpkin Pattern Path Math Game
- Pumpkin Sight Word Game
- Pumpkin Sensory Play with Water
- Pumpkin Activities for Babies and Toddlers
- Pumpkin Decorating with Washi Tape
- STEAM Pumpkin Activities
- Pumpkin Games for Kids
- Roll and Stamp Pumpkin Patch Art Game
- 36 Educational Pumpkin Activities
- 20+ Pumpkin Craft Ideas
Pumpkin Snack Ideas for Storytime
One of my favorite things to do during pumpkin storytime is to make something for the kids to try that has pumpkin in it. Here are a few snack ideas with pumpkins that they kids can make with you.
- Pumpkin Brownie Recipe for Kids
- Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe for Kids
- Old Fashioned Soft Pumpkin Cookies
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pumpkin Bread Recipe
- Easy Pumpkin Bread with Nuts
- Salted Caramel Pumpkin Muffin Recipe
While they are in the oven, it’s the prefect time to sneak in a few more pumpkin books.
Do you want an adorable pumpkin t-shirt to go along with your pumpkin storytelling time, take a look at these adorable fall shirts…
The Ultimate List of Pumpkin Books this Halloween
WOW! Can you believe there are this many pumpkin books available for our kids to read all throughout the fall? Which one will you read first?
Did I miss your favorite one? Tell me in the comments below…
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