Teaching our little learners about pumpkins is such a fun unit to get to explore this time of year! They’ll love learning about pumpkins and how they grow! There are so many fun ways to go through this unit and watch them learn. It’s even more fun as you read through pumpkin books related to this pumpkin unit.
Finding pumpkin books to read with them is such a fun addition to this pumpkin unit and they get to explore all about pumpkins!
Sitting down to read pumpkin books is so fun for little learners as they go through this pumpkin unit this special time of year! They’ll discover all kinds of things about pumpkins and how they grow. Some things they might recognize, others may be totally new to them!
I’ve came across some really fun pumpkin books for you to use with this pumpkin unit that can be easily purchased on Amazon. If you click the links below, you can stock up on some super fun pumpkin books! I love using my prime membership since I can get books quickly with FREE 2-day shipping.
From Seed to Pumpkin
In the fall, pumpkins are everywhere: in the garden, in the supermarkets, and on doorsteps. But do you know how they grow from a tiny yellow seed to a pumpkin? In this classic Level 1 Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out picture book, Wendy Pfeffer’s lively text combines with James Graham Hale’s beautiful watercolors to bring readers into the pumpkin patch to show them how little seeds transform into big pumpkins. What a great pumpkin book!
Get a close-up view of the life of a pumpkin.
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie
Pumpkins! Who can resist the sight of big, round, orange pumpkins ripening in a field? Children piling off school buses to pick one out. Carving out funny faces, smiles, or scary frowns to illuminate Halloween doorsteps. Making room for that last piece of pumpkin pie after a delicious Thanksgiving feast. In this book, pumpkins aren’t just a fruit, they’re a symbol, a scent, a flavor of the entire season.
Apples and Pumpkins
A young girl spends a glorious fall day picking apples and searching for the perfect pumpkin in this refreshed classic. “When red and yellow leaves are on the trees,” a little girl goes with her parents to a farm where they pick apples and choose “the best pumpkin of them all.” Back home, she helps to carve a grinning jack-o’-lantern face on the big orange pumpkin, which guards their doorstep on halloween night while her mother hands out shiny red apples and she and her father go trick-or-treating with the neighborhood ghosts and goblins. Bold, autumn-colored paintings and a simple but lively story capture a little girl’s joy and satisfaction as she shares in the excitement of the fall season.
It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse!
Mouse is excited for fall because that means it is time to decorate pumpkins! But one is missing. Where could it have gone? This is the perfect Halloween book for the very youngest reader, and is just the right book to get kids and budding artists inspired to work on their own Halloween crafts.
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?
“How many seeds are in a pumpkin?” Mr. Tiffin asks his class as they gather around the big, medium, and small pumpkins on his desk. Robert, the biggest kid, guesses that the largest one has a million seeds; Elinor, sounding like she knows what she’s talking about, guesses the medium one has 500 seeds; and Anna, who likes even numbers better than odd ones, guesses that the little one has 22. Charlie, the smallest boy in the class, doesn’t have a guess.
Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin
New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Tad Hills brings our favorite feathered friends out to find a big, beautiful pumpkin in this sturdy, large-sized board book. Duck & Goose look everywhere for a pumpkin—in the apple tree, in the leaf pile, inside a hollow log…. Where will they find one?
You’re My Little Pumpkin Pie
With adorable illustrations, shaped cutouts, and raised elements, You’re My Little Pumpkin Pie is a sweet board book to share with your little one. With chunky pages for little hands and die-cut shapes to add depth and interest, children will love the interactive features alongside the story. This endearing board book is a wonderful read for Halloween or any time.
Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins
Bestselling author and artist James Dean brings us a groovy rendition of the classic favorite children’s song “Five Little Pumpkins,” sung by cool cat Pete and perfect for Halloween. Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins is in a sturdy paper-over-board format and filled with vibrant, engaging illustrations for even the youngest of Pete fans.
Pippa the Pumpkin Fairy
Pippa the Pumpkin Fairy has a very special wand that can give pumpkin lanterns a ‘face with a boo’, but when Pippa’s magic pumpkin goes wrong, she is much too afraid to tell all of her friends. Instead, Pippa tells a fib – that her wand is helping her to create the most spectacular pumpkin lanterns ever! This charmingly witty story, all about the importance of telling the truth, will delight young readers and parents alike. Tim Bugbird’s sweet story and Lara Ede’s adorable artwork combine to make a beautiful picture book that little ones will treasure!
How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow?
Every year, giant pumpkin contests take place at fairs across the country—the 2012 record-holder weighed over a ton! The latest craze is to carve the most enormous pumpkins into racing boats. But what’s next? Why not think really big? Award-winning artist Wendell Minor does just that as he imagines larger-than-life pumpkins decorating some of America’s favorite places—as immense as the Capitol dome, Mount Rushmore, the Brooklyn Bridge, even the Grand Canyon! This celebration of famous landmarks and landscapes plays with concepts of size and scale and is full of fun facts.
Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin Picking Plan
When Splat goes to the pumpkin patch with Seymour, he’s determined to find the biggest pumpkin ever. But when he finally does, Splat finds out the real challenge isn’t the pumpkin picking—it’s how to get the pumpkin home! Read all about Splat’s autumn misadventures in Splat the Cat: Pumpkin-Picking Plan, another sure-to-be-a-classic story by Rob Scotton.
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever
Desmond and Clayton must work together to win the Biggest Pumpkin competition, in this popular bestselling picture book. Once there were two mice who fell in love with the same pumpkin…. Desmond the field mouse wants to carve the biggest jack-o’-lantern in the neighborhood with his pumpkin. Clayton the house mouse wants to win the Biggest Pumpkin contest with his. But when they discover that their choice pumpkins are actually the same one, Desmond and Clayton decide to work together to grow the biggest pumpkin ever!
The Pumpkin Patch Parable
The Pumpkin Patch Parable-This charming story for children illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God’s transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light. Liz Curtis Higgs created this parable as a way to share the Good News with her own precious children each harvest season . . . and now with children everywhere.
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Spooky tricks and hilarious treats abound in this retelling of the beloved Halloween special that comes with holographic foil and embossing on the cover! Celebrate Halloween with Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts gang! It’s Halloween night, which means costumes, trick-or-treating, bobbing for apples…and waiting for the Great Pumpkin. Linus is certain that the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch to bring toys to all the children of the world. Could this be the year that it finally happens?
The Poky Little Puppy and the Pumpkin Patch
The poky little puppy and his siblings discover a bright-red tractor pulling a wagon and end up on a hayride in the cool fall air! Bumping along past an apple orchard and a cornfield, they arrive at a pumpkin patch. There they get to play in a corn maze, drink apple cider, and choose a pumpkin to take home. Written in the style of the original poky little puppy story, The Poky Little Puppy, this new Little Golden Book celebrates all the wonderful things that autumn brings.
The Pumpkin Book
Big, small, round, tall — pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes. Here one learns the marvels of the growth cycle of these incredible plants — from flat seeds, to thick vines covered in golden flowers, to brilliant orange pumpkins! Gail Gibbons also relates the special role pumpkins played in the first Thanksgiving. Simple and clear directions for drying seeds, planting and tending pumpkin patches, and carving funny or scary faces are included in the book, along with a fascinating section on pumpkin facts and lore.
The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin
This gently spooky twist on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” makes a favorite nursery rhyme just perfect for Halloween! A little pumpkin is trying to find his way back home! And with a little help from a friendly witch, he is soon safe and sound, back on his porch—where there are no spiders to be seen! Little ones will love this fresh fall spin on a classic nursery rhyme!
Too Many Pumpkins
Rebecca Estelle has hated pumpkins ever since she was a girl. When an enormous pumpkin falls off a truck and smashes in her yard, she shovels dirt over the pieces and forgets about them. But those slimy pumpkin smithereens sprout up in autumn, and Rebecca Estelle finds herself with a sea pumpkins. What will she do with so many pumpkins, when she can’t stand the sight of even one?
The first pumpkin Tim ever carved was fierce and funny, and he named it Jack. When Halloween was over and the pumpkin was beginning to rot, Tim set it out in the garden and throughout the weeks he watched it change.
Teaching the pumpkin unit is so much fun for our little learners as they explore all kinds of things about pumpkins! It’s fun for us too as we watch them learn and grow – especially with this pumpkin unit! Grab some fun pumpkin books and this pumpkin unit and explore all about pumpkins and how they grow.