Pumpkin Books

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Fall is the perfect time to start teaching your kids about pumpkins! Pumpkins are a great way to connect your lesson to an autumn, harvest, or even Halloween theme in your classroom. If you are ready to get started with fall lesson plans in your classroom, these pumpkin books are a great addition to your Fall Theme Preschool Activities! While we might not be seeing the leaves change color in the deep south, that doesn’t mean that we aren’t already diving into these great fall books! Take a look at some of our favorite pumpkin books to read during the fall months.


Pumpkin Books for Kids


Pumpkin Circle by George Levenson

Pumpkin Circle is an educational exploration book that walks your kids through the life cycle of a pumpkin.

From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer

From Seed to Pumpkin will teach your kids about how pumpkins start as a tiny seed and grow into a giant pumpkin!

I Pick Fall Pumpkins by Mary Lindeen

I Pick Fall Pumpkins takes you right into a pumpkin patch to talk about the parts of a pumpkin and how they grow.

Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum

Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie is a beautiful book full of colorful photos and lively text that will teach your family all about pumpkins.

The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons

The Pumpkin Book is a book full of everything your kids could ever want to know about pumpkins and how they grow.


We’re Going on a Pumpkin Hunt by Mary Wilcox

We’re Going on a Pumpkin Hunt tells the story of a spooky nighttime hunt to find the biggest pumpkin in town.

Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli

Little Boo is a simple story about a tiny pumpkin seed and is a fun heartwarming tale for any child anxious about growing up.

The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin by Sonali Fry

The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin is a gentle twist on the nursery rhyme The Itsy Bitsy Spider.

Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White

Too Many Pumpkins tells a fun tale about what a girl does when you have too many pumpkins!

It’s Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall

It’s Pumpkin Time! Tells the story of a brother and sister who try to plant their very own pumpkin patch.

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? Features the beloved Mr. Tiffin and his students as they learn about counting pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

Pumpkin Soup tells the delightful story of animals making a delicious bowl of autumn pumpkin soup!

Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell

Pumpkin Jack tells the story of the first carved pumpkin and how after the Halloween season he starts to rot.

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever tells the story of Desmond and Clayton as they work together to win the Biggest Pumpkin competition.

Pumpkin Hill by Elizabeth Spurr

Pumpkin Hill is a story about a large pumpkin who sets off on a tumble waking the sleepy valley town below.

The Pumpkin Patch by Margaret McNamara

The Pumpkin Patch is a story about a first grade class who heads to a pumpkin patch for a field trip to learn all about pumpkins.

It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff

It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! Takes you alongside Mouse as he decorates pumpkins in the patch for Halloween.

I Like Pumpkins by Jerry Smath

I Like Pumpkins is a rhyming story about a girl who loves pumpkins.

Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean

Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins adds a fun and groovy rendition to the tale of The Five Little Pumpkins sung by Pete the Cat.

How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? by Wendell Minor

How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? Celebrates America’s love for pumpkins with the help of some major landmarks and landscapes across the country.

Pick a Pumpkin by Patricia Toht

Pick a Pumpkin tells the joyful celebration of the classic Halloween tradition of picking out a pumpkin.

Pumpkin Town! by Katie McKy

Pumpkin Town! Tells the story of what happens when there is an accidental abundance of pumpkins.

The Very Best Pumpkin by Mark Kimball Moulton

The Very Best Pumpkin tells an enchanting story about autumn, friendship, and the magic it plays with the best pumpkin.

Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington

Pumpkin Pumpkin tells the tale of a boy named Jamie and how he plants and grows his own pumpkin.

The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

The Runaway Pumpkin is a funny tale about what happens when a large pumpkin gets loose!


Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.

Teach kids about real pumpkins and use this theme to teach many math and literacy skills as well. Use this pumpkin theme as you get close to Halloween, for the letter P, or as part of a larger fall unit. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:

The full Pumpkin Theme Lesson Plan Pack also includes:

  • 5 Little Pumpkins Song Chart and Coordinating Cards (in color and b/w)
  • Pumpkin Pie Class Graph Header and Voting Pieces
  • How to Make Pumpkin Pie Sequencing Chart and Recording Sheet (in color and b/w)
  • Pumpkin Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Matching ABC Game
  • A to Z Uppercase and Lowercase Pumpkin Letter Cards (in color and b/w)
  • Pumpkin Life Cycle Cards (photograph version and clip art version with and without text and in color and b/w)
  • Pumpkin Number Cards (in color and b/w)
  • Our Pumpkin Counting Class Book Cover and Page Templates
  • My Pumpkin Science Journal (in color and b/w)
  • Pumpkin Shape Mats (in color and b/w)
  • Pumpkin Theme Word Cards (photograph version and clip art version in color and b/w)
  • Real Pumpkin Photos


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