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?

The Best List of Pumpkin Books for Kids this Halloween
Pumpkin Books for Kids

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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.

STEM Activity for Five Little Pumpkins with pumpkin playdough
Virtual Pumpkin Patch Field Trips for Kids
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Pumpkin Book Activity 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.

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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