Halloween is coming and we are reading. Reading lots and LOTS of books! From scientifically accurate to just plain fun, reading is a great way to introduce children to their imaginations and to ALL educational subjects. With a movie, everything is there in bright color, but in a book you have to imagine the scenery and the characters. Besides, reading is great for increasing your child’s vocabulary. 🙂 These Children’s Books about Pumpkins are a fun way to get ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and just plain Fall. 🙂
Children’s Books About Pumpkins
From stories to facts to coloring – these books will help you teach your kids everything there is to know about Pumpkins!
1. The Pumpkin Book (Holiday, 1999) explains the planting, cultivating, and harvesting of pumpkins using bold illustrations and simple text. The book is narrated by Polly Collier in a deliberate, unenthusiastic manner that emergent readers might find boring. She carefully explains the page-turn signals (on Side A only) and that the words at the bottom of the page are read first and then the words on the upper “picture” section of the page are read.
2. The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants to make herself a pumpkin pie for Halloween. But the pumpkin is so big she can’t get it off the vine.
It’s so big the ghost can’t move it, either. Neither can the vampire, nor the mummy. It looks as if there’ll be no pumpkin pie for Halloween, until along comes the bat with an idea to save the day.
How can the tiny bat succeed where bigger and strong spooky creatures have failed? You’ll be surprised!
3. 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.
4. Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old lady heard . . . clomp, clomp, shake, shake, clap, clap. And the little old lady who was not afraid of anything had the scare of her life!
5. This is a fun Halloween twist on the classic story, “Goodnight Moon.” On this dark Halloween night, it is time for everyone to say goodnight. With beautiful illustrations and fun rhyming text, this book will surely be a favorite.
6. Pumpkins can be baked in a pie, carved into jack-o’-lanterns, and roasted for a healthy snack. But how does a tiny seed turn into a big pumpkin? With clear text and detailed, colorful illustrations, this book explains what a pumpkin seed needs to help it grow! This book also includes delicious pumpkin recipes and easy experiments to do with pumpkin seeds.
7. Anna and her community gardening friends are excited for the Windy City Pumpkin Fest but then their prize pumpkin disappears in the second book in the Friendship Garden series.
8. How big can pumpkins grow? Why do pumpkins have very big leaves? What can we make with pumpkins? Explaining concepts through stunning photographs and simple text, ‘Life Cycle of a Pumpkin’ takes an in-depth look at this familiar but fascinating plant.
9. One day in the pumpkin patch the strangest little pumpkin hatched . . . Spookley the Pumpkin was different. All the other pumpkins teased him, until Spookley proved that being different can save the day!
I hope you and your kids have fun learning about Pumpkins as you prepare for Halloween!