Pumpkins are a staple of the fall season, and they can be a fun and educational tool to incorporate into your curriculum. Whether you’re teaching math, science, or language arts, these pumpkin-themed books are sure to capture the interest of your students. Here are 15 pumpkin books for kids that you can use throughout your curriculum.
- “Pumpkin Jack” by Will Hubbell: This book follows the journey of a pumpkin from seed to decay and explores themes of life and death. It’s perfect for teaching science and life cycles.
- “Too Many Pumpkins” by Linda White: In this story, a woman finds herself with an abundance of pumpkins and must come up with creative ways to use them. It’s a great book to teach problem-solving and resourcefulness.
- “Big Pumpkin” by Erica Silverman: This book tells the tale of a witch who wants to make pumpkin pie but needs help from her friends to make it happen. It’s a fun and interactive story that can be used to teach teamwork and collaboration.
- “The Very Best Pumpkin” by Mark Kimball Moulton: This book follows the journey of a pumpkin seed as it grows into the very best pumpkin in the patch. It’s a great book to explore themes of perseverance and personal growth.
- “Pumpkin Soup” by Helen Cooper: In this book, three animal friends work together to make their favorite pumpkin soup. It’s a heartwarming story that can be used to teach cooperation and friendship.
- “The Runaway Pumpkin” by Kevin Lewis: This book tells the story of a giant pumpkin that escapes from its patch and causes chaos in the town. It’s a fun and silly book that can be used to teach cause and effect.
- “Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden” by George Levenson: This book takes readers on a journey through the life cycle of a pumpkin and explores the concepts of seasons and nature. It’s a great book for teaching science and environmental awareness.
- “Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie” by Jill Esbaum: This book follows the journey of a pumpkin seed as it grows into a pumpkin and eventually turns into a delicious pie. It’s a great book to teach about the food cycle and agriculture.
- “The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin” by Joe Troiano: This book tells the story of a square pumpkin who learns to embrace his differences and find his place in the pumpkin patch. It’s a great book to teach acceptance and self-confidence.
- “From Seed to Pumpkin” by Wendy Pfeffer: This informative book explores the life cycle of a pumpkin and provides detailed explanations of each stage. It’s a great book for teaching science and nonfiction reading skills.
- “The Littlest Pumpkin” by R.A. Herman: In this book, a tiny pumpkin dreams of becoming a big, scary jack-o-lantern. It’s a heartwarming story that can be used to teach themes of self-esteem and personal growth.
- “Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin” by Tad Hills: Duck and Goose go on a hunt for the perfect pumpkin in this interactive board book. It’s a fun and engaging book that can be used to teach colors and descriptive language.
- “The Pumpkin Patch” by Elizabeth King: This book follows a group of friends as they visit a pumpkin patch and choose the perfect pumpkin. It’s a great book for teaching descriptive language and using adjectives.
- “The Ugly Pumpkin” by Dave Horowitz: This book tells the story of a pumpkin who feels out of place in the pumpkin patch until he discovers where he truly belongs. It’s a great book to teach acceptance and self-identity.
- “Pumpkin Cat” by Anne Mortimer: In this book, a cat explores a pumpkin patch and experiences the magic of Halloween night. It’s a beautifully illustrated book that can be used to teach descriptive language and sensory details.
These 15 pumpkin books for kids offer a range of themes and educational opportunities that can be incorporated into your curriculum. From science and math to language arts and social-emotional skills, these books are sure to delight and engage your students throughout the fall season.