I know not everyone celebrates Halloween. So, here is a fun list of pumpkin books that are not Halloween related. These books are perfect for your preschoolers, and they’ll lead to some great autumn conversations.
Pumpkin Books for Preschoolers
Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin – The grinning, glowing fun is now available in a Classic Board Book™ edition! Young readers can join Peter as he searches for a perfect pumpkin!
Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden – We can be sure of this: It’s a circle without end. It’¬?s pumpkin seeds to pumpkins To pumpkin seeds again! This treat of a picture book comes cloaked in the colors of fall. Bouncy verse and glowing photographs show a backyard pumpkin patch move through its natural cycle — a bug’¬?s eye and a bird’s high view of seeds sprouting, flowers blooming, bees buzzing, pumpkins growing . . .and then going back to earth.
Henry’s Big Pumpkin – Henry knew he could grow the biggest pumpkin in town, but he didn’t expect it to be twice the size of his house! On the day of the Pumpkin Fair, Henry tried to move his pumpkin, but it was much too big for just one mouse. How was Henry to win the Blue Ribbon if he couldn’t move his pumpkin to the Pumpkin Fair? Luckily, one after the other, all Henry’s friends came over to help. But could they manage to move such a big pumpkin? And when disaster strikes, can Henry make the best of a messy situation?
Pumpkins – Your little one will enjoy learning about how pumpkins grow in this fun fall ebook written especially for young readers. Simple text along with bright, colorful photo illustrations will keep children engaged.
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.
Pumpkin Pumpkin – Jamie plants a pumpkin seed in the spring and, after watching it grow all summer, carves a face in it for Halloween! But best of all, he saves some seeds that he will plant again next spring.
Too Many Pumpkins – With countless unwelcome pumpkins to deal with, Rebecca Estelle turns disaster into a celebration. One day, years and years later, white-haired Rebecca was busy not eating pumpkins when–SPLAT–a giant pumpkin fell off an overloaded truck and smashed into her yard. She buried the mess so she wouldn’t have to look at it, and, as you might imagine, she witnessed a bumper crop the following fall, “Too Many Pumpkins”.
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever – 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 Biggest Pumpkin Ever – J.T., Allie, and Corey are hard at work on the farm. We follow them as they do their chores-like collecting apples, bailing hay, and setting up their farm stand. As small hands turn the step-back die-cut pages, the images and scenes get bigger and bigger, finally revealing the entire farm and discovering a surprise-the biggest pumpkin ever!
Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan – Splat goes to a pumpkin patch with Seymour, and he is 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!
A Pumpkin Prayer – Colorful pumpkins, crunching leaves, crisp breezes―celebrate the abundance of the harvest season through charming illustrations and sweet rhymes that are perfect for young hearts.
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.
The Roll-Away Pumpkin – On a windy autumn day, Marla Little comes running down the hill yelling, “Help! My giant pumpkin is rolling away! Onward it goes, rolling and turning, with no sign of stopping! Diddle-dee-doo! Oh, what shall I do?” A little girl chases her giant pumpkin all over town with some help along the way. It’s the perfect autumn bedtime story to read with your little pumpkin.
Pumpkin Harvest – In fall, pumpkins turn orange are are picked from patches. Check out pumpkins during and after the harvest.
The Pumpkin Patch – Mrs. Connor’s first-grade class is going on a field trip! They’re headed to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins. Katie dreams of finding the perfect pumpkin. But the one she chooses isn’t perfect at all. It’s too small! But then her father shows her that wonderful things often come in small packages.
Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch – What will Biscuit find in the pumpkin patch? The perfect pumpkin, and some friendly surprises!
This is NOT a Pumpkin – It may be round like a pumpkin and even orange like a pumpkin, but this is NOT a pumpkin! If it’s not a pumpkin, then what is it? Preschoolers and toddlers will love knowing the
answer and enjoy the fun, “unexpected” ending!
Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin – Duck & Goose look everywhere for a pumpkin—in the apple tree, in the leaf pile, inside a hollow log…. Where will they find one?
Pumpkin Town! What happens when a town has an accidental abundance of pumpkins? What do José and his well-intentioned brothers do with a mountain of pumpkins? An EXPLOSION of pumpkins? Step into Pumpkin Town and see!
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?
From Seed to Pumpkin – 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.
P is for Pumpkin: God’s Harvest Alphabet – P is for Pumpkin celebrates the wonders of the fall season. With help from the alphabet, preschoolers journey through God’s harvest blessings―in the process discovering just how much there is to be thankful for! The fun is infectious as they learn to appreciate autumn for its beauty and bounty and more.
The Very Best Pumpkin – Growing up on Mimi and Papa’s farm, Peter knows a lot about caring for pumpkins. One summer Peter finds a lonely pumpkin all by itself in the field, and with his tender care, the pumpkin flourishes. By autumn, it’s the very best pumpkin of all, and Peter wants to keep it for himself. But when a young girl shows up at the farm in quest of a perfect pumpkin, will Peter pass on his prized pumpkin and gain a friend?
What is your favorite pumpkin book?