Nonfiction Pumpkin Books

Add one or more of these nonfiction pumpkin books to your fall reading list. They’re perfect for your pumpkin lesson plans this autumn!

Nonfiction picture books will help your preschoolers learn all about pumpkins. They’ll learn fun facts about how they grow, how they can be used, and more.

Nonfiction Pumpkin Books

Below, I’ve featured just a handful of nonfiction picture books that will help your preschoolers learn about pumpkins.

You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.

I Pick Fall Pumpkins (First Step Nonfiction ― Observing Fall)Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a GardenSeed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie (Picture the Seasons)


I Pick Fall Pumpkins – This book shows readers how pumpkins grow and introduces the parts of a pumpkin along with concepts of color and size.

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden – This educational exploration of a pumpkin’s life-cycle is a must for any aspiring scientist or farmer! We can be sure of this: It’s a circle without end. It’s pumpkin seeds to pumpkins to pumpkin seeds again!

Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie – Celebrate the flavor of fall on every page of this beautifully photographed picture book. Follow along as National Geographic takes you from seed to sprout, pumpkin to pie.

The Pumpkin BookFrom Seed to Pumpkin (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)Pumpkins (First Step Nonfiction ― Plant Life Cycles)


The Pumpkin Book – In this cheerfully-illustrated, simply-presented book, children can learn about the growth cycle and many varieties of pumpkins, and even how to plant their own.

From Seed to 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.

Pumpkins – Get a close-up view of the life of a pumpkin.

PumpkinsRotten PumpkinPumpkins (Celebrate Fall)


Pumpkins – Bright orange pumpkins, glowing as jack-o-lanterns or baked into pies, are a favorite part of the autumn season– and in this simple board book, celebrated nonfiction author Gail Gibbons turns her skills to introducing them to a young audience.

Rotten Pumpkin – Compost won’t mean the same thing after you’ve seen the amazing transformation of Jack from grinning pumpkin to mold-mottled wreckage to hopeful green shoot. Part story, part science, and a whole lot of fun.

Pumpkins – Big orange pumpkins grow in a patch. Fall is here! Celebrate the season with this easy-to-read book. Lovely photos and a simple design beautifully support early readers.

Which of these books about pumpkins will you read first?

Let’s Track What You’re Reading!

It’s fun to track what you read to your preschoolers throughout the school year. It’s even more fun to have your preschoolers track the books they enjoyed.

Parents and teachers can use the Reading Tracker to record the titles of each book they read as well as the date and number of pages.

Children can use the My Book Review page to track the books they listen to and then color a face to show whether they liked each book or not.

If you track what you read, you’ll be amazed at how many books you read each day and month!

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Teaching Resources

Learn all about the parts of a pumpkin. How do they work? What do they do? This parts of a pumpkin felt board set is simple enough for preschoolers and detailed enough for use within homeschool or early elementary classrooms.

Provide your preschooler with hours of Halloween fun with the 5 Little Pumpkins Sensory Bin!

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