Books about pumpkins are wonderful to incorporate into story time with our babies and toddlers as they are one of the key features of fall.
Pumpkins are used very often as decorations around halloween time, in the kitchen to make yummy pies/soups and also fun activities with our little munchkins.
Our super fast and easy DIY pumpkin puzzle is perfect to start making which our toddlers will LOVE!
Reading about fall and pumpkins will teach about the difference seasons and the traditions around this time of year.
There are a range of books about pumpkins which all bring a little bit of delight whilst at the same time being educational from a young age.
The Roll Away Pumpkin By Junia Wonders
Help the little girl chase after her pumpkin that’s rolling away and watch others join in the chase too.
A fun story which is a reminder of the classical Gingerbread Man which has repetitive sentences.
The little ones love this because they can eventually get involved during storytime.
You will be surprised how quickly they can remember some of the words!
Apples and Pumpkins By Anne Rockwell
Such a beautiful story of the happiness and joy of a little girl who goes pumpkin picking with her parents and relishes in the fall season fun.
The story is very simple and allows our little ones to prepare for the changes and activities that can happen during fall.
Our kids will be raring to go apple and pumpkin picking after reading this book.
You’re My Little Pumpkin Pie By Natalie Marshall
We love the bright, attractive and simple illustrations in this book with such a heart-warming message too.
The cut outs connecting the pages make our little curious ones want to continue with the story and see what is on the next page.
You could use these cut-outs to get creative whilst reading the story and play peekaboo or poke your hands through.
Where Is Baby’s Pumpkin? By Karen Katz
Baby is searching her house for the missing pumpkin.
This lift-the-flap book is a colourful and interactive book which will show our young one’s the various Halloween characters in a gentle way rather than any spooky faces that may give them a scare.
Give a big round of applause at the end when they find the pumpkin to give them a sense of achievement and they’ll be grabbing the book again in no time.
Duck & Goose, Find A Pumpkin By Tad Hills
Duck & Goose go in search of a pumpkin.
There are few words in the book but my daughter and I love the questions and quick “no” responses.
They always make her giggle if I change my tone of voice whilst reading.
My cheeky monkey now copies with her high toned “no” now too.
Five Little Pumpkins By Rookie Toddler
A lovely mix Halloween/fall and teaching our children how to count from 1 to 5.
I really like the cover of this book which shows 5 pumpkins in all different shapes and sizes.
This book comes with tips and suggestions of ways to extend our little ones reading experience- such a good idea!
The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin By Sonali Fry
As the title of this book slightly gives away, this rhyming book follows the tune of the Itsy Bitsy Spider but with a pumpkin twist.
The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin can be a fun alternative to storytime and turned into a sing -song moment.
The brightly coloured book cover will have our little readers searching for this again and again.
Splat The Cat And The Pumpkin-Picking Plan By Catherine Hapka
As most people, Splat the cat wants to find the biggest and best pumpkin however the only problem is how he will get it home?!
Splat is such a fun, humorous character that everyone loves to read about.
This book comes with stickers which is sure to be an instant winner for the little ones: and us older ones too as it may give us a few moments peace and quiet ( I can’t promise that you won’t end up covered in stickers though.)
Trick Or Treat, Little Pumpkin By Cottage Door Press
A finger puppet pumpkin which is super fun for interactive storytime for our little ones and grown-ups together.
The finger puppet brings the story to life and brings that extra touch of excitement into the book and the smiles on our sons’/ daughters’ face bigger.
There are such a large choice of finger puppet books by Cottage Door Press but this one is ideal as a fall/ halloween gift.
Stumpkin By Lucy Ruth Cummins
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! I find this book very pleasing to the eye and I adore the black and white contrast with the orange of the pumpkins. It has a super cute message behind the story too! We all want to go out and find a Stumpkin now.
Do you have a favourite pumpkin book that you remember when you were younger or that you read to your children now?
Take a look at our Favourite Fall Books if you would like to find some great books for your little ones to understand and see the changes that fall brings.
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