Inside: Cozy up with your child and enjoy these pumpkin books for preschoolers and toddlers! Nothing’s better than snuggled-up storytime with these fun pumpkin-themed books. Which one is your new favorite?
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Reading aloud is one of my favorite ways to spend time with my kids. I love the warm snuggles. I love watching their eyes search the pictures and words on each page. I love the shared experience of reading together.
There are so many benefits to reading aloud to your children. Increased attention span, empathy, and cognitive gains top the list. But my favorite reason to read to my kids? The snuggles.
Reading aloud gives an instant return-on-investment when we can reset and relax with a book together. When the day is going crazy, we can drop everything and share that experience of reading.
Yes, reading aloud is important all year long, but I love that read-aloud time gets extra cozy in the Fall! Imagine curling up with these pumpkin books for preschoolers and toddlers this Autumn. Which one will be your family’s favorite?
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13 Pumpkin Books for Preschoolers and Toddlers
Have you read these yet? Which book is your new Fall favorite? Curl up together with one of these pumpkin books for toddlers and preschoolers!
Ready for Pumpkins by Kate Duke
Ready for Pumpkins is a sweet tale of a classroom guinea pig who is inspired to plant pumpkins. Your child will learn about patience and the art of waiting with this cute picture book.
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
Too Many Pumpkins tells the story of Rebecca, who hates pumpkins. When an enormous pumpkin falls off a truck and smashes in her yard, she shovels dirt over the pieces and forgets about them. Guess what happens? Read along with your little one and discover how Rebecca learns the joy of helping people and putting others before herself.
The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons
The Pumpkin Book is a beautifully illustrated book that teaches everything about pumpkins! From pumpkin life cycles to, varieties of pumpkins, and how to plant a pumpkin, your children will love this book. It even teaches about the role of pumpkins in the first Thanksgiving.
Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington
In Pumpkin Pumpkin, join Jamie as he plants a pumpkin seed in the spring, watches it grow, and finally harvests it in the fall! I love that this book lets children understand seasons from a rich, story-centered perspective.
How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? by Wendell Minor
How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? is a fun, fact-filled trip across the USA. Imagine larger-than-life pumpkins decorating some of America’s favorite places—such as Mount Rushmore, and even the Grand Canyon! Think big with this fun pumpkin book for preschoolers!
Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden by George Levensen
Pumpkin Circle educates young children about the life cycle of a pumpkin. Your little one will love the creative text shapes and bright pictures. From bug’s eye view to a bird’s eye view, discover how a pumpkin grows!
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara
In How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? Mr. Tiffin and his students explore skip counting and estimation in a fun pumpkin-themed classroom experiment! This book is a fun way to reinforce counting skills at home. It’s perfect for pumpkin-themed autumn storytime!
Pattan’s Pumpkin: An Indian Flood Story by Chitra Soundar
Pattan’s Pumpkin is a beautiful retelling of the traditional flood myth from the Irular tribe in Southern India. Introduce your child to culture from around the globe with this international pumpkin book!
Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie! by Judy Cox
Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie! is such a fun, cheerful book for fall. Tag along with Mrs. Millie and her Kindergarten class as they explore the pumpkin patch! Your child will love the silliness of Mrs. Millie’s nonsense words.
This is NOT a Pumpkin by Bob Staake
If it’s not a pumpkin, then what is it? This is NOT a Pumpkin is an engaging guessing game book. Your kids can’t turn the page fast enough in this fun pumpkin book for Fall.
The Roll-Away Pumpkin by Junia Wonders
The Roll-Away Pumpkin is a whimsical tale of Marla, who chases her pumpkin all over town with the help of some friends. I love that this book teaches about helping others. Your little one will enjoy the fun repetition and colorful characters!
Bear Picks a Pumpkin
In Bear Picks a Pumpkin, your little one can help bear sort through different shapes and sizes of pumpkins. Which pumpkin will he choose? This sweet little book is the perfect pumpkin book for toddlers.
It’s Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall
It’s Pumpkin Time! is a brightly illustrated book about a brother and sister who plant their own pumpkin patch together. Follow along as their pumpkins grow!
I just can’t wait to cozy up with my kids this Fall. These pumpkin books for preschoolers and toddlers are perfect for autumn read-aloud time.
What are your favorite pumpkin books for toddlers and preschoolers? Share your best picks in the comments below!