Ten Best Read Aloud Books About Pumpkins
Hey, y'all! It's time to gear up for one of my favorite fall units, pumpkins! I love this unit during back to school and, in my kindergarten and first grade classes, we learned everything we could about pumpkins. Of course, no unit is complete without some amazing read alouds to go with it! Here are my top ten books for our pumpkin unit:
This post contains affiliate links.
Pumpkins don't age well. Long after Halloween is over, Pumpkin Jack is still hanging around. Watch him decompose and set up an experiment of your own if you dare!
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?
Are you cutting open a pumpkin in class and counting the seeds? Read this book first. It will totally help your students follow the directions and get pumped to start counting.
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin Pie
The photographs in this nonfiction book are excellent for helping students understand what they are really looking at when they cut open a pumpkin. This short and sweet book is a great introduction to your pumpkin unit.
From Seed to Pumpkin
Learn all about the pumpkin life cycle with this nonfiction book. This book is also great for highlighting various text features.
Follow along with Jamie as he plants his pumpkin seeds in the spring and harvests them in the fall. This classic story makes the life cycle relatable for small learners. They will be asking you to plant seeds themselves so they can harvest their own pumpkins.
What happens when the pumpkin patch gets a little out of control? Read Pumpkin Town and find out how Jose and his family save the town from this squashing disaster!
The Pumpkin Book
Gail Gibbons is a master at taking nonfiction texts and making them relatable for little learners. In this book, students learn all about varieties of pumpkins, how to plant them, what they are used for, and the history of those uses.
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever
Two field mice work together to win the Biggest Pumpkin contest. This book is part of a series that includes The Biggest Snowman Ever, The Biggest Easter Basket Ever, and more. When I read these aloud to my class, I change the names of the characters to my students' names. They get so excited to hear their names in the book that they ask to read it again and again.
More a story about friendship than pumpkins, Pumpkin Soup tells the story of Cat, Duck, and Squirrel making their own pumpkin soup and how they have to work together to get it just right. In the back is a recipe for soup if you'd like to try making it in your classroom.
Your little gardeners will love learning about how big some pumpkins can get. This fun book takes you around the country to some of the biggest pumpkins ever grown! Your students will love seeing how big some pumpkins really are.
Are any of these already some of your favorites? What would you add to this list? Let me know in the comments.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous week. Keep an eye out for more awesome resources and ideas coming soon.