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Pumpkin Book Read Alouds

It’s no secret, I love theme days! In the fall one of my favorites is to host a Pumpkin Theme Day with my students. It is full of pumpkin themed math, science and reading games and activities to keep your students engaged and having fun all day.  Some pumpkin books are included in this packet, but I have SO many more pumpkin book favorites! I did my best to narrow down some of my favorite pumpkin book read alouds. Here is my list!

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Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

My favorite part of this book are the amazing, colorful illustrations! The pictures are so detailed and colorful your students will love this story of three woodland animals and their exciting journey making pumpkin soup.  Get your copy here.

Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell

This picture book follows a pumpkin through the life cycle after a little boy’s old Halloween jack o’ lantern rots and surpsingly grows a new pumpkin plant. It provides great visuals for students to understand the life cycle while telling a cute story. Get your copy here.

From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer

This is my favorite nonfiction text to use on pumpkin day. It is full of easy-to-understand illustrations and a detailed explanation of the pumpkin life cycle, while being very kid friendly. Chances are you or a team mate already have this book, it’s popular! I even have a whole class set. 😊 Get your copy here.

The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

My kids would probably vote this pumpkin book as their favorite because it is silly, funny and very entertaining! This runaway pumpkin adventure is pure fun and perfect for any age or grade. Get your copy here.

The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons

Any Gail Gibbons book is a classic and this one is no exception. This is another favorite book for its wonderful illustrations. This book has ALL the pumpkin information: life cycle, pumpkin varieties, pumpkin history and even some directions on carving your own jack o’ lantern faces and drying pumpkin seeds. I read this one every year. Get your copy here.

Do you have a pumpkin day or week in your classroom? Let me know what books you love to read in the comments!


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