Its Pumpkin Time!

Very soon (if you haven’t already done so), you will be dressing up in your costume for the night! Before you’re ambushed by trick-or-treaters, take a walk down memory lane with us as we go through some of the very best pumpkin books for Halloween!

charlie brownIt’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz

A truly timeless classic based on the TV short, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown came after the show’s 1966 release. The book follows the Peanuts gang on Halloween as Linus dreams about seeing the “Great Pumpkin”. The book follows in typical Peanuts form, with Charlie Brown getting the short end of the stick as usual—getting rocks instead of candy while trick-or-treating. This sweet tale is sure to get you in the mood for this spooky night!

pumpkin timeIt’s Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall

The cute puppy on the cover is definitely a reason why this book looks so wonderful! First published in 1999, the book tells the story of a brother and sister who plant their own pumpkin patch so that they can have jack-o-lanterns in time for Halloween. Wonderfully illustrated by Shari Halpern, this children’s book will remind you of some “schemes” you undoubtedly had when you were their age!

pumpkin soupPumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

Helen Cooper’s notable illustrations are exhibited in this amusing story about Cat, Squirrel, and Goose. Every year the friends prepare pumpkin soup, but when Goose gets into an argument with his two friends a heartwarming lesson about friendship is learned. Bonus: there’s a recipe for pumpkin soup! Yum.


pumpkin seedsHow Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara

Remember pumpkin seed counting contests? Perhaps you still have them! Follow Mr. Tiffin’s class as they guess how many seeds are in their classroom pumpkins—and learn that the actual counting can be a slimy process! An adorable read for all.



mouseIt’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff

We’ve seen what happens when you give a mouse a cookie, when you give a moose a muffin, and when you give a pig a pancake. Now—let’s see how Mouse decorates pumpkins! We’re guessing he’ll need a lot of supplies.



biscuit visits the pumpkin patchBiscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Are we the only ones who think this puppy is too cute?! Follow Biscuit and his friends through a day in the pumpkin patch in search of the best pumpkin. From pie making to decorating, Biscuit wants to make sure it’s perfect.



too many pumpkinsToo Many Pumpkins by Linda White

Is there such a thing? For Rebecca Estelle, there certainly is. After a pumpkin falls off a truck, she buries it in her backyard and much to her surprise—she now has too many pumpkins! Be sure to check out this silly children’s book and find out how she deals with such a thing.


61jqUX6nR3L._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

What happens with siblings Buck, Billy, and Lil try to show off the huge pumpkin they found? As they are trying to roll it down the hill—it begins to run away from them! Will they catch the pumpkin? I guess you’ll just have to read and find out!

pumpkin bigThe Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steve Kroll

Do you remember this one? First published in 1984, this story follows Desmond and Clayton—two mice who accidently grow the same pumpkin for different purposes. Desmond wants to carve the biggest jack-o-lantern, while Clayton wants to win the Biggest Pumpkin contest. What to do besides work together to make it a great Halloween!


pumpkin-book-gail-gibbons-hardcover-cover-artThe Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons

The Pumpkin Book is a handbook that describes how different pumpkins grow and where they come from. This resourceful little book also contains information for carving pumpkins and drying pumpkin seeds!

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