Little Library Bookshelf: Favorite Pumpkin Stories


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It’s Pumpkin Season!  We asked our writers for their favorite pumpkin stories, that weren’t necessarily Halloween stories. Here are our favorites. Perfect for reading on a brisk fall afternoon!

favorite pumpkin stories

Favorite Pumpkin Stories

favorite pumpkin stories

Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell {Becky’s Pick, children 2 through 7}
We like this book because it’s a nice quiet story that follows a little boy names Jack through the seasons and what happens to his pumpkin at each step. Informative, yet has a great story. All my kids love it.

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown by Charles Schulz {Cheryl’s Pick}
A nostalgic pick for me that goes with a favorite family movie and a fun pretend character for the season! My 6 year old thinks he is Linus and still carries a blanket with him random places, like a pumpkin patch!

favorite pumpkin stories

Jeb’s Scarecrow Pumpkin Patch by Jana Dilllon {Dawn’s Pick}
One of my favorite features of autumn is scarecrows. I love this imaginative story by Jana Dillon that has a scarecrow as the farmer who is trying to keep crows out of his pumpkin patch. Kids will enjoy reading about the different ways Jeb tries to keep the crows out and it gives them an opportunity to brainstorm solutions along the way.

favorite pumpkin stories

Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills {Jessica and Melissa’s Pick}
My 1-year-old loves it because it’s small enough for her to carry around and flip through, plus its a short read when I read it to her so it holds her attention. And the pictures are cute! ~ Jessica
My two year old loves to read this and name all the things that are not pumpkins! It’s also easy enough that my new reader can work on her reading and read it with us. ~Melissa

favorite pumpkin stories

The Littlest Pumpkin by R. A. Herman {Genevieve’s Pick}
This was a favorite of our kids when they were little {3- 6 years old}. The kids liked the idea that the pumpkin might want to celebrate Halloween.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving {Genevieve’s Pick}
Now that they are older (8-13) we enjoy a read-aloud of the original “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” — but we do it in daylight so no one gets spooked!

What are your favorite pumpkin stories? Share them in the comments!

Find more book suggestions on our Bookshelf!

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Little Library Bookshelf: Favorite Pumpkin Stories
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Melissa is mom to 4. She used to dream of traveling the world, now she dreams of a clean kitchen. She can be found on most social media sites as @PBinmyHair because with this much hair and four kids, you're bound to find something in it.

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