Pumpkin Circle : the Story of a Garden by George Levenson
Rhyming text and photographs follow a pumpkin patch as it grows and changes, from seeds to plants to pumpkins ready to harvest, to jack-o-lanterns and then to seeds again. A wonderful nonfiction book for preschoolers.
The Pumpkin Book by Gail Gibbons
Describes how pumpkins come in different shapes and sizes, how they grow, and their traditional uses and cultural significance. Includes instructions for carving a pumpkin and drying the seeds.
From Seed to Pumpkin by Jan Kottke
Nonfiction book with Illustrations and simple text describe how a pumpkin seed grows into a plant that produces pumpkins for making pies and jack-o-lanterns.
One Child, One Seed : a South African Counting book by Kathryn Cave
A counting book to widen the horizons, packed with information about the life and culture of South Africa.
How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? By Wendell Minor
Playing with concepts of size and scale, giant pumpkins decorate some of America’s most famous landmarks and landscapes. Includes facts about the places and events pictured.
Pumpkin Time! By Erzsi Deak
From the day she plants seeds in her garden until she serves a pumpkin pie after harvest, Evy fails to notice any of the strange things the farm animals do as she works, from donkeys sailing through the sky to pigs dancing around a May Pole. Pumpkin facts and trivia, answers to the questions about what Evy was doing and a toasted pumpkin seed recipe are included at the end of the book.
More picture books about pumpkins:
Patty’s Pumpkin Patch by Teri Sloat
Piggies in the Pumpkin Patch by Mary Peterson
Stumpkin by Lucy Ruth Cummins
Penguin and Pumpkin by Salina Yoon
Curious about what fall is like in places that are not always white, Penguin and his friends fly to a pumpkin farm and bring back a surprise for Penguin’s brother, Pumpkin, who couldn’t come with them.
Floating Pumpkin science activity: http://preschoolpowolpackets.blogspot.com/2012/10/pumpkin-science-for-preschoolerskinderg.html
Make pumpkin oobleck: : http://www.sunhatsandwellieboots.com/2011/10/sensory-play-pumpkin-goop-oobleck.html
Pumpkin decomposition science activity: : https://www.giftofcuriosity.com/halloween-science-pumpkin-decomposition/
Pumpkin seed dying and exploration: https://teachpreschool.org/2011/10/22/exploring-pumpkin-seeds-in-the-preschool-classroom/
Pumpkin investigation printable: https://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/science-activity-pumpkin-investigations/