The Best Pumpkin Read Alouds for Kindergarten

If you’re looking for some fun pumpkin read alouds to keep your kindergarten class engaged, look no further!

I’ve compiled a list of my favorite books that are sure to get your students excited about pumpkins. From stories about pumpkins that come to life, to ones about families carving their own jack-o’-lanterns, there’s something for everyone on this list.

So grab your favorite pumpkin-spiced drink and let’s get ready for some pumpkin fun!

the best pumpkin read alouds for kindergarten

Ten Little Pumpkins by Rosie Greening

Countdown books are always a hit with young students due to their fun and predictive nature! This book starts with ten pumpkins and tells a fun story with adorable illustrations. Plus, the front cover has flippy sequins, so you know it will be a hit in your classroom library!

ten little pumpkins

Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie by Jill Esbaum

This nonfiction book weaves the pumpkin life cycle throughout the pages. It has great photos that will capture your students’ interest. It’s great for discussions about family activities with pumpkins or before completing pumpkin life cycle activities!

seed sprout pumpkin pie

How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? by Wendell Minor

This must-read takes us through an imaginative journey to different locations around the United States. The author uses a variety of descriptive words that are great for building vocabulary.

how big could your pumpkin grow

Pumpkin Day! by Candice Ransom

This is a quick read about a family’s trip to a pumpkin patch. Your students will love listening for the rhyming words and seeing the wonderfully detailed illustrations.

pumpkin day

The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin by Stan & Jan Berenstain

I love classics like the Berenstain Bears series. This story mentions Thanksgiving so it’s a great one to read after Halloween! Your students will love Papa Bear’s antics as he tries to grow a prize-winning pumpkin.

the berenstain bears and the prize pumpkin

It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff

Children LOVE Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and they’re sure to love seeing how Mouse paints the different pumpkins in this charming story.

it's pumpkin day mouse

From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer

This is another great nonfiction book. I love the detailed illustrations and it gives lots of information about the entire life cycle of a pumpkin.

from seed to pumpkin

Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin Picking Plan by Catherine Hapka

Splat the Cat is another favorite character, and your students will find it hard to stop giggling at this story! It also has descriptions of different types of pumpkins and the experiences Splat has at the pumpkin patch.

splat the cat and the pumpkin picking plan

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano

This story has a wonderful message and it’s always a favorite read aloud. Definitely grab a copy if you don’t have this one yet!

spookley the square pumpkin

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll

This is a cute story about two mice who are taking care of the same pumpkin without realizing it! Be sure to also check out The Biggest Apple Ever and The Biggest Snowman Ever.

the biggest pumpkin ever

Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins by James Dean

“Five Little Pumpkins” is a classic pumpkin poem, and your students will love this Pete the Cat version!

pete the cat five little pumpkins

Froggy Picks a Pumpkin by Jonathan London

With Froggy, there’s never a dull moment, and his trip to a pumpkin patch is no exception! What prize will Froggy’s pumpkin win? Be sure to add this to your classroom library!

froggy picks a pumpkin

More Pumpkin Fun!

I hope you enjoyed my roundup of pumpkin read alouds and got some new ideas! If you’re looking for more pumpkin classroom fun, be sure to check out these other blog posts:

Happy reading!

pumpkin read aloud books for kindergarten

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