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Pumpkins are a simple autumn concept for babies and toddlers. These pumpkin board books are a fantastic way to build literacy, STEM skills, and an understanding of seasons and traditions.
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Pumpkin Stories Board Books
By Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet, illustrated by Nick East
This spooky pumpkin board book tells the story of Christopher. Christopher Pumpkin simply isn’t like the other slime-loving pumpkins.
Apples and Pumpkins
By Anne Rockwell, illustrated by Lizzy Rockwell
Babies and toddlers will learn about fall while following the journey of pumpkins from the farm to Halloween night.
The Happy Pumpkin
By DK, illustrated by MacKenzie Haley
Readers can explore a pumpkin patch while learning an important life lesson. The happy pumpkin isn’t spooky and is worried they won’t find a home for Halloween.
Trick or Treat, Little Pumpkin
By Rosa Vonfeder, illustrated by Samantha Meredith, & edited by Cottage Door Press
The pumpkin finger puppet in this board book makes this story extra engaging for babies and toddlers. Heads up, this pumpkin book is smaller than the average board book.
It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse!
By Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond
A favorite character from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is celebrating the fall season with some pumpkin decorating.
Finding Pumpkins Board Books
The Pumpkin is Missing!
By Clarion Books, illustrated by Anne Passchier
Explore many different autumn and Halloween concept as we search for a missing pumpkin. This board book features cut-outs on each page to add extra sensory experience to the search.
We’re Going on a Pumpkin Hunt
By Goldie Hawk, illustrated by Angie Rozelaar
Friends in adorable Halloween costumes are on the hunt for a pumpkin. This story is the festive fall version of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
Where Is Baby’s Pumpkin?
By Karen Katz
Readers can search with the cute cat-costumed baby through lift-a-flaps to find the missing pumpkin.
Duck & Goose, Find a Pumpkin
By Tad Hills
This pumpkin board book also comes in an oversize version. Follow along with book character favorites, duck and goose, as they go searching for a pumpkin.
Counting Pumpkins Board Books
Seven Orange Pumpkins
By Stephen Savage
This pumpkin counting book is one of my favorites on the list. I adore the bold colors, silhouette illustrations, and rhyming text.
Five Little Pumpkins
By Tiger Tales, illustrated by Lucy Barnard
This pumpkin board book brings to life a favorite spooky pumpkin rhyme.
Five Little Pumpkins Came Back
By Dan Yaccarino
Enjoy rhyming, math, and spooks in this fun pumpkin board book.
Rhyming Pumpkin Board Books
The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin
By Sonali Fry, illustrated by Sanja Rescek
Is your toddler a fan of the itsy bitsy spider? They will adore this pumpkin-themed version of the nursery rhyme.
You’re My Little Pumpkin Pie
By Natalie Marshall
This sweet pumpkin board book helps adults tell their little readers how loved they are. The adorable illustrations and cut-outs will make this book a fall favorite.
I’m a Little Pumpkin
By Hannah Eliot, illustrated by Anna Daviscourt
Babies and toddlers will love listening to the rhymes of this pumpkin board book. The adorable gourd and animal illustrations are a bonus.
Pumpkins are one of the hallmarks of autumn. For early learners, exploring pumpkins and gourds is one of the richest sensory experiences of the season. This pumpkin board book list helps babies and toddlers enjoy pumpkins while building language and literacy skills.
Want to expand your autumn bookshelf a little more? Check out our fall favorites book list too.
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