A Collection of Day-Long Thematic Units

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Pumpkin Day

The All-Around Pumpkin Book by Margery Cuyler.
This book tells how to plant a pumpkin patch and what to do with the pumpkins you have grown.

The Bear Detectives by Stan and Jan Berenstain.
The Bear family searches for the missing pumpkin.

Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman.
The story of a witch’s struggle to make a pumpkin pie from a gigantic pumpkin.

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Knoll.
A field mouse and a village mouse disagree on what to do with the best pumpkin ever.

It’s a Fruit, It’s a Vegetable, It’s a Pumpkin by Allan Fowler.
An easy book about the history of the pumpkin.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown by Charles M. Schulz.
The whole peanuts gang gets into the Halloween spirit in this pumpkin tale.

The Great Pumpkin Switch by Megan McDonald.
Two boys accidentally cut their sister's prize pumpkin from it’s vine. They struggle to repair their mistake.

Jeb Scarecrow’s Pumpkin Patch by Jana Dillon.
A scarecrow works hard to protect his pumpkin patch from greedy crows.

Kid’s Pumpkin Projects by Deanna F. Cook.
A resource for teachers full of all kinds of pumpkin projects.

The Kitten in the Pumpkin Patch by Richard Shaw.
Jenny searches for a home for a little kitten found in the pumpkin patch.

The Magic Pumpkin by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault.
Tells about the mysterious short life of a Jack-O-Lantern.

Martin and the Pumpkin Ghost by Ingrid Ostheeren.
A kind pumpkin ghost helps a boy to be brave and face his fears.

The Perky Little Pumpkin by Margaret Friskey.
A boy carves a pumpkin for Halloween.

Peter’s Pumpkin House by Colin and Moira Maclean.
A story based on the tongue twister Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater.

Proud Pumpkin by Nora S. Unwin.
A Pumpkin brags that he will grow so big he will never be eaten.

The Pumpkin Blanket by Deborah Turney Zagwyn.
A beautiful story of a girl, her blanket, and letting go.

Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden by George Levenson.
Beautiful photographs are the highlight of this story that emphasizes the circle of nature in a pumpkin garden.

The Pumpkin Patch by Elizabeth King.
Great information and pictures on pumpkins.

It’s Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall.
This wonderfully illustrated tale traces the pumpkin from the garden to the Halloween party.

From Pumpkin Time to Valentines by Susan Ohanian.
A book of crafts and lessons including pumpkin topics.

The Story of Pumpkin by Frank Fiorello.
This book identifies the parts of a pumpkin and traces it from a seed—to a pumpkin.  It includes a great chart showing the development of a pumpkin seed into a tiny pumpkin plant.


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