9 Picture Books about Pumpkins – and one Turnip!
We absolutely love Halloween, and our seasonal Halloween picture books! We’ve added a few more to our collection since I last made a video, so I thought it was time to do an update. But as our collection is quite big now, I’ve split the books in to a three part mini series, starting with all our books about pumpkins – and one turnip! Why a turnip, I hear you ask? Long time readers of this blog may remember what turnips have to do with Halloween, the rest of you will need to watch the video to find out!
If you want to look up any of the books from the video, here are the details:
- Pick a Pumpkin, by Patricia Toht & Jarvis
- Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan, by Rob Scotton
- Stumpkin, by Lucy Ruth Cummins
- The Last Pumpkin: A Tale of Bravery, by John Knutson & Luke Flowers
- Big Pumpkin, by Erica Silverman & S. D. Schindler
- The Ugly Pumpkin, by Dave Horowitz
- The Roll-Away Pumpkin, by Junia Wonders & Daniela Volpari
- Pumpkin Soup, by Helen Cooper
- Tumshie: The Forgotten Halloween Turnip Lantern, by Mark Mechan
And the Etsy shop I mentioned in the video, where I bought my turnip brooch and earrings, is Charlie Dear (not a promotion, just an independent shop I love).
What are your favourite Halloween kids books? Let us know in the comments below or feel free to tag me in on Twitter and Instagram.
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Thank you for putting up such a great range of books for this season!
My son is a book worm so we shall check some of these out!
I have not heard of any of these and am sure my grandkids would love these, am off to look for them now and send them a little halloween treat
Thanks for these great suggestions here. I’ll be sharing with my nephews and pals with young children, as they’re always looking for good picture books.
Pumpkin soup is a book we had when my boys were little (they are at uni now!) and I loved it. Glad to see it has stood the test of time.
A good selection of books and just in time for Halloween. I don’t think we’ve read any of these.
That’s a really good list of books for kids to read around Halloween. They would encourage my son to read more.
Gorgeous selection. I don’t think we have a single book about Halloween or pumpkins at all