- “The Berenstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin” by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Mama Bear’s reminders about the true meaning of Thanksgiving are left in the dust as the spirit of competition takes over and Papa Bear and the cubs begin a campaign to win first prize in the Thanksgiving Pumpkin contest.
- “The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin” by Margaret Wise Brown
A little pumpkin dreams of the day when he will be a big, fierce, yellow pumpkin who frightens away the field mice as the scarecrow does.
- “The Bumpy Little Pumpkin” by Margery Cuyler
Little Nell chooses an unusual pumpkin for her Halloween jack-o-lantern, despite her big sisters’ criticisms.
- “The Ugly Pumpkin” by Dave Horowitz
A lonely, oddly-shaped pumpkin is sad that no one chose him for Halloween, but by Thanksgiving he has discovered where he belongs.
- “The Runaway Pumpkin” by Kevin Lewis
The Baxter brothers find a wonderful pumpkin for Halloween, but first they must catch up with it when it rolls down the hill.
- “Pumpkin Town! or, Nothing is better and worse than pumpkins” by Katie McKy
Once, after a bountiful pumpkin harvest, as four brothers dispose of unneeded seeds, the seeds suddenly go flying with the wind and cover the town below, but the brothers think nothing more about it.
- “How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?” by Margaret McNamara
Charlie, the smallest child in his first grade class, is amazed to discover that of the three pumpkins his teacher brings to school, the tiniest one has the most seeds.
- “Pumpkin Cat” by Anne Mortimer
Mouse shows Cat how to grow pumpkins, then turns one into a surprise. The book includes facts about growing pumpkins.
- “The Very Best Pumpkin” by Mark Kimball Moulton
While Peter carefully tends a special pumpkin on his grandparents’ farm, quiet Meg watches from her new home next door.
- “The Great Pumpkin Strikes Again!” by Justine and Ron Fontes
The Peanuts Gang eagerly awaits the arrival the of the Great Pumpkin on Halloween.
- “Apples and Pumpkins” by Anne Rockwell
In preparation for Halloween night, a family visits Mr. Comstock’s farm to pick apples and pumpkins.
- “Pumpkin Day, Pumpkin Night” by Anne Rockwell
The story relates a boy’s excitement in buying the perfect pumpkin and then making the perfect jack-o-lantern.
- “Big Pumpkin” by Erica Silverman
A witch trying to pick a big pumpkin on Halloween discovers the value of cooperation when she gets help from a series of monsters.
- “Patty’s Pumpkin Patch” by Teri Sloat
Rhyming text and illustrations featuring the letters from A to Z follow Patty as she plants pumpkins and watches them grow.
- “Pumpkin Hill” by Elizabeth Spurr
The townspeople must decide what to do with thousands of pumpkins that roll down a hill and into their midst just before Halloween.
- “Pumpkin Trouble” by Jan Thomas
When Duck decides to make a jack-o-lantern, he and his friends Pig and Mouse are in for a scary adventure.
- “Pumpkin, Pumpkin” by Jeanne Titherington
Jamie plants a pumpkin seed and, after watching it grow, carves it and saves some seeds to plant in the spring.
- “Too Many Pumpkins” by Linda White
Rebecca Estelle, an old woman who has hated pumpkins ever since she was a girl and her family had nothing else to eat, finds herself with a full crop of them.
- “Pumpkin Baby” by Jane Yolen
Fearful of what might happen when the new baby arrives, a little girl uses her imagination while visiting a family farm to envision the different personalities of each pumpkin in the patch to see how she would feel if any of them were her sibling.