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Picture Books to Read After Visiting the Pumpkin Patch

Try these 10 books to extend your family's fall activities into reading.
on October 11, 2017

Editor's note: This blog post was originally published October 23, 2014.  

One of my favorite things to do in the fall is visit our local farm where they have a massive pumpkin patch, hay maze, and tractor rides. My children have never known anything different but still look forward to going to the pumpkin patch. As we drive by the farm they check to see if the pumpkins have gone from green to orange yet and once we see the hillside filled with orange dots we know it's time to go!

After we pick out the pumpkins and go on the bumpy tractor ride, we head home and have a cup of cider and grab a book. Here are ten great books for you to check out after a day out at the pumpkin patch.

Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch
Biscuit Visits the Pumpkin Patch by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie
Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs.Millie by Judy Cox

Jeb Scarecrow's Pumpkin Patch
Jeb Scarecrow's Pumpkin Patch by Jana Dillon

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll

The Biggest Pumpkin Surprise Ever
The Biggest Pumpkin Surprise Ever by Steven Kroll

The Runaway Pumpkin
The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

Pumpkin Town
Pumpkin Town by Katie McKy

From Seed to Pumpkin
From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer

Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan
Splat the Cat and the Pumpkin-Picking Plan by Rob Scouton

Patty's Pumpkin Patch
Patty's Pumpkin Patch by Teri Sloat

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