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Chow down with these delicious pumpkin themed books.
 
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The Pumpkin Elf Mystery
Series: Ready, Freddy!, Book #11
by Abby Klein Illustrated by John McKinley

Who is the Pumpkin Elf, and where is he? Freddy Thresher and the rest of his first-grade class follow clues to find a mysterious Halloween elf who comes to their classroom at night and plays tricks on everyone. The teacher says that the Pumpkin Elf will only leave treats if the class behaves.

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My Pumpkin
by Lily Karr Illustrated by Doreen Mulryan Marts

Young trick-or-treaters can join one adorable monster as he picks out the best pumpkin to make a most spectacular jack-o'-lantern in this hauntingly sweet introduction to the most popular Halloween and autumn traditions. 

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Pumpkin Town!: Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins
by Katie McKy Illustrated by Pablo Bernasconi

One pumpkin makes a tasty pie. Two pumpkins can be carved into grinning jack-o'-lanterns, and a couple hundred more make for a decent pumpkin patch. Gather one thousand pumpkins and you'll have a grand fall festival.
But what happens when a town has an accidental abundance of pumpkins?

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Pumpkin Heads
by Wendell Minor Illustrated by Wendell Minor

Pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes some tall, some small, some dressed up like cowboys, or snowmen, or witches. Pumpkin Heads! is a beautiful Halloween treat that will inspire you to carve your own imaginative pumpkin head!

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Pumpkin Fiesta
by Caryn Yacowitz Illustrated by Joe Cepeda
Old Juana is the pumpkin champion! She works long and hard and always wins the crown at the fair. Now Foolish Fernando wants to win. His problem is that he's both foolish and lazy. He dresses and talks like Old Juana, but he doesn't work as hard....
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Pumpkin Hill
by Elizabeth Spurr Illustrated by Whitney Martin

The seeds from a plump pumpkin grow into an army of roly-poly pumpkins. All it takes is a mighty wind to set them off on a tumble that wakes up a sleepy valley town with a rumbling, tumbling surprise. Full color.

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My Pumpkin
by Julia Noonan Illustrated by Peter Lawson

This rhyming book shows a boy planting seeds step by step in order to grow pumpkins. By the fall, pumpkins large and small have grown in a row. What will the boy do with one of the pumpkins?

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Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden
by George Levenson Illustrated by Shmuel Thaler

Rhyming text and glowing, full-color photos follow a pumpkin patch as it grows and changes, from seeds to plants to pumpkins ready to harvest to jack-o-lanterns and then to seeds again.

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Pumpkin Fever
by Charnan Simon Illustrated by Jan Bryan-Hunt

Erin and her parents buy two wonderful, round pumpkins and while she and her father carve one into a jack-o'-lantern, Mom prepares hers into pumpkin pie.

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Pumpkin Eye
by Denise Fleming Illustrated by Denise Fleming

A Halloween story with just the right amount of spookiness for preschoolers. "Trick or treat, pounding feet, jack o'lanterns line the street." It's Halloween night! The rising moon lights the way for trick-or-treaters and sets the mood for a spooky celebration where imagination rules.

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Big Pumpkin
by Erica Silverman Illustrated by S. D. Schindler

Once there was a witch who longed for pumpkin pie. Unfortunately, the pumpkin she had grown from a seed became so big she simply couldn't get it off the vine. Although "she pulled and she tugged and she pulled...that pumpkin just sat."

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The Pumpkin Patch
by Mike Gordon , Margaret McNamara Illustrated by Mike Gordon
Robin Hill School Fall has arrived and Mrs. Connor's class is off to the pumpkin patch to hunt for the perfect pumpkin! This charming and informative series continues with a new story that introduces young readers to the wonders of the fall season.
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From Seed to Pumpkin
by Wendy Pfeffer Illustrated by James Graham Hale

Pumpkins can be baked in a pie or carved into jack-o'-lanterns, and pumpkin seeds can be roasted for a healthy snack. But how does a tiny seed turn into a big pumpkin? Full color.

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I Like Pumpkins
by Jerry Smath Illustrated by Jerry Smath

Some pumpkins are tall; some pumpkins are squat. Some pumpkins are big; some pumpkins are not.

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